As part of your assessment and grade for most films we watch, we’ll be using Collaborize – a clever online discussion forum site. To use Collaborize, however, you’ll need to create an account or, if you have an account already, activate your existing account in our class forum.


It’s easy to sign up for our Collaborize site. Go to and click on “Register now.” You will be asked to enter your first name, last name, a screen name, and an e-mail address. You will then be asked to enter a unique password two times, a validation code and then click a check box indicating you agree to the Collaborize terms of use. If you already have an account, enter your e-mail address and follow the directions to have your account added to DeMiero’s class account.

IMPORTANT: Please, use your real first and last name when you sign up. Also, please enter a simple, logical screen name that is easily identifiable, such as your last name and first initial. In other words, my screen name would be “DeMieroV” using this method. It’s critical that you have a simple, logical screen name so that other students can identify you and your posts.