Hello again. Throughout the program, you have the chance to practice project management skills in a few different ways. In addition to multiple choice and short answer quizzes, you complete hands on activities to apply what you've learned. You'll solve common project problems in real world situations and create the kinds of artifacts project managers use every day. Completing these hands on activities is really important to your success in this program. They'll give you practical experience that can help you describe your skills in interviews or use them to manage projects more effectively in your personal or professional life. To help you prepare, I'll introduce you to two different types of hands on activities that we prepared for you. I'll also share some tips and tricks that will let you get the most out of them. And one type of activity, you review a project management scenario and follow step by step instructions to move the project forward. Your job could be to learn about stakeholders, assigned task owners or organized documents, so they're easy to find. You can recognize these exercises as quizzes with activity in the title. When you finish an activity, we'll take you through an exemplar of the completed assignment that you can compare to your own work. Be sure to review these exemplars carefully, so you know what you did well and how you can improve next time. Keep in mind that some activities can have more than one right answer, just like real problems can have more than one solution. The exemplars for these activities explain one way of doing things, but they also point out where you could do things differently. This helps you check your approach to an assignment, not just your answers. Certain activities also include quiz questions that help you check your work. These quizzes can be graded or ungraded and give you another way to measure your progress and expand your knowledge. Another type of hands on activity is the peer review or peer graded assignment. These activities follow a similar format to the first, you will review of project management scenario and complete a set of step by step instructions. But there's one major difference, your classmates will grade your assignment and you'll grade theirs. For each peer review, you need to grade at least two submissions, but you can grade more if you want. This peer grading process is a key part of the learning experience for this program. That's because it gives you objective feedback on your work and let you know how others are approaching the same challenges. Peer grading gives you the chance to learn not just from us, the instructors but from each other as well. To grade each other's work, you will use what's known as a rubric, a rubric as a checklist of items your assignment must include, with each item worth a certain number of points. You typically need to score at least 80% correct to pass a peer graded assignment. So for example if a rubric has 10 points, you need a minimum of 8 points to pass. In addition to using these rubrics to grade your peers, you can review them before you submit your own assignments, so you understand how you'll be graded. Peer grading is also important because it lets you give and receive qualitative feedback. For example, if a peer does well, you could tell them they did a great job refining a goal or that you like their creative solution to a problem. Positive feedback helps you and your peers learn about your strength and motivates you to do your best work. On the other hand, it's just as important if not more so to learn from your mistakes. If a peer get something wrong, be sure to leave thoughtful, constructive feedback, so they understand why they didn't get full credit. That way, they'll know what to review and how to improve, so they can become better project managers. And don't worry, we'll give you some tips on how to leave constructive feedback for each activity. Peer review is a valuable tool, but unlike other assessments in the program, it may take some time to receive your grades. Remember that real people aren't as fast as computers, so we can take up to 10 days for grades to appear. Additionally, it can take some time before their assignments available for you to grade. Be patient, your peers may be working through the course at a different pace and remember you can always move on to other items in the course and come back if you need to. If for any reason you aren't able to access a peer submission or if a submission is incomplete, you can skip it and go to a different one. To learn how to do this, continue onto the optional reading. This reading will also tell you more about the peer review process and link you to helpful resources on topics like where to find your feedback and how to change your sharing settings and google docs. So be sure to check it out. Great. Now that you know more about some of the hands on activities to find throughout the program, you're ready to get started.