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SIGN 111 - Fingerspelling - Patty Ivankovic

Professor:Patty Ivankovic
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Patty Ivankovic

Welcome to SIGN 111: Fingerspelling.  This course focuses on the use of fingerspelling and numbering in American Sign Language, giving students the opportunity to develop stronger fingerspelling and numbering techniques both receptively and expressively.  Through this course, you will also learn additional signs to continue to build on your existing signed vocabulary.   Pre-requisite:  Completion of SIGN 102 is required, however, completion of SIGN 103 is recommended.

Course Description

In this course you will develop basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling.  This class is strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters, and other professionals working with Deaf people.    This course is taught in American Sign Language.

What to Expect in this Course

This course is conducted in American Sign Language.  While the course content focuses on fingerspelling techniques, students will find themselves increasing their signed vocabulary simultaneously.    A computer with a working camera is required for this course.  Because ASL is a visual language that must be seen, students will be required to attend class with their cameras on.

Types of Assessments

Students will complete activities as assigned on the online curriculum and a variety of expressive and receptive assignments will be assigned throughout the course on a weekly basis.

Textbook Information

Required online curriculum:
ASLInside ~ Fingerspelling ADVANCED Online 
Be sure to sign up for the ADVANCED program                            

We will also be using GoReact for receptive and expressive fingerspelling work and assignments.  This program is paid for by the College of the Canyons.    Access to a laptop with a camera is required for this course.

Other Relevant Course Information

Attendance and Course Participation:

This is a 2-unit course which will meet Online Live (Zoom) once a week with additional assignments to be completed using the Online Curriculum (ASLInside) and other homework assignment to reinforce concepts taught in class.

  • On Campus/Online Live: your attendance at our weekly class meeting is crucial and mandatory.  During this time, students will be introduced to various topics and assignments will be given to complete online outside of class. 
  • On-line Participation: Student participation in our virtual classroom is critical to your success. While there will be instruction in class once a week, students are expected to do complete weekly assignments on ASLInside and additional assignments assigned by the instructor.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 11/04/2021 Sub#: 1117