1. Welcome to LIS 2004
Prof. Alicia K. Long
State College of Florida
2. First things first…
Read the Syllabus!
Look at the Calendar and Outline.
Contact me by e-mail if you have any questions about the
course before the end of the first week.
3. In this guide you will find…
1. How to navigate the course site in ANGEL.
2. What you will learn in the course.
3. What you will have to turn in.
4. How to get help.
4. 1. Using the course site:
Access the course through SCF Connect and ANGEL direct access.
Click on the LIS 2004 link.
Each week, check the Announcements on the front page.
Use the Lessons tab to go to the readings and assignments for
Use theEmail/Discussions tab to post in the Discussion Forums and
to read and send e-mails to classmates or the instructor.
See where everything is located
5. Course Homepage
(Yours might be slightly different.You can customize how it looks like, but the tabs and boxes
are the same.)
(Each lesson has a folder. Click on the folder title to open it)
7. Advancing through the lessons
1. Click on each Lesson’s
folder 2. Click on the Modules
8. Advancing through the lessons
UseNEXT and PREVIOUS
to advance from Module to
Use the path
9. Posting on Discussion Forums
1. Open the Forum and
read the instructions.
2. Click “New Post” to
create your post.
10. Posting on Discussion Forums
3. Add a title to your post.
4.Type your reply or
5. Click “Submit.”
11. Posting on Discussion Forums
To read what others
posted, click on their post
When you are reading
someone’s post, you can
post your response by
Don’t forget to click
“submit” when you are
12. Submitting assignments to the Drop Box
Click on the Assignment
You don’t have to type any
reply in the box.
Click “Attachments” to
choose the file you are
submitting. Submit only
.doc, .docx, or .rtf files.
13. Sending and receiving e-mails
You can click on the
Email/Discussion tab and
then “View Inbox”
You also have a box linking
to your inbox on the Home
screen of the course.
Please check your inbox
frequently. It’s important
that you keep in touch with
14. Some pieces of advice…
Type all your assignments and responses in documents and keep a
copy after submitting them (things can go wrong with technology,
it’s always safe to have copies.)
For double safety, e-mail a copy of your work to yourself. If a file is
attached to your e-mail, you won’t loose it and you can access it
from any computer.
Check the Calendar/Due Dates each week and make sure you
submitted everything that was due. If you have doubts if I received
something, send me an e-mail.
To use the SCF Library resources, go directly tohttp://scf.edu/library
(don’t use the SCF Connect link, it is not consistent.)
15. 2.What you will learn
This course focuses on methods of accessing information resources
available through the Internet.
By reading and viewing the materials on the Lessons, you will learn
how to develop a topic and thesis statement, design effective
search strategies, retrieve, evaluate, and cite Internet resources.
You will use theWeb, the SCF Libraries databases, and you will
learn to cite in APA style.
With everything you learn, as a result of this course, you will
produce anAnnotated Bibliography of a topic of your choice.
16. 3.What you will have to do
5 Quizzes (in Lessons 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7)
5 Discussion Forum Posts (in Lessons 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7)
2 Special Assignments (in Lessons 3 and 4)
The Final Project (you will work on it all semester –long, and
it is due on December 9.)
17. 4. How to get help
Q&A Discussion Forum. On the tab “Email/Discussion” there is a
special Forum called Q&A.You can post questions to other
classmates or the instructor and reply to them as well.
E-mail the instructor.
Visit the Library (Bradenton orVenice Campus). Any of the
Librarians can help you with this class.
Ask a Librarian by chat, text, or email.Click on the Ask a Librarian
box in the Libraries website or go to askalibrarian.org.
18. Last but not least
Please check with me if you have problems keeping up with the class.
Let me know if you consider dropping the class. Maybe there is another
Please share any resources that you find that are interesting for the
class.We all learn from each other.
Please provide me with feedback and evaluate me at the end of the
course.There is always room for improvement!
Enjoy learning! Become an information detective!