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  • 1. Prepare For Study – A visual Guide PREPARE FOR STUDY Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space http://gippslandlearnlocal.trainingvc.com.au/
  • 2. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Course Home Page http://gippslandlearnlocal.trainingvc.com.au
  • 3. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Course Navigation tools • Navigation– shows the navigation to all areas and courses within Moodle that you have access to • Activities – click to get a list of Assignments, Forums, Glossaries or Resources • Search forums – useful for searching for key words in conversations
  • 4. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Course Information Blocks • Calendar– shows when events and webinar sessions and virtual café chat room are occurring • Settings – shows your profile settings and your grades for submitted assignments • Online Users– useful for seeing who is online at the time for connecting with people in real time.
  • 5. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Course Sections • See next slides for details of what you will see in each section
  • 6. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Orientation • Click on the Book icon or title to see the Table of Contents • Navigate through the pages/sections of the book Content of book pages
  • 7. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Four Course Sections to View
  • 8. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Opening the Books • Click on the Book icon or name to open it • When the book is open in the settings panel you have the option of printing the book or the chapter • When the book is open there is a Table of contents to allow you to see all of the chapters or sections in the book
  • 9. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Navigating Sequenced Web Pages • Click the arrow keys to navigate the pages of the Book chapters
  • 10. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Participating in Discussion Forums • Click the Discussion icon or its title to participate in the forum. • When you come to the discussion forum it will show you how many replies have been made since you were last there • Click on the topic to open and read
  • 11. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Answering a discussion topic post • When the topic is open, click on reply to make a post • Write a reply to the post in this area • Subscribe to the forum here to receive notifications of new conversations • You are able to add attachments to your post here. • Then click on “Post to Forum”
  • 12. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Creating a discussion topic • Click on Help Desk & FAQ in the Communications course section • Click on Add a new discussion topic • Give your topic a subject, then write your question in the message section. If you have taken a screenshot to show the issue you are having then attach it to your post via the attachment area • When finished click on Post to Forum
  • 13. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Creating a Classroom Reflective blog post • Click the Classroom Reflective Blog link • Here you can either make a new post or access all of your posts and save a copy of your participation • Click the New Blog Post button to make a post
  • 14. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Creating a Classroom Reflective blog post • Give your blog post a title • Write your reflective blog post in the message area • Give your post some tags to make it easy for people to search for blog posts using keywords • Choose if you want to allow classmates to comment on your post • Finish by clicking Add blog post • Click the New Blog Post button to make a post • Your post appears – notice you can add a comment by clicking on it if the author has allowed this action.
  • 15. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Joining E-Ways Virtual Cafe • Click the E-Ways Virtual Cafe link in the Communication Course Section • This is a real time live text chat room • It will tell you when it is open and you can enter • You can also view past chat transcribes.
  • 16. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Downloading from Resource Library • Click the General Resources link in the Resource Library Course Section • Click the link of the file you wish to access in the resource file Section • Save the file to your PC or usb drive
  • 17. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Uploading to the Project Room • Click the link of the assignment you wish to upload in the Project Room Course Section • Click on Add Submission • Click on Add to navigate to your completed assignment and add to this area. • Alternatively you may prefer to open to drag & drop your assignment file into the box area. • When the appears in the work area click on save changes
  • 18. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space Uploading to the Project Room • If you clicked on Add in the previous step, a file picker box will appear • Make sure that Upload a file is selected • Then click browse, locate the file on your PC • Then click on the Upload file button • Your file will then populate the file area – click on Save Changes • Your page will then refresh and your assessment will show as submitted
  • 19. Visual Guide to the Online Learning Space How do I ? • If you require further instruction on how to do something within the course please post your question into the Helpdesk and FAQ forum or contact Junita junita55@gmail.com or Katt katt@Ramblinkatt.com