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Quick Guide To My Sites For Students
 

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    • Quick Guide to My Site for Students Quick Guide to My Site for Students A My Site is a personal web space you can use for your studies. It provides a central location where you can manage your documents, tasks, links, calendars, colleagues and other personal information. You will be able to search your Programme site, module site, all learning and teaching sites or archive materials. Access to your electronic learning and teaching materials will be through Programme sites. A link to the appropriate Programme site(s) will appear on your My Site homepage. The Programme site will list all module sites associated with it, presenting a personalised view highlighting the specific module you are enrolled on. Student access will be provided automatically based on registration information taken from the Student Record System. Note: Members of staff will not be getting a My Site until the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) is finished in 2008. Note: If you have multiple roles e.g. you also work as a part time member of staff for the University (e.g. shelver in the Library) you are treated as a member of staff and therefore will not have access to a My Site until after the RAE. Your My Site enables you to:  Store your documents, images and presentations  Manage your personal information and contacts in the University  Use Wikis to create shared web pages for your project work  Use Blogs for reflective learning  Use RSS feeds to keep up to date with the latest news in your subject area  Set up discussions or chat online with your lecturers and fellow students 1 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • Accessing your My Site  Now Do This … 1. If you are using a computer in the University, login to the workstation and double- click on the Student Portal icon on the desktop. 2. Or, if you are accessing the service outside the university, launch your internet browser, click in the Address field and type http://student.plymouth.ac.uk/. Click Go. 3. Enter your university Username and Password and press Enter. 4. You will then have access to your Student Portal Homepage – click on the link to your My Site. When you first enter your My Site you will see the University copyright consent statement. You will need to read the Copyright consent statement, check the box and click on Submit to continue. 2 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • Your My Site Each My Site has two views – Public and Private. Public View The public view of your personal site provides information about you and your work that is shared with other people in the University. The design & layout on the public view cannot be personalised. They are designed to look consistent across the organisation. Private View The private view provides a personalised view of your My Site which contains content targeted to you. From the private view, you can also organise and access your documents, manage your personal information and link to information etc Editing your Profile  Now Do This … 1. Your My Site opens on your My Home page (your private page). To switch to your My Profile page (your public page), click the My Profile tab. 3 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 2. Click on the Edit Details button 3. On the Edit Profile page you can type descriptive text about yourself, add a photograph of and other information about yourself - the more you share with everyone, the easier it becomes for others to network with you. 4. When you are finished, click Save and Close. 4 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • Programme and Module sites Access to your electronic learning and teaching materials will be through Programme sites which will list all module sites associated with it, presenting a personalised view and highlighting the specific modules you are enrolled on. Accessing your Programme and Module sites  Now Do This … 1. Click on a programme under My Programme(s) on your My Site. 2. The Programme site will appear. This contains information relevant to the Programme. On the right hand side you can see the list of modules. Your core modules will be listed. Click on +Optional to see your optional modules. 3. Click on a module link to go to the module site. 5 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • My Site admin tools Your My Site comes with a number of tools to help you publish information in your My Site. You can access these by clicking on the My Edesk menu, then My Site Tools. Document Library A Document Library is a collection of documents or other files that you want to share and can be used to store documents, presentations etc. They can contain MS Office documents, PDF files and media files. You can also create sub folders to organise your documents. Note: There is a 50MB individual file upload limit. You will notice that there are two Document Libraries already created ready for you to use.  Important … Personal documents will only be visible to you. Shared documents will be displayed on your public home page and available to all University users. 6 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • Uploading documents  Now Do This … 1. Click on Personal Documents. Click on down arrow next to Upload and click on Upload Document. 2. Click on Browse. 2. Select the document you want to upload and click Open. 3. The document name will be entered in the dialogue box – Click OK. 4. The document will now be in your Personal Documents library. 7 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • Create a sub folder to organise your documents You can create sub folders to organise your documents and make them easier to find.  Now Do This … 1. Click on Personal Documents. 2. Click on the down arrow next to New, then click on New Folder. 3. In the dialogue box type in the folder name and click OK. 4. The folder now exists and you can put documents into it as shown in the previous section. 8 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • Picture Library A Picture Library can be used to publish and share pictures. Picture libraries provide special features for managing and displaying your pictures such as thumbnails, download options and a slide show. Note: Anything that you load into Shared Pictures is available to all University users. Uploading Pictures  Now Do This … 1. Click on Shared Pictures link on the Quick Launch menu on the left. Click on the drop down arrow next to Upload, click on Upload Picture. 2. Browse to the picture you want to upload, highlight it and click on Open. 3. Click OK. 9 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 4. The picture will now show in your Shared Pictures library. You can also use this picture throughout your site. Organising links using My Links The My Links page allows you to keep track of your favourite Web links. When you log on, My Links appears in the upper-right corner on every site. By using the My Links menu, you can easily add new links, reorganise your links, access sites where you are a member, and click links to save them to your My Links list. Adding a link You can add a link to your My Links when you are browsing. You may wish to add a link to your Programme or Module site.  Now Do This … 1. Click on the My Links drop down menu. 10 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 2. Click on Add to My Links 3. In the next dialogue box enter the title of the address, the web address and group etc. and click OK. 4. The link will now show in the My Links drop down menu. Managing your Links You can edit and delete any links you add to My Links.  Now Do This … 1. Click on the My Links drop down menu. 11 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 2. Click on Manage Links. 3. In the next dialogue box you can Add, Edit or Delete your links. 4. When you are sure that you have set the correct information click OK. 12 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • RSS Feeds RSS Feeds, often called news feeds enable you to bring up to date information from other sites and make it visible on yours. News agencies and other dynamic sites now offer this service. RSS Feeds can feed or download information such as top headlines, current travel discounts, sports scores, and other timely content throughout the day to subscribers. When someone publishes learning materials in a Programme or Module site a RSS feed is automatically generated. You can subscribe to any of these feeds from your My Site so that you can see the latest updates in a particular Programme or Module. Other web sites usually indicate if they offer RSS or a newsfeed service. They usually show the symbol . Updating the external RSS feed By default you will notice that you have the BBC news feed on the homepage of your My Site. You can change this to any external news feed.  Now Do This … 1. Click on the drop down arrow next to RSS viewer. 2. Click on Modify Shared Web Part. 13 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 3. Under RSS Feed URL type the new address of the news feed. 4. Click on OK. Adding a University of Plymouth Programme or Module site RSS feed RSS feeds are automatically created when information is published in a Programme or Module site. You can subscribe to any of these feeds on your My Site to keep up to date with the latest updates and changes. An example could be to automatically see when documents have been added to the Lecture Notes and Presentations area. Finding the address of the Programme or Module RSS feed  Now Do This … 1. On the Programme or Module site browse to the area you would like to get updates on e.g. Lecture Notes and Presentations. 2. Click on the Actions menu, then View RSS Feed. 14 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 3. The RSS page will appear. 4. Click in the Address Box and select the RSS feed address. Press <CTRL>+<C> to copy the address. Note: When you are using Internet Explorer 7 the News Feeds icon lights up to indicate there is a feed available on a web page. If you click on the icon it will take you to the same page as in step 3 above. Adding the Programme or Module site RSS feed to your page  Now Do This … 1. Click on Site Actions, then Edit Page. 2. Click in the Zone you want to add the RSS feed to and click on Add a Web Part 15 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 3. Browse through the list and scroll down and check the box next to Uop RSSReader Web Part and click on Add. 4. Click on Edit then Modify Web Part set the RSS feed address. You can also set the number of items you want to display. 5. Press <CTRL>+<V> to paste the address and click Apply. 6. Click on Exit Edit Mode button 7. The RSS feed will appear on your page. Creating a Blog A Blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in reverse chronological order. Examples of use include reflective journals, placement journal and personal work diary. They often provide commentary or news on a particular subject. A typical Blog combines text, images and links to other blogs, web pages etc. Blog owner posts and other users can comment. Posts are automatically added to RSS feed. You can also post entries directly from Word 2007. You may wish to use a Blog to:  Maintain a personal diary 16 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    •  Keep a reflective log for a field trip  Keep a record of a practical session, recording thoughts, steps, outcomes etc. You can create a Blog by clicking on Create Blog link on the right hand side of your My Site homepage. Create a Blog  Now Do This … 5. Click on the Create Blog link on your My Site interface 6. Click on Create a post. 7. Enter the Title of your Blog and the blog dialogue. 17 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07
    • 8. When you are happy with the contents, click Publish. Getting Help The Student Portal has a comprehensive built-in Help system. You can access it from: http://training.plymouth.ac.uk/training/onlinehelp Accessibility for All Students Every effort has been made to ensure students with disabilities or special learning needs can use the student portal. If you are experiencing difficulties regarding your disability, you can contact the university's Disability Assist Services either by email at DAS@plymouth.ac.uk or by telephone on (01752) 232278. You can also visit them in Room 8, Babbage Building, Plymouth. Supporting documentation is available in paper and electronic (Microsoft Word) format. 18 Helpsheet SP02 v 2.0 updated 15/10/07