*We will go over how to log into your QDA email account when we finish Lincoln Orientation.Also to send an email to your teacher, go into Meet Your Teacher tab, highlight (click and drag across) across their email address, (hit control C key to copy, then click in email address box and hit control V key to paste it into the box, or right click on it> copy, click where you want it, then right click> paste).
* The contents of the Course Guide Information folder also includes: Course Description Unit Description Unit Overviews Assignment Checklist Sheets Essential Content and Skills State Academic Standards Procedures of Assessment Online Text
*Plagiarism and cheating will be explained more by each teacher in their announcements for their class or in their individual course expectations
* Just a quick note: If you have to attach a sound file, go to Start button >all Programs> Accessories>Sound Recorder. Click record, record your voice, hit stop and check playback.
Your student ID should start with your first and last initials, capitalized, and a series of numbers which we will give you.
Don’t forget to read teacher comments at the bottom!
Check your QDA email every day.
Lincoln Interactive Orientation
The presentation should begin automatically in a moment.If not, to progress to the next slide, click after each one. Togo back to a previous slide, click on left side of page for theslide number you need. Or, you can use your mouse scrollwheel to scroll forward one click (away from you). 1
LOG INFrom QDA Homepage, go to “Go to Class” on top right sideClick “Go to Class” again from Learning ManagementSystem page on rightLog in using your Username- which is your firstlast name (lower case, no space) Password-last 4 digits of Social Security numberNext you should see a Lincoln Interactive Icon in the middleof the page. Click on it. It should take you to your LincolnHome Page. To get to your classes and assignments, click onthe top right of page where it says ClassesClick on any course.(All the courses are set up with the sameformat.) 2
New Lincoln LayoutHome Page Items from My Institution tab includes the following:on left side Tools-each section is self explanatory-please ask if you need more information. Announcements- general Lincoln announcements- Important-PLEASE READ ALL LINCOLN AND CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TEACHERS Personal Calendar-you can set this up if desired Tasks-you can create Personal tasks if needed My Grades- you can access your grades Send Email- you can send email to anyone in a particular Lincoln class User Directory-you can search for Lincoln users 3
More Home Page Items- (Left side) Tools (continued from My Institution Tab): My Classes- This is where you access your classes and lessons. You can also access Classes from the top right- (third tab from the right). Click on whatever class you want to work in. Address Book-can create a contact list Goals-can set work goals-don’t worry about this feature My Announcements-(middle of page) Important-please read My Calendar-use as your personal calendar to set due dates, etc. My Organizations, Tasks-don’t worry about these 4
TABS (after you click within a course) Announcements-Always read this page and any newannouncements from each teacher. These show up in the middle ofyour page. You might be asked to view a Discovery Education United Streaming Video. In the announcements area , you will see the log in information for this-username-livideo2, and password-lincoln. Class Information-This is where you find a syllabus and brief course description and objectives for your class Meet your Teacher- go in and meet each teacher for eachof your classes. You’ll find their email addresses here which you willneed to contact each teacher. When you contact your teacherinclude Course name, unit and lesson numbers, and your student ID(which we will give you). Be Specific with any questions you have.You will have to use your QDA email * account which we will tell youabout at the end of this presentation. 5
Course Guide- this is a large document thatcontains all of the information for this course in oneplace including your Online Text. Also in the CourseGuide is Assignment Checklist Sheet, which correspondswith assignments listed at the bottom of each lesson. *Course Calendar Calculator- this is a goodtool to use to stay on track with your assignments. Youcan put in start date and end date and it will calculatewhat days your assignments are due. This will help youstay on track, but you are in charge of your own schedule.It’s an optional tool. 6
Discussion board-Use this tab if your teacherasks you to respond to a teacher’s question or you candiscuss your academic ideas with other students here. Tofind out more Discussion Board information, go toGetting Started Tab. Also look for the video underDiscussion Board Tab or for a link near the bottom of thispresentation.IMPORTANT: The Discussion Board is not a place to dosocial chatting. 7
TABS (within a class continued)Getting Started Course Expectations-This includes the Academic Honor Code which includes plagiarism and cheating. The Academic Honor Code * has only been updated in the Course Information; please use this as a reference. The Getting Started tab still may contain the old version of the Academic Honor Code. These revisions can be viewed through a link in the Course Information tab under the “Academic Honor Code” heading. Please take time to read the new version. Previously, it stated that fifty percent, which has been changed to seventy percent, with regards to the opportunity to resubmit work. Next we will discuss Academic Referral. 8
Academic Referral Violation a) To earn up to 70% of the original point value of the assignment, a student will be given the opportunity to resubmit the work (with directions from the Teacher Facilitator for the first offense). 1. Completing a Pre-test –You may be asked to take a Pre-Test, which you will find from EdMastery ,which doesn’t affect your grades. Just do the best you can. It’s to see what you already know before you take the course. Communications-Here you can find more on specific Class Announcements, Discussions Boards, Meet Your Teacher, Student Email- (which we will explain at the end of this Power Point, and how to attach a sound file if you have to do a Power Point Presentation and narrate some slides. )* 9
Getting Started (continued) Assignments 1. Key Concepts-(Key Icon-)You are expected to do these. They include main items for the class and don’t have to be turned in. 2. Reinforcement-(Lock Icon)-Expected activities to reinforce and practice the key concepts-not to be turned in to teacher 3. Enrichment-(Light Bulb Icon) these are optional for extra information-not to be turned in to teacher 4. Assignment types-graded and non graded- Point values are given for graded assignments. 5. Essay type-Graded assignments are listed through the Ed Mastery Link at the bottom of each lesson. When you click on this it will take you to the page that has the list of graded assignments, the same as when you take a pre-test. 10
6. Graded Assignments-Ed Master Link- Theseassignments can include multiple choice, essays, fill-in-the-blank, or matching questions. Full semester courses will have fourunits with 10 lessons. Most courses will have a Part 1 and Part 2which will need to be finished to complete the course. Somecourses are just one semester. Check with your InstructionalSupervisor if you have questions concerning your courses. Assignments-Short Answer and Essay-this will tell you the point values for each type and expectations. There’s also a video about taking an assessment. Make sure you read this information. Click the link below for more important information.http://flash.lincolninteractive.com/orientation_unit/taking_an_assessment.swf 11
View Complete- This is how yousubmit (Essay) typed work through Lincoln.Click this link to view: Directions for UsingViewPDF.pdfMore on this when we go into Unit 1 lesson 1.More View Complete Information-for typedassignments Put Heading in top left corner of page American Literature Part 1 Unit 3 Lesson 5 SB1037777 12
View Complete-continuedType your work, then do a “save as”. Make sure to save inthis format: American Lit Part 1_Unit 3_Lesson5_SB1037777If you are using Open Office Word ProcessingProgram, make sure file type underneath file name says97/2000 doc. This will make it so it’s compatible with yourteacher’s program.Then click on your graded assignment in EdMastery, clickBrowse button, find and click your assignment. It should gointo the box or area beside the browse button.When ready, click upload, then submit Lesson toInstructor at the bottom of page. Write any comments toteacher. 13
Units-1-4- Here is where you will find your LESSONSfor your first semester. Please do these in order.EdMastery Link Graded assignments- click on the EdMastery link (usually found at the bottom of a lesson), find and click on your assignment, and click on Take Exam Now, and again, Take Exam. From this screen, you can take it, or choose Print the Exam or Quiz ahead of time. 14
EdMastery (continued)- Taking an Exam-Maneuvering through the Exam-SAVE each ANSWER- you can “jump to” any question from the bottom part of screen clicking the black triangle which will drop down all questions. (you can change answers as much as you want until you hit COMPLETE EXAM button.) Once submitted, it will be graded. 15
Sample-This is the sample screen that appears eachtime Edmastery link is clicked from anywhere in theLincoln Program. Default is : Show Incomplete Exams andLessons, from the Manage Courses section. Notice redprogress bar that changes to green as a studentprogresses. 16
EdMastery (continued) Monitor Progress-After completing the graded assignments, through EdMastery, you may monitor your progress through the Grade book tab within the EdMastery link. Grades- To access your grades, go to Grades Tab on left, or when you’re in Edmastery screen, click on Grade Book tab. Parents can check this area too. 17
EdMastery-Continued Locate Completed Assignments- from EdMastery Screen (see example page) click middle link: Show Completed Exams and Lessons button. If you click on this link you will see a list of your completed assignments. You will be able to see the unit and lesson number of the assignment, the date that it was completed, the number of possible points, the points you received and your grade. If you click on your number of points you will be able to see your assignment. You will see the correct answers in green and the incorrect answers in red. This is a good place to go to review for mid unit, unit review, and unit exams. Share this site with your parents. Also read Teacher Comments at the bottom. These are important ! 18
How to Access a Lesson Unit 1 Lesson 1-Click on Unit 1 Tab on the left side-this gives a brief description of the unit and the unit objectives Under these Objectives, you may see Assignment Checklist. You can print this and use it to mark off your completed assignments. This checklist corresponds to the assignments at the bottom of the end of each lesson. 19
Unit 1 Lesson 1 Pretest-You may be asked to take a pre-test. Click on EdMastery link to go to the list of graded assignments. The Pre-Test is NOT graded. It’s to access your prior knowledge. Some of the questions may be hard but some will be easy. Just do your best and don’t worry about it. After completing the Pretest, click on lesson 1. You can have the lesson read to you by clicking the audio podcast icon. Lesson Icons-You have to do Key Concepts and Lock (reinforcement) Activities. Light Bulb activities aren’t required. Activities may be highlighted in colors. You have to do the yellow and purple, but not the blue enrichment activities. 20
Unit 1 Lesson 1-(continued) Lesson 1- Read through the lesson, do what they ask you to do, and take good notes. Get a notebook or binder to put all your work in for each subject. At the bottom, you should see the assignments you should have completed, which again correspond with Assignment Checklist. You can print checklist to keep track of the work you’ve completed. 21
Print Exam-Students can go into Edmastery link (usuallyfound at the bottom of a lesson), before you take exam, click ongraded assignment within the Show Incomplete Assignmentsarea>click on Take Exam Now, and again, Take Exam. From thisscreen, you can preview and print the Exam or Quiz ahead oftime and work on it. You can go into this area before youactually take your exam. (Click take exam now>take exam).There should be a PRINT button at the top. 22
Lesson 1(continued) Or you might see: this type of screen:What is an iA2Ps.docx (Look at the upload box onceyou get into this link) How to Submit a Typed Assignment- Important- Please Read- 1. View Complete- Click here to see View Complete Directions to submit a typed assignment. 23
Lesson 1 (continued) Other Important Information- 1. You are required to work one hour per class per day, five days per week. 2. Some lessons take 1½-2 days to complete. If you finish before your hour is finished, you can start the next lesson. 3. Use Course Calendar Calculator to keep yourself on pace. 4. You will be assigned an Instructional Supervisor who will contact you on a regular basis to check your progress. Feel free to contact them with questions, as they are there to help you to be successful. If you have a specific lesson question, contact the teacher for that class by email. 24
Lesson 1 (continued) 5. If you have a technical issue with the Lincoln program, contact the Lincoln tech Help Tab on the left side of your page. 6. Do your lessons in order. Don’t skip around. 7. Remember: You’re required to work one hour per subject per day, 5 days a week. If you don’t work 5 days a week, you will be considered truant. 8. We are here to help you to be successful! Don’t hesitate to ask questions or ask for help. 25
How to Access QDA EmailClick link to view –http://www.go2qda.orgClick “email” link in top right cornerUsername: Use firstlast (no spaces, nocapitals)Password: First name with a capital letter andlast 4 digits of Social Security number, clicksign in. 26
New Student Orientation Once finished with Lincoln orientation, please go to our QDA Home Page, hover over “Go to Class” in upper top right corner, then click on New Student Orientation. Follow steps 1-6 on left side of the page. Step 3 is what you’ve just completed, the Lincoln Program Orientation. Complete steps 1 and 2. Please read our Student Handbook in step 1! This information is extremely important! Also read our Acceptable Use Policies in step 2. You will be assigned an Instructional Supervisor, or “IS”, who will be your main contact person, other than the teachers for each class, so in step 6, you will need to know who your Instructional Supervisor will be, before you can complete # 5, questionnaire, then email your Instructional Supervisor when you’ve completed the questionnaire. That should complete the orientation process. 27
Student Resource Information-What is an iA2PsDiscussion Board ProceduresDirections for Using View CompleteQDA Website: Go2qda.orgLearning Management System: lms.go2qda.orgEmail System: mail.go2qda.org 28