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  1. 1. Eduspaces Your training team: Rafay Agha, Krystal Cochrane, Jacqueline Cassar, Kim Wright
  2. 2. Three Key Skills <ul><li>1) How to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>2) How to join our WRI330 community </li></ul><ul><li>3) How to post and edit your blog </li></ul>
  3. 3. What IS Eduspaces? <ul><li>Blogging tool for our class wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blog = “web log” </li></ul><ul><li>On-line space to write; opinions, journal, commentaries, stories, pictures, photos </li></ul>
  4. 4. What will I use it for? <ul><li>Weekly Blog Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Required for WRI330 </li></ul><ul><li>Posts for assigned readings and audio pieces </li></ul><ul><li>10% of course mark </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you your own voice on our class blog </li></ul>
  5. 5. Eduspaces v Facebook <ul><li>Eduspaces: </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking site dedicated to educators </li></ul><ul><li>By-and-large an academic community </li></ul><ul><li>Full suite of tools for educators; blog, bookmark, forum </li></ul><ul><li>Profs have students create blogs for their courses </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eduspaces v Facebook <ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Online “social network” directory </li></ul><ul><li>Connects people through schools or companies </li></ul><ul><li>Open network primarily populated by students </li></ul><ul><li>Blog feature ( Facebook Notes ) not favored by profs </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>How To Create an Account </li></ul><ul><li>Open your internet browser </li></ul><ul><li>Type in </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Click “Join EduSpaces!,” the purple button </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the fields with your name and e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Register” </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Check for a verification e-mail in your inbox </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>From the URL, enter: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Username </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password Verification </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure to remember these for future sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Click “join” </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to EduSpaces! </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to add an avatar
  12. 12. <ul><li>What is an Avatar? (aav-a-tar) </li></ul><ul><li>A graphical representation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to associate a user with an avatar </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Select ‘Your Profile’ </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘Change site picture’ </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Select a JPEG (image) from your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘default’ and ‘Save’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to join “Oral Rhetoric 2008” community
  16. 16. <ul><li>Keyword search: “ ORAL RHETORIC 2008 ” </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘Search’ </li></ul><ul><li>Select Oral Rhetoric 2008 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Click here to join this community <ul><li>Right navigation column </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘ Click here to join this community ’ </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>After Joan approves your request you will be a member of “Oral Rhetoric 2008” community </li></ul>
  19. 19. How to blog
  20. 20. <ul><li>Once registered </li></ul><ul><li>Main page, right navigation column </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘ Community Blog’ </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Top of page </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Post new entry’ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Italicize, Adding a new post
  23. 23. <ul><li>Keywords a.k.a. Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing </li></ul><ul><li>Selective, key words </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Who can read your blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Access restrictions and class requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Usually ‘Public’ or </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Community: Oral Rhetoric 2008’ </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘Publish’ </li></ul>
  25. 25. How to edit your blog and comment on other members’ blogs
  26. 26. <ul><li>Bottom of your post </li></ul><ul><li>Editing your blog posting </li></ul><ul><li>Takes you back to posting page </li></ul>Jane D
  27. 27. <ul><li>Deleting your blog posting </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm your action </li></ul><ul><li>Always have a hard copy </li></ul>Jane D
  28. 28. <ul><li>Bottom of other posts </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting on a post </li></ul><ul><li>New page opens </li></ul>
  29. 30. Eduspaces Support <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently Asked Questions and Blogging Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Help from your training team at </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>