Student orientation fall 2009 d2 l


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Student orientation fall 2009 d2 l

  1. 1. Welcome OnlineWelcome Online StudentsStudents!! In partnership with Hamilton County Department of Education
  2. 2. In the beginning, you may feel a littleIn the beginning, you may feel a little OVERWHELMED!OVERWHELMED! • “How do I start?” • “Where are the assignments?” • “Where are my grades?” • “Where is my textbook?” • “What are my deadlines?”
  3. 3. Don’t sweat it!Don’t sweat it! After this session,After this session, you will be ready to go!you will be ready to go!
  4. 4. •Paper and pencil in front of you!Paper and pencil in front of you! •A calculator (for math courses)A calculator (for math courses) •A willingness to email questions!A willingness to email questions! •PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE!PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE! You will need to work about 8-10 hours per week throughout the course! If you are taking a summer school course…it will be much more!
  5. 5. Most of the online courses have sound and animations. If you are working in a computer lab, the sound may be distracting! You may be required to purchase a headset if your lab does not provide one.
  6. 6. You will be required to record “voice boards” throughout your course! Your teacher will send you (or put it within your course) a WIMBA Reference Document with detailed instructions for accessing, recording and hearing feedback through the voice boards! You will need a headset with a microphone that will connect to your computer! We use aprogram called “WIMBA” for this process!
  7. 7. For school labs, the lab facilitator should have this system check completed before the first day of class. Before beginning to work, you need to make sure that your computer has the correct software loaded in order for the courses to run properly.
  8. 8. Click here for technical check!
  9. 9. Okay… Are you ready to see your classroom?
  10. 10. When you are ready to work in your online class, this is the place to go! Another place for that technical check!
  11. 11. Your user name is your first and last name and a 4-digit number (with no spaces). Format: FirstLast9999 The password is your birth date. Format: yyyymmdd You should have received a confirmation letter showing your User ID
  12. 12. “My Home” is always available, no matter where you are in your online class!
  13. 13. Components of the D2L system are called “Widgets”
  14. 14. “My Settings” is all about YOU! Let’s look at the Profile link…
  15. 15. On the first day of school, your teacher usually starts by introducing himself or herself to the class. Afterwards, he/she wants you to do the same! Your profile introduces you to your teacher and your classmates!
  16. 16. Click on the Profile link… Remember, we are on the “My Home” screen.
  17. 17. Then, you fill in the blanks! You can even add a picture! Don’t forget to click “Save”! The “Instructions” widget can help you through the process!
  18. 18. Announcements that apply to ALL STUDENTS in ALL CLASSES will be posted on your “My Home” screen within the “News” widget.
  19. 19. PLEASE COMPLETE THE STUDENT ORIENTATION! • You will learn how to navigate your onlineYou will learn how to navigate your online course!course! • You will learn how to contact your teacher!You will learn how to contact your teacher! • It will smooth the way for a successful term!It will smooth the way for a successful term!
  20. 20. A copy of this student orientation will be available to you in the “News” widget on your “My Home” screen.
  21. 21. The “My Courses” widget includes a link to each of your online courses! Remember, we are on the “My Home” screen.
  22. 22. This student is enrolled in 3 classes! When you are ready to go to your online class, just click on the name of the course!
  23. 23. When you are in your class, the course name will show up here! Your “Course Home” screen looks much like your “My Home” screen.
  24. 24. This is the first thing you should read every time you walk into your class! Your teacher will post messages to you regularly in this “News” widget!
  25. 25. The “Instructor Information” widget gives you information about your teacher! This should include office hours and contact information.
  26. 26. The “Events” widget will list important deadlines that are coming up soon!
  27. 27. You should know how to… • Log in to D2L • Set up your profile • “Walk” into your classroom • Read “News” items • “Meet” your online teacher
  28. 28. FirstLast9999 yyyymmdd Assignment: •Login •Go to your class •Read any news items •Write down your teacher’s name 5 minutes
  29. 29. Your textbook is within your online course! You get to it from an important link on your “Course Home” screen…
  30. 30. Your textbook and lessons are all included in the “Content” link.
  31. 31. After clicking on the “Content” link, it will take you to the Table of Contents page for your course. It is similar to opening a real textbook!
  32. 32. The first time you see the Table of Contents, you should click on the first link to begin! The first link is usually general information, course tools, etc.
  33. 33. The Table of Contents then moves to the left-hand side of your page.
  34. 34. The lessons and pages of the textbook show in this part of your window.
  35. 35. To get to the first Unit or Chapter in your book, you can click on the link in your Table of Contents.
  36. 36. The pages of each unit will look very different, according to which course you are taking.
  37. 37. This is an outline of Unit A, Lesson 1 Example of Personal Finance
  38. 38. If it is your first time to open Unit A, Lesson 1, click on “Start Lesson From Beginning” If are returning to Unit A, Lesson 1, click on “Resume From Last Session”
  39. 39. In some classes, you turn the pages of the book at the bottom of your screen. Look for the arrow icons to turn the pages!
  40. 40. These arrows will skip to the next topic. Do not click these arrows unless you are instructed to do so within the lesson pages!
  41. 41. Remember, lesson pages look different, according to what course you are taking! Let’s see what the pages look like in Art Appreciation…
  42. 42. In some classes, you turn the pages of the book in this area.
  43. 43. These gray arrows will skip to the next topic. Do not click these arrows unless you are instructed to do so within the lesson pages!
  44. 44. Remember: • Your lesson pages may look different than the lesson pages of a student in another class! • You should get comfortable with how your pages are set up! • Email your teacher if you get confused with navigating your lesson pages! How to email your teacher is covered later in the orientation.
  45. 45. Assignment: •Find the textbook pages for your 1st Unit (after the tools and general information) •Practice navigating through the lesson pages 2 minutes
  46. 46. There are 3 major types of assignments you will have to complete in your course: 3. Discussion Boards 1. Quizzes/Tests/Exams 2. Study Guides/Worksheets/ Writing Assignments/Projects Foreign Language…Don’t forget about the WIMBA boards!
  47. 47. It is very important that you start at the beginning of each lesson and read every page!
  48. 48. Within your lesson pages, you will read, learn the material, practice and prepare for graded assignments! When it is time to do a graded assignment, the lesson pages will tell you!
  49. 49. Send your teacher content questions at the lesson/practice stage; do not wait until you are taking a quiz or exam.
  50. 50. Look! We are to a lesson page that instructs us to take a quiz!
  51. 51. Most quizzes, tests, and exams are located in the “Quizzes” link. Read your lesson page to find the name of the quiz/test/exam you need to find! We need to find Quiz A02. Next, click on the “Quizzes” link to go find it!
  52. 52. Find the title of your assignment. Remember, our example is Quiz A02. Click on the title to begin!
  53. 53. Do not open quizzes and tests until you are ready to complete them! CLICK ON THE LINK TO BEGIN ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE STUDIED AND YOU ARE READY FOR A RECORDED GRADE!
  54. 54. After completing all questions on each page, click on “Save All Responses” to ensure no data is lost!
  55. 55. After completing all questions on the quiz/test/exam, click on “Go to Submit Quiz” to turn in your assignment.
  56. 56. This student should have studied a little more before taking this quiz! Many of the assignments in this category will immediately show your grade!
  57. 57. You are responsible for coordinating a scheduled time with your LF to take the exam. This scheduled time must be on or before the due date set by your online instructor. You MUST take your final exam at your school with your Lab Facilitator! The exam is locked and you will not be able to access it until your Lab Facilitator enters a password!
  58. 58. • Quizzes/Tests/Exams: the first type of assignment you will have to complete. • Let’s move on to the second type: Study Guides/Worksheets/Writing Assignments/Projects
  59. 59. You will have to type some assignments and then turn them in to your online teacher!
  60. 60. Many times, these assignments are already started for you! You just have to download them and complete the missing parts!
  61. 61. Notice the important note about the Control Key! You will be instructed within your lesson pages to download the assignment…
  62. 62. Ask your Lab Facilitator where you should save to on your school computer. Once the assignment opens, be sure to go to “File…Save As…” and save a copy to your computer or flash drive.
  63. 63. As a rule of thumb, save your documents as Rich Text Format (.rtf). This allows your teacher to read your document even if he/she doesn’t have the same version of the program!
  64. 64. For some assignments, you will have to start from scratch! Examples: • Essays • Research Papers • Presentations
  65. 65. For those assignments, you will open the program in which you want to complete the assignment (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), save it and turn it in to your teacher upon completion!
  66. 66. When you have completed assignments saved to your computer, you will submit them to your teacher via the Dropbox!
  67. 67. For our example, we will submit this study guide to our dropbox! Remember, your assignment is finished and saved to your computer or flash drive!
  68. 68. Take note of the name of the assignment! We need to turn in the assignment: B02 Career and Education Choices Study Guide. Next, click on the “Dropbox” link…
  69. 69. This is a list of all the assignments you will submit through the dropbox. For our example, we need to turn in B02 Career and Education Choices Study Guide. Click on the assignment title…
  70. 70. We need to click “Add a File” to go and find our assignment… This page is similar to an empty file folder waiting for your assignment to be placed inside it!
  71. 71. Click “Browse”…
  72. 72. 1. Find the document and select the title… 3. Click “Open” 2. Make sure the name shows here…
  73. 73. With the document location listed in the window, click “Add”
  74. 74. You can type comments to your teacher and then click “Submit” at either the top or bottom of your screen. Notice our file is listed now!
  75. 75. You should ALWAYS make sure you get this screen which states File Submission Successful! If you do not get this message, your file was not submitted. Contact your online teacher or your lab facilitator for assistance.
  76. 76. • Quizzes/Tests/Exams • Study Guides/Worksheets/Writing Assignments/Projects What about the 3rd type of assignment? GOT IT!
  77. 77. Remember, participating in the discussion board is an assignment. You will receive a grade on it! You interact with your classmates and your teacher within the course discussion boards.
  78. 78. Within the lesson pages, you will be directed to discussion board assignments…
  79. 79. Read the lesson page for any special instructions, take note of the name of the discussion board and click on “Discussions”…
  80. 80. Find your discussion board’s title and click on it…
  81. 81. You may need to click and hold on the gray bar and drag it down to reveal the posts!
  82. 82. After pulling the gray bar down a little, I can see the posts!
  83. 83. To add a post to the discussion board, click on “Compose”…
  84. 84. You now have a blank canvas to type your response to this discussion!
  85. 85. 1. Type a subject line… 3. Click on “Post”You can even add attachments! 2. Type your response…
  86. 86. You, your classmates and your teacher can now read your contribution to the discussion. Check back to see if anyone comments on your post. You may also be instructed to comment on some of your classmates’ postings!
  87. 87. We have covered the 3 types of assignments and how to submit work via the dropbox!
  88. 88. 5 minutes Assignment: Save a “Test Document” to your desktop and then submit it to the dropbox. Submit the document to the 1st dropbox title listed in the pull-down menu.
  89. 89. Your teacher will create a “Pacing Guide / Schedule” for you! You can work ahead of your due dates; however, you should not get behind!
  90. 90. Click on the “Schedule” link On the “Course Home” Screen…
  91. 91. You can select to view the calendar by Day, Week, or Month! Click on the title on any day to read the entire entry.
  92. 92. On the “Course Home” Screen… In the Events widget, upcoming deadlines are visible!
  93. 93. Remember: It is YOUR responsibility to know when your work is due. If you are unsure, email your teacher for clarification!
  94. 94. You can send an email within D2L in many locations! We will look at the 2 most common ways…
  95. 95. On the “Course Home” Screen… Click on the “Classlist” link…
  96. 96. This screen appears with a list of everyone in your online class…including your teacher!
  97. 97. 1. Click the box in front of your teacher’s name… 2. Click on the envelope icon to email the selected users.
  98. 98. 2. Type your email… 1. Type a subject line… You can even add attachments! 3. Click on “Send”
  99. 99. You should ALWAYS make sure you get this screen which states Your message been sent successfully to: If you do not get this message, your file was not submitted. Contact your online teacher or your lab facilitator for assistance.
  100. 100. 2. Click on the “Email” link… 1. In order to email your teacher from the “Email” link, you will first have to write down your teacher’s email address from the “Instructor Information” widget.
  101. 101. Click on “Compose”…
  102. 102. If you use the “Classlist” method, you do not have to write down the teacher’s email address. Type in your teacher’s email address. Then, complete the email the same as we discussed in the “Classlist” link.
  103. 103. Do you think you can remember how to email your teacher?
  104. 104. In your email, introduce yourself to your teacher! Tell him/her your name, where you go to school and one interesting thing about yourself! Assignment: • Send your teacher an email (using either the “Email” link or the “Classlist” link). 5 minutes
  105. 105. Click on the “Email” link…
  106. 106. Make sure “All Messages” is selected. Click on the email subject to view it in the “Message Preview” screen at the bottom.
  107. 107. You should use your internal D2L email for ALL correspondence with your teacher and students in your class! You will have to use your outside email (the one you provided at registration) to check for progress reports and your final report card!
  108. 108. You will receive a progress report on the 1st and the 15th of each month (once a week during the summer)! Many people will get a copy of your progress report! Progress reports come to your OUTSIDE email address!
  109. 109. Click on the “Grades” link
  112. 112. On the “Course Home” Screen… Click on the “Classlist” link…
  113. 113. You can view students’ and your teacher’s profiles by clicking here. If there is a green dot beside the name, that person is online right now! You can send an instant message by checking the box in front of the name and then clicking on the icon beside the envelope.
  114. 114. You can also access instant messaging by clicking on the Pager icon. You can page your teacher or someone else in your class!
  115. 115. Your pager will light up when you have a page waiting!
  116. 116. You can store small amounts of work in your “Locker”
  117. 117. When you are finished working in your class, be sure and click on “Logout”
  118. 118. If any issues (misspelled words, broken links, etc.) come up throughout your course, contact your online teacher. We have a formal “ticketing” process for course improvements!
  119. 119. WOW! You have learned a lot today! I know you are going to be a GREAT ONLINE LEARNER! Remember, if you have any questions, EMAIL YOUR TEACHER!