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Sakai Orientation for online students of the Talmudic Law & Jurisprudence Certificate Program Michigan Jewish Institute Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

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2 Sakai Orientation for online students of the Talmudic Law & Jurisprudence Certificate Program Michigan Jewish Institute Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

3 Important Information > MJI Consumer Information pageMJI Consumer Information page > Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ - pageFrequently Asked Questions - FAQ - page

4 The Certificate in Talmudic Law and Jurisprudence ➢ Promoting scholarship of the Talmud & Codes ➢ Equipping students with relevant theoretical and practical background ➢ Effective and pleasant learning environment ➢ Acquisition of moral values and integrity

5 Admission Requirements 1.Talmudic High School graduation or its equivalent; 2.Competence in the entire Pentateuch and commentaries; 3.Previous completion of at least 150 folio pages of Talmud; 4.Competence in the laws and customs in the Code of Jewish Law (Orach Chaim) and a personal commitment to their observance. 5.Entrance exam.

6 Your MJI Address The first initial of your first name, your last name, and the last 2 digits of your social security number followed by Example for Dov Cohen: Default Password to your MJI account is your 11 digit Student ID. To log into your mail, go to mail.mji.edu. MJI staff will only send and respond to s from your MJI address.

7 Username ________________________ Password Click “Sign In” to enter your account Type mail.mji.edu into your browser’s URL

8 MJI’s Virtual Campus Online Studies ➢ Convenient ➢ Flexible ➢ Observant Jewish environment

9 Two courses per semester ➢ Talmud Series of Courses: YJST 1211, , 1241, 1251 ➢ Halachah Series of Courses: YJST 2210, 2220, 2230, 2240, 2250

10 Course Instructors Talmud: Rabbi Zecharia Steinman, with Guest Lecturer Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Druk Contact info: | Ext. 418 Halachah: Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein Contact info: | Ext. 419

11 Your Virtual Campus Sakai To login, go to: mjionline.mji.edu

12 Type mjionline.mji.edu in the Mozilla Firefox brower’s URL. Then press ‘enter’. Do NOT type it into the Google search bar

13 Enter your User ID here, e.g. Enter your password, which is your 11 digit Student ID here

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15 Click preferences to set your time zone My Workspace tab A tab like this is a course. Click to enter.

16 If you can’t see this semester’s courses click here for more options

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21 Lectures - You can listen on this page or download and put on your MP3. Click on the link to access your forum discussion forum

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23 The question for discussion Click on the button to answer the question.

24 Rules for commenting: 1.Observe Netiquette rules - be polite 2.Must answer the question 3.Must provide reasoning. Grading will be 0 - 5: 0: a non-academic response 1 - 2: Academic response without reasoning 3 - 4: Academic response with some reasoning 5: A well-thought out academic response with reasoning Give your response a title. Write your response here When you’re finished, click ‘Post’.

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26 Rules for replying: 1.Respond politely. 2.“I agree” or “I disagree” are not considered responses and will earn you 0 points. 3.You can respond “I agree because...” or “I disagree because...”, respond with a follow up question, or respond with a follow up statement based on the initial response.

27 Type your response here

28 Click to return to the unit page to take your test.

29 Once you participate in the forum discussion, you will see a checkmark. Then you can take your test. Click on the link to the test to begin your test.

30 Click ‘Begin Assessment’ to start your test.

31 Look at the ‘Time Remaining’ bar to see how much time you have to take the test. Pledge of honesty

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35 Click ‘Gradebook’ to see your test score.

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37 Logout button

38 Each week you must: ➢ Study your course materials ➢ Listen to lectures ➢ Participate in Forum discussions ➢ Take the test You must do this for the Talmud course as well as the Halachah course

39 General MJI Course Policies ➢ Weekly Attendance ➢ Homework ➢ Grading ➢ Academic Honesty

40 Hatzlachah Rabbah We hope that you now understand how to participate in your MJI online courses. Best wishes for a great semester!


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