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Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Student Introduction to WebCT To take advantage of the Internet based portion of this course you should understand basic.

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1 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Student Introduction to WebCT To take advantage of the Internet based portion of this course you should understand basic Internet functions, word processing, and the WebCT system at FIU. What is WebCT WebCT Components & Benefits Computer and Software Needed WebCT Address & Access Usernames & Passwords Browser settings Things to Remember: Where to get help

2 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 WEBCT What is it... …web-based course software that facilitates the ease with which students can take online courses. (Web Course Tools) WebCT is administered by UTS. University Technology Services FIU

3 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Benefits: Can be accessed 24/7 Enhances: Participation Discussions Computer Training Information Literacy Major WebCT Benefits

4 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Major WebCT Components Syllabus and Schedule Content and On-line Discussion Quizzes Assignments Glossary of Terms Links to Resources Grades

5 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Computer Availability FIU Open Computer Labs have computers set up to use WebCT and software. Home or off-campus computers need to use proper Internet Browser and have the correct settings. Either Windows or MacIntosh is okay.

6 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Computer Software Browser: Internet Explorer preferred Word Processing: Microsoft Word File Transfer: Adobe Reader Presentations: Microsoft Power Point

7 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Username and Password Username = FIU Panther ID Number Initial password = Date of birth = MMDDYYYY First time you log in, you will be required to change your password. (WebCT Log-in Instructions)WebCT Log-in Instructions

8 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Enter myWebCT … Open Internet Explorer (6.0) Go to FIU home page (www.fiu.edu)www.fiu.edu –Scroll down the page, click on WebCT link at bottom-left of page or type Click on the Login to myWebCT - Enter your ID and password.

9 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 WebCT server and myWebCT WebCT server address - webct.fiu.eduwebct.fiu.edu myWebCT –– Your web page that shows the web-assisted or fully online courses in which you are enrolled.

10 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Important Issues Must use Internet browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 preferred) Must Turn off – Pop up screening software. Must adjust security software to accept WebCt Must use FIU Panther ID number. Must use MS Word for papers

11 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Browser Settings WebCT.com’s Browser Tune-up website: Tune-up All computers in FIU’s open labs have been set up to accommodate the current version of WebCT that is in use. To use all the functions of WebCT, it is important to properly set up the Internet browser for each computer you use.

12 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Enable Java Select Tools > Internet Options Select the General tab Select Settings from Temporary Internet Files Select the Every Visit to the Page radio button Click OK Select Tools > Internet Options Select the Advanced tab Locate Microsoft VM Check Java console enabled and Java logging enabled Click OK You must restart your computer if you checked the Java console enabled box Set Cache to Always Reload a Page Internet Explorer Settings (Print this page, close programs, then follow instructions)

13 Dennis Wiedman Version 1/12/05 Helpful Things to Remember Entering WebCT Or, enter from FIU Main page, or Course Main Page Use Log-on instructions on WebCT main page Using WebCT Review this PowerPoint from Course Main Page Use browser and utility setup from WebCT main page Within WebCT use “help” for details about every aspect of WebCT. Using Course Content If something is not set properly please send instructor an FIU Telephone Help Desk:


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