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1 SAM 2007 v4 The Student Experience Including SAM Projects, SAM Exams and SAM Training

2 Initial Set Up 1.Ensure that you are connected to the Internet. 2.Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 6 or IE7). 3.Enter to visit the SAM 2007 login page.

3 Login Page If you have a username/password: Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields, and click the Login button. No username/password: Click the New User button; you will follow the on-screen prompts to create your SAM 2007 account.

4 Institution Key Your instructor will provide your Institution Key. It will contain 8 digits in this format V7xxxxxx. Once you have entered the institution key and click Submit, SAM will ask you to verify that you have selected the correct institution key for your institution. Select “OK” if this is correct. V7XXXXXX

5 Key Code Entry If your institution is using the key code version of SAM 2007, you will enter your key code here. This will be found inside the flap of the SAM 2007 package (card) you purchased with your textbooks. Click Save to go to the next screen. NOTE: This 18-digit code is case–sensitive.

6 User Profile You need to create your SAM User Profile. Enter your information in all of the required (*) fields, including a secret question and answer that will be used for security purposes should you ever forget your password. Click Save when you’re done.

7 Profile Confirmation This screen confirms the information entered in the User Profile screen. If all information is accurate, click Confirm. If it’s not correct, click Revise and go back to the prior screen to edit.

8 Terms & Conditions The SAM 2007 TERMS and CONDITIONS will display. Read them fully, and then click the I Agree button to accept the terms and conditions and continue. If you click I Disagree, SAM 2007 automatically exits.

9 Welcome Screen You should now see the SAM Welcome screen, where you will begin each SAM session. If the necessary Flash Player (v10) is not yet installed on your computer, click the links under Software to install it. (Check with your instructor first; this may already be done for you.)

10 Join a Section In order to see your SAM Assignments, you need to be enrolled in a Section (class). From the Welcome screen, click the Join a Class link or from the left navigation, click the Sections button, then Join a Section in the upper right corner. To Join a Section, click the name of the section in the “All Sections” list on the left. Click the right arrow button to move it into “My Sections” and click Save.

11 Sections to Assignments You will receive a confirmation message with the name of the section you just joined; click OK. Now you can retrieve the assignments scheduled for your section by clicking on SAM Assignments on the left navigation bar.

12 SAM Assignments From the SAM Assignments screen, you will be able to sort based on Assignment name, type of assignment (Exam, Training, or Project), due date, and more. Simply click on the column heading to re-sort the table. Click on the name of the assignment (it should be a link) to get started.

13 SAM Exams To begin a SAM exam, click the link from your SAM Assignments page. Review your assignment details: (which may include) Instructions Time limit # of chances at each question # of retakes of entire exam When you’re ready to begin your Exam, click OK. When you do, the exam window will launch.

14 Exam interface 1.Show Task List, shown collapsed, (you can use this list to jump from task to task, in any order) 2.Task ID number 3.Question label with back and forward arrows to jump between tasks 4.Time remaining (if set by instructor) 5.Attempts remaining per question 6.Describes the task that the student must perform. 7.The “simulation” of the application where you will complete the task. Opened Task List

15 Student Reports Students visit Reports to see results on their Exam and other SAM assignments

16 SAM Training To begin a SAM Training assignment, click the link from your SAM Assignments page. Review your assignment details: (which may include) Instructions Due Date When you’re ready to begin your Training, click OK. When you do, the Training window will launch.

17 Training interface The first screen will always provide a written description of the task. Along the bottom: Observe- allows students to watch and listen how to perform a task Practice- allows students to follow along with guided prompts to learn a skill Apply- students perform actions, unprompted to prove that they know the skill Just like in exams, you can show/hide the task list, move between questions w/arrows. Also use controls to replay, rewind, forward or pause the movies in progress.

18 SAM Projects Workflow SAM Assignments Download (or Save) Instructions and Start Files Complete Project Submit for grading Review grades

19 SAM Projects After you click the link to the name of the SAM Projects assignment, you will want to download or Save the Instructions and personalized Start Files to your desktop or other location (USB drive, MyDocuments, etc.) We will get to the submission information later.

20 Sample Download #1:

21 Sample Download #2:

22 Submit for grading When you’ve completed your project and saved it one final time, you will revisit the SAM site and Browse for your file, then Submit it for auto-grading.

23 Graded file—Summary This is an example of what the Downloaded File will look like after it’s graded. (Go to Reports, then change the dropdown to Download Submitted Projects and click on the name of the Project to download.

24 Graded file—embedded comments This is an example of the project w/the embedded comments about what was performed incorrectly, with the specific step number to refer back to.

25 Congratulations! You have now successfully logged into SAM 2007, joined a section, and started all different types of assignments! In the future, you can log in to SAM 2007 using the username and password you just set up. You will not need the student keycode again.

26 For More Help You can go to online Help or download the User Manual in the Welcome page. You can also contact our Help Desk at

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