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1 Water Quality Association Webinar Tips and Best Practices For MEP Users Dean Jarog, MS., CWS VI

2 MEP Webinar Agenda: 1.Where to get user info – 2.How to start (browsers) 3.Navigating the user screens & activity types 4.Designating a mentor 5.Scheduling time 6.Gathering supplies 7.Uploading photos/data for mentors to review 8.Mentors - reviewing activities 9.Administrators - Tracking progress 10.Specific activity hang-ups

3 Where to get User Information Go to the website for WQA for the MEP Information for on: Learner Manuals Mentor Manuals Administrator Manuals

4 Where to get User Information Web page – next scroll down to bottom of page

5 Where to get User Information Manuals for Users

6 How to Start: Browsers and Adobe Flash Check whether you have the best browser such as: Chrome version 36 and above Firefox version 31 and above Internet Explorer version 11 and above Safari version 7 and above for Mac and iOS Check whether your Windows PC is set to download the latest version of Adobe Flash.

7 How to Start: Browsers and Adobe Flash Browsers and Adobe Downloads are located on login page of the MEP Browsers Adobe Flash

8 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Got MEP to Dashboard Point out tabs on left side and we will go through each –Dashboard – explain areas on the Dashboard –My Learning Path –My Badges –Portfolio –Observations –Administrator –Mentor

9 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Dashboard

10 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Dashboard The last completed learning activity is first The very next activity in sequential order The following activities to be done list from sequential order

11 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Shows overall status Dashboard

12 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Portfolios can be accessed here Summary of mentor’s Feedback comments Dashboard Pending mentor (Accept or Reject), Your Learner Drafts are started activities not yet submitted to mentor

13 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Go to MEP Learning Path Contains all certificates that were purchased and put on the learner’s Learning Path All the Badges are present All Learning Activities Describe each type of learning activity –Computer – LA-B5 –Outline – LA-B11 –Pencil – LA-B8 You can do LAs in any order

14 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types The learning path user screen contains all the learners course work for the desired certificate. Click on the top badge name to get a dropdown list of all the learning activities for the badge –Learning activities with a computer screen icon ( ) are completed entirely online {Mentor Does not Review} –Learning activities with a pencil icon ( ) are the experiential (hands-on) activities and will require performing certain tasks and entering the results into an online form. The completed form will be reviewed by your mentor. –Learning activities with a check-list icon ( ) will require reading a brief article in the online Knowledge Base and then completing an experiential (hands-on) activity and online form. The completed form will be reviewed by your mentor Learning Path

15 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Any type of learning can be done in any order, you may want to do the computer activities first, then the hands-on activities. The experiential activities do not have to be done in the order listed. Review the requirements for completing the various learning activities and work with your mentor to determine when you may have an opportunity in the course of your day-to-day job to accomplish these and what order would best fit with your work plan Learning Path

16 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Badges Go to MEP Badges Tab completed badges and certificates show up here

17 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Badges Clicking the Badges button shows the Badges and Certificates earned by the learner

18 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Go to MEP Describe both Portfolio Catalog

19 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Portfolio The Portfolio section is a summary of your Mentor’s feedback. Catalog The Catalog section is where your certificates are located for you to upload into your learning path. If there are no items listed, then your administrator has already loaded the certificates in your learning path.

20 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Example of Certificates in catalog

21 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Administrator This Administrator tab is for the company administrator, the learner does not have access to this function – no button shown. The Administrator can; –Select the learning path courses for the learner –Monitor the learners progress and mentor activity

22 Designating a Mentor Multiple mentors are possible To register a mentor, contact WQA Education, Mentors can be assigned to: –whole companies –specific learners –specific certificates, badges, learning activities Administrators can reassign mentors attached to their company groups at will

23 Understanding the Labeling System Certificates: C1-F-Basics Badges: –B14-I-General Installation Principles Learning Activities: LA-S1-Residential Customer Call Steps: –S-F17-2-Sales Interview C=Certificate certificate # certificate level (fundamentals, core, advanced) certificate title B=Badge indicates badge # certificate type (B=Basics, F=Fundamentals, I=Installation, S=Sales, D=Design, etc.) badge title LA=Learning Activity learning activity title S= Step in a learning activity learning activity # and certificate type (B=Basics, F=Fundamentals, I=Installation, S=Sales, D=Design, etc.) step # step title certificate type (B=Basics, F=Fundamentals, I=Installation, S=Sales, D=Design, etc.) and badge #

24 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Mentor This Mentor tab is for your mentor, the learner does not have access to this function – no button shown. The Mentor can; –Approve or reject learner’s hands-on activities –Make comments about an activity –Review any uploaded material from the learner

25 Navigating the User Screens & Activity Types Example to Mentor from Learner

26 Mentors Reviewing Activities Go to MEP to demonstrate mentor reviewing activities Check updates on Dashboard Check pending activities Select view to see answers Review answers and any uploaded material Select Good Job or Needs Work Comment if applicable and submit back to learner. –Note answers are not given Answer Key because every companies answer can vary

27 Scheduling Time Scheduler Example Section LA-B9 –Allows one to set up hands-on activities in their daily schedule of job functions – e.g. sales call –Can act as a reminder complete a learning activity while in the field (on smart phone or tablet) –Helps keep activities moving forward at a better pace –Allows for scheduling multiple activities and keep track by placing on calendar –You can add your calendar event invite to your mentor or observer for supervised activities

28 Gathering Supplies Example Hardness Test Go to MEP section LA-B9 –Test for Water Hardness Read Instructions to determine materials need; –Need Hardness test kit –Know how to do test- if needed contact mentor for help –Camera is needed to obtain picture of results – smartphone or digital camera

29 Uploading Photos/ Data for Mentors to Review The learner needs to supply the mentor all the background information for the learning activity, photos, video or documents. Documents, Photos and Video can be uploaded per the tabs at the bottom of the activity. Documents can be hand delivered or sent by to mentor. If, there is no tab within an activity. Example from a learning path LA-F-36

30 Uploading Photos/ Data for Mentors to Review Example from a learning path LA-F-36

31 Administrators - Tracking Progress Go to Administrator tab in MEP Select Reports 1 st Select Learner Progress Report - Show how generate report 2 nd Select Badge/Learning Activities Report - Show how generate report

32 Administrators - Tracking Progress Go to Administrator tab in MEP Select Reports 1 st Select Learner Progress Report - Select Learner – ex. Guttendorf, Dale - Select one or more certificates - Select Run Report - Review Report –  Certificates (Basics), Badges (B1-F), LAs (LA-B3, Steps (S-B3-2 & S-B3-1)

33 Administrators - Tracking Progress Learner Progress Report

34 Administrators - Tracking Progress Go to Administrator tab in MEP Select Reports 2 nd Select Badge/Learning Activities Report - Select Learning Activity - Select Active Learners - Select LA – LA-B1- What is Water Quality - Run Report - Review – Learner, Start and End Date, Days to Completion, & % Completed

35 Specific Activity Hang - Ups Example 1 CCR Go To LA-B11-Monitoring Drinking Water Quality Open SB-11-1 Public Water Supplies Click Launch to KB Open Link EPA Consumer Confidence reports (CCR) If municipality does not have report on USEPA site, go to municipality’s website Chicago has one – CRTL Find Chicago use arrow keys in find to scroll

36 Specific Activity Hang - Ups Example LA-B6 – Water Report Sample #1 Go to MEP show them were results are shown.


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