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Welcome to the Class Websites! (If available, use “Slide Show” above for best viewing. Slides advance by themselves, or you can click your mouse to advance any slide faster.)
Introduction Do you need a required class that conflicts with the other classes on your schedule or conflicts with your work schedule? Or are you simply curious about online classes? Or do you think you have good reading and writing skills and that you might be able to do well in an online class? Or do you like technology or computers? (The online mode is new, it’s stimulating, it’s interactive.) If any of these people sound like you, or you would simply like to explore the online learning option some more, let me give you a tour and let you decide! Or if you are already enrolled, please proceed to find out more. My goal is to demystify online classes and make you feel right at home.
Traditional Classes and Online Classes: A Compare and Contrast You have probably found yourself as a typical student...
Traditional Classes and Online Classes: A Compare and Contrast... in a typical classroom, with other students, facing a teacher who is guiding the class with a lecture in front of a chalkboard...
Traditional Classes and Online Classes: A Compare and Contrast... and taking notes, discussing topics, and completing assignments...
Traditional Classes and Online Classes: A Compare and Contrast An online class has the same components, only you are a student before a computer, whether it’s a ppersonal laptop or home computer oor computer in the Writing Center oor library oor other computer lab on campus...At any time of the day or night if at home (or during lab hours if on campus)
Traditional Classes and Online Classes: A Compare and Contrast... as long as the computer has internet access...
Traditional Classes and Online Classes: A Compare and Contrast... because your instructor communicates with you and your classmates through the computer...
Objectives After viewing the next slides, you will be able to successfully use the sites for an English class: Your free college email address at www.compton.eduwww.compton.edu Etudes class website at www.myetudes.orgwww.myetudes.org Required plagiarism scan site at www.turnitin.comwww.turnitin.com The free tutorials at www.dianahacker.com/writersrefwww.dianahacker.com/writersref
Step One This brings us to our first site. It is first important to be familiar with college email because it contains college communication, even from instructors, and the same username as for Etudes—the class website. You should check this email account at least once or twice each week. Go to www.compton.edu by typing this address at the top of the Internet Explorer screen.
1. Free College Email Address At www.compton.edu, click on “MyECC” on the top left corner of the screen.www.compton.edu
Free College Email Continued If you came here before, enter your Username and Password and hit the enter key on your keyboard. Go to “ I’m a First Time User, what do I do ” if it’s your first time. If you forgot your Username, then select “What’s My Username” or forgot your Password select “Reset My Password”.
Free College Email Continued After you have taken the steps to set-up your account with your “Credentials” the first time you enter (see #1 “Looking for Email?”), then, click on the highlighted link in top center to see messages sent to you. 1.1. 2.2.
Step Two The website most important for an online course is the class website—the classroom. It is like your home, hence the name homepage. Many instructors will send a welcome message to your free college email address with the class website link. If you are in my class and did not see the message I sent to your college email address, which contains a link to the class website, then go to www.myetudes.org by typing this address in the address bar at the top of your screen (in either Internet Explorer or Firefox for Mac users).
Class Website Use free college email username as user id (first name_last name— sometimes also a number) Examples : Maureen_Jackson or Maureen_Jackson1125 The password is birth month and day as mmdd. Example : January 29 as 0129
Class Website Continued You are here. Select class tab
Class Website Continued Now, you are on the Class Homepage if the tab is highlighted as white. You can also select these quick links on the Homepage for updates. You can select any of the major class links here on the left side of the screen, which appear burgundy when highlighted. Here we are on “ Home ”
Class Website Continued “ Modules ” is most important. That tab (5 th tab on left side) contains the lectures, which appear to the right. Click on the first Module here to begin the course, and later click on the topic where you last s tudied.
Class Website Continued Once in Modules, click on “ next ” at the top of the screen to go step-by-step through the course.
Class Website Continued The next screen has a mini-lecture on PowerPoint slides. (PowerPoint mini-lectures are spread throughout the course modules.) The screen may look like a blank screen at first. However, click on the yellow or beige banner here about security that emerges at the top of the screen.
Class Website Continued After clicking on the yellow/beige banner, then, accept the download.
Class Website Continued You’ll also spend much time in Tasks, Tests, and Surveys (6 th option on left side of screen) to submit class assignments for grading. Click to “ Begin,” and attach files like email attachments with “Browse” desktop or flash drive for saved document and “upload” to attach.
Class Website Continued You also need to post your online reactions in Class Discussions. 1.1. 2.2.
Class Website Continued See left tabs for “Quick Links” to A Writer’s Reference (for free online tutorials ) and www.turnitin.com ( required plagiarism website ). www.turnitin.com
3. Required Plagiarism Website Here is a preview of www.TurnItIn.com (required plagiarism scan site). www.TurnItIn.com Click on (1) “ New User, ” (2) then select create new user profile (3 rd option), and finally (3) enter class code when asked. (See top of 1 st page of syllabus for code.)
Required Plagiarism Website To send paper assignment, click on the submit button (gray upward arrow) to browse computer or flash drive and upload paper.
4. Free Online Tutorials Free video tutorials at www.dianahacker.com/writersref www.dianahacker.com/writersref
Welcome Home to Class Website! Finally, welcome back home to Modules of the class homepage at http://myetudes.org to begin, and use “ next ” to go step-by-step through the course!http://myetudes.org
How much do you remember? Q: Where is the free college email address? A: www.compton.eduwww.compton.edu Q: Where is the class website? A: www.myetudes.orgwww.myetudes.org Q: Where is the plagiarism website? A: www.TurnItIn.comwww.TurnItIn.com Q: Where are free online tutorials available? A: www.dianahacker.com/writersrefwww.dianahacker.com/writersref
Bonus: Q: Where can you download free software that will read your papers aloud to you in a natural voice so you can check your spelling and other aspects of your paper? A: www.naturalreaders.comwww.naturalreaders.com
Are you ready to join your classmates... ONLINE???
Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3-4-5 1.Register at the college, enroll in the online class, and pay fees. 2.Login at Etudes with MyECC username (for example, Marvin_Brown or Marvin_Brown1121) and birth month and day as password (for example, 0129 for January 29) 3.Accept least restrictive options, recommended settings, set-up downloads, and so forth the first time entering Etudes. 4.Click on the class tab (along the top) to enter homepage, and explore site for 5-10 minutes. 5.Start studying at Course Map (2 nd tab) or Modules (5 th tab), click “next” at the top or bottom of the screen to proceed step-by-step through the course, and when you reach the “Activities” pages, do the activities in the places indicated!