access resources and much more.Student Guide – Introduction Welcome to COSTAATT e-classroom! In this guide you will be introduced to the basics of participating in an online course. upload assignments. This guide is your map to the electronic classroom. interact with the students in your course. Your instructor has many options in setting up the e-classroom environment so you may access your assignments. Happy learning! E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 2 . It will take you step-by-step through entering the e-classroom environment and working within e-classroom.

Entering the College’s e-classroom Open your web browser and go to www.Creating your user account If you do not have an account your site administrator will create one for you. You can contact the site administrator at You will be required to email your student identification number. CRN number and your course code. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 3 scroll to the bottom of the page and click on

To go back to your course page click on the “Home” tab. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 4 . When you are finished changing your password click on save changes then click on continue.If you are logging on to e-classroom for the first time you may enter your username by typing your student identification number. This screen appears prompting you to change your password. Your new password should be at least seven characters long. Your default password is “changeme”.

Editing your profile You may edit your profile on the e-classroom by clicking on your name anywhere it appears. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 5 . Click on the “Edit profile” tab to make any changes to your profile. When you are finished with the changes click the Save Profile button. Not all fields are required. Fill out the information you wish to include in your profile.

Entering your course The e-classroom is structured around the concept of courses. Basic Navigation There are several ways to navigate within the course site. Click on the name of the course and you will be returned to the course homepage. As you navigate you will notice this menu changes to reflect your current position. When you log in you are presented with a screen which contains a list of courses in which you are enrolled. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 6 . Click on the text of the course title. Just as you got there you can now retrace your steps in the opposite direction to return to where you started. Just like leaving a trail of Breadcrumbs thus the name.this is a menu positioned below the course title showing your location within the course site. Breadcrumbs .

Blocks Whenever a different activity or resource is added to the course an icon will appear in a Block representing a specific Activity Module. The participants’ profiles are available by clicking on their name or picture. Generally speaking. a teacher will see this block in their course. Here are just a few of the types of Blocks the instructor may use to set up a course. Activity Modules E-classroom contains a wide range of Activity Modules that may be used to build up any type of course. surname. There is a pull down menu which can filter the list for a specific role (tutors. People The People block contains a link to the list of the course participants. students). The list can be sorted by first name. city. country and last access. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 7 . Activity Modules are represented by these icons.

it is here that most discussion takes place.The Chat module allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion via the web. By subscribing to a forum. who can offer feedback and a grade on each journal entry. Typical assignments include essays. Type the word or phrase you want to find in the text field space. This is a useful way to get a different understanding of each other and the topic being discussed. participants will receive copies of each new posting in their email. and can include attachments. Old versions are never deleted and can be restored.This activity can be the most important . projects. expand and change the content. Students in the class are then required to comment to a specific number of posts.Your instructor will determine which Activity Modules will best facilitate the learning environment for your course. Journals – This is a forum where the teacher asks the student to reflect on a particular topic. This answer is private and can only be seen by the teacher. Chats . Forums can be structured in different ways. Wikis . and can include peer rating of each posting. This module may include grading of the assignment. true-false. consisting of multiple choice. Here are some of the more common Activity Modules you will encounter in your courses: Assignments – Assignments specify a task that requires students to prepare uploading their work to a server. This module may include grading of the assignment. The two most widely used forums are the general forum and the learning forum. Resources-enables links to online resources to be made available in each course page. The learning forum is where you might post a discussion response to a question posed by the teacher. Quizzes – This module is for quiz tests. reports and so on. The postings can be viewed in a variety of formats. and short answer questions. Search Forums The Search Forum block allows you to search the course forums for a word or phrase. The general forum is an open forum where anyone can start a new topic at any time.The E-classroom Wiki module enables participants to work together on web pages to add. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 8 . Choices-contributed block that can be used in courses Forums .

you can search for them like this. To search for a word within the subject or title of a text only. just type them separated by spaces. All words longer than two characters are used. To search for texts by a particular user. use the plus sign.For basic searching of one or more words anywhere in the texts. and the minus sign if there are particular exact words you don't want included in the search. If you know the user id of a particular user. prefix the word with "subject:".The Courses block lists and allows navigation between all of the courses in which the logged in user is a participant (as tutor and/or student). The block title shows as "My courses" and allows one-click access to a course's home page. use double quotes around it. My courses. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 9 . If you want to use advanced search options you can either move to the Advanced Search page (clicking Advanced Search in the Search Forums block) or use To force exact matching of a word. typically for teachers and has tools to manage the course. You can also use the advanced search options. To search for a particular phrase. prefix a word from their name with "user:".

created by teachers) Groups (event viewable only by members of a group .. you will be taken to that event.created by teachers) User (personal event a student user can create ... you will go to the day-view calendar for that day. providing a link to full details or directly to the activity. The number of days in advance is determined by the calendar_lookahead setting in Site Administration > Appearance > Calendar. There are also links to Go to calendar.. If the title of the event is a link.viewable only by the user) Upcoming Events The Upcoming Events block displays future events in a summarized list..created by admin users) Course (event viewable only to course members . Events are generated directly from the calendar and/or activity deadlines. and you click on it. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 10 . If you click on a date. and add a New Event.Calender The Calendar block displays the following events: Site (event viewable in all courses .

Latest News Recent posts made in the News forum will display as a listed item in the Latest News block. such as updated resources and activities. since the user last accessed the course. forum posts and assignment submissions. E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 11 . Recent Activity The Recent Activity block lists course activity. along with a link to older archived news.

See you next time! E-Classroom Student Handbook Page 12 .Logging out of e-classroom Click on Log out in the top right hand corner of the window.

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