Step 14: Watch the Orientation videos
|How to login into Moodle |
|Editing Your Profile |
|How to Participate in a Discussion Forum |
|How to Submit an Assignment |
|How to View Your Grades |
|How to Access Your Online Class from Moodle |
|Collaborate Tutorial |
Step 15: Review Collaborate
- Blackboard Collaborate is the official system for the University of Illinois Online Programs; therefore, it is essential that students are able to efficiently operate the system. PRACTICE USING BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE HERE.
- Collaborate is a real-time (synchronous) web conferencing tool. With Collaborate, you can dynamically interact with your classmates and your course instructor using text chat messages and/or two-way voice. Collaborate also provides whiteboard tools to enable collaboration between you and your classmates, including desktop applications, and PowerPoint presentations. Depending upon the needs of your course, you may use Collaborate conference rooms for: virtual office hours with your instructor, a study lounge to work on group projects, study for exams together, etc, and for course sessions.
- Visit the Collaborate First-Time User's page and complete steps 1 & 2 to check your system requirements and configure your system.
- After completing the configuration, you can access the student lounge inside one of your courses, as well as other Collaborate sessions. *Note; For security reasons, any Collaborate session you enter may be recorded or monitored.
- Watch the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing -Participant Orientation Video for more guidance on using Collaborate.
Step 16: Get to know Scholar
Students registering for some online courses may participate in Scholar. Scholar is a new online knowledge tool that introduces a new way to think, read, write & learn in the digital age.
- Create a Scholar Learning Module Account
- View the Scholar Tutorials
Step 17: Update your Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable.
The latest Java version contains important enhancements to improve performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine. Installing this free update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run safely and efficiently.
Pick your system:
Step 18: Check out Learn@Illinois
Visit Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences (ATLAS). ATLAS, promotes innovation and excellence in teaching and learning with technology.
Click on the "Student" button. Here you will find a number of student resources including information on: updating your profile, managing email, customizing your homepage, and more.
You can access help along the way by:
- Completing this form Learn@Illinois, or
- Contacting Technology Services at (217) 244-7005 during synchronous class hours and during regular business hours of 8:00 am - 7:30 pm CST, Monday-Friday, or
- Emailing them at: email@example.com, or
- Chatting with them by clicking the "chat" box at the bottom of this webpage.