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									   Spanish
  MicroTutor
A Web-based Learning Program



 User Manual
        Developed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
            Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
               A product of the Software Engineering Lab
                               Spring 2001



     Professor Frank A. Domínguez, Romance Languages and Literatures
                  Professor Greg Welch, Computer Science

                              Project Team:
                             Melissa Chadburn
                             Heather Morgan
                               Scott Phillips
                                Bill Safcik
                                 Jill Stuble
Change History Log

 Change Date   Change Description                  Responsible
 03/08/2001    Initial draft                       Melissa Chadburn,
                                                   Bill Safcik

 04/23/2001    Add content to outline              Melissa Chadburn

 04/28/2001    Add screen shots / revise content   Melissa Chadburn
Table of Contents
I NTRODUCTI ON               1



CHAPTER           1

System Overview              2

Program Components           2



CHAPTER           2

Getting Started              4

How to Register              4

Logging on to MicroTutor     5



CHAPTER           3

Completing a Lesson          6

Lesson Selection             6

Pre-Test Example             7

Tutorial Example             7

Post-Test Example            7



CHAPTER           4

Reviewing Your Performance   8

Viewing Grades and Timing    8
              Introduction


 This document is designed for students and administrative users. It is intended to be a complete
  guide on how to use MicroTutor. Examples and program walk throughs are at the level of a
  beginning user. More advanced user may prefer to use the on-line help option.

  What is Spanish MicroTutor?

  Spanish MicroTutor is an interactive web-based grammar tutorial that can be used in a
  variety of ways to increase a beginning language student’s understanding of Spanish
  grammar. It can be a self-standing tutorial, or an adjunct to any text since it is not text-
  specific. For the teacher who has access to the Internet and a LCD projector in a classroom,
  the tutorial part of the program can be used as part of traditional classroom instruction.

  Program Requirements:

  Students will need access to the Internet and Internet Explorer.


  Document Conventions:
  Take note of the various icons which will guide you through this manual.




   Icon key
    Section Description
    Example




Page 1                                                                                  Introduction
       Chapter 1 - System Overview
This Chapter gives an overview of the features of Spanish MicroTutor.

1.1 PROGRAM COMPONENTS


Main Menu

The main menu bar is located across the top of the screen, as shown. The options on the menu bar
are described below.

 Example Menu Bar on the Lesson Screen




Lessons

Each lesson contains a pre-test, tutorial, and post-test. Links to the pre-test, tutorial, and post-test
are on the left side of the lesson screen.

Tutorials

Tutorials can be accessed without going to a particular lesson. The tuturial feature is currently under
construction.

Glossary

Every Spanish word used in this program is defined in the glossary. The glossary feature is currently
under construction.



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Grades

One grade for the pre-test and one grade for the post-test is given for each lesson. The amount of
time a student spent on the pre-test, tutorial, and post-test is also given. Students may only view
their own scores and timing information. Teachers will be able to view scores and timing for each
student registered in their courses. The grades feature is under construction.

Help Session

The help session is available at all times during a student’s session. A new browser window will pop
up when this option is selected from the main menu bar, so that the student will not lose their place
in the pre-test, tutorial, or post-test.. Select one of the topics from the menu bar on the left hand
side of the screen.

 Example Help Screen




Logout

Once you have completed your work, you should logout by choosing this button on the main menu
bar.




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       Chapter 2 - Getting Started
    This Chapter will explain how to register if you are a new user, how to login if you are a
    returning user, and what to do if you have forgotten your password.

    2.1 HOW TO REGISTER

    Connect to the Internet and open a browser. Spanish MicroTutor is best viewed using Internet
    Explorer. Enter the address given to you by your instructor in the address bar of your browser.
    The login screen will appear as illustrated below.
    

     Example Login Screen




                                                                               “Register a New User” link




    If this is your first time using Spanish MicroTutor, you will need to create a login id and
    password. Your login id is your email address. You password must be 6 characters or longer.
    To register, click on the “Register a New User” link near the bottom of the screen.

    On the registration screen (see example on next page) enter the following information:

                 Personal Information: First Name, Last Name, and Email

                 Class Information: Class Level (Span001, 002, etc.), Section Number, Semester
                  and Year




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   Example Login Screen




  2.2    LOGGING INTO MICROTUTOR
  If you have already created a logon id and password enter them in the User Login boxes. You
  will then be directed to the main lesson screen.

  If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot My Password” link near the bottom
  of the screen.

   Example Login Screen




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        Chapter 3 - Completing a Lesson
  3.1 LESSON SELECTION


  To select a lesson, go to the main menu bar and place your mouse over the ‘Lessons’ menu. A new
  menu will pop up. If you know the lesson number, highlight that lesson number and click. If you
  only know the lesson name, click ‘Lesson Index’.

   Example Lesson Menu




  Once you have selected your lesson, click on the pre-test link to the left hand side of your screen.
  Complete the pre-test as described in section 3.2 of this manual. If your score is between 80% and
  100%, you do not need to complete the tutorial. Go directly to the post-test. If you scored less
  than 80%, you may be directed to review the tutorial before proceeding to the post-test.



    Pre Test  Tutorial  Post Test

    Pre Test  Score 80% - 100% ?  skip Tutorial, continue to Post Test

    Post Test  Score less than 80%  redo Tutorial and take Post Test again.




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3.2 PRE-TEST


Once you have selected a lesson, you may click on 'pre-test' on the left side of your screen.
You will be guided through a series of questions related to the lesson topic. Once you submit
your answers, you will be given the opportunity to review and modify your answers before
they are graded.
To Modify Your Answers
To Modify your answers input the question number you wish to review. Click submit. Make
any changes to your answer then click submit. If you do not want to change your answer,
leave the box blank then click done. You can continue to review and modify your answers to
the questions. Once you are finished reviewing and modifying your answers, click 'Done'.
Your Score
You will be shown a list of your incorrect answers. Click ‘Next’ to obtain a summary of your
score and a recommendation to continue to the tutorial or post-test. To review a wrong
answer, click ‘Next’.

3.3 TUTORIAL

The tutorial feature is in development. User instructions are not available at this time.


3.4 POST-TEST


Once you have selected a lesson, you may click on 'post-test' on the left side of your screen.
You will be guided through a series of questions related to the lesson topic. Once you submit
your answers, you will be given the opportunity to review and modify your answers before
they are graded.
To Modify Your Answers
To Modify your answers input the question number you wish to review. Click submit. Make
any changes to your answer then click submit. If you do not want to change your answer,
leave the box blank then click done. You can continue to review and modify your answers to
the questions. Once you are finished reviewing and modifying your answers, click 'Done'.
Your Score
You will be shown a list of your incorrect answers. Click ‘Next’ to obtain a summary of your
score and a recommendation to continue to the tutorial or post-test. To review a wrong
answer, click ‘Next’.




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        Chapter 4
         Review Your Performance
  4.1 VIEWING GRADES & TIMING
  The grades feature is currently under construction.

  One grade for the pre-test and one grade for the post-test is given for each lesson. The amount of
  time a student spent on the pre-test, tutorial, and post-test is also given. Students may only view
  their own scores and timing information. Teachers will be able to view scores and timing for each
  student registered in their courses.

  You may take the pre-tests and post-tests as often as you wish.

   Example Grade & Timing Summary




Page 8                                                                                     Chapter 4

								
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