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Table of Contents
 Before You Begin Using CourseWork ................................................................................................. 1
      System Requirements and SUNet IDs ........................................................................................ 1
      Antivirus Protection ................................................................................................................... 1
      Technical Support in CourseWork .............................................................................................. 2
      Registering for a CourseWork Account ....................................................................................... 2
      Adding a Course in CourseWork ................................................................................................ 4
      Dropping a CourseWork Course ................................................................................................ 7
      Editing Profile in CourseWork .................................................................................................... 8
 Using CourseWork After You Are Registered for a Course ................................................................... 9
      Course Homepage .................................................................................................................. 10
      Course Announcements .......................................................................................................... 10
      Syllabus ................................................................................................................................. 11
      Schedule ................................................................................................................................ 11
      Course Materials ..................................................................................................................... 12
      CourseWork Assignments ....................................................................................................... 13
      Discussion .............................................................................................................................. 14
      Grades ................................................................................................................................... 14
 For More Information and Assistance ............................................................................................... 15

 CourseWork is Stanford University's course Web site development and distribution system. Using Course-
 Work, instructors and TAs can set up a course Web site that displays announcements, online readings, a
 dynamic syllabus and schedule, online assignments and quizzes, a discussion forum for students, and a
 grade book.

Before You Begin Using CourseWork
System Requirements and SUNet IDs
 The browser requirements for the CourseWork system are Netscape / Internet Explorer 4.0 or later with
 Javascript and Cookies enabled. Refer to your browser's Help menu for information on enabling Javascript
 and cookies.

 You must have a valid SUNet ID (Leland ID) and password to use CourseWork. Your SUNet ID is the original
 username in your username@stanford.edu email address. (Note: Do not use aliases.)

 To request a SUNet ID, go to http://www.stanford.edu/group/itss/services/sunetid.

 Once you have your SUNet ID, you'll need to register for a CourseWork account.

Antivirus Protection
 Prior to uploading or downloading files, we highly recommend that you download and install antivirus software
 on your computer. Stanford has a site license for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition, which you
 can download at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/itss/ess/mac/mac.html (Mac) http://www.stan-
 ford.edu/dept/itss/ess/pc/pc.html (Windows)




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 By default, Norton Antivirus is set to automatically scan files and repair any infected files discovered. Make
 sure that you update your antivirus definition files frequently, since they protect your computer against new
 viruses. You can update manually or schedule automatic updates.

Technical Support in CourseWork
 If you are having problems with CourseWork, first try the online help by clicking the HELP button on the top
 right of any CourseWork Web page.

 If you are still having problems after using the online help, click the HelpSU link on the bottom right of any
 CourseWork page and submit your request. Please describe your problem in detail, listing the type of browser
 you are using.

Registering for a CourseWork Account
 1.   Launch your Web browser, go to http://coursework.stanford.edu [http://coursework.stanford.edu/], and
      click the Register link.




      Figure 1

      Note: You only need to register for a CourseWork account once.

 2.   Once you read the registration instructions, click Continue.




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     Figure 2

3.   To register, type your first and last name in the spaces provided and click the Continue button.




     Figure 3

     Note: Entering information in the Middle Name or Initial, Nickname, and SUID fields is optional. (Inform-
     ation in the Nickname field will not be displayed in the CourseWork system.)

4.   Once you register, you can click the Login link to sign up for new courses.




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      Figure 4

Adding a Course in CourseWork
 Once you've registered for your account, you can sign up for new courses.

 1.   After you click the Login link, you'll be taken to the My Courses page. Click the Add Course link at the
      top of the My Courses page.




      Figure 5

 2.   Click on a department name to see courses available for self-registration in that department. Note that
      departments that are not highlighted with a hyperlink (underlined), currently do not have courses available
      in CourseWork.




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     Figure 6

3.   All courses that are available for self-registration in the selected department will appear on the Select
     a Course page. Click the button to the left of a course to select it, then click Continue.




     Figure 7

4.   If your course has multiple sections available for self-registration, you will have the option to select a
     section, then click Continue.




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     Figure 8

     Important: Be sure to select the correct section. Once you've clicked the Continue button, you will not
     be able to change your section selection from within CourseWork. You will need to contact your TA or
     course administrator to be reassigned to a new section.

5.   When you receive your Section confirmation, click the Return toCourseWork Homepage link.




     Figure 9

6.   You'll now see the updated list of your courses on the My Courses page.


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      Figure 10

      Note: You'll receive an email confirmation for all courses and sections for which you have successfully
      registered.

Dropping a CourseWork Course
 If you've accidentally added a course, you can remove yourself from the CourseWork class by selecting
 Drop Course (from the My Courses page). Note: This process only removes your access to the selected
 course in Coursework. You must still officially drop the course in Axess to update your course list with the
 Registrar.

 1.   From the My Courses page, click the Drop Course link.




      Figure 11

 2.   Then, click the Drop Course link next to the course you wish to drop.




      Figure 12

 3.   Finally, click the Drop button.




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      Figure 13

 4.   You'll receive a confirmation screen. Click the My Courses link to see your courses.




      Figure 14

      Note: You can also drop additional courses by clicking the drop link on this Web page.

 5.   You'll now see the updated list of your courses on the My Courses page.




      Figure 15

Editing Profile in CourseWork
 Once you have logged in to CourseWork, it is very easy to make changes to your personal profile (e.g., first
 name, email address, nickname).

 1.   Click the My Profile link visible at the top of each CourseWork page.




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      Figure 16

 2.   Within the My Profile page, you can make changes to your first name, last name, email address, and
      any other optional information. Once you've made the changes, click Save to update your profile.




      Figure 17

      Note: Information entered in the NickName field will not be displayed in CourseWork.

Using CourseWork After You Are Registered for a Course
 Once you have registered for a course (or courses), you can access the information and materials for each
 course via CourseWork. To begin, launch your Web browser, go to http://coursework.stanford.edu
 [http://coursework.stanford.edu/] and click the Login link. The CourseWork My Courses page appears, dis-
 playing a list of courses for which you have been registered. Click on a course link to go to its course home
 page.




 Figure 18




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 Note: If the text on the Web page is too small, you can increase your browser's font size by going to
 View>Increase Font Size on the Netscape menu or View>Text Zoom>Larger on the Internet Explorer menu.

Course Homepage
 The Course Homepage for each course displays basic course information: course name and number,
 meeting times and location, description and section information, and most recent announcements and updates.
 You can navigate CourseWork using the vertical navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen to go to
 the Schedule, Course Materials, or other components of your class' Web site. (See Figure 19.)

 The next few pages of this document will describe how to use each of the CourseWork tools (Announcements,
 Syllabus, Schedule, Course Materials, Assignments, Discussion, and Grades) that are available to each
 course and located on the navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen. Note: Your instructor may not
 have enabled every component or tool in CourseWork. For instance, your class Web site may only include
 Announcements and Course Materials. The decision on which components to include is made by your in-
 structor.




 Figure 19

 Note: Your current location will show up with a white background on the navigation bar on the left.

Course Announcements
 To view course announcements, click on the Announcements link in the navigation bar on the left. By default,
 the Announcements page displays the most recent announcements. You can view all announcements by
 clicking the View All link on that page.


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 Figure 20

Syllabus
 To view the course syllabus, click on the Syllabus link in the navigation bar on the left. Your instructor has
 the option of posting downloadable documents, adding links to online syllabi or pasting text or HTML directly
 on the Syllabus page.




 Figure 21

Schedule
 To view the course schedule, click on the Schedule link in the navigation bar on the left. The Schedule page
 contains links to every week of the course. It will initially show the current week in the course. To view the
 course schedule by week, click on the corresponding week's link.

 The instructor may include links to online readings or other course materials for activities in the course
 schedule. These materials are listed under Description in the Schedule.




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 Figure 22

 Note: You may also print out the schedule by week or in full by clicking on the corresponding links. The Print
 Versions options/links are located in the upper right hand corner of the Schedule page, above and to the
 right of the Week links.

Course Materials
 To view course materials, click on the Course Materials link in the navigation bar on the left. Note: First time
 users accessing Course Materials will be required to "accept" a brief statement that you will abide by copyright
 regulations when using or posting materials to CourseWork. You cannot enter the Course Materials tool
 until you click on the Accept button on this screen. You only have to "accept" once.

 Course materials can be sorted by clicking radio buttons above the columns. Materials can be sorted by
 Folder, Title, File Format, Resource Type, and Date.

 You can see all materials in all folders by clicking on the Expand All link. Conversely, to view course mater-
 ials at the folder level, click on the Collapse All link.




 Figure 23




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CourseWork Assignments
 CourseWork assignments include only the online assignments completed through the CourseWork system.
 Click on the Assignments link in the navigation bar on the left to view the assignment list.




 Figure 24

 The Assignments page lists the course assignments, due dates, the number of parts to an assignment, your
 score on an assignment, and a Histogram link. The assignments on the Assignments page are arranged in
 chronological order; assignments that are past due have the words "(PAST DUE)" appear in red under the
 Due Date column.

 To complete and submit an assignment, click on the link to the assignment that you wish to complete. The
 assignment details screen will appear, listing assignment parts.

 Once you have submitted answers, you can view solutions for past assignments. Answers submitted before
 the due date are locked for scoring and are highlighted in bold. To view solutions for expired assignments,
 click on the link to the desired assignment.

 CourseWork assignments can consist of parts. Each part is defined by the instructor. A part can include any
 combination of questions: multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, audio response questions and
 essays. Assignment parts can combine questions of more than one type.

 The Parts Completed column in the assignment index shows the number of parts you have completed to
 date and the total number of parts in the assignment.

 You may complete and submit assignments in their entirety or in parts before the submission deadline. Your
 instructor may also allow you to resubmit answers to the same assignment part before the submission
 deadline. In that case, your most recent submission will be recorded.

 You may also click on the Histogram link on the Assignments page to see how your score compares with
 the rest of your class.




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 Figure 25

How to Configure your PC to Run the Recording Applet in CourseWork
 1a. First, determine if your Windows machine already has the Java(TM)Plug-in 1.3 installed. The simplest
 way to find out is to start doing the assignment with the audio response questions. If you can successfully
 record and play back the recording, your machine is set up correctly. Skip the following instructions and do
 the assignment.

 1b. Alternatively, look for "Java Plug-in" in the Control Panel. If you don't find it, that means no Java plug-in
 has been installed. Go to step 2 now. Otherwise, double click the "Java Plug-in" control panel to open it and
 check the plug-in version by clicking at the "About" tab. If the version is 1.3, your machine has the correct
 version installed. Now, click at the "Basic" tab and make sure that both "Enable Java Plug-in" and "Cache
 JARs in memory" are checked. Then skip to step 3.

 2. If the machine does not have Java(TM)Plug-in 1.3 installed, download the installer at ht-
 tp://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/jre/download-windows.html
 [http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/jre/download-windows.html]. Installation involves double clicking the installer,
 agreeing to the terms of user policy and deciding where you want to put the folder. If you have successfully
 installed the plug-in, a folder called "JavaSoft" should be created.

 3. Locate the file called "java.policy" that resides in the folder "JavaSoft\JRE\1.3\lib\security."

 4. Open java.policy with Wordpad and add the following line at the end of the file just before the "};" permission
 javax.sound.sample.AudioPermission "record";

 5. Quit and restart your browser.

Discussion
 The CourseWork discussion tool is linked to your course online forum in panFora. Click on the Discussion
 link in the navigation bar on the left. Then click on the panFora link and follow the instructions.




 Figure 26

Grades
 The CourseWork Grades page can display all of your grades for that particular course if your instructor
 chooses. Grades become available only after grading has been completed by the instructional staff. Please
 direct any questions about grades to your TA or instructor.


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 To view grades, click on the Grades link on the navigation bar on the left.




 Figure 27

For More Information and Assistance
 For more information about CourseWork, go to http://aboutcoursework.stanford.edu/.

 For help with using CourseWork, click the HelpSU link on bottom right of any CourseWork page and submit
 your request. Please describe your problem in detail, listing the type of browser you are using. Consultants
 are also available at the Technology Services Desk on the second floor of Meyer Library.




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