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					Welcome to WebCT at CSUB

  WebCT Version 4.1
  Presented by Web Services
This presentation introduces several aspects of WebCT, which
include logging in, changing your password and login hint, and
accessing course features.

WebCT course features include, but are not limited to, viewing
course material, submitting assignments, e-mailing the
professor and classmates, participating in discussion topics,
chatting, and viewing your grades.

Depending upon how the course is set up, you may not have
access to all WebCT features.
      WebCT Supported Browsers
      Operating System                     Browser
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/NT   •Netscape 6.2x and 7.0
                           •Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0
                           •AOL 7.0 and 8.0

Mac                        •Netscape 6.2.x
                           •Internet Explorer 5.1 (OS 9.x and OS
                           x.1) and 5.2 (OS x.2)
                           •AOL OS X
  AOL Users
For best results with AOL:

   1. Connect to the Internet using AOL version 4.0 or higher.

   2. Open a private chat within AOL (allows the AOL client to
      remain open without asking if you wish to disconnect while

   3. Minimize AOL.

   4. Launch a supported Browser.

  NOTE: If you are using AOL 7.0 and 8.0 disregard this section.
 Minimum Hardware Requirements

                    PC/Windows            Macintosh

Operating System 98/Me/2000/XP/NT    OS 9.x/OS X 10.1

       Processor 133 MHz             PowerPC/68040

            RAM 32MB                 32MB

 Free Disk Space 100 MB              100 MB

         Modem 28.8 kbps or faster   28.8 kbps or faster
  Important Information
For all browsers, JavaScript must be enabled. You may need to
check your browser cache and java settings. See items #3 and
#4 in the section, Preparing Your Computer Settings for WebCT,
which is in the main browser tune-up page.

To access Chat and Whiteboard using Netscape 6.2.1, you may
require an updated java plug-in. Read more in the WebCT
Support Knowledge Base.

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is not supported.
Read more in the WebCT Support Knowledge Base.

      NOTE: Information above provided by WebCT.com
  Accessing WebCT
Use this chart to determine if you can access your WebCT Course
   WebCT ID and Password
Your WebCT ID is the same as your RunnerMail Username. For
example, the WebCT ID of John Smith (jsmith@runner.csub.edu),
would be jsmith.

Your initial password is the last five (5) digits of your Social
Security Number (SSN) or the last five (5) digits of your CSUB ID

If you have previously logged into WebCT, and changed your
password, use that password and not the last five digits of your
SSN or CSUB ID number.
   Accessing your WebCT Course
1. Access the Internet through the use of a supported Browser.
2. Visit the WebCT at CSUB homepage: http://www.csub.edu/webct
3. At the main WebCT page, click on ‘Log In’.
   Login and Logout

  1.   Enter your WebCT ID.

  2.   Enter your Password.

  3.   Select ‘Log in’.

To logout of WebCT, select the Logout option within WebCT, and
close the browser that is in use.

 NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, contact Web Services.
  First-time Users

When you first login to WebCT, you are required to change
your password. You must type your old password, type your
new password twice, and select ‘Update Password.’

       NOTE: Changing your password is mandatory.
  First-time Users
After you have changed your password, you are given the option
of creating a login hint.

This hint allows WebCT to send you an e-mail in the event that
you forget your password.

To set up your login hint select ‘OK’.
 Change Login Hint
Below ‘Change Login Hint’ type in your e-mail address, a question,
and the answer. Select ‘Update login hint’

If you have previously logged into WebCT, it is a good idea to set-up
the login hint, in case you forget your password. This is done by
going to ‘Password Settings’ on the myWebCT interface.
  Browser Check

The ‘Check Browser’ option allows you to check if the browser
being used is supported by WebCT.

                                   If the browser is not
                                   supported, click on the link
                                   for the ‘Browser Tuneup

                                   If the browser is supported,
                                   return to the myWebCT
   myWebCT Interface
Manage Bookmarks,
Password and Hint                                    Check to see if you
settings, and                                        are using a
Preferences.                                         supported browser,
                                                     logout, and visit the
                                                     Help link.

                                                        from the server

Here you will find
a list of your
                                                        Set up by the
WebCT courses.
                     NOTE: Read more about myWebCT      Administrator
Enter the course
                     Interface here.                    and seen by
by clicking on
the name.
  WebCT Course Homepage
     To access any of the tools, click on the icon or icon name.

NOTE: The courses that your are enrolled in may offer these basic tools.
The tool icons and location may differ.
  WebCT Help Link

                                                       WebCT offers
                                                       help for most
                                                       course icons.

On WebCT course pages, there is a ‘Help’ link that pertains to
the selected icon.

If you have questions concerning the page you are on, select
the ‘Help’ link.
WebCT Navigation

When navigating through WebCT, use the ‘Breadcrumbs’ to
return your previous location.

With the above example, you are on the ‘Scores’ page, and
can return to the following pages: Quiz, Evaluation Tools,
and Homepage.
 Content Module
                                This area allows the professor to list,
                                in a hierarchic format, documents for
                                the course.

                                To view the document click on the

A right-pointing green triangle next to a heading indicates that
there are subheadings which are not displayed.

Click the right-pointing green triangle to make the subheadings
  Content Module

 After selecting a
 content page, the
 Action Menu will

Use the ‘Previous page’ and ‘Next page’ images on the
Action Menu instead of your browsers ‘Back’ and ‘Forward’
There are two ways the professor may present the course syllabus:
   (1) Use WebCT.                       (2) Use Microsoft Word.

   With either option, you can save and/or print the syllabus.
 Self Test
                                                      Your are
                                                      whether the
                                                      answer is
                                                      correct or

Allows you to test your knowledge about information concerning
the course. Your answers may include feedback for the

No grades are assigned or recorded, therefore it will not affect
your grade in the course.
  My Grades

The My Grades icon contains
grades for the course. If your
course does not have a My
Grades icon, then you will not be
able to view your grades within

Only you, the instructor, and
possibly an assistant will have
access to your grades.
                                      On this page, you can view quiz
                                      statistics, availability, duration,
                                      grades, and attempts.

                                      To begin a Quiz, click the title of
                                      the quiz (WebCT Quiz 1).

Availability:   date and time the quiz may be accessed.
Duration:       amount of time to complete the quiz.
Grade:          displays quiz grade
Attempts:       number of times you have attempted the quiz, and
                the number of attempts remaining.
                                           Once you have clicked on the
                                           title of the quiz, you are sent
                                           to a page displaying
                                           instructions for taking a
                                           WebCT quiz.

                                           After you have read the
                                           instructions, click ‘Begin quiz.’

When the quiz opens, use the maximize function (PC/Windows) or
resize the window to a larger size (Macintosh) on your browser, to
make the quiz size full screen.
NOTE: Read the instructions before beginning the quiz, it contains
information about the quiz layout, and troubleshooting methods.

To answer a question, select your response. Then click ‘Save
answer’. The Time Remaining and Questions Status are displayed
on the right side of the screen.

Once all of your questions are saved, select ‘Finish’ then select ‘OK’
to submit the quiz for grading.
                                                 Once the quiz is
                                                 submitted, you may have
                                                 the option of viewing your

                                                 If the results, and/or
                                                 questions and answers are
                                                 released, you will be able
                                                 to view the entire quiz.

This page also displays information about the time and date the
quiz was taken. Your grade is displayed at the bottom of this
NOTE: Depending upon how the quiz is set up, you may not be able to
view the results or questions and answers for the quiz.
                                    The discussion board allows you to
                                    post and read messages about
                                    certain topics.

                                    Click on the topic name to enter
                                    the discussion board.

Search:         find messages based upon certain criteria.
Topic Settings: specify the way messages are displayed.

Public:     anyone in the course can post and read messages.
Private:    topic is only open to, and viewed by, certain students.
Unlocked:   you are allowed to post and read messages.
Locked:     you are allowed only to read messages.

To post a message, click on
the topic name, and Select
‘Compose message’.

To select another topic, use
the ‘Select topic’ option.

You have the options of showing all messages ‘All’, or only showing
the unread messages ‘Unread’.

To read a message click on the right-pointing green triangle found
underneath ‘Status’ then click on the subject link.
   Discussions - Reading
                                     Use the ‘Previous Thread’
                                     option to read the previous

                                     Use the ‘Next Thread’ option to
                                     go to the next message.

Reply: reply to all members of the topic without including the
       original message.

Reply Privately: reply is sent by e-mail to the person who posted
                 the message, and not to the discussion board.

Quote: include the original message in your reply to the topic.

Download: save the message to your computer.
   Discussions - Posting
                                            In the Subject text box, enter a
                                            title for your message. In the
                                            Message text box, enter your

                                            You may also attach a file, by
                                            browsing for the file, then
                                            selecting attach file. Once the
                                            file is attached, the option of
                                            removing the file is provided.
Preview: view the message before posting it.

Once you post the message, select ‘Update listing’, to refresh the
page to see recent postings..
NOTE: You can attach more than one file by repeating the attachment steps.
Use the ‘Compose Mail
Message’ option to create
mail. To read your mail,
select the Inbox Folder.

The ‘Search’ option works
the same as it does in
discussions. The ‘Message
Settings’ is the same as
‘Topic Settings’ found in the
discussion board.
Options Manage Folders allows you to create additional folders.
The created folders can be renamed or deleted.

Options Messages allows you to delete and move messages to
another folder.
E-Mail - Sending

                   WebCT E-Mail is separate from
                   other e-mail accounts you may

                   You can only send mail to the
                   professor and students who are
                   enrolled in the same course.

                   Your mail will not be sent to
                   other e-mail addresses unless
                   you change the settings within
E-Mail - Sending
              After selecting ‘Browse’, to
              select a recipient for your
              message, highlight a name by
              clicking on it.

              Messages can be sent to more
              than one person. This is done
              by holding down the shift or
              control key, while making your

              Press ‘Select’ to return to the
              message you are sending.
  E-Mail - Reading

The ‘Forward’ option allows you to mail copies of the message,
you are viewing, to others in the course.
 Equation and HTML Editor

Equation Editor
   The WebEQ Equation Editor allows you to create, view, and
   edit complex mathematical equations and is available in
   Discussions, E-Mail, Quiz, and Student Presentations.

   To learn more about the Equation Editor visit Equation Editor
   for Windows or Equation Editor for Macintosh.

HTML Editor
  The HTML editor provides word-processor-like features that
  display text and graphics the same as they will appear in a
  browser and is available in Discussions, E-Mail, Student
  Presentations, and Student Homepages

   To learn more about the HTML Editor visit HTML Editor

The professor may offer links to
websites that are related to the

To view the website, simply click
on the icon.

                                               Close the new
                                               window by using
                                               the     option.

If the link opens a new window, simple close the new
window and you will return to your WebCT course.

                                     Chat allows users in the
                                     course to have real-time
                                     conversations and send URL

                                     The last room (General Chat
                                     for All Courses) is open to all
                                     CSUB WebCT users.

                                     To exit the chat room use
                                     the ‘Quit’ button.

NOTE: The conversations in the first four rooms are recorded.
After typing your message, press ‘Enter’ to send.

To send a URL (web address), click the ‘Send URL’ button. To ensure
the correct URL is sent, copy the URL instead of typing it.

To send a private message, select the name, and send the message.
Other WebCT Tools
  Search allows you to        Glossary is a fully-
  conduct a search for        searchable glossary for
  text within the course.     course terms.

  Content Compiler            Whiteboard is a drawing
  creates a custom            tool that you may use
  collection of course        during an online
  notes from the topics in    discussion.
  a Content Module.

  Image Database view         Assignments send your
  pictures uploaded by the    assignment directly to your
  professor.                  professor.

  Resume Course is a          Student Homepages
  quick method for you to     gives you the tools to
  resume studying content     create personal web pages.
  pages where you left off.
 Downloads and Plug-Ins
   •Netscape Communicator – [PC/Windows] [MAC]
   •Microsoft Internet Explorer – [PC/Windows] [MAC]
   •Adobe Acrobat Reader

Common Plug-Ins
Allows you to view documents without having the program.
   •Microsoft Word Viewer
   •Microsoft Excel Viewer
   •Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
Useful Links

Web Services
     Phone: 661-654-2315

WebCT Website

Student Technology Helpdesk
     Phone: 661-654-6677

   You are now ready to begin online learning
      through the use of a WebCT course.

                Good Luck!

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