Transcript: Taking An Online Course - Pt 2 - Using The Course Conference | Dec 04, 2000

Fast clips show opening credits. Several different teachers stand in front of a class of grownups and explain something gesturing with their hands. The name of the show slides in on the screen. It reads "Online professional learning" as clips show people working on computers.
The name of the show reappears on a black slate followed by "OISE/UT; continuing Education and Education commons. Taking an online course, Using the course conference."

Clare appears in a studio. She’s in her late thirties; she has red wavy hair and wears a light blue twin set and a skirt.
She sits at a gray table and holds some papers in front of her.

She says HELLO.
MY NAME IS CLARE BRETT.
WELCOME TO THE SECOND OF TWO
VIDEOS ABOUT HOW TO TAKE
AN ONLINE COURSE.
IN THIS VIDEO, WE'RE ACTUALLY
GOING TO COVER HOW YOU USE
YOUR COURSE DISCUSSION
SOFTWARE, AND WE'RE GOING TO
LOOK AT HOW YOU GET CONNECTED
TO THE DATABASE AND THE
DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE
TO YOU ONCE YOU'RE IN THERE.
NOW, ALONG WITH YOUR
REGISTRATION PACKAGE, YOU'RE
GOING TO RECEIVE A LITTLE
BOOKLET, AND IN HERE ARE A LOT
OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE
GOING TO DISCUSS TODAY.

She holds up a pale yellow booklet.

She continues THEY'LL BE IN WRITTEN FORM
FOR YOU ABOUT THE DIFFERENT
FUNCTIONS IN THE DATABASE.
ALONG WITH THAT, THERE'S A
PAGE ON HOW YOU CAN ACTUALLY
GET CONNECTED TO THE DATABASE.

She opens the booklet and shows the page.

She says SO THAT'S IN THERE FOR YOU.
NOW, THE NICE THING IS THERE'S
NO SOFTWARE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD.
YOU ACCESS THIS DATABASE USING
EITHER NETSCAPE 3 OR HIGHER,
OR EXPLORER 4 OR HIGHER.
AND YOU CAN THINK OF THE
BROWSER WINDOW LIKE A WINDOW
FROM YOUR COMPUTER TO THE
SERVER AT OISE WHERE THE
DATABASE IS ACTUALLY STORED.
THE ONE THING YOU HAVE TO
REMEMBER IS THAT UNLIKE EMAIL,
ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT
HAPPENS IN THIS COURSE IS
GOING TO BE STORED ON THAT
DATABASE, SO YOU HAVE TO GO
THERE TO HAVE A LOOK AT IT.
IT WON'T COME TO YOU LIKE YOUR
EMAIL DOES, BUT THERE ARE
ADVANTAGES TO THIS.
FOR ONE THING, IT MAKES IT
EASIER TO COLLABORATE WITH
OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR COURSE.
IN ADDITION, IT LETS YOU
ORGANIZE INFORMATION IN WAYS
THAT AREN'T AVAILABLE TO YOU
IN EMAIL, AND THAT'S SOME OF
THE THINGS WE'RE GOING
TO LOOK AT LATER TODAY.

A blue slate appears. It reads "Accessing and understanding database."

Back in the studio she says TO ACCESS YOUR DATABASE, YOU
JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS.
ONCE YOU'VE OPENED YOUR
BROWSER WINDOW, YOU SHOULD
MAKE SURE IT'S SET TO
ACCEPT ALL COOKIES AND THAT
JAVASCRIPT IS ENABLED.
NOW, IN NETSCAPE,

She shows her computer screen and clicks on the left top of the website under the option "Edit."

She explains THESE
OPTIONS ARE FOUND UNDER EDIT,
PREFERENCES, AND ADVANCED, AND
HERE YOU JUST HAVE TO CLICK
THE APPROPRIATE BOXES.

A gray window with space to click on small boxes to select options appears.

She says WHEN YOU'RE IN EXPLORER, THESE
SETTINGS CAN BE FOUND UNDER
TOOLS,

A window opens and she looks for internet options and clicks on it.

She narrates INTERNET OPTIONS,
SECURITY, AND THEN CUSTOM
LEVEL, AND THAT BRINGS UP THIS
BOX WHICH YOU HAVE TO SCROLL
THROUGH AND, AGAIN, FIND
THE APPROPRIATE BOXES.

She clicks on the boxes.

She says NOW YOU'RE GOING TO TYPE IN
THE URL OF YOUR COURSE UP HERE.

She types the website in a the search bar.

She says THERE.
AT THIS POINT, YOU TYPE IN
YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD.

She fills in the username and password and clicks enter.

She continues NOW THERE'S A STANDARD
FORMAT FOR THIS.
FIRST INITIAL AND LAST
NAME AS YOUR USERNAME,
AND THE PASSWORD IS
YOUR FIRST NAME.
I'VE SET UP AN ACCOUNT
HERE AS ASMITH, ANNE.
THEN YOU LIKE SIGN ON, AND
THAT WILL TAKE YOU INTO
THE DATABASE.

A window with items written in blue appears. The categories include "Welcome, introduction to the course, using web knowledge forum, etcetera."

She continues AT THIS POINT YOU CAN SEE AN
OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE, AND IF
YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR
PASSWORD YOU GO DOWN TO
SECURITY, CLICK ON CHANGE
PASSWORD AND A SCREEN WILL
COME UP THAT WILL
ALLOW YOU TO DO THAT.

She clicks on change password at the bottom left side of the screen.

She says NOW LET'S GO BACK TO THE MAIN
SCREEN, AND WE CAN SEE ON HERE
A LIST OF VIEWS.
NOW YOU CAN THINK OF VIEWS
AS BEING LIKE THE TABLE OF
CONTENTS IN A BOOK.
EACH COURSE HAS ITS OWN
PARTICULAR SET OF VIEWS,
DEPENDING ON THE SUBJECT
MATTER AND HOW THE INSTRUCTOR
SET IT UP, AND WITHIN EACH
VIEW IS THE AREA THAT PEOPLE
ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO.
HOWEVER, THERE ARE TWO VIEWS
THAT COME WITH EVERY DATABASE,
AND THESE ARE THE WELCOME VIEW
AND THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
AND SUGGESTIONS VIEW.

She clicks on the welcome view.

She explains IF YOU CLICK ON THE WELCOME
VIEW, THERE'S A NOTE IN THERE
WHICH EXPLAINS TO YOU SOME OF
THE BACKGROUND OF THE SOFTWARE.

She slides the mouse on a green bar across the top of the screen.

She says NOW, IN THE GREEN BAR THAT
YOU SEE UP HERE, ALL OF THE
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE
DATABASE ARE IN HERE, AND
THEY'RE AVAILABLE ON EACH
PAGE OF THE DATABASE.

She shows "all views" and says ALL VIEWS IS A WAY TO ALWAYS
GET BACK TO THE MAIN SCREEN OF
THE DATABASE WHERE ALL THE
DIFFERENT TOPICS ARE LISTED,
AND HERE WE ARE.
NOW, IN THIS DATABASE, IN
THE LAST ONE, THE LAST VIEW,
THERE IS TECHNICAL
PROBLEMS AND QUESTIONS.

She clicks on it. A window opens and reads "Getting help with technical problems."

She continues AND IF WE CLICK ON HERE, IT WILL
GIVE US CONTACT INFORMATION
FOR PEOPLE AT OISE UT.
THERE'S INFORMATION ABOUT...
THERE'S PHONE INFORMATION AND
AN e-mail ADDRESS HERE
AND A WEBSITE AS WELL.

She shows the places where the address and website can be found at the lower end of the site.

She says ONLINE HELP CAN ALSO ALWAYS
BE FOUND IN THE GREEN BAR
UNDER RESOURCES,
RIGHT HERE.

She circles the word "Help" on the green bar at the left of the screen.

She says NOW, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE,
EACH COURSE WILL HAVE ITS OWN
LIST OF VIEWS OR TOPICS.
LET'S GO AND TAKE A
LOOK INSIDE A VIEW.

She clicks on "Introduction to the course."

She says ALL THE NOTES IN A VIEW ARE
LISTED LIKE THIS, IN SEQUENCE,
AND IN FRONT OF EACH OF
THEM IS A LITTLE SQUARE.

She runs the mouse on the sequence of sub items and shows the small red squares next to them.

She continues NOW ALL THE SQUARES IN HERE
ARE RED, BECAUSE I'VE ACTUALLY
READ ALL THESE NOTES.
IF SOME OF THEM WERE BLUE,
THEN THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT
I HADN'T, IN FACT, READ THEM.
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LIST
YOU'LL SEE AN OPTION CALLED
SHOW ALL THESE NOTES, AND IF I
CLICK ON THERE, IT WILL OPEN
ALL THESE NOTES IN A LIST.

She clicks on it.

She says NOW THIS CAN BE A HELPFUL
UTILITY TO EITHER SCAN THROUGH
AND CATCH UP ON ALL THE IDEAS
IN THE DATABASE, OR TO PRINT
OFF AND BE ABLE
TO TAKE WITH YOU.

The new window reads "Where to start?"

A blue slate appears. It reads "Contributing to discussion."

She says THE CLASS DISCUSSIONS DEVELOP
BY PEOPLE MAKING NEW NOTES
OR ENTRIES TO THE DATABASE.
TO DO THAT, YOU CAN
MAKE TWO KINDS OF NOTES.
YOU CAN MAKE A NEW NOTE WHEN
YOU WANT TO ADD NEW IDEAS OR
INFORMATION TO THE DATABASE,
OR YOU CAN HAVE A BUILD-ON.

She shows both categories on her screen.

She says NOW WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS
BUILD-ONS A LITTLE BIT
IN A MINUTE.
FOR NOW, IF WE CLICK ON NEW
NOTE, AN EDIT WINDOW APPEARS
AND IN HERE,

As she clicks on new comment, a window appears. It reads "Title, View, Enter new comment" in different boxes.

Clare explains IF YOU MOVE IT UP
A LITTLE BIT, YOU CAN EITHER
WRITE DIRECTLY IN THERE,
OR YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE
INFORMATION INTO THAT
EDIT WINDOW FROM A
WORD PROCESSING DOCUMENT.
WHEN YOU'RE READY TO SAVE YOUR
ENTRY, EITHER A NEW ONE
OR A BUILD-ON, REMEMBER
THE FOLLOWING THINGS.
FIRST, GIVE IT A MEANINGFUL
TITLE IN THIS TITLE BAR HERE.

She points to the box that reads "Title."

She continues SECONDLY, CHOOSE THE
APPROPRIATE VIEW THAT MAKES
SENSE FOR THE NOTE
THAT YOU'RE WRITING.
AND THIRDLY, WHEN YOU FINISHED
SAYING EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO
SAY, REMEMBER TO
PRESS CONTRIBUTE.

She clicks on contribute.

She then clicks on a button below her entry and continues THIS WILL SAVE YOUR NOTE TO
THE DATABASE AND THEN YOU CAN
LOOK AT IT IN A MOMENT
ONCE IT'S BEEN SAVED.
NOW, IF YOU WANT TO CHECK
WHETHER ANYONE ELSE HAS READ
YOUR NOTE, YOU'LL SEE
A LITTLE BUTTON HERE.
YOU CAN CLICK ON THAT AND
IT'LL TELL YOU WHO'S READ THE
NOTE AND WHEN THEY READ IT.
NOW, IN THIS CASE, YOU CAN SEE
THAT IT'S ONLY BEEN READ BY
ME, BECAUSE I JUST
MADE THE NOTE.
SO IT SAYS IT'S BEEN READ
TWO TIMES BY ONE PERSON.
NOW, LET'S JUST GO BACK A
LITTLE BIT AND LOOK AT SOME OF
THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO
YOU UNDER THE EDIT WINDOW.
NOW CONTRIBUTE WE LOOKED AT.
THAT MEANS SAVE.

She circles the word "reset" with the mouse and explains RESET YOU WANT TO USE WITH
CAUTION BECAUSE IF YOU,
THIS EMPTIES THE
WINDOW COMPLETELY.
YOU PRESS RESET
AND IT EMPTIES IT.
SO YOU REALLY ONLY WANT TO
USE THAT IF YOU MEAN IT.

She circles co authors and explains CO-AUTHORS IS AN
INTERESTING OPTION.
THIS ALLOWS YOU TO MAKE
OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR CLASS
CO-AUTHORS ON YOUR NOTE.

A window opens on a list of names and she clicks on some.

She says SO YOU SELECT WHO YOU WANT.
YOU CAN SELECT A
NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
CLICK ON ADD AUTHORS, AND
THEY WILL BECOME CO-AUTHORS
ON YOUR NOTE.

She points to the last option and says FORMATTING HINTS.
NOW THESE ARE HTML TAGS THAT
YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR NOTE,
AND HTML IS THE FORMATTING
LANGUAGE OF THE INTERNET, AND
YOU CAN USE THESE IF YOU WANT
TO SORT OF FANCY UP YOUR NOTE
A LITTLE BIT, IF YOU WANTED
BOLDED TITLES, FOR EXAMPLE,
OR TO PUT ITALICS IN
DIFFERENT PLACES.

She clicks on the hint window and explains
AND THIS JUST GIVES YOU SOME
OF THE BASIC EXPLANATIONS OF
HOW YOU DO LITTLE HTML TAGS.
THEY'RE REALLY NOT THAT HARD
AND, YOU KNOW, IT DOES MAKE
YOUR NOTE LOOK A
LITTLE BIT BETTER.
BELOW THE FORMATTING HINTS
OPTION THERE ARE SOME OTHER
OPTIONS YOU CAN USE, AND WE'LL
HAVE A LOOK AT THOSE NOW.

She shows a box below the formatting hints and says THIS FIRST ONE IS CALLED
INSERTING REFERENCE TO NOTE
NUMBER, AND THIS ALLOWS YOU TO
MAKE LINKS BETWEEN YOUR NOTE
AND OTHER NOTES IN THE
DATABASE, AND YOU CAN PUT AS
MANY REFERENCE LINKS AS
YOU WANT INTO YOUR NOTES.
NOW WHAT I WOULD DO FIRST IS
MAKE SURE I KNOW THE NOTE
NUMBER OF THE NOTE
I WANT TO LINK TO.

She goes back to the note view and circles note number 13.

She says LET'S SAY I CHOSE NUMBER
THIRTEEN ABOUT IMPLEMENTING
COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES.
SO I WANT TO MAKE A LINK TO
NUMBER THIRTEEN, SO I WRITE IN
THIRTEEN IN THE LITTLE BOX
HERE, AND THEN I PRESS INSERT.

She writes 13 in the small box on the left and says
NOW, WHEN I FIRST DO THAT, YOU
CAN'T SEE ANYTHING, BUT IN
FACT, LO AND BEHOLD, IN YOUR
EDIT WINDOW THERE IS THIS
RATHER UNPREPOSSESSING LITTLE
PIECE HERE, AND WHEN I SAVE
IT, IT WILL ACTUALLY
BE A HOT LINK.

She shows a strand of numbers, symbols and letters at the top of her new comment window.

she clicks on it and says SO I'M GOING TO SAVE THAT AND
SHOW YOU WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.
AND IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO CLICK
ON IT AND THEN GO DIRECTLY TO
THAT NOTE, TO NOTE
NUMBER THIRTEEN.
THIS WAY YOU CAN MAKE THE
DATABASE REALLY QUITE
INTERCONNECTED BECAUSE YOU
CAN MAKE LINKS ACROSS VIEWS.
SO HERE IT IS.

She shows the contribution she made. It reads "New Note" over a blue link that reads "Note 13."

She clicks on it and says IT SAYS NOTE THIRTEEN.
AND IF I CLICK ON THAT, IT
WILL TAKE US TO THAT NOTE, AS
WELL AS PUTTING A REFERENCE
IN THE BOTTOM OF THERE, RIGHT
HERE, AND IT ADDS THAT
REFERENCE ENTIRELY,
THE SYSTEM ADDS IT ITSELF.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO ADD THAT.

At the bottom of the note; there is a subtitle that reads "References."

She adds YOU CAN ALSO ADD LINKS TO
UPLOADED FILES, AND THIS CAN
BE HELPFUL FOR PUTTING
GRAPHICS IN YOUR NOTES,
OR FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO BE
ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THINGS
YOU'VE PUT ON THE SERVER.
HERE'S THE BAR THAT
IS RELEVANT HERE.

She shows a box that reads "Insert uploaded graphic."

She says IT SAYS GRAPHICS FROM PERSONAL
AND SHARED DIRECTORIES.
NOW, AT THE MOMENT, I ONLY
HAVE ONE GRAPHIC IN HERE,
AND IT'S CALLED BIGFOOT.

She clicks on the arrow, selects her graphic and presses the button "insert" to upload it.

She explains SO I'M GOING TO SELECT THAT
AND THEN PRESS INSERT, AND
JUST THE SAME WAY AS BEFORE,
IT WILL END UP IN YOUR NOTE,
BUT YOU DON'T SEE ANYTHING
HAPPENING AFTER, SORRY,
SCROLL BACK UP,
AND THEN LOOK HERE.
NOW, YOU SEE THAT WHAT'S
HAPPENED IS IT'S INSERTED AN
ENTIRE HTML TAG IN THERE FOR
YOU WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO
WORRY ABOUT EVEN
WHAT THAT MEANS.

She circles the strand of letters, symbols and numbers as she speaks.

She says NOW, OF COURSE THERE'S NO
PICTURE HERE YET, RIGHT?
BUT, OF COURSE, IT'S BECAUSE
WE HAVEN'T PRESSED CONTRIBUTE.
SO WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT
AND THEN LOOK TO SEE WHAT
WE HAVE IN HERE.
AND AS IT'S NOW
SAVING THE NOTE...

She clicks on contribute and waits. An image of a black and white dog appears.

Clare says AH, AND LOOK.
HERE IT IS
A PICTURE OF BIGFOOT.

A slate appears with an image of a person typing on a keyboard.
The slate reads "Summary; references, links to other notes in the database. Links to graphics and other text files in the database."

Clare explains SO WE'VE LOOKED NOW AT TWO
WAYS TO CONNECT IDEAS.
WE'VE LOOKED AT REFERENCES AND
WE'VE LOOKED AT LINKS TO OTHER
FILES IN THE DATABASE.
NOW WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT TWO
OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT IDEAS.

The caption changes to "Build ons and internet links."

She continues FIRST, BUILD-ONS, AND
SECONDLY, INTERNET LINKS TO
INFORMATION OUTSIDE
OF THE DATABASE.
TO CREATE A BUILD-ON, YOU NEED
TO BE LOOKING AT A NOTE THAT'S
ALREADY IN THE DATABASE
THAT YOU WANT TO REPLY TO
OR TO SAY MORE ABOUT.
HERE'S ONE.

She shows an open note that reads "Tips for success."

She says ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK ON
BUILD-ON UP HERE UNDER NOTE.
AND ANOTHER EDIT WINDOW WILL
APPEAR AND IT WILL LOOK
EXACTLY LIKE THE EDIT WINDOW
YOU USE FOR NEW NOTE.
NOW, SOMETHING HAPPENED, BUT
YOU STILL CAN'T SEE THE EDIT
WINDOW, AND JUST LIKE
BEFORE, IT'S DOWN BELOW.

She scrolls down the note and finds a new box that reads "Title, enter note comment."

She says SO YOU SCROLL DOWN HERE AND
YOU COME TO THE EDIT WINDOW,
AND YOU WRITE IN HERE
JUST THE WAY YOU DID
WITH THE NEW NOTE.
GIVE IT A TITLE.
IT'S ALREADY GOT THE SAME
VIEW AS THE NOTE YOU'RE
BUILDING ONTO.
AND THEN AT THE END,
JUST LIKE BEFORE,

She presses contribute and says YOU PRESS CONTRIBUTE AND IT
GETS SAVED TO THE DATABASE.
NOW YOU CAN ALSO
MAKE HOTLINKS.
NOW THESE ARE, YOU CAN
LITERALLY JUST TYPE IN A URL.
LET'S SAY WE WANTED
TO DO... TVO'S ONE.

She types in http://www.tvo.org

Clare says YOU CAN PUT THAT INTO YOUR
NOTE AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO SAY

She types in a title and says THIS IS A HOTLINK TO TVO.
BUT BECAUSE IT'S JUST BEEN PUT
IN, JUST LIKE THAT, THE SYSTEM
KNOWS THAT IT IS AN INTERNET
LINK, AND WHEN I PRESS
CONTRIBUTE, IT WILL COME
BACK AND SHOW YOU A LITTLE
CLICKABLE HOTLINK.
HERE IT COMES.

She clicks contribute and waits. The link appears in blue and she clocks on it too.

Clare says YEAH, THERE IT IS.
IF WE CLICK ON THAT, IT WILL
TAKE US TO THE TVO WEBSITE.
TO THIS POINT, WE'VE LOOKED AT
LINKING AND MAKING NOTES IN
THE DATABASE AND NOW WE'RE
GOING TO LOOK AT OTHER
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE THERE
FOR YOU TO STORE AND
FIND INFORMATION.
AND THE FIRST OF THESE
IS WEB RESOURCES.

Clare shows the green bar on the website and circles the word "Resources" as she says YOU CAN FIND THAT UNDER
RESOURCES IN THE GREEN BAR.
AND IF YOU CLICK ON HERE, IT
WILL TAKE YOU TO A NEW SCREEN,
AND THEN YOU CAN SELECT FROM
A PARTICULAR VIEW,

She clicks on a view of her interest and continues PRESS SET,
AND IT WILL SHOW YOU IF THERE
ARE ANY WEB RESOURCES IN THERE
DISPLAYED, AND INDEED
THERE IS ONE HERE.

She shows a blue internet link and explains AND IF I CLICK ON THAT, IT
WILL TAKE ME TO THE INTERNET
SITE FOR THAT LINK, WHICH IS
ACTUALLY CSILE, WHICH IS THE
ORIGINAL FORM OF
KNOWLEDGE FORM.
SO THESE COULD
BE QUITE USEFUL.

Clare then clicks on a button that reads "New web resource."

She continues IN ORDER TO MAKE A NEW WEB
RESOURCE, YOU'D HAVE TO CLICK
ON NEW WEB RESOURCE.
ANOTHER WINDOW COMES UP, A
LITTLE EDIT WINDOW, JUST LIKE
THE NEW NOTE IN THE BUILD-ON,

The window reads "URL" in the first box; "View" in the second and "Enter description" in the third.

Clare says AND YOU SELECT THE VIEW YOU
WANT AND YOU JUST TYPE OR COPY
AND PASTE THE URL INTO THIS
WINDOW HERE.
NOW, ANOTHER FUNCTION THAT'S
QUITE HELPFUL TO FIND THINGS
IN THE DATABASE IS THE SEARCH
FUNCTION, AND IT'S UP HERE
UNDER NAVIGATION.

She points to the left part of the screen to a subtitle under "Navigation."

She continues YOU CAN SEARCH IN
DIFFERENT KINDS OF WAYS.
THERE ARE A NUMBER
OF SEARCHES.
LET'S CLICK ON THERE AND SEE.

A new window appears. It reads "Search KB through technology database. Find notes by; optional, whose title contains, case sensitive."

Clare explains YOU CAN SEARCH BY AUTHOR.
YOU COULD ALSO SEARCH BY
KEYWORD, OR YOU CAN SEARCH BY
TITLE IF YOU HAPPEN TO
KNOW THE TITLE OF A
PARTICULAR NOTE THAT
YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.
LET'S SAY I WANTED TO LOOK FOR
A NOTE BY ME, IN MY REAL NAME,
AND WHICH, THE TITLE,
LET'S SAY IT CONTAINED
THE WORD 'KNOWLEDGE'.
I HAVE TO SPELL IT
RIGHT OF COURSE.
AND THEN IF I CLICK ON SEARCH,
IT SHOULD COME BACK WITH A
LIST OF NOTES THAT ACTUALLY
HAVE THE WORD KNOWLEDGE IN
THEM, AND IN THIS
CASE IT'S JUST ONE.

She points to a blue link that reads "Knowledge building indicators."

She continues KNOWLEDGE BUILDING INDICATORS.
IT'S ALSO A QUICK WAY FOR YOU
TO GET A LIST OF ALL OF THE
NOTES THAT YOU'VE
WRITTEN IN THE DATABASE.
OKAY.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
UPLOADING FILES, AND THIS IS A
FAIRLY SIMPLE PROCEDURE, AND
THERE'S TWO AREAS WHERE YOU
CAN UPLOAD FILES TO.
ONE IS THE SHARED DIRECTORY
AND THE OTHER ONE IS THE
PERSONAL DIRECTORY.

Both categories appear below the navigation button.

Clare continues LET'S LOOK AT THE
SHARED DIRECTORY.

She clicks on it and says ALL WE DO IS CLICK ON THERE,
AND THEN WE TRY AND LOCATE THE
FILE THAT WE WANT TO UPLOAD.

She clicks on a button that reads "Browse" and continues NOW I'VE GOT A WINDOW
UP OF MY HARD DRIVE.
NOW, THE ONE I WANT IS
ACTUALLY ON MY FLOPPY,
AND I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE

She selects "all files" option in the bottom box on the screen and continues IT HAS LISTED ALL FILES.
AND LET'S SEE...

She clicks on a file and explains LET'S CLICK ON THIS ONE.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT EXTENSION ON YOUR FILE.
IF IT'S A TEXT FILE,
IT NEEDS TO BE .DOC.
IF IT'S AN IMAGE FILE, IT
NEEDS TO BE, LIKE THIS ONE,.JPG OR IT COULD
BE A GIF FILE, .GIF.
AND THEN YOU JUST CLICK ON
OPEN AND THE FILE NAME ARRIVES
IN THE WINDOW HERE.

She shows the window with the name of the file and continues
ONCE YOU CLICK ON UPLOAD, THEN
THE TRANSFER PROCESS WILL
BEGIN, AND THE COPY OF THE
FILE THAT'S NOW ON MY FLOPPY
DRIVE WILL BE COPIED UP
AND A COPY OF IT MADE
AND DEPOSITED ON THE
SERVER AT OISE UT.

She then clicks on a blue link above the browse box and says AND HERE IT IS.
LET'S JUST MAKE SURE
IT'S REALLY THERE.
YES, IT IS.

A picture of a black dog appears.

She says ANOTHER DOG THIS TIME.
MY DOG.
NOW, IT'S ALL VERY
WELL HAVING IT HERE.
THE NEXT THING IS TO MAKE SURE
THAT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A LINK
TO IT IN YOUR NOTE, BECAUSE
EVEN IF IT'S ON THE SHARED
DIRECTORY, YOU WANT TO
ALERT PEOPLE TO THE FACT
THAT IT'S THERE.
SO I BRING UP AN EDIT WINDOW,

She opens a "new note" window and titles it.

She says AND I CAN GIVE THE NOTE A TITLE.
AND THEN I GO DOWN TO THE
BOTTOM AND FIND THE CORRECT
GRAPHIC THAT I WANT.

She looks for the graphic and says HERE IT IS.
PRESS INSERT... AND, LO AND
BEHOLD, HERE IT IS IN MY NOTE.
JUST THE SAME WAY AS IT WAS
BEFORE; IT'S GOT ALL OF THE
HTML CODE ALREADY
ATTACHED TO IT.

She clicks on contribute and says I PRESS CONTRIBUTE SO THAT
I CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT AS AN
IMAGE AND NOT JUST AS THE
CODE, AND HERE IT IS.
AND IT'S ANOTHER DOG
AND MY DOG PHOEBE.
NOW REMEMBER, IF THIS HAD
BEEN A TEXT FILE THAT YOU'D
UPLOADED, IT WOULDN'T SHOW
NECESSARILY IN THE NOTE ITSELF.
THERE WOULD BE A HOTLINK
THERE, AND WHEN SOMEBODY
CLICKED ON THAT HOTLINK, THEN
THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD
THAT FILE TO THEIR
OWN DATABASE.
OKAY?
SO YOU CAN HAVE BOTH KINDS
OF SYSTEMS WORKING THERE.
NOW, REMEMBER THAT THE
DATABASE ALSO; USING THE
DATABASE DOESN'T PREVENT YOU
FROM USING e-mail AS WELL AND
OTHER THINGS ON THE INTERNET.
AND IF YOU WANT TO SEND EMAIL,
AND, IN FACT, TO RECEIVE EMAIL,
YOU NEED TO ADD
YOUR e-mail ADDRESS.

Clare points to the green bar at the top of the screen and explains AND YOU GO TO SECURITY AND
GO TO EDIT PREFERENCES
AND YOU ADD YOUR EMAIL
ADDRESS IN THERE.
AND I'LL ADD THIS NOW.

She types her address into a box labelled "email address."

She continues AND THEN YOU GO, CLICK ON
SAVE CHANGES, AND THAT WILL GET
SAVED TO THE DATABASE.
NOW, YOU CAN SEND e-mail WHILE
YOU'RE IN WEB KNOWLEDGE FORM
AS LONG AS YOU'VE GOT YOUR
EMAIL ADDRESS IN THERE.
AND TO SEND A MESSAGE,
YOU JUST GO TO RESOURCES
AND CLICK ON SEND EMAIL.

She presses the "send email" button.

She says AND IT'LL COME UP, AND WE
RECOGNIZE THIS WINDOW RIGHT
NOW, DON'T WE, BECAUSE IT
LOOKS JUST LIKE ALL THE
OTHER EDIT WINDOWS.

A window appears. It reads "From; to, subject" and has a large box below to write a message in.

Clare says YOU GIVE IT A SUBJECT.
YOU WRITE YOUR MESSAGE IN HERE
AND YOU SELECT THE PEOPLE THAT
YOU WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE TO.
NOW, BECAUSE THIS ISN'T THE
REGULAR KIND OF EMAIL,
YOU'RE NOT IN YOUR
OWN e-mail ACCOUNT.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO
ALWAYS ADD YOURSELF AS ONE OF
THE RECIPIENTS OF THE EMAIL,
AND THAT WAY YOU'LL GET A COPY
TO YOUR OWN e-mail ACCOUNT OF
THE e-mail THAT YOU SEND OUT,
AND IT HELPS TO BE ABLE
TO KEEP TRACK OF IT.
NOW THERE'S ANOTHER WAY YOUR
INSTRUCTOR MIGHT CONTACT YOU.
THEY COULD SEND YOU EMAIL.
THEY CAN WRITE A MESSAGE IN
THE DATABASE, BUT THEY COULD
ALSO SEND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
NOW WHEN YOU, YOU KNOW THAT
THERE'S AN ANNOUNCEMENT BEING
SENT TO YOU IF WHEN YOU FIRST
LOG IN A LITTLE JAVASCRIPT
ALERT WILL COME UP ON THE
SCREEN AND TELL YOU, SAYING
JAVASCRIPT ALERT.
ONE NEW ANNOUNCEMENT CREATED
SINCE YOU LAST LOGGED IN.
AND WHAT YOU DO AT THAT POINT
AFTER YOU'VE LOGGED IN, IS TO
JUST CLICK ON ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNDER RESOURCES, AND READ
WHATEVER MAY BE THERE.
AND HERE IT IS.

She clicks on a blue link that reads "assignment due."

She explains IT SAYS ASSIGNMENT DUE.
AND OPEN IT AND IT GIVES
YOU THE MESSAGE IN THERE.
WE'VE NOW COVERED THE MOST
IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS IN THE
DATABASE AND THERE ARE JUST
A FEW DETAILS LEFT AND WE'LL
LOOK AT THOSE NOW.
THERE'S THREE, REALLY, THAT
WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT.
ONE IS CALLED WHO HAS ACCESS,
AND THIS, IF YOU CLICK ON IT,

She clicks and a window appears. It reads "Author list for the KB through technology database."

Clare says LETS YOU KNOW WHO'S BEEN
LOGGED INTO THE DATABASE AND
WHEN THEY'VE BEEN LOGGED IN,
WHICH SOMETIMES CAN BE HELPFUL
IF YOU'RE WAITING, WANTING
TO KNOW IF SOMEBODY'S BEEN
READING YOUR NOTE OR NOT.
THE OTHER ONE TO
REMEMBER IS LOGOUT.

Logout is the last option in the left hand side of the screen.

She says I WON'T PRESS IT BECAUSE I
DON'T WANT TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW,
BUT IF YOU'RE WORKING IN
A PUBLIC SETTING, LIKE A
LIBRARY, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT
TO PRESS LOGOUT, BECAUSE IF
YOU LEAVE YOUR MACHINE,
SOMEONE ELSE CAN GET ACCESS TO
YOUR ACCOUNT AND WE REALLY
DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.
SO THAT'S AN IMPORTANT
ONE TO REMEMBER.
AND THE OTHER THING IS JUST A
FINAL REMINDER THAT HELP IS
HERE, AND IT'S ALWAYS ON EVERY
PAGE AND IT'S ORGANIZED BY ALL
OF THE DIFFERENT TOPICS THAT
YOU MIGHT NEED TO HAVE HELP
WITH, AND IT'S
ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU.

She points to the help options.

Clare continues SO THOSE ARE THE
MAIN PIECES.
AND, IN ADDITION, YOU ALSO HAVE
THE HELP MANUAL THAT YOU WILL
GET WITH YOUR PACKAGE AS WELL.
ONCE YOU'VE USED THE DATABASE
A FEW TIMES, YOU'LL FIND
THESE FUNCTIONS VERY
EASY TO REMEMBER.
MOST PEOPLE WHO USE THIS
DATABASE HAVE FOUND IT VERY
EASY TO LEARN, AND FUN.
NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
ONLINE COURSES OFFERED AT
OISE UT, YOU CAN LOOK
AT OUR WEBSITES: www.oise.utoronto.ca/conted

She continues FOR ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION
COURSES FOR TEACHERS, LOOK AT:
AND FOR GRADUATE COURSES YOU CAN
LOOK AT OUR DISTANCE EDUCATION
SITE THAT APPEARS ON THE SCREEN,

A caption reads www.oise.utoronto.ca/snyary/seller

Clare says AND FOR MORE ABOUT ONLINE
LEARNING, VISIT
PDONLINE AT TVO.

A caption reads www.tvo.org/pdonline

Clare says THANK YOU FOR
WATCHING THIS VIDEO.
I HOPE YOU FIND IT
HELPFUL, AND GOOD-BYE.

End credits roll.

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