Description: Take a look around your online student portal. It focused on how to access the program community which provides you with a great opportunity to talk online with other students on your program.
Take a look around your online student portal to access it through the web go to www.donateyouraccount.com/davidpakmanshow. The main part of the screen contains notice boards. Keep a lookout for new announcements and notifications about your program.
You can also access the program community which provides you with a great opportunity to talk online with other students on your program and introduce yourself and see who else is on your program at any time. You can click on My Learning Tab to go back to the my learning home page. Your program will contain several different modules from My Learning home page.
You can see a list of the individual modules you’re enrolled on. There’s a separate area for each module which has its own homepage laid out in a similar way to the program homepage. There’s a menu to the left and the main part of the screen contains spaces for announcements and spaces to remind you of assignment deadlines, making it easier to manage your workload.
The first link will take you back to the module. The home page below that is module information. The support contact section provides details of your associate academic for this particular module IT. The technical support should need your online learner advisor. You’ll access the learning activities section most often where you’ll find your learning materials and activities for the module.
If you go into this area you can see that there’s an introduction to the module at the top of the page. Below this are a list of folders called units. Your module is split into units so that you can go through it, which is manageable and easier to digest sections of information.
There will be an introduction to each unit, a link to the learning material and an end of unit activity. If you select the learning material in one of your units, it will open up this information in the new page. You can see how to navigate around a unit by clicking on the left hand menu or on the next button.
At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a variety of formats of material written material web and document links videos audio and diagrams. At the same time, you’ll also be asked to undertake tasks and activities as you work through these. Don’t forget these individual packages of learning materials will be open on a separate page. Your main module area will remain open unless it’s shut down.
On the left-hand menu, the module page is about resources. You will access your digital reading list. The digital reading list contains the details of all of the required reading for the module such as e-books and online journals which are available through the University Library.
There are also some support documents to help you with using digital reading lists and electronic resources below. The resources tab is the community space, which is much like the community space at program level. This area provides the tools to enable you to communicate online with your associate academic and other students who are studying your module. There will be links to forums message boards. We can hold conversations in the form of posted messages wikis an online space where you add modify or delete content in collaboration with others and post an online blog of your thoughts.
These is a great way to get to know your peers, discuss course related topics and ask your academic a question. The community space is also the area where you’ll find links to live online seminars which will be conducted throughout your course by attending online seminars. You’ll be able to meet virtually your academic and interact who your peers as if they were physically in a lecture theatre or workshop together. Your associate academic will let you know in advance when they’ll be running these sessions and the links.
The sessions will be placed within the community space. Don’t worry if you can’t attend these sessions as they are recorded, so you can watch them later. The final menu item is the assessment area which contains the details of the assessment requirements for your module. You will also find this information in your program handbook all modules following the same format. Once you’ve navigated around, you know exactly what you’re doing if you’re unsure of something during your studies. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. Your online learner advisor should be your main point of contact for general inquiries about your course. Your associate academic can help you with specific inquiries about their modules. If you need technical support, you can contact the IT Service Desk.