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Instructor: Deb Distante
Office: Building 6, Room 230
Phone: 909-594-5611 x4285

Email: ddistante@mtsac.edu
Website: http://www.mtsac.edu/~ddistant/research
Office hours: Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 and by appointment

Web Board Instructions

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Using WebBoard

 

The class WebBoard is located at http://webboard.mtsac.edu/~ddistante-research-1. When you type that address into your browser, you will be given a screen to login.

Login Screen

I have already registered you as a member of our WebBoard. Login using the following information:

Username:

Password:

The WebBoard screen is divided into two sections: the left hand side displays information on the conferences (different topics); under each (click on conference name) you will see a list of subtopics. There is a conference for every week. To receive credit, you must post your responses during the dates listed. The first message under each conference will be the weekly topic you are required to post on.

Welcome screen after login

Click on the first message in the conference. The message now appears on the right hand side of the screen.

Message example

To reply to the message and post your response, either click on the "Reply" link at the top of the screen or the "Reply to 'topic'" link at the end of the message.

Reply example

Type your response in the text box (as shown above). When you're finished, click the "Post" button. This will allow you to Preview and Spell check your response. Please remember to sign your post, using first and last names. This will ensure that you get credit for making the post. If you're satisfied with how your message looks, click the "Post" button again and your message will be posted to the WebBoard. If you need to make changes or corrections, click the back button on your browser.


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How Do I...........

How do I change my password?

  1. Login with the information given above
  2. Go to "More" on the blue menu bar at the top of the screen
  3. Go to "Edit personal profile"
  4. Enter your new password twice
  5. Click "save"

How do I get email notification of new messages?

  1. Go to "More" on the blue menu bar at the top of the screen
  2. Click on "Email Notification"
  3. You will see a list of conferences; check the box next to each conference you are interested in receiving notification for
  4. Click "save"

How do I receive new messages via email?

  1. Go to "More" on the blue menu bar at the top of the screen
  2. Click on "Mailing Lists"
  3. You will see a list of conferences; check the box next to each conference you are interested in receiving email messages for
  4. Click "save"

How do I find new messages once I've logged on?

  1. The welcome message on the right hand side of the screen will display "You have xx new messages"
  2. Click on that part of the message
  3. The left hand screen will now display the conferences which have new messages posted, along with the message title
  4. Click on the new message title; it will display on the right hand screen
  5. After you have read all your new messages, go to "More" on the blue menu bar and click on "Mark all read" to remove the new tags

How do I logoff?

  1. Go to "Logoff" on the blue menu bar at the top of the screen. Note that if you use the browser Back button, you can return to the board without a login. This is because your browser stashes your login information.
  2. Protect your account: to ensure that you clear your system of the stashed login information, exit your browser or clear your browser cache. This ensures that no one accessing the same machine will be able to post messages via your account should you leave it unattended.

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Features of WebBoard

Hotlinks - because WebBoard is an Internet application, every underlined and colored item is a "hotlink", i.e., a direct connection to another web page.

The Menu Bar - this is the bar along the top of the frames and contains the following features:

Message Options - once you have clicked on a message, the Message is displayed in the right frame and permits a number of options. These options are listed at the top of the message frame:


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Deb Distante
Bibliographic Instruction Librarian

909-594-5611 x4285
email: ddistante@mtsac.edu

Page Last Updated:
October 20, 2004

 

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