This list is designed to help you become familiar with the MyCourses environment. This would be helpful whether you are taking an online or blended class, or if your instructor is supplementing his/her face-to-face course with online resources. Please proceed through each item in order, reading carefully, viewing videos, and following all links. Late in the semester, you may return to this module for a refresher.
To begin, Go to Online Learning below.
Learning online has many advantages, but also presents its own set of challenges when compared to taking a face-to-face class on-campus. Sometimes students have misconceptions about what it means to be an online learner. Review the Online Learning: Getting Started. If you agree with the following statements, you are more likely to have success taking an online course.
To take an online course, you must have access to a reliable Internet-ready computer, preferably with high-speed Internet access with a supported browser.
If you experience any technical difficulties, contact the SPC Technical Support Desk for assistance.
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Note: Different SPC colleges and programs may have specific technical requirements, please check with your college (department) and your course syllabus for details.
When you first logged into MyCourses, your My Home was displayed. This page provides you with a great deal of information including: Access to your courses, a calendar of events and much more! You may return to your My Home at anytime, by clicking the My Home link in the mini-bar at the top of the MyCourses page.
Notifications - Using the Notification link under your name, you can customize the notifications you receive about certain activity within your courses. For example, you can create a notification that will either email or text you 2 days before a quiz or dropbox is due in any of your courses. Use notifications to help you stay on top of course activity while on the go!
Tutorial: Creating and Managing Notifications
Basic Course Navigation -
Once you click the title of a course on the MyCourses homepage, you will be taken to the homepage for that specific course. Like the MyCourses home, the course home will provide you with a great deal of information relating to that specific course including: Course news and announcements, updates on items that have been graded or changed since you were last in the course, and quick access to course content and much more.
Tutorial: Basic Course Navigation
Basic Course Content Navigation - Most instructional materials for courses within the MyCourses system will be found under the Content area. In this area, you will find items including lecture notes, presentations, links, quizzes, discussion topics, dropbox assignments, and much more. Use the Table of Contents and other navigational features in Content area to help you navigate. The following tutorials will help you become more familiar with the Content area of the course.
This is a quick reminder about the Introduction to MyCourses course which is available to all students. The goal of this course is to provide you with an overview of the MyCourses environment as well as a chance to interact with some of its most commonly used tools.
How do I access Introduction to MyCourses?
Why should I complete this course? Not only does the Introduction to MyCourses course provide you with access to a collection of video and printable tutorials on some of the most commonly used tools and features of the MyCourses system, it also will provide you with an opportunity to work with those tools practice environment before you begin in your regular courses.
IMPORTANT: Some instructors may require that you provide a Certificate of Completion for the Introduction to MyCourses course. Please check with your instructors to determine whether they require this in their course.
Estimated Completion Time? Approximately 3-4 hours depending on your skill level and engagement in the course. Remember you can log out and log into the Introduction to MyCourses course at any time and resume your work.
Facilitators and Help- This course is not currently being actively monitored. Inappropriate behavior in the course will not be tolerated and may result in your being removed from the course. If you have questions or notice any inappropriate behavior in the course, please contact the Helpdesk at 727-341-4657 or by email at email@example.com.
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Hopefully, you have found this Quick Guide helpful and are now better prepared to complete this course. Remember, you may return to this at any point during the semester for a refresher. Also, there are several resources at your disposal:
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