Learning Express is a fast-track, alternative delivery program. Students may complete developmental course requirements attending at night.
Learning Express classes are held in five week and/or seven week blocks with one class beginning immediately upon completion of the prior class. Progress through the program is continual and fast paced. Because a significant amount of learning takes place outside the classroom, students must be highly motivated, independent learners. Attendance at each scheduled class meeting is required. A strict attendance policy is enforced.
For more information about Learning Express, please contact the office of Distance Education at 423-585-6996.
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-Include original message in email replies. (This includes the message sent you in any REPLY.)
-Save a copy of each outgoing message to the 'SENT MAIL' folder. (This insures that if you have a question about having sent a message you can always check and verify that the message was sent.)
-Create an email signature for yourself, if you wish, by clicking on the HTML EDITOR icon [page of paper + a pencil + circle] and using this page as you would in WORD. You can then use the BASIC or ADVANCED tabs for more options.
-if you uncheck "Show the Message Preview Pane," email messages will appear in a pop up window when you click on EMAIL rather than in the preview pane at the bottom of the email messages page. The preview pane will no longer cover up the bottom of your message list of incoming email messages.
-Show folder list pane (Allows you to see and manipulate email folders.)
-Mark messages as read when viewed in the MESSAGE PREVIEW pane (Marks messages as read [not bold] after you read them.)
-Show internal email address in the ADDRESS BOOK
-NEVER use the FORWARADING OPTIONS as this will send your emails in eLEARN to another email system (Hotmail, gmail, Yahoo mail, etcetera.); however, you will not be able to use REPLY in this email system and may not see these messages in eLEARN.
Click SAVE after you have made the changes you want to make to SETTINGS in email.
Reading and Replying to an Email Message
· To see if you have any email messages in eLEARN, merely click on "Email" while you are in any class or when you are at the MyHome page.
· Notice that you can "Filter By" any of the courses you are enrolled in. If you "Filter By" any one particular course you are enrolled in, you will see email messages only sent from that course. If you use "Filter By" and choose "All Messages" you will see messages sent from all your courses in eLEARN.
· To read an email message, just click on the name (subject) of the message. A new pane or window will open up. To reply to the message, just click on the word "Reply" then compose your message and hit the word "SEND" in the bottom right-hand corner.
Composing and Sending an Email Message to Your Instructor
· Inside any class, click on CLASSLIST in the navigation bar
· Find your professor in the class. He or she will have the word "instructor" to the right of his or her name
· Click in the checkbox to the left of his or her name until you get a green check there.
· Click on the icon of an envelope near the top of the list of names ("E-mail selected users in a new window" is shown when you hover over the icon). A new window pops up as an email message to your professor
· Give the message a SUBJECT line
· Type in your message at the MESSAGE box.
· Note that you have a PREVIEW option in bottom left corner.
· Click SEND.
· Note that you can copy and paste from a WORD file into the message text box.
· Notice that you have the option of making folders and moving messages to folders by using FOLDER MANAGEMENT.
· You can also use SETTINGS to change how you see your email messages and folders in eLEARN.
· You can click into your folders under FOLDER LIST to see sent emails, etcetera.
· Note that in composing and sending a message, you have BASIC and ADVANCED editor options, a SPELL CHECK option, and an ATTACHMENTS option.
Reading Discussion Board Messages
Inside any class, click on DISCUSSIONS. You will see forum names (which are like folders and which are right justified) and topics (which are slightly to the right). Forums and topics are created for you by your instructor. Click on any topic. After you click inside any topic, you may see messages already posted by other students or your instructor. After clicking into any topic, you will see COMPOSE, REFRESH, SHOW SEARCH, SETTINGS, and VIEW options in the top line of the discussion board topic. To read any message, click on the subject of that message.
Replying to a Discussion Board Message
· While reading a particular discussion board message, you may want to reply to a message (posting); if so, just click on REPLY and compose your reply message. (Note that you can reply WITH MESSSAGE or WITHOUT MESSAGE; WITH MESSAGE repeats the original student message in your posting. Just use the drop down menu to the right to make your selection.) When you have finished composing your reply message, click on SUBMIT.
· Note that you can copy and paste from a WORD document into the text box.
· Note that in composing a reply to a discussion board message, you have an HTML EDITOR option, a SPELL CHECK option, and a PREVIEW option.
· Note that you can send a private email to the student who posted the message by clicking on the hyperlinked (blue) student name near the top of the message.
Posting a Discussion Board Message
· To post a message to a discussion board, just click on the name of the discussion board topic you need to post to. Click on COMPOSE. Give the message a subject LINE. Then, click into the text box. When you have finished composing your message, click on SUBMIT.
· Note that you can copy and paste from a WORD document into the text box. Copy any text from WORD then click on the clipboard + W icon to paste from WORD.
· Note that in composing a message, you have a BASIC and ADVANCED editor option, a SPELL CHECK option, a PREVIEW option, and an ATTACHMENT option.
· Note that you can DELETE any message you post
Uploading a File to a Dropbox
To upload a file to a dropbox, click on DROPBOX in the navigation bar. You will see the names of all the dropboxes your instructor has prepared. Then, click on the name of the dropbox to which you need to submit a file. Next, click on the words ADD A FILE. Click on BROWSE and browse to find your file. Browse your computer until you find the file you want to upload. Click on the filename of the file you want to upload until it is highlighted. Click OPEN. Now, click UPLOAD. Click UPLOAD once again. You will receive a message about the file you have uploaded, including its filename, the date and time uploaded, and other information.
Seeing Your Instructor's Feedback in Dropbox
After your instructor has read the file you have uploaded, he or she may leave feedback, comments, grades, and/or a returned and marked file for you. To view all this, click on DROPBOX in the navigation bar. You will see the names of all the dropboxes. On the right, under FEEDBACK, you will see the word VIEW to the far right of the particular dropbox where your instructor has left feedback. To see that feedback from your instructor, click on VIEW. If your instructor has left a comments only, you will see those comment to the right of "Dropbox Feedback." If your instructor has left a graded file for you, you will see the filename to the right of "Attached Files," which you can click on and then choose SAVE or OPEN. If your instructor has left a grade for you, you will see that to the left of "Score."
Taking a Quiz
To take a particular quiz, click on QUIZZES. Click on the particular quiz you need to take; a page of general information for quizzes will be seen. Click on START QUIZ; you will be asked if you are ready to take the quiz and you can click on OK. Take the quiz by clicking into the appropriate answers. Save answers by clicking on the disk icon to the left. Submit (finish) the quiz by clicking on "Go to Submit Quiz" and following the directions there. From your instructor, you will want to know
Is this test or quiz online?
How long do I have once I open the quiz?
What days will the quiz be open?
Can I page back and forth between questions?
Do I have to answer each question as I go or can I come back to prior questoins?
The Walters State Helpdesk is available to assist with your technology related needs. It is located in the Jack E. Campbell College Center building, Room 305. The Helpdesk can be contacted by phone at 423-318-2742 and has a web site located at http://helpdesk.ws.edu which includes contact information, hours of operation and useful information on various common technology related issues.
Support for e-Learn is available from the HelpDesk 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at the Helpdesk phone number 423-318-2742.