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== accessBCC ==
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= eLearningBCC=
  
=== Using accessBCC email ===
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== Accessing Course Files ==
 
 
accessBCC email is the place that you'll find information from the college, your faculty members and/or your peers. In order to access your email you will need to log onto accessBCC. The email system works in a very similar fashion to other email systems that you may have already used. If you're not familiar with how accessBCC email works we encourage you to take a look through the following files:
 
 
 
#[[Media:AttachingFilesaccessBCCemail.pdf | Add attachments to an email message]]
 
#[[Media:DeletingaccessBCCemail.pdf | Delete accessBCC email]]
 
#[[Media:ForwardingMessagesaccessBCCemail.pdf | Forward your accessBCC email to another address]]
 
 
 
It is also important that you regularly manage your mail. If your inbox gets too full messages will not be able to be delivered or sent. If your instructor said that s/he sent you an email but you didn't receive it you may have a full mailbox!
 
 
 
 
 
== eLearningBCC ==
 
 
 
=== Accessing Course Files ===
 
  
 
In your eLearningBCC courses you may need to download or view the course syllabus, lecture notes or other class files. The [http://www.getfirefox.com Firefox] web browser handles files well, but Internet Explorer has proven to be challenging to students because it will prevent files from being downloaded.  
 
In your eLearningBCC courses you may need to download or view the course syllabus, lecture notes or other class files. The [http://www.getfirefox.com Firefox] web browser handles files well, but Internet Explorer has proven to be challenging to students because it will prevent files from being downloaded.  
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[[Media:downloadingfilesfromeLearningBCC.pdf | Learn how download and work with files in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.]]
 
[[Media:downloadingfilesfromeLearningBCC.pdf | Learn how download and work with files in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.]]
  
=== Printing Documents from eLearningBCC ===
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== Printing Documents from eLearningBCC ==
 
Before you begin printing from eLearningBCC it's important that you understand [[Media:PrintingDocumentsFromeLearningBCC.pdf | how to print various types of documents.]]   
 
Before you begin printing from eLearningBCC it's important that you understand [[Media:PrintingDocumentsFromeLearningBCC.pdf | how to print various types of documents.]]   
  
=== Viewing and Printing PowerPoint Files ===
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== Viewing and Printing PowerPoint Files ==
  
 
Many instructors upload PowerPoint files for students to access and view. [[Software Tools #Viewing PowerPoint Presentations | Viewing a PowerPoint file]] is pretty straightforward but printing can become problematic because many students will print the full slide view which uses up lots of paper and can completely deplete your ink supply. What you want to do is to [[Media:ViewingAndPrintingPowerPointFilesIneLearningBCC.pdf | print out handouts ]] which will put multiple slides on a page. You'll still be able to read the content but this way you'll save paper,ink and $$$!
 
Many instructors upload PowerPoint files for students to access and view. [[Software Tools #Viewing PowerPoint Presentations | Viewing a PowerPoint file]] is pretty straightforward but printing can become problematic because many students will print the full slide view which uses up lots of paper and can completely deplete your ink supply. What you want to do is to [[Media:ViewingAndPrintingPowerPointFilesIneLearningBCC.pdf | print out handouts ]] which will put multiple slides on a page. You'll still be able to read the content but this way you'll save paper,ink and $$$!
  
=== How to Post to the Discussion Board ===
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== How to Post to the Discussion Board ==
  
 
Most online classes require student interaction through the discussion board. Although you are likely familiar with how to post to a blog or online message board, there are certain features of the[[Media:HowToPostToTheDiscussionBoard.pdf |  eLearningBCC discussion board]] that are important to understand before you begin using it.  
 
Most online classes require student interaction through the discussion board. Although you are likely familiar with how to post to a blog or online message board, there are certain features of the[[Media:HowToPostToTheDiscussionBoard.pdf |  eLearningBCC discussion board]] that are important to understand before you begin using it.  
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In addition, it's a good idea to review the [[Media:Netiquette.pdf | netiquette guidelines]] prior to posting.
 
In addition, it's a good idea to review the [[Media:Netiquette.pdf | netiquette guidelines]] prior to posting.
  
=== How to Send Mail with Attachments ===
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== How to Send Mail with Attachments ==
  
 
[[Media:HowToSendMailWithAttachmentsIneLearningBCC.pdf| eLearningBCC mail]]  is a bit different from traditional email. Any mail that you send within your eLearningBCC course space remains in the course. It does not get forwarded to an outside email address and it is completely different from your accessBCC email. This means that course emails within eLearningBCC will not appear in your accessBCC email account. You'll need to actually go into your course space to read messages from your instructor. So, if you're taking multiple courses you'll have to check each space individually (which is good anyway since you're supposed to regularly check your course site!)
 
[[Media:HowToSendMailWithAttachmentsIneLearningBCC.pdf| eLearningBCC mail]]  is a bit different from traditional email. Any mail that you send within your eLearningBCC course space remains in the course. It does not get forwarded to an outside email address and it is completely different from your accessBCC email. This means that course emails within eLearningBCC will not appear in your accessBCC email account. You'll need to actually go into your course space to read messages from your instructor. So, if you're taking multiple courses you'll have to check each space individually (which is good anyway since you're supposed to regularly check your course site!)
  
== Word Processing Tips and Tricks ==
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= Word Processing Tips and Tricks =
  
=== Working with Microsoft Office 2007 ===
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== Working with Microsoft Office 2007 ==
  
 
Unfortunately the files that Office 2007 creates are not easily opened and edited with previous versions of Office. It is recommended that if you are using Office 2007 that you [[Media:WorkingWithOffice2007Files.pdf | save your files in a format that is backwards compatible with earlier versions of office.]]
 
Unfortunately the files that Office 2007 creates are not easily opened and edited with previous versions of Office. It is recommended that if you are using Office 2007 that you [[Media:WorkingWithOffice2007Files.pdf | save your files in a format that is backwards compatible with earlier versions of office.]]
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There is also an [http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=ESrjfdE4U58%7E OpenXML converter] available for users of [[Software Tools#OpenOffice|OpenOffice.]]
 
There is also an [http://download.novell.com/SummaryFree.jsp?buildid=ESrjfdE4U58%7E OpenXML converter] available for users of [[Software Tools#OpenOffice|OpenOffice.]]
  
=== Save Documents as Rich Text Format (RTF) Files ===
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== Save Documents as Rich Text Format (RTF) Files ==
  
 
If you do not have Microsoft Word but instead have Microsoft Works or Word Perfect you will need to save your files as [[Media:SaveAsRTF.pdf |rich text format (.RTF) documents.]]  
 
If you do not have Microsoft Word but instead have Microsoft Works or Word Perfect you will need to save your files as [[Media:SaveAsRTF.pdf |rich text format (.RTF) documents.]]  
  
 
This is because that even though Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word and Word Perfect all create documents they have difficulty reading each other’s files. Saving your documents in RTF form will allow you (and your instructor) to easily access your work – regardless of what program it was created in!
 
This is because that even though Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word and Word Perfect all create documents they have difficulty reading each other’s files. Saving your documents in RTF form will allow you (and your instructor) to easily access your work – regardless of what program it was created in!

Revision as of 13:43, 31 December 2008

eLearningBCC

Accessing Course Files

In your eLearningBCC courses you may need to download or view the course syllabus, lecture notes or other class files. The Firefox web browser handles files well, but Internet Explorer has proven to be challenging to students because it will prevent files from being downloaded.

If you are using Internet Explorer and click on a file you'll get a blank screen and it will appear that nothing happened. In reality, IE is blocking the file from being downloaded and is waiting for you to tell it that it's ok to download the file.

Learn how download and work with files in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Printing Documents from eLearningBCC

Before you begin printing from eLearningBCC it's important that you understand how to print various types of documents.

Viewing and Printing PowerPoint Files

Many instructors upload PowerPoint files for students to access and view. Viewing a PowerPoint file is pretty straightforward but printing can become problematic because many students will print the full slide view which uses up lots of paper and can completely deplete your ink supply. What you want to do is to print out handouts which will put multiple slides on a page. You'll still be able to read the content but this way you'll save paper,ink and $$$!

How to Post to the Discussion Board

Most online classes require student interaction through the discussion board. Although you are likely familiar with how to post to a blog or online message board, there are certain features of the eLearningBCC discussion board that are important to understand before you begin using it.

In addition, it's a good idea to review the netiquette guidelines prior to posting.

How to Send Mail with Attachments

eLearningBCC mail is a bit different from traditional email. Any mail that you send within your eLearningBCC course space remains in the course. It does not get forwarded to an outside email address and it is completely different from your accessBCC email. This means that course emails within eLearningBCC will not appear in your accessBCC email account. You'll need to actually go into your course space to read messages from your instructor. So, if you're taking multiple courses you'll have to check each space individually (which is good anyway since you're supposed to regularly check your course site!)

Word Processing Tips and Tricks

Working with Microsoft Office 2007

Unfortunately the files that Office 2007 creates are not easily opened and edited with previous versions of Office. It is recommended that if you are using Office 2007 that you save your files in a format that is backwards compatible with earlier versions of office.

If you are using an earlier version of Office or are using Open Office you can install Office 2007 converters which will allow you to open, edit and save Office 2007 files.

Mac users - try this free converter to allow you to open Office 2007 documents on the Mac.

There is also an OpenXML converter available for users of OpenOffice.

Save Documents as Rich Text Format (RTF) Files

If you do not have Microsoft Word but instead have Microsoft Works or Word Perfect you will need to save your files as rich text format (.RTF) documents.

This is because that even though Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word and Word Perfect all create documents they have difficulty reading each other’s files. Saving your documents in RTF form will allow you (and your instructor) to easily access your work – regardless of what program it was created in!