Induction Presentation Susan McLean-Orlando MEd Left click Mouse to advance – Press backspace to go back Best viewed using Internet Explorer © Susan McLean-Orlando 2005 Welcome to the NICENET homepage! This is where your session will begin. From here you can navigate around your learning environment. From here you can check and send personal messages. This is your personal message inbox. You can also access Conferencing, and add new topics. This is the Conferencing Topics page. From here you can enter each of the topics listed. From here you can view messages regarding the topic. You can also post a message on a topic. If you post directly from the topic heading, your message goes to that topic! Give your message a subject line! If your new message page doesn’t show the topic, make sure you select the correct topic from the drop down box! This takes you to the Links Sharing page. Here you can access links posted by others. You can add your own links for others to use. From here you can access documents posted on the site. You can also add documents. From the homepage you can view your class schedule. This also tells you about assignments and when they are due. You can turn in an assignment that has to be posted by clicking here Tips for NICENET • Your Nicenet classroom is a controlled environment. Please do not give your password or the access code to anyone else! • Become familiar with the online classroom as quickly as possible. • Log in regularly. If you participate on a regular basis you will find the online learning experience much more enjoyable and effective. • Find the time of day when you work best online. You can access Nicenet around the clock. • Print documents that you wish to study in more depth. • Interact with your teacher. If you’re not sure about what you need to do, then ask questions and/or ask for help. Tips for NICENET • Find a friend! Just like in the regular classroom, students who team up with another student or other students find it easier to succeed. • Create a schedule for yourself. Although the course material can be accessed at any time of day, many students find it best to create a standard schedule that they keep to. • Meet the course deadlines! It will be easier to complete the course material if you meet the deadlines. Do let your teacher know if you have problems. • Be open to change. E-learning is still a new field. Enjoy being an online student – it is a new and exciting addition to your learning experience!