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Web based ENC0020
orientation
Irene Gilliam
Orientation agenda
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INTRODUCTION AND COURSE
INFORMATION LOCATION
HOW TO USE THE PACING (LOCATED
IN ‘COURSE DOCUMENT’)
HOW TO REGISTER FOR AND USE
‘QUIA’ (THE ONLINE TEXT)
HOW TO USE PLATO (LAB – ONLINE
LESSONS)
INTRODUCTION AND COURSE
INFORMATION LOCATION
 Ms.
Irene Gilliam
 More information in
Faculty information
Texts and
Online resources:
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1) The Writer’s Workplace with Readings
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5/ed by Sandra Scarry and John
Scarry can be purchased from the TCC
Bookstore or Bill’s Bookstore on Pensacola
Street; the text comes wrapped with a QUIA
card; do not buy a used text
 2) Plato (no purchase necessary)
 3) QUIA – comes with text
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FINAL GRADE COMPUTATION
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Timed Paragraph Tests/Mastery Tests
25%
Essay(s)
5%
Class Participation (QUIA online exercises; blackboard
quizzes; homework; learning units; discussion board
activities)
20%
LAB (PLATO LESSONS)
20%
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Final Exam (paragraph & comprehensive)
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30%
DISCUSSION BOARD
ACTIVITIES:
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will earn up to 10 pts. for each
discussion board activity. There will be 10
activities that will equal one mastery test
grade. Students must respond in
complete sentences using standard
English. Specific directions will be given
for each discussion board activity.
Blackboard Buttons
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Welcome to ENC0020! The table below illustrates how you can get
around the site.
Orientation·
Course introduction Announcements·
Important messages (please check
daily)
Faculty ·
Instructor's contact information and bio
Course Documents·
Essential course documents
Tests/Quizzes
Mastery tests and quizzes
Weekly Activities·
Folders with weekly content
PPT Presentations·
PPT that are used this semester
Additional Resources·
Additional notes and websites
Student Tools·
Contains Student blackboard grades
Communication·
Contains student email, discussion
board, etc.
Course Documents
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In ‘Course Documents’ you will find the
Syllabus
Pacing
Software information
Testing center information
Course code for QUIA
And other important documents.
PLEASE PRINT AND READ CAREFULLY.
Using your pacing
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Locate in ‘course documents’
Print the pacing
Contains dates for tests/paragraph
Textbook and QUIA chapters & lessons
Weekly PLATO lessons
Final exam dates
Registration for QUIA/20%
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http://books.quia.com
Go to ‘students’
Click on ‘create new account’
Use your TCC username and password
Submit form
Enter book key in field labeled ‘enter book key’
You will find the ‘course code’ in ‘course
documents’.
Using QUIA table of content
PLATO online lab
requirements (20% of final grade)
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Located in ‘course documents’
Web browser
AOL users – minimize AOL and use
internet explorer
Pop-up blockers – you may have to
minimize pop-up blockers
Fire walls
Plug-ins
Student login for PLATO
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PLATO name – student’s last name
(lower cased)
Group name – tccenglish
Password – last 4 digits of new TCC
identification number
PLATO assignment page
PLATO success tips
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Serves as LAB grade = 20%
Lessons have 3 – 4 sections each
Complete all sections for lesson credit
Lessons re-enforce skills
Complete lessons within the week
assigned
Tips for success
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Review the entire orientation
presentation
Read the information found in ‘course
information’ and ‘course documents’
Follow your pacing
Actively participate in class
Use writing and grammar folders
Adhere to due dates found in your
syllabus and in the ‘weekly activities’
Welcome to ENC0020
 This
is a great class. To be successful you
must actively participate, adhere to due
dates, study and manage your time well.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please email me at [email protected]
 Online office hours are from 6:00 – 6:50
Wednesday evenings.
 GOOD LUCK 
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