Orientation to Etudes

Below you will find a list of YouTube videos and links to tutorials that will orient you on how to use Etudes for your online course.

Links to Videos and Tutorials

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Course Features

Each feature indexes into the orientation YouTube video at the time listed.

Help and How-to's at Etudes Website (etudes.org)

Etudes Navigation Description

Once you login to your Etudes course, you might see the following navigation buttons running down the left side of the screen. What you see is determined by your instructor.

Etudes navigation on left hand side

Home

This is your home page for your class where you will find the welcome message and a list of announcements and anything else your instructor has chosen to display.

CourseMap

Course Map presents items from the entire course into a learning path, all in one page. It allows you to access and complete tasks and view deadlines from a single location. You can monitor your progress, grades, and deadlines from Course Map, as well. Itís your road map!

Announcements

Important information and deadlines are often posted in the Announcements area. Be sure to check for these often.

Syllabus

The syllabus for your class may be listed online and/or available as a downloadable PDF. If your instructor chooses not to present their syllabus using Etudes this button may not be visible.

Modules

Online lectures or lessons are often provided to supplement the textbook chapters assigned. Links to online lectures, whether PowerPoint presentations, RealAudio, text, or other are sometimes provided in the ETUDES classroom.

Assignments, Tests and Surveys

At different times during the term, your instructor may test your understanding of the material. The quizzes may be timed or available during a specific period only.
For each week of the term, you may be asked to complete readings assignments, writing assignments, projects, and other activities. You can work on your own time, but you must submit the assignments when they are due. At different times during the term, your instructor may test your understanding of the material. The quizzes may be timed or available during a specific period only. You will be assessed and graded on a combination of factors. For grading policies and grading criteria, please refer to the syllabus of your online course.

Discussion and Private Messages

You may be asked to participate in forum discussions every week or at specific times throughout the term. Many instructors give points for active participation. Maintain frequent "contact" with your instructor and peers in the forum by asking questions, reflecting on your learning, and sharing ideas.

Chat Room

This allows you to communicate with your classmates in real time. All chat messages are archived and can be read by any site participant.

Gradebook

You will be assessed and graded on a combination of factors. For grading policies and grading criteria, please refer to the classroom syllabus of your online course.
Last Updated September 26, 2014
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