The Internet is an asynchronous environment. That means that the materials are always there and you can access them anytime you wish. Most of the time you will be using the Internet to look at/read the lecture notes and Reading for each unit and to find out what your Agora and writing assignments are. But you will also be "going places" on the Internet. Each Unit includes links to other websites with material related to the topic of the unit. There is also a Related Sites page that lists other sites useful for your research.
Submitting the Writing Assignments--Submitting writing assignments is done from the Writing Assignment page for each unit. Quickly go to the Writing Assignment for Unit One (click on the colored text to go there) and look at the form which is at the bottom of the page, then come back to this page. (This will also let you practice using your Back button.)
When you click on the Browse button found in the Upload program, the dialogue box for your own computer's files will open up. Remember where you save your writing assignment files! Assuming you have already done the writing assignment, just click on the name of the file for the assignment and then click on OK. You will now see the file name in the box next to the Browse button in the Upload program. Put your email address in and then click on submit. You will then get a screen telling you that your submission was successful. You will also receive an email confirming that you successfully sent your assignment. Hang on to this email as it has a confirmation number which proves that you sent the assignment.
Please keep the titles of your writing assignment files to 8 characters or less. And the file must be labeled in such a way that it is clear who it is from and what it is for. Therefore, all writing assignments will be labeled with your first name and the number corresponding to the Unit you are working on. For example, if I were turning in the file for the writing assignment for Unit Three, I would name it - kris3 - when saving it (the program will add the right extension). DO NOT USE CAPS! Should your name be more than 7 letters (the unit number is the eighth character) then you must shorten your name somehow. E.g., shorten the name Madeleine to maddy or something similar.
NOTICE-- Let me say again, only use file names which are eight letters or less. Remember-- use your name and a number that indicates the unit number, such as wanda3 , or bertie4 .
If you want to try this system out
to make sure you are doing it right, type a brief test document in your
word processor, name the file test
and then try submitting it. Then email me to let me know that you did so
and I will let you know whether I got it or not and whether you sent it
in the right format or not.
Here is a list of websites with introductory information on the Internet for more information--
ILTweb5: Internet: Guides: About the Internet
Explore the Internet (Library of Congress)
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