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How to Complete a Course using Mentornet Online

If you have registered as a learner and enrolled for a course you can start completing the course. Here follows an explanation of the basic tools and functions that you will need to use to work throught the course.

Index:

1. Navigation and buttons     1.1 Course Structure Navigation     1.2 Progress Navigation Buttons     1.3 My Online Courses     1.4 My Tools 2. The Section Content (PDF) Area     2.1 The PDF Area     2.2 The Download Notes Button 3. Activities and the chapter Test     3.1 Activities     3.2 Chapter Test 4. Messages     4.1 Why Messages?     4.2 Sending and receiving Messages 5. Logout

1. Navigation and buttons

1.1 Course Structure Navigation:

This section can be found on the left hand side of the window as shown in the figure below:

Course Structure Navigation Chapter 1 Screenshot

The course structure navigation can be used to navigate to the different course chapters. When you click on a chapter link the topics for that chapter will expand down.

1.2 Progress Navigation Buttons:

The progress navigation buttons can be found at the very bottom of the middle section of the window as shown in the imgage below:

The Next button will initially be disabled until you have completed studying the chapter which includes successfully completing the activities and chapter test.

Progress Navigation Buttons Complete

The next button will become active when you have completed the chapter successfully as shown in the figure below:

Progress Navigation Buttons Complete

These buttons may change somewhat depeding on the current page.

1.3 My Online Courses:

The My Online Courses link(s) can be found on the right side of the window as shown in the image below:

My Online Courses

All of the online courses that you have enrolled for will be listed here. You can click on the link to continue with the course.

1.4 My Tools:

The My Tools links can be found on the right side of the window just below the My Online Courses links as shown in the image below:

My Tools

These links can be used to perform various functions, each is described here:


2. The Section Content (PDF) Area:

2.1 The PDF Area:

This area can be found in the middle of the window as indicated in the image below:

The PDF Area

This section displays all of the content that needs to be studied for the current section. You have can do the following using this area:

2.2 The Download Notes Button:

This button can be found just below the PDF area discussed above as shown in the image below:

Download Notes Button

This button can be clicke to save the current section document to a location of your choice where you can later access it again.


3. Activities and the chapter Test:

3.1 Activities:

All chapters have activities that need to be completed before continuing with the course. The image below shows what it looks like:

Section with Activities

Here are a couple of important things to keep in mind regarding activities:

Activities Upload Results

3.2 Chapter Test:

All chapters have a test that needs to be completed before continuing with the course. Simply click on the "Take Test Now" button to start:

Chapter Test Area

You will then be directed to the test page, simply follow the instructions to complete the test.

If you return to the chapter page you will see all of your previous test results as shown in the image below:

Chapter Test Results

4. Messages:

4.1 Why Messages:

A messaging function is included to enable learners to send messages to the facilitator at any time while working on a course. The messagages section can be found on the right side of the window below the My Tools links as shown in the image below:

Messages Section Empty

4.2 Sending and Receiving Messages:

To send a message simply type your message in the text area provided and click on the Send Message button to send the message. The facilitator will then receive an e-mail notification regarding your message and your message will immediately appear in your Messages section for the current course starting with "Me:" followed by your message.

The facilitator will then respond to your message, a response notification will be e-mailed to you and the response will be displayed in the Messages section for the current course starting with "Facilitator:" followed by the response. An example is shown in the image below:

Messages Section Example

5. Logout:

It is important to log out after you have finished studying for a session, especially when you use a public computer. This will help to prevent other people to access your account which contains personal information. You can log out by simply clicking on the Logout button at the top right of the window as shown in the image below:

Logout Button