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GeologyPortal Quick Start, for Grotzinger Understanding Earth . Sixth Edition, Table of Contents, Overview 1, System Requirements 1. Accessing GeologyPortal 2, Instructor Access Adopting GeologyPortal 2. Directing Your Students to Access GeologyPortal 2. Student Option One Purchase Access Directly Via the Site 2. Student Option Two Register with an Activation Code 3. Logging in to the Course 3, Customize the Portal 4. The Home Page Layout 4, Adding a Course Description 5.
Tab Setup 5, Diagnostic Quizzing Personalized Study Plan Settings 6. Setting the Time Zone 6, Viewing the Course as a Student 6. Online Help 7, GeologyPortal eBook 7, eBook Functionality 7. Customizing the eBook 9, Instructor and Student Resources 10. Quizzes and Assignments 10, Gradebook 12, For technical support call 1 800 936 6899.
1, Welcome to GeologyPortal for Understanding Earth Sixth Edition by Grotzinger and Jordan . GeologyPortal combines an array of instructor and student content with numerous assessment. and course management tools , This quick start guide is designed to get you up and running in the course software You will be. introduced to the main features and should be comfortable enough to begin working in. GeologyPortal After working your way through this guide you will be able to . Ensure your computer is properly set up Access GeologyPortal eBook content. for GeologyPortal and customize the eBook page, Understand how instructors and Find GeologyPortal resources and add. students access GeologyPortal new resource content. Login to GeologyPortal Create a GeologyPortal quiz assignment. Customize your GeologyPortal Access and use GeologyPortal. Gradebook functions, System Requirements, The following Web browsers are formally. supported and tested for use with, GeologyPortal , Windows Internet Explorer version 6 or 7.
and Firefox version 1 0 and above , Mac OS X Firefox version 1 5 and above . In addition some GeologyPortal resources, require Adobe Shockwave Player Adobe Flash. Player Apple QuickTime 5 0 or above Java , or Adobe Reader version 6 or above The. latest versions of these plug ins can be, downloaded free of charge from Adobe Sun or. Apple Web sites , To see which plug ins you have installed and to.
find installers do the following , 1 Click the System Check link from the bottom of the GeologyPortal welcome screen or go. directly to http courses bfwpub com syscheck , Note To view some features of the Portal you may need to turn off your browser s pop up. blocker and any pop up blocker s in third party toolbar s you may have added to your browser . such as the Google or Yahoo toolbar , For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 . 2, Accessing GeologyPortal, This section describes the procedures for instructors and students to access GeologyPortal . Instructor Access Adopting GeologyPortal, If you don t yet have access to your own.
GeologyPortal course take the following steps to, begin your course activation process . 1 Go to the GeologyPortal login page at, http courses bfwpub com understandingearth6e. 2 Click the ADOPT GeologyPortal link A form will, pop up Fill in all the requested information . 3 Click the Submit button at the bottom of the, 4 Once you have completed these steps the course. will be created within 48 hours You will receive all. of the necessary information and instructions by, Directing Your Students to.
Access GeologyPortal, Once you ve set up your course you will need to make sure your students know how to register. and access your course To get access to GeologyPortal your students have two options . described below , Note We can provide you with an electronic handout syllabus insert and PowerPoint slides to. help explain the registration process to your students . Student Option One Purchase Access Directly Via the Site. 1 Students should go to http courses bfwpub com understandingearth6e select PURCHASE. access to GeologyPortal and then select their state province from the drop down menu . Students will then be prompted to select their institution and your course from additional drop . down menus , 2 Students will set up the profile that they will use to access the portal They must enter their. name and email address and choose a password , 3 Students must then enter payment information including their name as it appears on the. credit card credit card number expiration date billing address and click NEXT After. confirming their information they should click on PLACE YOUR ORDER . 4 Once the system has confirmed payment a thank you screen will display that confirms the. student s name email address username and password Students will also receive a. confirmation email When the payment has been processed the students will be able to log. into the portal using the profiles set up in Step 2 They will not need an Activation Code . For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 , 3, Student Option Two Register with an Activation Code.
1 Students who received a GeologyPortal, Activation Code do not need to purchase. portal access through the site Instead , they should go to. http courses bfwpub com , understandingearth6e and select the. REGISTER an Activation Code link , The registration screen will appear . 2 Students must enter their Activation, Code name and email address the.
email address will serve as each, student s GeologyPortal username . 3 Students then create a password and, password hint The password must be at. least 4 characters long and should be, something memorable . 4 Students register for a specific class by, selecting their school location. state province from the drop down, menu at the bottom of the screen .
Subsequent drop down menus allow them to choose their institution and course instructor . 5 Students then click NEXT at the bottom of the screen confirm their information on the. following screen and click CREATE ACCOUNT to complete the registration process . Note Students won t be able to change their email address once they ve registered so they must. choose an address that will be valid for the duration of the course . Logging in to the Course, Both you and your students will go to http courses bfwpub com understandingearth6e to login to. the GeologyPortal course , 1 Supply your email address. and password , 2 Click LOG IN , Note If you or your students. have trouble with a login id or, password call 1 800 936 6899 or. contact technical support via, techsupport bfwpub com .
For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 , 4, Customize the Portal. Once you ve logged in you will, arrive on the home page From. here you can access all the, information tools and. resources in GeologyPortal As, the instructor you can. customize this home page to, match the needs of your class Course Title and.
Description, Components, The Home Page, You can customize the components available to you and your students on your course home. page Follow the steps below to add delete or change the arrangement of your home page. components , 1 From your home page select Customize Your Portal below your course title . 2 Select Home page layout from the Customize Your Portal page . 3 To add a component to your home page select it in the list and click the Add Component. button The item s, position defaults to the, bottom of Column 1 . 4 Drag and drop, component s to, rearrange the display. on the home page The, number of columns is, controlled by your.
placement of the, components , 5 To remove a, component click the. small X to the right of, the component name in, the layout . 6 Click the Save button, when you ve made, your desired changes . For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 , 5, Adding a Course Description. Add a course description that will appear at the top of your home page . 1 From the home page click Customize Your Portal in the top left corner of the window . 2 Click the link for Course, description on the, Customize Your Portal.
3 Enter your course, description You can use, the toolbar to format text . add links and add, 4 Click Submit, Description Your new. description will be, displayed If you see a, mistake follow the same. steps outlined above to, make edits , At the top of the portal window are named tabs that jump to significant areas of your online. course You can modify these tabs and even create a new tab that links to a Web site Options. are also provided to control which tabs will be available to students . 1 From your home page select, Customize Your Portal .
2 Select Tab setup from the, Customize Your Portal page . 3 Click the about link for a description, of the tab s function . 4 Click the checkboxes to include or, remove tabs from your course . 5 Rename the tabs by changing the, text in the Name fields . 6 Use the yes no radio buttons to, indicate whether or not each tab.
should be available to students , 7 Reorder the tabs using the up. down Move arrowheads , 8 For Custom tabs you will be asked. to supply a URL or content item to, link to from the tab . 9 When you re done click the Apply, Changes button at the bottom of the page . 10 Click the Revert to Default Settings button to, abandon changes .
For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 , 6, Diagnostic Quizzing Personalized Study Plan Settings. Every chapter of GeologyPortal includes diagnostic quizzing personalized study plans The. plans include quizzes that students can take to assess their knowledge Based on their. responses the portal recommends specific sections of the chapter for them to review . Additionally you can view a report showing how your students did as a group on the Self Test. questions for each section allowing you to tailor lectures and exam reviews to the topics in the. course where your students need the most help , Follow the steps below to access Personalized Study Plan settings . 1 From your home, page click the, Study Plans tab . If you don t see, the Diagnostic, Quizzing tab . Customize Your Portal then select Diagnostic Quizzing Personalized Study Plan . settings from the Customize Your Portal page , 2 Set a due date for the Chapter 1 Self Test by clicking the not assigned link in the Self Test.
3 Once you set a due date you can easily change it by clicking on the date . Setting the Time Zone, The time zone function affects due dates calendar. dates and other settings in the Portal By default . Portal courses are set to US Eastern Time Follow, the steps below to set the time zone for your. 1 From your home page select Customize Your, 2 Select Time zone settings from the Customize Your Portal page . 3 Use the radio buttons to indicate your time zone . 4 Click the Submit button to complete the setting . Note Daylight savings time changes will be automatically taken care of by the Portal . Viewing the Course as a Student, In some places the portal you see is very different from what your students see Students. don t have any of the options you have to add course content or edit components . 1 To see how the online course looks to your students click the view as button in the top left. corner of the portal window , 2 Click OK to confirm entering Student view .
3 In Student view you won t be able to modify the course grade assignments or do any of. your usual instructor tasks To return to Instructor view click view as again and click OK . The current view mode is indicated by either Student or Instructor after your name in the. top right of the portal window , For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 . 7, Online Help, Details on using the many, GeologyPortal features and tools are. available in Online Help , 1 Click the Help button in the lower left. corner of the GeologyPortal window , 2 Click on highlighted words arrows and. image icons for detailed directions or, more information about a topic .
Note To sign up for a live Web based, training session visit us at. http bfwtraining webex com Sessions take, about an hour and a trainer walks you. through all of the tools and options , GeologyPortal eBook. The GeologyPortal eBook is a complete online version of Grotzinger and Jordan s Understanding. Earth Sixth Edition , eBook Functionality, Links throughout the eBook connect to study tools such as tutorials animations and flashcards . all designed to make the learning experience more effective and relevant . 1 To open the eBook s table of, contents click the eBook tab.
at the top of the page , 2 Once you re in the eBook . use the Navigation Pane on, the left and the Previous. and Next links to get around, in a chapter or to go to. another chapter , 3 Jump to the section, corresponding to a page in. the printed text by entering, the page number in the.
Search box in the upper right, corner of the window or. enter search terms for a list, of eBook sections and. resources about any given, 4 Use the Open in new window link to keep an eBook page open while you visit other Portal. For technical support call 1 800 936 6899 , 8, Each chapter contains a Personalized Study Plan Students take t. Welcome to GeologyPortal for Understanding Earth Sixth Edition by Grotzinger and Jordan GeologyPortal combines an array of instructor and student content with numerous assessment and course management tools This quick start guide is designed to get you up and running in the course software You will be

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