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JetNet (Moodle) Tutorials for Students

Introduction

What am I looking at in my course? I am new here.

What is in the center column?

Main page view of JetReady with a box highlighting the center column

Course activities can be found in the center column of most courses. When you scroll up and down the page, you'll see links to those activities.

Instructors may add multimedia and text to the course page in order to articulate or express ideas, as well.

What elements are in the right and left columns?

Main page of JetReady with boxes highlighting the side columns

The side columns provide spaces for "blocks," which are essentially widgets providing some kind of specialized function. The "navigation" block provides quick access to the main course content. The "quick links" block provides links that go to common Jackson College resources. The "facilitator info." block gives you details for who is your main contact within JetReady. Instructors may design courses with multiple blocks or just a small collection of them.

How do I navigate with the breadcrumb?

A navigation bar near the top of the page provides clarity about "where" in the course you may be at any given time. If you click on the course name, you will return to the front page of the course.

In this example, if you click on "joule demo home," you will be sent to the front page of the site.

If you click on "American Film" you will be sent to the course page.

If you click on "Forums", you will see all of the forums in the course.

This bar is called a breadcrumb, because you can always click on previous links to get back "home" to your course page.

Help Messages...

You can also click on the question-mark icon through-out Moodle for help and guidance. In this example, the question-mark will offer reflective ideas about posting to a forum.