Dr. Sarah's Sheet on the Main Web Page and WebCT Use
You are responsible for learning (but not memorizing) everything on this page.

Main Class Web Page From a web browser such as Internet Explorer (on or off campus), type in
You can access all of the other pages from this one, so keep this address readily available.
To get to this web page in lab, first turn on the computer by pressing the key which sort of looks like an apple with a stem still on. If the computer was on when you entered the room, restart it before you begin working in order to prevent crashes. Then, under the apple icon at the top left of the screen, using the mouse with the button pushed down, scroll down to the internet/e-mail folder and (without releasing the mouse), scroll over to the right and then release on Internet Explorer. If http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu comes up automatically, then, at the end of this address, you can just type in   /~sjg/class/1010
Check the Main Class Web Page about every 2 days (at least 3 times a week) for updates.
To get back to a web page that you were just on, hit the web browser's "Back" key.
To open up a new web browser, under File, release on New Navigator. (sometimes your browser will close by mistake or you will need two screens open at the same time).
File and Program Management in Lab The top right side of the screen will show you what program is currently open. If you click on it (do this), it will show you a list of all open programs. A check mark will be next to the program that you are in. If you wish to change to a different open program, then scroll down and release on the one that you wish. Sometimes a program will be open, but you won't see a file with it. To open up a new file, under File, release on New. To open an old file, under file release on Open, and then look for the file you desire. Always Save files into the public folder/save files here folder located on the desktop. This makes them easy to find later on. Be sure that the public folder/save files appears as the heading on the save window. Word documents should always end in .doc, while excel documents should always end in .xls
Using Campus Pipeline to Enter WebCT From the main class web page, click on the campus pipeline link.
  • On the left side, under Secure Access Login, type in your e-mail address (example sg23014) as your User Name, and your social security number without any dashes as your Password and then click on Login. If you have changed your campus pipeline password, then type that in instead of your social security number. Pipeline will force your to change your password. Make sure to write it down somewhere for future reference. I can give you your e-mail address if you don't have it. If you've entered your e-mail address and your password and you can't get in, you'll need to contact 262-6266.
  • Just under Class Links, on the right side, click on the Introduction to Mathematics link. Note - you may need to scroll down the Courses to get to this link. If this course is not listed among those courses, then check to be sure that you are registered for the class and/or contact 262-6266.
  • You will see Dr. Sarah's Mat 1010 WebCT. You have now entered WebCT.
  • To return to this WebCT page from subpages click on the WebCT Home link, located in the top left of the white screen (for example, see the pictures below).
    WebCT Mail Click on the WebCT Mail link.
    Viewing Posted Messages
  • You should always select "Check Incoming WebCT Mail" (in the picture on the left) in order to see all the unread messages you have (see the picture on the right).
  • To read a message, click on the corresponding link. "Close" the message when you are finished.
  • If you want to re-read a message that you have already looked at, click on the "Show all" link. To go back to unread messages click on the "Show unread" link. Generally you'll want to have the "Show unread" option on. When it is on, it will not be a link (in the picture on the right, the "Show all" option is on).
  • You should look to see if there are new messages at least once a week.
    Composing a Message to Dr. Sarah
  • Click on Compose Mail Message
  • Under Send to, type 1339520031
  • Under Subject, type test, and then you can type in a test Message.
  • Click Preview to preview your message
  • Click Send to send your message
  • To Attach a File to a message, click on Browse, find the file on the computer, and then hit Open, and then Attach file. You will then see that the file has been attached, and you can then send the message. Note that Dr. Sarah can read Word attachments (save these as .doc), but if you are working in a different word processor such as WordPerfect or Works, then you must first save the file in a different format. For these word processors, use Save as... and choose rich text format and then save the file as .rtf
  • For WebCT postings, make sure that your message is always PROFESSIONAL AND RESPECTFUL, as I will sometimes reply to your messages by forwarding them to the ENTIRE CLASS. If you want to communicate with me about something that is personal, you should do that in person - after class, in office hours or by appointment.
  • To ensure that your message was sent, under Select Folder, choose "WebCT Mail you sent" and be sure that you see the message there. Click on "Show all" and you should see your message there. If not, you may need to wait a minute and then click on "Update Listing". Then change back to "Show unread".
  • Dr. Sarah will always reply to your postings to let you know they have been successfully received or to answer your question (unless they clearly do not need a reply). She checks WebCT numerous times per day, even on weekends.
    WebCT Quizzes
  • From the main WebCT page, click on Quizzes.
    Taking a Quiz
  • A quiz that is a link is available to take.
  • Click on the quiz. Click Begin quiz.
  • Save each question's answer. Notice that the orange dots will turn into blue checks (on the right side of WebCT) as you save each question. Be careful to follow the input directions for each question since WebCT will mark your answer as incorrect if it is not in the correct format. Note that for multiple choice questions, boxes mean that more than one choice may be chosen.
  • When you are finished, click Finish.
  • Then click ok and ok again to Submit Quiz for Grading.
  • Then click on View Results.
    Quiz Retakes Notice that under quizzes, you can view your previous tries (and how they were graded) by clicking on them to the right of each quiz. In general, you will have up to 5 tries to get a perfect score. Note that retakes are similar to the original quizzes, but there are usually differences (and numerous versions of the same question), so read the problems and answers carefully each time! Use your quiz retakes as a way to reinforce learning and prepare for tests. As you answer each question, ask yourself whether you could explain WHY answers are true or false and show the work necessary to obtain the correct answers on a test. Baseline participation requires that you receive an A on quiz retakes. Your grade is the HIGHEST of the retakes, but your first try will also be taken into consideration. You should retake each quiz at least once.
    Other WebCT Features
  • Click on grades and tracking info. Click on grades. Take a look at how many credit hours of absences you have so far.
  • Later in the semester, a heart of mathematics readings link will be accessible. After clicking on the first page, clicking on Next will get you to the next page.
    Homework - I am always happy to help you in office hours or by answering questions on WebCT
  • Reminder: See the main web page for homework and a link to my office hours.