4 things you should do before starting the course

Time to get started
  1. Register for the course if you want to receive course announcements via email. If you have an account on the WikiEducator website you can use these login credentials. If not, you should click on the "create an account" link and follow the instructions on screen. Note that registration is also required to participate in peer evaluations and keeping track of your activity if you're interested in certification for participation in this course.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the web site navigation to find out where the course materials, assessments, schedule and support resources are located. Remember, you can click on the tree icon in the menu bar accessible from every page for a summary of the course structure with corresponding quick links.
  3. Review the:
  4. Complete the optional OERu new participant survey.

Optional head start on the course

If you are new to social media and feel you may need a little more time to create a blog and microblog account, you can work ahead of the class by completing the orientation session.

If you need additional support materials, work through the:

Did you find what you need to get started?

The best way to find the answers to any questions related to studying this course is to spend a few minutes exploring the course website, navigation links and subpages.

This course will be a new learning environment for many learners. In the beginning you may get a little lost. That's normal! Not unlike moving into a new neighbourhood, it takes time to find out where things are.

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Check list for getting started

Review the following questions to see if you're ready to get started:

  • Have you found where the course materials are located?
    • Yes
      • Well, then you're ready for the first session.
    • Not sure
      • You will find links to the course materials in the Learning Console, that is, the study section of the main navigation. The learning pathways are also listed in the Courseware section of the site.
  • Do you know what assessments and assignments are recommended for the course?
    • Yes
      • Good! This will assist you in planning how to engage in the course.
    • Not sure
      • Visit the assessment section of the site. We recommend that you read through the assessment section before commencing your learning journey.
  • Do you know how to get support during the course?
    • Yes
      • Looks like you're good to go! Our courses rely on peer-support, so please help fellow learners find their way around the course. Pay your knowledge forward.
    • Not sure
      • First consult the support section where you will find FAQs and detailed how-to tutorials. If you're still unsure, post a question using WEnotes from the learning console. Your fellow learners may be able to help.