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 Virtual Valley Online Program!
 Using ETUDES: Self-Paced Tutorial

  by Dr. Gayle L. Fornataro, Virtual Valley Student Success Coordinator


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Welcome to Virtual Valley!

Congratulations on your decision to take an online class from Los Angeles Valley College! You are about to embark on an exciting learning experience. You will meet new people, join a community of learners, and have the opportunity to improve your technological skills, as you engage with your instructor and classmates in your online class website.

Because they are learner-centered, online classes provide an excellent learning opportunity, and because everyone in an online class must participate, you will become familiar with your classmates, often working in collaborative settings. Though you will still have deadlines for submitting assignments, online classes allow you the flexibility to do your work at whatever time you want and at your own pace.

To make all this happen, however, you need to learn how to use the Course Management Software (CMS) program that LAVC uses for all our online classes.You also may need to learn some basic computer operations, if you do not know how to do them.

This tutorial will help you learn to use the computer program you will use in your online class.

To find out what computer skills you will need to be successful in your online classes, see the campanion tutorial, Online Learning Success, available on the Student Resources Page of the Virtual Valley website.

Table of Contents:

Welcome Page

Section I: Getting Started with ETUDES-NG
Lesson 1: What is ETUDES-NG
Lesson 2: What You Need to Know Before You Start
Lesson 3: Setting Your Computer to Run ETUDES-NG
Lesson 4: Checking Computer and Internet Requirements
Lesson 5: Using a Supported Web Browser
Lesson 6: Setting Browser Cache
Lesson 7: Enabling JavaScript
Lesson 8: Enabling Browser Cookies
Lesson 9: Disabling Pop-Up Blockers
Lesson 10: Logging on to Your Class Website
Lesson 11: Getting Help
Lesson 12: Keys to Success

Section II: My Workspace (By Foothill College)
Lesson 13: What Is My Workspace?
Lesson 14: My Workspace: Introduction
Lesson 15: My Workspace Menu
Lesson 16: My Workspace Schedule
Lesson 17: My Workspace Announcements
Lesson 18: My Workspace Resources
Lesson 19: My Worksapce Preferences
Lesson 20: My Worksapce Account Settings
Lesson 21: The Reset Jiffy Lube!

Section III: Assignments
Lesson 22: Assignment List Page
Lesson 23: Opening Assignments
Lesson 24: Working with Assignments
Lesson 25: Pasting Text from Microsoft Word
Lesson 26: Assignment Due Dates
Lesson 27: Submitting Attachments
Lesson 28: Viewing Your Grade

Section IV: Discussion Forums & Private Messages
Lesson 29: Discussion Forums & Private Messages
(Foothill College)


Note: This tutorial will continue to be improved, and new lessons on all ETUDES-NG tools will continue to be added. If you experience any problems, or have any comments, please email them to Gayle L. Fornataro at Thanks


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