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CIS-100. Chapter 1—Orientation . Chapter Objectives. After successful completion of this chapter you should be able to: Access live lectures Communicate with your teacher and classmates during and after live lectures Access assignments, projects, and tests Access your school email account

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cis 100

CIS-100

Chapter 1—Orientation

chapter objectives
Chapter Objectives

After successful completion of this chapter you should be able to:

  • Access live lectures
  • Communicate with your teacher and classmates during and after live lectures
  • Access assignments, projects, and tests
  • Access your school email account
  • Contact school administration and President
  • Download all plug-ins required for ACoT-eLearn
  • Download Yahoo Messenger and add ACOT staff to your Messenger
  • Identify and understand ACOT’s policies and guidelines. (For a complete list of policies and guidelines, please review the college catalog or ACoOT-eLearn.)
acot elearn
ACoT-eLearn

What is ACoT-Learn?

ACoT-eLearn is a web-based, student portal used by ACOT to deliver online education.

What will ACoT-eLearn allow you to do?

ACoT-eLearn will allow you to login and access the live lectures, recorded lectures, homework, tests, grades, and various other resources. You will also be able to communicate with your instructor and fellow students.

understanding the acot elearn user interface
Understanding the ACoT-eLearn User Interface

The ACoT-eLearn system consists of three parts:

  • Left Navigator
  • Middle Navigator
  • Right Navigator
left navigator
Left Navigator

The Left Navigator contains links that will connect you to the:

  • course syllabus
  • live lectures
  • recorded lectures
  • course resources
  • Performance and evaluations (grades)
  • other resources posted by your instructors
middle navigator
Middle Navigator

The Middle Navigator contains links that will connect you to:

  • all available courses for the current semester
  • course materials for each week
  • objectives
  • assignments
  • projects
  • tests 
right navigator
Right Navigator

The Right Navigator contains various widgets to enhance your online education experience including:

  • a calendar widget to help you keep track of important dates and deadlines
  • a news and activities widget
  • an online users widget
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Logging into ACoT-eLearn

Step 1: Type www.Logon2College.com

Step 2: Type your username and password in the appropriate fields.

Login Username: firstname.lastname

Password: onlineFor example: A student named Susan George would have the following username: susan.george

Step 3: Select your course by clicking on the appropriate blue text found on the Middle Navigator.

For example:CIS-100 – 2010 First Time Students

live lectures
Live Lectures

Your course is offered live three days a week. You are able to see the times and dates of your course as soon as you have selected your course from the Middle Navigator. Attending all live lectures is strongly recommended, however you must attend at least one live lecture a week.

logging into live lectures
Logging into Live Lectures

Step 1: Sign into ACoT-eLearn.

Step 2: Click on the appropriate course (located in the middle navigator).

Step 3: Click on the Live Lectures link located on the left navigator. A new window will open.

Step 4: Find your course and click on the room number link.

Step 5: Click on the Click Here to Enter the Room link.

logging into live lectures first time users
Logging into Live Lectures—First Time Users

If you are a first time user you will have to install the conferencing plugin. The plugin download is found on the same screen and only takes a few seconds to download with a high-speed internet connection.

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Logging into Live Lectures

Step 6: Type your user name and password in the appropriate fields.

NOTE: Use the same user name and password provided to you for ACoT-eLearn. (For example:susan.george)

You are now connected to your virtual classroom. The next slide will explain your classroom in further detail.

your virtual classroom
Your Virtual Classroom

LECTURES

ONLINE USERS

SPEAKER AND MICROPHONE CONTROLS

navigating live lectures
Navigating Live Lectures

If your course runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Monday Week 1 Day 1 (Wk1D1)

Wednesday Week 1 Day 2 (Wk1D2)

Friday Week 1 Day 3 (Wk1D3)

If your course runs Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Tuesday Week 1 Day 1 (Wk1D1)

Thursday Week 1 Day 2 (Wk1D2)

Saturday Week 1 Day 3 (Wk1D3)

talking during live lectures
Talking During Live Lectures

To talk push and hold the CTRL key just like a walky-talky. Pause for one second. Speak into your microphone. Pause for one second. Release the CTRL key. Please allow a few seconds for the delay.

yahoo messenger
Yahoo Messenger

ACOT uses Yahoo Messenger so students can keep in touch during and between classes. We require you to be signed into Yahoo Messenger when attending the live lecture.

A Yahoo Messenger account has already been created for you. If you do not have Yahoo Messenger installed on your computer, you will need to download the utility.

installing and logging into yahoo messenger
Installing and Logging into Yahoo Messenger

Type www.messenger.yahoo.com in your web browser and download the utility. Once the utility is installed you can log into Messenger.

Your username is firstname.lastname

Your password is online. Feel free to change your password once you have signed in.

recorded lectures
Recorded Lectures

In the event that you are not able to attend your scheduled live lecture, you will need to access and view the recorded lecture. All live lectures are recorded, and once concluded they are posted in ACoT-eLearn and are available 24/7 for your retrieval at your convenience.

logging into recorded lectures
Logging into Recorded Lectures

Step 1: Type www.Logon2College.com in your browser.

Step 2: Type your username and password in the appropriate fields.

Step 3: Select your course by clicking on blue text found in the Middle Navigator.

Step 4: Click on the recorded lectures link found on the Left Navigator. A new window will open that contains all recorded lectures.

Step 5: Select the appropriate lecture in either audio or video format.

your school email
Your School Email

Myacot.com is your new web based email powered by Google. This is the account the school will use to send information to you throughout your courses.

It is EXTREMELY important that you check this email account at least three times a week, including the one week break between semesters. All school correspondence will be sent through this email account only.

accessing your school email
Accessing Your School Email

Step 1: Type http://start.myacot.com in your web browser.

Step 2: Click Sign In, in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Type your username and password in the appropriate fields.

viewing assignments and projects
Viewing Assignments and Projects

Step 1: Sign into ACoT-eLearn.

Step 2: Click on the appropriate course.

Step 3: Scroll down the screen until you find Week

Step 4: Click on the appropriate assignment.

uploading assignment and projects
Uploading Assignment and Projects

Step 1: Sign into ACoT-eLearn.

Step 2: Click on the appropriate course.

Step 3: Locate the appropriate assignment.

Step 4: Click the Browse button and locate and select your assignment.

Step 5: Click the Upload button.

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Step 1: Log into ACoT-eLearn.

Step 2: Select the appropriate course.

Step 3: Scroll down and locate Week 1.

Step 4: Click on the Test link.

taking and uploading tests continued
Taking and Uploading Tests Continued

Step 5: Click on the Click to take Test link. The test opens in a new window.

Step 6: Type your name and school email in the appropriate fields. (You can enter your school ID, but it is not necessary.)

Step 7: Start taking your test by selecting the appropriate answers.

Step 8: When finished, click Grade and Submit.

grading and performance
Grading and Performance

Grading is carried out on weekly basis every Monday morning and students can access their grades every week.

Grades are based on:

  • Attendance—15%
  • Assignments—30%
  • Projects—25%
  • Tests—30%
viewing weekly grades
Viewing Weekly Grades

Step 1: Log into ACoT-eLearn.

Step 2: Click on the appropriate course.

Step 3: Click on “Performance and evaluations” found on the Left Navigator. A window opens that contains your grades.

acot policies
ACOT Policies
  • Class is offered three days a week. If you are not able to attend you, the student, are responsible for viewing/listening to recorded lectures and reporting your absence to your instructor.
  • All assignments and projects are due before midnight CST on Sunday. We highly recommend that you complete assignments as assigned.
  • If you have questions regarding your class you should first contact your instructor. If that avenue of communication fails, then contact the Admissions Office or Sam Atieh, President immediately.
  • One-on-one training and tutoring is available by appointment. Contact your instructor, or for tech support contact the Main Office.
  • If you disagree with your instructor for any reason, and cannot come to a resolution you can send an official complaint to the school administrator.
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ACOT Policies Continued
  • You can appeal any decision made by the school by sending an appeal to the school President, Sam Atieh.
  • You need at least a 2.0 GPA in order to graduate from ACOT.
  • You must attend at least one live lecture per week (a total of three hours and twenty minutes per week).
  • You can withdraw from school at any time, though you may forfeit fees and tuition.
  • You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course and instructor one time at the end of the semester.
  • In order to verify that you have listened to a recorded (missed) lecture you MUST submit answers to the two questions found in the recording.
  • In order to access ACoT-eLearn you must have an internet connection with Java enabled.
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ACOT Policies Continued
  • If you miss two weeks in a row you will lose your active enrollment status.
  • Inactive enrollment status does not necessarily mean you will receive an “F.”
  • If you fail a course you will be put on probation.
  • If you fail a course twice in a row your enrollment will be canceled.
  • You must provide ACOT with a copy of your driver’s license as well as a personal photo.