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Mohawk’s Three LMSs. FirstClass Remote Education Delivery. FirstClass is a collaborative communication and content management system Launched in 1996 for Distance Ed. Currently about 500 courses 250 active faculty 9500 students Responsibility: e-Learning Services. WebCT

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Mohawk’s Three LMSs

FirstClass Remote Education Delivery

  • FirstClass
  • is a collaborative communication and content management system
  • Launched in 1996 for Distance Ed.
  • Currently about 500 courses
  • 250 active faculty
  • 9500 students
  • Responsibility: e-Learning Services

WebCT

is a course delivery and management system (C.M.S.)

Course Tools

is the course messaging and content sharing component of MoCoMotion

why use firstclass
Why use FirstClass?

FirstClass (FRED) has been selected as the best platform for your on-line learning spaces, and is well suited for collaboration and communication:

  • sharable content
  • messaging and discussion features
  • instant messaging/voice messaging
  • drag-and-drop file management
  • in-platform content development tools
  • advanced web publishing; sites, blogs, podcasts
how does it work

Course

content

Discussion

areas

email

Calendars

Virtual

activities

How Does it Work?

Your course is a “conference” within FRED. It might be on its own or within a Program.

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Course

content

Discussion

areas

email

Calendars

Virtual

activities

How Does it Work?

Once the course area is constructed, we make it available to you on your FRED Desktop, along with access to other tools- MailBox, File Storage, Web Publishing, other conferences, etc.

how do you connect
How Do You Connect?
  • You can connect to the system:
    • Web browser
    • PDA/handheld
    • and the preferred method, the FirstClass Client (Win and Mac)
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Selection

of Tools

Course

Interface

Security

and Access

Content

Structure

Your teachers have full control over your learning spaces

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You will start with basic features and add functions as you need them.

Virtual

Web publishing(websites, blogs, podcasts)

Access from anywhere(client or browser)

Group work(Workspaces & conferences)

Group scheduling (shared calendars)

Voice messaging

Assignment submission(conferences)

Discussions(conferences)

Announcement posting(Documents)

File sharing& storage

Email, messaging, chatting

In-Class

learning firstclass

You’ll want to visit FRED’s website to:

    • Get the Client installer
    • Get installation instructions
    • Watch the Help Videos
    • Access FRED through your browser
Learning FirstClass
  • Visit (and read) FRED’s website

http://fred.mohawkcollege.ca

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Learning FirstClass

Do a Workshop (with a group or on your own) and watch for MoCoMotion announcements for Drop-in Sessions.

important details
Important Details

e-Learning Help Desk:

  • 1-877-226-6609 or 905-575-2125
  • HelpDesk@fred.mohawkcollege.ca
  • “Help Desk” on FRED

External Mail Address:

  • First.Last@fred.mohawkcollege.ca

Personal Web Folder:

  • http://fred.mohawkcollege.ca/~FirstLast

Web Access:

  • Although you can "FRED" through your browser, we recommend using the Client whenever you can.
demonstrations
Demonstrations!

Let’s learn how to:

  • download the Client
  • login to FRED (Client and browser)
  • access your course areas
  • compose and reply to messages
  • participate in discussions and chats
  • transfer and store files
  • submit assignments
  • Create websites, blogs and podcasts
  • and more….