Learning Management System

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Learning how to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success. GCU's Learning Management System (LMS) LoudCloud and the GCU website have many resources to help you become a successful graduate student.

1. View the LoudCloud Walk to Class Tutorial and search LoudCloud to find the answers.

2. You should complete the guide while navigating LoudCloud.

Complete the multiple choice questions at the end of the guide.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Online Learning Environment Navigation Guide

Introduction

Learning how to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success. GCU’s Learning Management System (LMS) LoudCloud and the GCU website have many resources to help you become a successful graduate student.

Directions

View the LoudCloud Walk to Class Tutorial as well as search LoudCloud to find answers to the first 9 questions below. Search the GCU website for answers to the second set of 10 questions below. You should complete the guide while navigating LoudCloud and the GCU website.

Use this completed guide to assist you when completing the “Navigating the Online Learning Environment Quiz” due at the end of Module 1.

LoudCloud Questions

1.         List the tabs and other items on the screen when you first enter a course in LoudCloud.

1.         From the course home page in LoudCloud, click on the “Tasks” tab and then click on “Forums”. Make notes on the various forums and their purposes.

1.         Under the Resources Tab in LoudCloud, inside the Student Success Center, click on the Writing Center link. What writing style is required for most 500-level courses at GCU?

1.         Under the Resources Tab in LoudCloud, inside the Student Success Center, click on the Resourcestab at the top. List the resources available under this tab.

1.         Under the Resources Tab in LoudCloud, inside the Student Success Center, click on the Tools for Success tab at the top. What videos are available for students under the Success Webinars section?

1.         From the course home page in LoudCloud, click the Reports tab at the top of the screen. List the contents of this tab and what they allow students to do.

1.         Click on the Resources Tab in the classroom. List each section. Review each section and list what you find in it.

1.         Find and review the contents of the syllabus. List any info about the syllabus you feel is important to remember.

1.         Go to http://library.gcu.edu. Click on Frequently Asked Questions(on the left).List how a GCU student finds a Book, DVD, streaming video, or other multimedia at the GCU library.

GCU Web site Questions (http://www.gcu.edu)

1.         Locate and click the Spiritual Life link on the right side of the screen. You will notice a navigation pane on the left side of the screen. Click the “+” sign next to Chapel and the Gathering. What information is listed under Chapel and the Gathering?

1.         On the Home page, locate and click the Current Students button on the right side of the screen. Scroll down the page. What links are listed under the Student Resourcessection?

1.         On the Home page, locate and click on the Resources tab at the top of the screen. Click the Technical Support link listed under the Support Services section. What information can be found under Technical Support?

1.         On the Home page, click on the Contact Us tab which is located just above the home page footer. This is where you can locate phone numbers and addresses of the colleges,

the main GCU switchboard, and the Student Services offices. List the phone numbers of the following departments located in the Student Contact Information section:

· Career Services –

· Center for Learning Advancement –

· Academic Advising –

· Finance Counselors –

· Office of Academic Records –

1.         On the Home page, notice the icons on the top right header area. What are the other icons listed next to the“ ” for the GCU Facebook page?

1.         On the Home page, click the Student Life tab located at the top. Scroll down to the Living on Campus section, then click on Wellness Center.What is the Health Center’s official name?

1.         On the Home page, click the About Ustab located at the top. What is the vision and mission statement for Grand Canyon University?

1.         Also under the About Ustab, locate the four pillars of Grand Canyon University.

1.         Navigate from the About Us tab to the Academics tab. Read about Accreditation near the bottom of the page. What did you learn?

1.         Navigate from the Academics tab to the Student Life tab. Scroll down the page to locate and click on Bookstore. Click the Online Bookstoreslink and then through to the Grand Canyon Online Studentssection. What sort of materials can a student purchase from this site?