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WUC 131/03

LEARNING SKILLS FOR


UNIVERSITY STUDIES
UNIT 1 : WOU’s Website and Basic Search

Describe the main Describe the Explain on the Describe the


features of WOU’s concept and concept of digital WOU digital
website and functions of the libraries and library and the
list of resources WOU Learning elaborate on their strategies for
available. Management advantages. using the library.
System (LMS).
1.1 The WOU’s Website
The WOU’s website can be accessed through the internet.
You can use common browsers – Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Netscape,
Google Chrome. etc.

WOU’s website address:


WOU Homepage

Click here and choose “student”


WOU Homepage

Click here and choose “student”


1.2 Learning Management System

1. WOU’s online open distance learning


environment – WOU LMS. (WawasanLearn)
2. Connecting students and tutors – when and as
required – through computer and electronic
technology
3. Delivery of content and resources to students.
4. Participate in live discussion forums
.
1.2 Learning Management System
1.2 Learning Management System

Download course material from here.


Found on the same page

Announcements

Online Forums

Supplementary resources
for the 5 Units

TMAs

Specimen Exam
Questions
WawasanLearn Online Forums*

Announcement from Course


Coordinator

Announcement from Tutor

Tutor contact details

Public Forum TMAs

Tutorial Forum
1.3 Online Assignment System (OAS)

The Online assignment submission (OAS)


is a system that caters for all the University’s
needs in terms of receiving assignments from
students, making them available to tutors to
mark, returning grades, comments and marked
work to students.
Assignment Submission deadlines

- Each assignment has a “deadline” which is the


final date of receipt by the University for marking.
- For a TMA, the “deadline” is the last date for the
assignment to be submitted online.
- Submission of assignments by fax and email will
not be accepted.
Request for Extension

- The approving authorities:


- Up to 7 days – the tutor can
approve
- Up to 14 days – the course
coordinator
- More than 14 days – the dean
- Late submission without
permission - penalty of 30%
- No extension for TMA2
Accessing the OAS

• Key in this URL:

on your browser
• Key in your username and password

Go through Unit 1
of your course material
pages 23 – 29 for more
details.
Step 1: Accessing the website
• Key in this URL: on your browser
• Key in your username and password

Username

Password
Step 2: Selecting the course and class

• Select the course and class for which you wish to submit
your assignment

Reminder:
Username
You are allowed to
submit your TMAs
through the respective
Regional Centres (RCs)
Password
only for courses marked
**
Step 3: Selecting the appropriate TMA

• Select the appropriate TMA that you wish to submit

2. Click the “Browse”


button to choose the file
to submit.

1. Select the TMA


to submit.
Step 4: Uploading and submitting the TMA file

• Locate and select the file that you wish to submit on your computer
and click the “Open” button
• Confirm the file that you are about to submit and click the
“Submit” button

1. Confirm the file name is correct.

2. Select the file and click “Open”.

3. Click on the “Submit” button.


Step 5: Confirming the submission of the TMA file

• Read the message box to confirm the file that you are about to
submit is correct and click the “OK” button

1. Reconfirm the file that


you need to submit.

2. Click on the “OK” button to submit.

Reminder:
You
1. havethe
Select to use
TMA this naming convention when you submit your TMAs:
<class code>_<student ID>_TMA<no>. For example: 3LSS1_034130012_TMA1
to submit.
Step 5: Confirming the submission of the TMA file
(continued)
• A date and time indicating that your submission is successful
will appear

This sentence indicates that


the submission is successful.
Step 6: Viewing the TMA result
• Click on the “Assignment Status” tab
• Click on the “Grade details” to view your grade

1. Click on the “Assignment


Status” tab.

2. Click on the “grade details”


to view individual TMA grades.
Step 6: Viewing the TMA result
• Click on the “Assignment Status” tab
• Click on the “Grade details” to view your grade

Your results will shown here..

You can view your tutor’s


comments by downloading this file
Step 7: Downloading the marked TMA

Click on the file name to


download the individual TMA.
Step 8: Extension Request
1. Click on the “Extension Request”
tab to display the e-“T-EX” form.

2. Select the course.

3. Select the TMA for which you are


requesting submission extension.
4. Select the duration
of the extension.
5. Upload a supporting
document, e.g., a medical
certificate (optional).
7. Finally, click on the “Submit” button.
6. Give the reason(s) for your
7. Finally, click on the request.
“Submit” button.
Important reminders for
extension request.
Feedback details in the Extension Request form

The status of the extension application is shown here.

You can also view the feedback on the extension


application at “Assignment Status” tab, click on the
“Extension Request” status, and then click on “_ days
Approved” at the e-“T-EX” form.
Step 9: Re-submission Request
1. Click on the “Re-submission Request”
tab to display the e-“T-RS” form.

2. Read the instructions carefully.

3. Select the course and assignment for


which you are requesting for re-submission.

4. Give the reason(s) for your


request.

5. Finally, click the “Submit”


button.
Feedback details in the Re-submission Request form

The status of your re-submission request


application is shown here.
You can also click on the “Re-submission request”
status at “Assignment Status” tab to see the
approval remark at the e-“T-EX” form.
IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Once your “Re-submission request” has been approved by your Course Coordinator, you will
only have 2 calendar days from the date of approval to re-submit your TMA into the OAS.
1.4 The WOU Digital Library

The Advantages of Digital Library :


1. Enables you to access information from your
computer – anytime & anywhere2.
2. Resources are available synchronously or
asynchronously. (you & course-mates can
view them at the same time or at different
times).
3. Enables you to locate information easily and
quickly.
1.4 The WOU Digital Library

The Advantages of Digital Library :


4. You can network with other digital libraries.
5. Easy to retrieve. When you do not know the
book, just type in a word/phrase/ sentence
and a whole list of books on the related topic
will be displayed
6. Provide a structured approach to locating
information.
7. Books are well preserved.
1.4 The WOU Digital Library
Internet Search strategies

Common internet search engines: Yahoo; Google; Exalead; etc.

Meta search engines : Kartoo; Dogpile; etc.

Subject directories websites. A subject directory is an online database


of web sites and online information set up by subject and
category.

Newsgroups

Ask a question : ask yahoo ; ask Jeeves

Blogs
WUC 131/03
LEARNING SKILLS FOR
UNIVERSITY STUDIES