Task 1: Visit the library web site. Record any observations about the process and the problems you encountered.
I visited the library web site and conducted a search for any online resources associated with MED104 that were in e-Reserve. I received four results, one of which was the Bolter reading for Week two. I added all four items to my e-shelf for ease of access again later.
I’m quite comfortable with online library catalogues, having worked as a librarian since 2002. I am pleased to say that using the Curtin library catalogue was quite straight-forward. I did not encounter any problems with this task.
I took a few more moments to look at the LibGuide for Internet Communications as well. I have added the guide to my bookmarks so that I can keep referring to it, if needed.
Task 2: Navigate Blackboard, including finding unit outline, discussion boards, lectures etc. Test out software required for Collaborate. Note any problems encountered and how you solved them.
I took time to go through all the items on the Blackboard menu. I have located and posted to my discussion group numerous times already. I have copied the unit outline and made entries into my Google calendar about due dates for the assessment tasks. I tried to access the lectures, but this feature was not working at the time of writing this. However, I have read a post from Kathryn stating that this will be resolved soon.
Collaborate is working fine as far as I can tell. But, nobody seems to be using it yet, so I will continue to watch that space.
All in all, everything seems to be in order and working. I have downloaded the notes for Module One and have started my reading for the first two weeks. Looking forward to writing up my next entry for the Learning Portfolio.