What is the Recommended ayop work flow?

Recommended: Each module is two weeks long ...

Log in to the student account and click on the DASHBOARD link in the site navigation bar ...



 

Week 1 of a module: Lecture Content

Look for Biology in the course list. 




The checklist tool is also available to you by a link in he top block of the course page just under the graphic that looks like  ...



If the module you are working in doesn't already show, select it in the jump menu in the top block. This will make all the other modules hide and just the one you are working in show. This is what the module 1 jump graphic looks like ...



Scroll down a bit to see the module block that you selected.

The module will have a graphic that identifies it. Just under the graphic you will see instructions to click the graphic for the lesson resources ...




Clicking the graphic will take you directly to that module's lesson resources. The resources will give a quick description of the module or lesson ...



The blue VT link will play the lesson.

Click on the notes link for the lecture notes. These are in pdf and/or doc format. There are a plethora of pdf annotation tools available for desktops/laptops as well as mobile devices if you would like to add your own notes to the pdf.

The teacher and builders tools can be ignored by students. Just as the name suggests, they are for teachers and course builders use.

After the lesson is viewed, the student should go to the course page and complete that lecture's quiz.



This is intended for practice, so student can try the questions as many times as they wish. Only the highest score goes to the grade book. These are computer-scored and replace the OYO and study guide questions. Students can save their work and come back to it later by clicking the Save without submitting button at the bottom. When done, they can click the Submit all and finish button. They can start a new attempt at any time.

 

Week 2 of a module: Labs and Exam

In week 2, the focus will shift to hands on labs and studying for the module exam. Labs are optional and earn extra credit. This isn't because we feel labs are unimportant. It is to give families the maximum flexibility to use a local co-op or a lab intensive for labs.

Labs have a walk-through on the same resource page where you clicked to see the recorded lesson in week 1. These provide a great overview and sometimes tips and variation that can be done in the lab.

There are lab starters provided on the course page in the lab uploader in the lab section of the course page ...



Any proof of doing a lab will count such as a photo or note from mom, but taking the time to download and complete a lab starter (.doc format) will teach you about how lab reports are formatted. The grunt work of typing in the materials and procedures is done for you, but you will need to think through your abstract, introduction, input lab data, do the data analysis, and write the conclusion.

Preparing and taking the module exam is a natural wrap up for the module in week 2. It is recommended that the student retake the lecture quizzes to gauge their readiness for the exam. If the student can get the correct answers the first try, they are ready. If they need a second or more try to get the correct answer, then read the text for that question's topic area, look back at the lecture notes, or attend an open office hour for help.

When you are ready, click on the link for the module exam. The exam is one take only, but you can click save without submitting if you want to take a break. Look for the button at the bottom of the page. When done, click the Submit all and finish button.

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