Category Archives: Orientation

Orientation is Live

The new orientation is up and running as well as the ability for everyone to create their own. I would suggest that everyone who will be involved in creating the campus orientations go through the entire main campus orientation to decide what they can/can’t use from it as well as to plan what content they will need for the campus orientations. Every orientation will be found at:

[WEBSITENAME].usu.edu/orientation

Main campus orientation is found at distance.usu.edu/orientation. However because orientations do not exist for the campuses yet, if you go to them you will be sent to the main campus orientation. In order for the orientations to work you must first create an orientation in the new orientation builder. Because there is plenty of time to create these orientations before Fall semester please take your time in speaking with the advisers and others at your campuses and planning the content you need to make. Chris would like these orientations to be no longer than 30 minuets so please try to keep them as short as possible. The current orientation may be shortened some as Chris makes further adjustments. Please use discretion when making pages in order to keep the orientations from getting too long. Below I will provide instructions on how to manage site orientations, but they are pretty self explanatory and easy to use. Continue reading

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New Orientation

I’d like to share the upcoming orientation with you so you can get a feel of how it will work and possibly show it to your advisers and/or students services people. That way you can start planning what content you might need to have on it and be ready to put that content in the orientation when it’s ready. The back-end is still a ways off because we are in the process of merging a lot of our systems into a single system so user will not have to log into multiple places to do their work. Eventually the CMS portion of our site will be in this new “application.” It will function pretty much the same, just be in a new spot.\

Orientation Front-End

The demo front end of the orientation can be found on our development website at http://rcdedevb.usu.edu/websites/distance.usu.edu/orientation/. As of writing this it is currently incomplete both in content and in coding, but should be stable enough for you to view. The first thing you will notice is that you were pushed to a login area. You can login if you like with your USU A-Number and password or click skip login to continue without logging in. If a user does not login, the progress will not be logged. I know some people want the ability to track students completion of the orientation for various reasons so that is an option. However if you just want to browse the orientation without tracking, just click skip login. Continue reading