PREPARATION OF ASSIGNMENTS
Set your email server on your
If you choose to use the email function available through your
web browser, you will need to set the email preferences in order
that the browser will know your email name and the email server.
If you are not sure how to do this and are using a computer lab
associated with an educational institution, you should be able to
get some help from the lab consultants. If you need to set this
up on your own, read through the instructions provided on the web
page for the appropriate web browser. (http://help.netscape.com/cgi-bin/handbook.cgior
If you use Netscape you will need to set the name of the server
and your identity in preferences.
IF YOU ARE USING NETSCAPE:
- Using Netscape mailer: After selecting the assignment you
want to prepare click on "File" and scroll down
to "Mail Document
" Click on it. The
"Mail To:" window will appear.
- Click on the "View" and check to see if
"Attachment" is checked. If there is a check
mark, scroll down to it and click on it. This will take
the check mark off. You should probably not need to
repeat this more than once.
- Click on "File" in the mail window and scroll
down to "Include Original Text." This instructs
the browser to give you a visual and editable version of
the assignment in the mail window.
- You will see only text, no pictures, in the mail window.
You may need to switch back to view the pictures when
working on your assignment. You can do this easily by
clicking on the dormant web page and then reducing it
when you are ready to move back to the mail window. Of
course, if you print out the web page, you will have the
pictures in front of you as well.
- Click down in the assignment and begin editing the
existing lesson. Follow instructions carefully.
- At the top of the assignment type the following:
- your name
course name and number
enrollment number (REQUIRED FOR PROPER CREDIT!)
make sure the ASSIGNMENT NUMBER appears in the e-mail
form under subject
- Add any questions you may have for the instructor at the
end of the assignment
- IMPORTANT: Insert your instructor's e-mail address (email@example.com)
in the "Mail To" data line and a copy to the
Independent Study Program (firstname.lastname@example.org)
in the "Cc" data line. You can edit the
"subject" line if you wish to list the
- When you have finished, click on the "Send"
- Problems? Contact your instructor or Donna at Independent
for his or her e-mail address.
If you are using a different browser (other than Netscape) you
may need to cut and paste in order to get the document into your
mailer for editing. This generally works quite well. You may
follow this procedure for most e-mail programs as well. If you
have difficulty, check with the distributor of your technology.
Please follow the directions in number 6 above and include the
information asked for.
You may always send assignments in by snail mail to the
independent study office if you prefer.