FAD Ecliptica

(EN) Partecipant Manual

Welcome to Ecliptica’s E-learning platform.


REQUIREMENTS

We recommend the use of the last version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Apple Safari (Safari 6 for OS X 10.7 or a later version). Internet Explorer 8+ can be used but with some limitation: there may be the need to activate the “compatibility mode” and you might experience display errors.

REGISTRATION

To access the platform for the first time you need to register to the website by creating an account.
In your account all your personal data will be stored, since it is needed to issue the participation certificate and must be communicated to Agenas to grant ECM credits.
When creating the account, you will be asked to choose a username and a password that you will need every time you want to log in.
A note to SIDerP members: even if you are already registered on the website siderp.it is necessary to register again on the e-learning platform, since the data needed to issue the certificate is different from the data given on the SIDerP website. You can choose a new username, but it is recommended to use the same for your convenience.
To register just click on the link “login” in the “User area” on the right: if you don’t already have an account you will be given the possibility to create a new one, otherwise enter your username and password.
To create the account, you will be asked to fill in a form with the required data. Pay attention while choosing your password: you will find the length and font requirements to guarantee your safety on the page.
An automatic email will be sent to you, click on the link to confirm your account.
Note on creating the account: if the form gives errors like “your email has already been used” it means that you already have an account. To recover your password and/or username click on the link under the form.

COURSE REGISTRATION

Once you have logged, in you will have access to all the courses (you will also find them under the item “Course list” in the upper right corner). Note: some courses will be visible only to registered users.
To start a course, it is necessary to sign in. Just click on the course name to see the options and the prices. Usually courses are free for members, while other healthcare professionals may need to pay a fee.
After clicking on the course name, a description of it will appear with the sign-in options.
Members can click on their dedicated area while the others can use the button below. If you need to pay a fee, you will be directed to the PayPal website.
In summary:
By registering to the platform, you will choose a username and a password that give you the possibility to log in the platform itself. You only need to do this step the first time you enter.
The login will give you the possibility to access the courses every time you want.
When you want to start a new course, you will need to sign in by clicking on it. You only need to do this step the first time you enter.
If the course you wish to attend has a differentiated access for members and you want to access through it, the secretariat will have to verify that you are in fact a member: you will probably have to wait 1 to 3 working days before you receive an email notification confirming your enrollment. This step needs to be done only the first time you want to enter a course.
If you need to pay a fee, you will be directed to the PayPal website to complete the credit card transaction. Once the payment is completed you can immediately access the course. PayPal is the world leader in online credit card transactions. Ecliptica will have no access to your credit card information.
Once you are signed in and/or you have been authorized you can start the course.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE COURSE

There are several ways to move within the course:
you can use the horizontal navigation bar (the so-called breadcrumbs), which you can find at the top of every page. It shows how the user got to a certain page ad offers links to the pages the user visited previously.
Or, clicking on the gear symbol in the top left corner you can open a navigation menu. You can use the links on the left of the "Navigation" block to get to the course index.
It is important to note that in most cases the course needs to be approached sequentially: it is not possible to skip, for example, from Module 1 to Module 3 without first completing Module 2.

COMPLETION BOXES

In the course index, form and task names (such as quizzes) may display check boxes to help you see their completion status.
If a box with a dashed border is shown, a check mark will be displayed automatically when you have completed the task according to the criteria set by the teacher.
If a box with a continuous border is shown, you can click on the box to indicate the task has been completed. (If you have second thoughts, you can click on the box again to remove the check mark.) Checking is in this case optional, but it is useful to track your progress.

THE BLOCKS

The left column (you can find it by clicking on the gear symbol in the upper left corner) contains the "blocks", that is, items that you might need to complete the course. The type and number of the blocks may vary depending on the courses.
Below is an explanation of how these items can be used:
“User area”: You can log in or close the work session.
“Navigation”: This block contains the navigation of the course.
“Settings”: you can sign in your profile, change your password.
“People” (not always present): This block contains the “Participants” link through which you can view a list of teachers, tutors and other participants;
“Activities” (not always present): trough this block you can reach the resources and activities provided for the course in a fast way. It is a kind of "index" of the resources and activities present in the course.
“Search” (not always present): This block allows you to search within the messages in the web forums.
“Latest News” and “Recent Activity”: These two blocks give you the ability to get quickly update on course news. "News" are messages that can be entered by teachers and tutors. “Recent activity” is about any type of new insertion and/or modification of the course, but it also notifies you when messages in the forum are added. If the message "no news" appears, it means that there is no new information available for the user.
“Administration”: This block allows access to entire list of exercises you carried out with their evaluation.

COURSE ACTIVITIES

In each course there may be several activities that require the active participation of students, such as web forums, chats and assignments. Here are some examples:
Web forum: normally used for collaborative discussions and activities.
Glossary: students may also be involved in its compilation.
Chat session: a chat session can be activated by teachers to exchange text messages in real time.
Task: the teachers may ask to upload a file containing a report or exercise by a certain date.
Assessment quiz: to evaluate the students
Survey: a set of questions about the course itself.
Wiki: a collaborative writing tool that can be used for writing a document by multiple users at the same time.
Depending on the course, only some of these activities and resources will be used.
The most common activity is called “lesson”, it usually presents itself in the form of a “book”, meaning that a series of slides and pages of text will be presented to the user, who can read through them moving by clicking on the "forward arrow" and "back arrow" icons.
To complete the task, all pages typically need to be viewed, otherwise you will not be able to move to the next task. When you arrive at the last page, there will be an arrow icon that allows you to return to the course index and, therefore, continue the course.

QUIZZES

A quiz is an activity that involves the student completing a questionnaire consisting of a series of closed or open-ended questions within a fixed date and sometimes in a fixed amount of time. The types of answers can be true/false, multiple answer, short answer, numerical answer, open answer. The activity may be evaluated.
Typically, quizzes at the beginning of a module and true/false quizzes are only used to verify the learner's knowledge prior to the study of the form and are not binding for the course to continue. They can usually be repeated multiple times although often the score that is considered is the one attributed to the first attempt.
The quizzes at the end of the form are usually evaluated: they are multiple choice and double randomization, it is therefore not possible to pass on to other users the results based on the number of questions or answers. In order to continue, and thus obtain credits, you must answer correctly at least 75% of the questions.
Multiple attempts (usually 5) are generally possible for each quiz, and it is possible, if you get interrupted, to resume from where you left off. To start a quiz, click the "Preview Quiz" button.
When you have answered all the questions you can submit your answers by clicking on the "Send and Finish" button at the bottom of the page. After submitting, you can review your answers by comparing them to those set by the course teacher.

EVALUATION BOARD

After (and only after) completing all the activities of the course, including the quizzes, it is mandatory to fill in the event score sheet, always accessible from the main index of the course or from the navigation block on the right. The filling is mandatory, otherwise it is not possible to obtain the certificate of participation and therefore the credits.

PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE

After filling in and submitting the score sheet, it is possible to download the participation certificate. This will be issued and downloaded on the user's computer but can also be emailed by clicking on the appropriate button.
Once the participation certificate has been issued, the course is concluded.

FAQ WEBINAR

I have troubles with my microphone.

  • Be sure to quit any other application that uses your device’s microphone. Using (Ctrl+Q, or ⌘+Q).
  • Check the status of chrome by entering this URL to the address bar: chrome://settings/help If Chrome is updating, wait a few moments, then restart the page.
  • Restart your device.
  • Make sure you have allowed access to the microphone, if not, click on the camera icon in the web address area, then click on allow.
  • Take again the audio test that you did when you first entered the conference room by clicking on the phone icon at the bottom of the screen. If you can change the microphone.
  • Try different earphones.

I have troubles with my camera.

  • Be sure to quit any other application that uses your device’s webcam. Using (Ctrl+Q, or ⌘+Q).
  • Check the status of chrome by entering this URL to the address bar: chrome://settings/help If Chrome is updating, wait a few moments, then restart the page.
  • Restart your device.
  • Make sure you have allowed access to the camera, if not, click on the camera icon in the web address area, then click on allow.
  • If you can try changing the device’s camera by clicking on the webcam at the top of the screen. Lower the screen resolution.

ASSISTANCE

For technical assistance you can contact - only after reading this guide in its entirety - the Karmaweb webmaster.

Last modified: Friday, 26 June 2020, 5:08 PM