Getting Around the Course


Course Navigation

What computer to use

The video and screenshot images below were created using a laptop / desktop computer – which is the recommended way to access this course.

Using a Mobile Device (e.g iPad)

You can use a tablet (e.g. an iPad) but please note that the course menu will appear at the bottom of each page, not on the left as indicated in these instructions.

In order to access the PDF activities on a tablet you will need to download a copy of Adobe Reader to your device. Adobe Reader is available for free from both the Apple App store and Google Play store using the links below.

Phones are NOT recommended for accessing the course materials.

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Introduction

The items below are designed to help you find your way around the Alberta SPCA courses. They provide guided video tours and one-page ‘screenshot’ examples of the main tools and pages in the course.  Click on any image to open a full-sized version.  Links to accessible PDF versions are provided under each image. 

The Course Home Page & Course Menu

The Course Home Page

The “Course Home” page is the starting point to your interaction with your CTS Animals course. The information below provides you with an overview of the key elements that you see on the Course Home page.

Screenshot of a typical Course home page with explanatory boxes.
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The Course Menu

The universal “Course Menu” is located on the left of every course page. It is a tool allowing you to navigate quickly to anywhere in the course. The information below provides you with an overview of the key elements of the Course Menu.

Screenshots of the universal Course Menu with explanatory boxes.
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Modules & Topics

Module Pages

The “Module” page is the starting point to your interaction with that module.  The information below provides you with an overview of the key elements unique to the Module page.

Screenshot of a typical Moduel page with explanatory boxes.
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Topic Pages

“Topic” pages are located within Modules.  Topics contain the content and activities of the course.  The information below provides you with an overview of the important elements on a Topics page.

Screenshot of a typical Topic page with explanatory boxes.
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Activities


Required (Graded) activities require you to submit a completed copy of the activity’s required materials. Controls for submitting your materials appear at the bottom of the topic pages where the activities occur.  The information below provides you with an overview of the important elements of the page area for Required (Graded) Activities.

Screenshot of a typical Required Activity page segment with explanatory boxes.
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Course Icons

Icons are used throughout the course as a quick reference to the type of information, content or activity.  A summary of the course icons are provided below.

Screenshot of icon collection used in the course.
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