If you're new to online learning, we hope you'll find it easy, effective, and convenient. If you've experienced online learning before, then you already know how easy it is.
Using the tools in this course like the course calendar, email, chatrooms, search features, and more, you're ready to learn anytime, anywhere! Let's get started!
SHSU Online | Welcome to your Online Learning campus
Your online campus serves as the gateway or portal to the world of information and resources of your online-learning community. As you know, learning and education don't just mean classes and books anymore—not that these aren't important, but your online campus takes classes and books and extends the realm of learning into many other areas.
Please take the Student Orientation Tutorial available in your course list to familiarize yourself with the Navigation and Content tools in the eCollege / SHSU Online Learning Management System.
Tip: Online Help is available from anywhere in your online campus. Click the Help link on the top navigation bar to access the Pearson Online Help.
For student tutorials click below:
Browser Settings and Recommendations
There are some settings necessary for some of the tools used within SHSU Online that will make your use of the Course Management System much easier.
Pop up Blockers
Pop up Blockers need to be disabled. There are several tools like examguard, Tegrity, and RealPlayer that will not function with Pop up blockers enabled. Also, the pop up blockers can actually prevent the installation of some applications (again, like examguard and Tegrity Recorder). There are pop up blockers associated with several search toolbars that also will cause these same problems.
Clearing the Browser Cache.
Any sophisticated website you visit is actually composed of hundreds or even thousands of files. Even websites efficiently optimized for speed are likely loading multitudes of files at once to display content in your browser window. Browsers are designed to do their part to speed up the loading process. The first time you visit a site, your browser will “save” pieces of the site. Because your browser can display the files stored in its cache much faster than it can pull fresh files from a server, the next time you visit that site, the use of cached files will help cut down page load time. This speed increase that this process produces makes cache a good thing, so why remove those saved files?
Web developers often have to make updates to the files that comprise your site in order to add a necessary change, update or new feature. If a file that your browser has cached is changed on the website, it is possible that your browser will try to keep using the old, cached version of the file and you won’t see the new one. This can produce errors if there is a significant difference or if a directory, link change, or even permission related file was created. It becomes necessary to force the download of the changed files to replace the now defunct ones. Clearing the Browser Cache will accomplish this. See Clearing the Cache for the steps to do this.
Note: You can adjust Internet Explorer's settings to check for newer versions or stored pages to reduce the necessity of clearing the cache because of cache related errors.
Click here. Note: Technical requirements might change as software and hardware is modified and upgraded over time.