Surface-Water Field Methods Training Class
Class presentations may take some time to load. A progress bar should appear as the presentations load (see below).
Presentations will appear after about 50% of the file has loaded onto your computer. This will allow you to begin working on the presentation without waiting for the entire file to load. This situation might cause problems if you try to quickly navigate toward the end of a given presentation. If you experience problems viewing the latter portions of any presentation you should wait until the entire file has loaded.
Video clips begin streaming to your computer once they appear on the screen. Videos may, therefore, not play smoothly until they are completely loaded.
The figure shown below is an example of what the Flash (1)-based presentations look like. You should use the buttons in the lower part of the screen and the module agenda to navigate through the presentation. Notes that describe what you should learn from each frame are shown when you click the "View Notes" button. This button can be used to toggle the notes on and off the screen. The notes are also available as spoken narrations. These narrations can be toggled "on" and "off" by pressing the narration button (see below). You will have to have speakers attached to your computer to take advantage of the spoken narrations. Training class modules all start with the narrations turned "OFF".
A test is provided for each section of the class. Links are provided to tests under the class agenda. Tests should be considered mandatory. The tests can be automatically graded and results can be shown to your supervisor. You will receive credit for Training Class SW1271 from your supervisor after all eight tests have been taken. We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to discuss test results with your supervisor.
Test questions are all multiple choice. Answers can be selected using the radio buttons beside each question. Your answers are recorded when you click on the "Submit" button. You will receive instant feedback on your answer.
You check the answers yourself. A screen like the one shown below will appear after you submit your final answer. You will be given the opportunity to review your answers to all questions when you elect to "Review Quiz".
Choosing the "Next" bottom on screens like the one above will display another screen that will tell you if you passed the test. You will see a screen like the one shown below if you passed the test. You should print this page to demonstrate your competence on this part of the class to your supervisor.
You will see a screen like the one below if you do not pass the test. You can then choose to retake the test, or review the class material by closing the test window and returning to the class.
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