General instructions e-learning for BiomolChem in Master of Chemistry

Tutorial for subscribing and accessing the website

How to subscribe the website?

In order to use all the features of the website and to properly join the activities, you must be subscribed to the website upon receipt of an email sent by Prof Pividori (the mail will be received along this week), following the instructions as below:

  1. First, you will receive an email like this, in order to subscribe the website, from Isabel Pividori Website. Your ID university number (NIU) provided by the UAB will be always “your user name” and it is mandatory for the login.

2. Then, you must click the link to put your personal private password. You will find a screen like this, in order to put your personal password.

3. After clicking “Reset Password”, you will get this screen:

4. This procedure should be followed only the first time. Once you are subscribed, you will be asked to use the NIU number (as username/usuari) and your personal password/paraula clau every time you want to access the forum activities, teaching post, and podcast for your subject, following the instructions as below:

How to log in the website?

5. For some activities, you will be asked to login in the website. ( Note: for some other activities including downloading materials, you will be also asked for a PASSWORD that provided Prof Pividori in the first mail). A screen like this will be shown.

6. Log in with username/usuari (which is the NIU) and password/paraula clau. you will ask to add as a username ALWAYS YOUR NIU (ID university card number composed by 7 numbers, that will be your username/usuari for this website) and the password previously modified by you in step 2.

7. IF YOU ARE ALREADY SUBSCRIBED, you can directly access the website by the address, https://isabelpividori.net/, and this is your view. From the upper menu, you can “LOGIN” (if necessary), or enter to your specific subject upon clicking “TEACHING” and (https://isabelpividori.net/bioanalytical-chemistry-2021/) (the screen can vary accordingly to your view). Under “Biomolecular Biochemistry” menu, you can access the forum (only if you are logged in), the grades (only if you are logged in) and the calendar, as shown below. Furthermore, you can apply for an appointment with the professor.

8. The login from the “LOGIN” button in the Menu bar is done similarly as explained above. Again, remember to access with the username (which is the NIU) and password.

Some activities including joining the forum, https://isabelpividori.net/forum/, will need you to login. You can do it by clicking the LOGIN button from the upper menu. You can also access your topic and the forum by clicking teaching, and for your subject https://isabelpividori.net/bioanalytical-chemistry-2021/.

If you try different options (enter with the e-mail, enter by worpress, enter with other passwords), you will have problems with cookies, which is a common error in the wordpress dashboard due to browser configuration issues.

In such a case, ask the administrator (Prof. Pividori) to resent the password.

How to be update with new posts and publications?

9. No actions are required. In order to receive notifications as a student of new posts, announcements and lectures, your e-campus email address will be added by the Prof in an official notification list.

It is not necessary to subscribe by yourself, except if you want to receive notifications in an unofficial mail address (for instance, gmail). In such a case, you have two email subscription areas, in the sidebar or in the footer areas:

Which important information can be found in the website menus?

10. By clicking your subject from the menu “Bioanalytical Chemistry“, you will get all the information of the topic. The side menu contains important information, similar as follows, but for your subject.

Which material is available on the website for your subject?

Power point presentation

The material of the lectures (including the power point presentations) can be found in the website at the beginning of the course, available for all the students during all the course. For downloading the materials, you will be also asked for a PASSWORD that will be provided by the Prof Pividori

Lectures

Lectures will be either held by Teams, or with narrated presentations and / or videos and virtual whiteboards which will be posted daily on the website at the time of your classes. For each posted lecture (as scheduled), you will also receive an email. These lectures will be will be available to students until 12:00 pm on the same day of classes. The teacher will offer an overview of the topic, focus on those key concepts for understanding and answer any questions or concerns in a forum created for each of the topics (https://isabelpividori.net/forum/).

Continuous assessment

In addition, virtual assessment activities will be proposed for the theoretical lectures as quizzes and on the forum. The activities are designed to encourage the learning of specific skills. Activities must be delivered on time, on the specific place in a post open for that in the website. On the other hand, individual, autonomous work is required in order to reinforce the knowledge from reading and understanding the proposed reference books, web pages, tutorial videos or books that can be provided for specific topics. In order to carry out a self-assessment of learning, online multiple-choice tests will be proposed for each of the units, and their completion will also be considered in the assessment. 

Forum

The participation on the forum is also recommended and is encourage since it will be also evaluated.

Tutoring 

Online tutorials will be pre-scheduled and may be grouped or individual. They will be made using Microsoft Teams software.

Assessment  

The competences of this subject will be evaluated by means of different activities detailed explained in https://isabelpividori.net/bioanalytical-chemistry-2021/, including examination and other activities, to mention a few:

A) Deliveries of works on the website https://isabelpividori.net/

B) Participation in the online activities proposed in the forum, individual, cooperative and collaborative, and participation in self-assessment activities.

C) Others

Your marks will appear on the dashboard, in the GradeBook, as shown below:

What should I do if I find issues in login?

IMPORTANT SECURITY ISSUES (ONLY FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS)

(Only if you have found issues in accessing the website)

if upon login you get this message, you need to add a language (either Catalan or Spanish) to the browser, since you are identify by the server as an security attack.

In this platform, there are security rules to limit the scope of attacks and the load that they can generate. Accordingly to these rules, we block wordpress login from browsers that do not have certain languages ​​installed, some of them:

  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • Galician
  • Basque

It is not necessary all of them to be installed, only 1 of them is enough.

To add them in Chrome:

In the top right, click More and then Settings. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings. In the “Languages” section, click Language and input settings. Select the language you want to use from the list. If the language is not in the list, first add it as one of your preferred languages ​​for web pages. For this, click Add. In the right panel, click Show Google Chrome in this language. Close the browser completely and reopen it to apply the changes.

To add them in Mozilla Firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/language-tools/

How to check your grades?

10. The grades can be found in the Dashboard upon login (mandatory) (for that, you must follow the instructions provided in the previous post). From the top menu you can access the Grades link, as follows:

This will be the view of the dashboard in which you will find your grades. In the dashboard as shown in the picture you can check your gradebook with your marks for each activity, etc. You can also customize your dashboard (no mandatory) (in Profile).

You can return the Website with all the activities by clicking in the left corner “Isabel Pividori Website”, including the evaluation, forum, news, calendar.

How to access and subscribe the forum?

11. The forum discussions are closed and only logged students from Bioanalytical Chemistry can participate (for that, you must follow the instructions provided in the Part 1). You can access the forum link from the top menu, as follows:

Important warning: If you want to be informed whether a new topics in the forum is open, it is highly recommended to activate the notification area in your forum panel, as indicated below.

It is highly recommended to receive notifications about new posts and topics since the participation in the active participation in forum will be avaluated. You will automatically get notified about new topics in order to participate.

Don’t forget! The forum is for communication purpose only, and all the new posts are accordingly announced under New Post section. However, do not reply the quizzes or the activities in the forum: for properly displaying the activities, you must be in the original post.

Self assessment quiz

Some important remarks

  • The test will have in most of the instances a duration if 1 h. Try to do it in a stable internet connection to avoid interruptions.
  • In some instances multiple answers can be accepted. You will be inform of that. Besides, if it is a only-one-answer question, you will notice that you don’t have the possibility to click in multiple responses, only one. The contrary is also true.
  • It is highly recommended to do a screen shot of your answers, before submitting (just in case).
  • The quizzes will be programmed to start and finish for certain period of time.
  • All the new post will be also announced on the forum. Please complete the test in the original post but not in the forum for a correct display.
  • Upon completion, you will receive the marks and a certificate on your campus address.

Self assessment quiz

Some important remarks

  • The test will have in most of the instances a duration if 1 h. Try to do it in a stable internet connection to avoid interruptions.
  • In some instances multiple answers can be accepted. You will be inform of that. Besides, if it is a only-one-answer question, you will notice that you don’t have the possibility to click in multiple responses, only one. The contrary is also true.
  • It is highly recommended to do a screen shot of your answers, before submitting (just in case).
  • The quizzes will be programmed to start and finish for certain period of time.
  • All the new post will be also announced on the forum. Please complete the test in the original post but not in the forum for a correct display.
  • Upon completion, you will receive the marks and a certificate on your campus address.

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Nerd A to Z

What kind of nerd are you?

What gets your gears spinning? Take this just-for-fun personality quiz to find out what really makes you nerd out.

10 questions in 1 pages and 10 min!

You will get a point if your choice matches your professor one!

1 / 10

If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be?

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2 / 10

What’s your favorite kind of movie?

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3 / 10

What’s your favorite hobby?

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4 / 10

You built a super-smart robot. What do you do with your new high-tech friend?

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5 / 10

What would you do in a treehouse?

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6 / 10

What would your dream home be like?

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7 / 10

What word best describes you?

8 / 10

If you could time travel, where would you go?

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9 / 10

Choose an outdoor activity:

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10 / 10

You’re going to a costume party! What do you dress as?

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How to upload the deliverables in 3 steps?

1.- Select the file and fill your data

2.- Upon completion, click the upload file and verify the message of successful uploading (green). If there is any problem, a red warning is displayed.

3.- Finally, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a copy of the upload file at your campus e-mail.

Which information can be found in the calendar?

The calendar is an important tool for organizing your activities. Is a dynamic document which can be modified accordingly to the necessities. This is why it is highly recommended to check at least every week.

It has three different views that you can check accordingly to your own preferences, including list, month or day. For examples, this is your activities in a monthly view of your agenda for May.

This is the first week of the subject including all the activities.

In the right bottom corner, you can export the calendar to your own personal iCalendar.

It is highly reccomended if you have the possibility to download all the activities in your own iCalendar.

If you prefer, you can select the “list” view.

For each of the event, you have a link with all the information about the event including the link to the post. However, the post will be activated the day of the lecture. You will get a 404 error page until the date of the event.

How you can get points and increase your ranks?

You can collect various types of points by completing certain tasks on the website. You can increase your point balance by interacting in the website, as follows

Instance Amount Limit
Points for site visit 20 -
Points for viewing a post 2 Maximum 2 times per day
Points for viewing a page 2 Maximum 2 times per day
Points for viewing Ranks 1 Maximum once per day
Points for viewing Events 5 Maximum 2 times per day
Points for Approved Comment 10 No limit
Points for clicking on link to: %url% 2 -
Points for new forum topic 15 No limit
Points for new forum post 15 No limit
Point deduction for deleted forum post 10 -
Points for received forum post like 10 -
Points for logging in 30 Maximum once per day
Points for referring a visitor 5 Maximum once per day
Points for referring a new member 10 Maximum once per day
Points for viewing video 5 -

Beside these interactions, there are others instances, activities and milestone that you can increase your balance that will be granted by your prof. and that will be properly announced. The sum of point is now active as a trial, but will be reset at the beginning of the course.

What is a rank?

You can increase your rank from Newbie (level 5) to Legend (level 1) by increasing your points balance. The ranks are define as:

Newbie0-1000 points
Member1001 – 2500
Senior member2501 – 25000
 Veteran member25001 – 50000
Legendfrom 50001 points

Rewards

The 5 leaderboard will be granted with an increased in the mark according to the position, consider in the online activities.

Where you can check your balance?

Your balance in points can be found in the student zone (dashboard), in your private zone in which you can also check your grades. Trading among students is allowed without any restriction. Communicate such trades to the Prof in order to modify your balance.

You can check it in the following views:

Where can be seen the leaderboard and the most popular student?

This information can be found in the lateral bar menu only if you are logged.

That’s all for today!

Wordsearch

Find the keywords of the topic Bioanalytical Chemistry

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Instructions. Solve the word search, do a screenshot (don’t close the congratulation message or the word search will be reset it!!!!) and post it in the forum under the topic Top five challenge! 25 extra points! Instruction. You must select/click on the first and the last letter of the words.


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