General instructions e-learning for BioMol Chem. Master 20/21.

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, 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 (NIA) 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 will be provided by the Prof Pividori). 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 Biomolecular Chemistry (https://isabelpividori.net/biomolecular-chemistry-2021/). Under “Biomolecular Chemistry” menu, you can access the forum (only if you are logged in), the grades (only if you are logged in, see below) and the calendar, as shown below.

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/biomolecular-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 check your grades?

9. The grades can be found in the Dashboard upon login (mandatory). From your subject menu you can access the Grades link (see instruction Nº 7 above). 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 be update with new posts and publications?

10. 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:

How to subscribe the forum?

11. 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. You will automatically get notified about new topics by clicking here:

If you want to be update upon new lectures publications, you should add your email in the subscription area, and you will receive an email anytime a new post is published.

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/

10. By clicking your subject from the menu “Biomolecular Chemistry”, you will get all the information of the topic, and a view like this

Material available on the website for your subject

https://isabelpividori.net/biomolecular-chemistry-2021/

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. 

The COVID Project

Specific details about the project and the assessment activities can be found in the website. https://isabelpividori.net/biomolecular-chemistry-2021/.

Further explanation and details of how the assessment by the project will be provided by the professor.

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:

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.

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

C) The COVID project.