Hello and welcome to the CTE Work-Based Learning Course. This video will show you how to log in or create an account, navigate the lessons and quizzes, and track your progress through the course.
The first thing you should notice is the Navigation menu in the sidebar of the page. The top link goes to the course overview page and below that is an outline of all the course sections. These links are not active yet because we are not logged in.
If you click on the CTE Work-Based Learning link while you are not logged in, you will be taken to the login page where you also have the option to create a new account. I'll go ahead and demonstrate how to create an account.
First, choose a username and password. Enter your email address and then enter it again to confirm. Type in your first and last name and your city, and then click "Create my new account". An activation link will be sent to the email address you provided, so go ahead and open your email and click on that link. You won't be able to log in to your new account until you have done so.
The activation link will be sent immediately, so if you don't see it in your inbox within a few seconds, check your spam folder. Some email systems will mistakenly mark it as spam because it is an automatic message coming from an unknown system. If you don't receive the activation message and it's not in your spam folder, you may need to try a different email address or talk to your IT administrator about whitelisting this email address.
Once you click on the activation link, you will be taken back to the course website and automatically logged in.
Now we have access to the course overview page. This page shows every section with a brief Learning Objective, a list of lessons, and the section quiz. The overview page is basically a table of contents for the whole course. To begin a section, simply click on the introduction.
Every section has a one-page introduction like this to give you an idea of what to expect. Notice that we still have the Navigation menu in the sidebar and it automatically shows us where we are in the course. We can use this menu to jump to any lesson in this section or even go to other sections without having to return to the course overview page.
To move through the course in sequential order, we'll just click on the button in the lower right to navigate to the next page.
Now we are in Lesson 1.1. Each lesson contains one or more topics, which you will see listed in the Lesson menu that has appeared at the top of the sidebar. You can jump to any topic in the lesson from here. However, it is recommended to use the "Next page" button in the lower right corner to go through the lesson in order. This helps ensure that you don't accidentally skip any material in the lesson. The main Navigation menu is also still in the sidebar in case you want to move to a whole different part of the course.
Once we reach the end of the lesson, we can proceed to the next lesson or return to the overview page.
Now that we have completed the Introduction and Lesson 1.1, there are checkmarks next to those activities. The course will automatically keep track of your progress as you go through the material.
I'll be back in just a moment, after I finish Lessons 1.2 and 1.3, so I can show you how to take a quiz.
We've reached the end of Lesson 1.3, the last lesson in Section 1, so let's click on "Go to Section 1 Quiz". The quiz page gives you some basic instructions. Note that you must score 80% or better to pass the quiz, and you only have three chances to pass. If you don't pass after three attempts, you will have to contact the course administrator to request permission to try again. We'll click "Attempt quiz now" to get started.
All quiz questions are multiple-choice. Simply select the correct answer and click "Next". There is also a Quiz navigation menu in the sidebar so you can easily jump between questions.
If you are uncertain about a particular question, you can flag it. This makes it easy to find the question when you are ready to come back to it later. Now I'll finish this quiz so I can show you how to submit it.
After the last question in the quiz, you will see a quiz summary page. This will show you any flagged or unanswered questions to make sure you don't overlook them. At this point you can still jump back to any question via the Quiz navigation menu and change your answer. If you are ready to submit the quiz, click the "Submit all and finish" button at the bottom of the summary.
After the quiz has been submitted, you will see some information about your quiz attempt, including your grade and a note about whether or not you passed. You can also review your answers and see which ones (if any) were incorrect. When you are done, you can click "Finish review" in the Quiz navigation menu.
If you do not pass a quiz, you can make another attempt, but keep in mind that the questions are drawn from a larger bank and displayed in random order. In fact, even the answers are displayed in random order, so don't rely on your memory to pick the same letter answer for a given question.
Since we passed this quiz, let's go back to the course overview page. You can see that we now have checkboxes by all the activities in Section 1. From here, we can proceed through the remaining sections in the course until all twelve are completed. Once you have completed the course and have passed all twelve section quizzes, you will be able to access the Course Completion page and receive your completion certificate.
Now you know how to navigate through the course and take quizzes, but there's one more area that we can't overlook. At the top of every page, you will see links to the Home page, Reference Library, Checklists & Templates, Instructional Resources, Glossary, and a link to the CTE Professional Development website. The home page is different than the course overview page; it allows you to access the introduction video, course syllabus, and this navigation video. The other links are helpful resources that are frequently referenced in the course. They are described more fully in the "Start Here" introduction video.
The CTE Work-Based Learning training course consists of twelve sections divided into multiple lessons covering one or more topics. For each section there is a short quiz covering the material in that section. View the Course Navigation video or read the tips below to learn how to access and move through this training course.
Create an Account
From the Home page
|Navigation Sidebar Menu||The Navigation sidebar menu located on the left of the page is available throughout the course to provide easy navigation between sections, lessons, and topics. Use the arrows to the left of the Section titles to expand a section to view its list of lessons.|
|Top Horizontal Menu Bar||
The horizontal menu located near the top of the page is available throughout the course to provide easy access to the Home page and course resource pages:
Clicking on the course title "CTE Work-Based Learning" on the Navigation menu will open an overview of the course. This page shows every section with a summary of the learning objective, a list of lessons, and the section quiz. Jump to any part of the course by clicking on a section introduction, lesson, or quiz.
|Course Sections||Each course section includes an introduction page, multiple lessons, and a short quiz. To start reviewing the material in a section, click on the Section Introduction link either on the Navigation sidebar or Course Overview page.|
|Lessons||Each course is divided into multiple lessons. Once you start a lesson, a Lesson Menu will appear in the left Navigation sidebar showing you a list of topics. Jump to any topic by clicking on the link in the Navigation sidebar.|
|Topics||Each topic includes one or more pages. Use the "Next Page" button in lower right corner of each page to move through a lesson to make sure you don't miss any information.|
|Progress Boxes||Once you have viewed all of the pages in a lesson, a check mark will automatically appear next to the lesson on the Course Overview page. This helps keep track of which activities have been completed.|
|Course Completion||Once you have reviewed the material in all twelve sections and passed all twelve quizzes, you will be able to access the Course Completion page and print a Certificate of Completion.|
This training course is designed to be an ongoing resource for educators responsible for work-based learning activities. After completing the course, you will still be able to use your username and password to access the course material anytime. Many sections of the training course include helpful links and teacher resources. Much of this information also can be accessed through the resource libraries found on the CTE Work-Based Learning Home page.
|Reference Library||The Reference Library contains links to federal and state laws, rules, guidelines, and other reference materials commonly referred to when coordinating work-based learning programs. The library is designed as a searchable table to make it easier to find information on a specific topic. Simply enter one or more keywords in the search tool. Or use the arrows next to each heading to sort by category, resource, description, or topics.|
|Checklists & Templates||The Checklists & Templates page links to downloadable samples of documents and forms developed by other teacher-coordinators responsible for work-based learning programs. Please note these are samples only and NOT the required or preferred formats. They are provided to give teachers a starting point from which to develop forms and checklists appropriate to their own classes and districts.|
|Instructional Resources||The Instructional Resources page contains links to instructional materials, curriculum, and other teacher resources that might be helpful to a new teacher assigned to teach career preparation, a practicum, or other course involving work-based learning.|
|Glossary||The Glossary is a searchable directory of acronyms and terms commonly used in Texas education and work-based learning.|