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Setting up your myMitty 2 course

This article will explain how to set up your myMitty course.

Go to the url: mymitty.com and log in.

Go to the url: mymitty.com and log in.

Click on the course you would like to work on.

Your course is divided into sections.

1. There is a navigation bar (or "bread crumb trail").

2. I have my course set up with two sections: the blocks on the left, and the main course body on the right.

3. Horizontal unit tabs.

4. Dock navigation.

Icons

Icons

1. This will hide the information displayed in the block.

2. This will move the block to the dock.

3. This will move the block somewhere else on the page.

4. This will allow you to configure the block.

Main block descriptions

The navigation block: Helps you find your way around your course pages.

The administrative block: What you see in this block depends on where you are in the site.

Edit settings: How do you want your course to look?

Edit settings: How do you want your course to look?

1. Go to the Administration block

2. Click on "Edit settings"

Navigate to "Course format"

Navigate to "Course format"

I recommend the "Onetopic format", but you can experiment with the different settings to see which ones you like.

Enter how many sections you think you'll need. You can easily change this later if you need to.

Enter how many sections you think you'll need. You can easily change this later if you need to.

Click "Save changes" at the bottom of the screen.

We can customize our tab names.

We can customize our tab names.

1. Click on the topic you want to work on.

2. Click on the Edit button.

Customizing our tab names cont'd.

1. Unclick "Use default section name"

2. Type what you want to call this topic.

3. Click "Save changes".

Adding a banner to the top of your course

Adding a banner to the top of your course

1. Click the Edit Summary button.

You can drag and drop an image you already have, or do a search and import an image this way.

Click on the "Show more buttons" icon to get an expanded menu.

Searching for images

1. If you'd like to search for an image, click the "Image" icon.

2. Click "Browse repositories".

Wikimedia

Wikimedia

1. Click "Wikimedia"

2. Type your search term

3. Click "Submit"

Select the image.

Select the image.

Decide if you want to save the image for future use elsewhere or not.

Decide if you want to save the image for future use elsewhere or not.

1. Select IF you want to use this image elsewhere in the future

2. Select if you don't intend to use it elsewhere and just want to use it here

3. Click "Select this file"

Add descriptor (or not)

Add descriptor (or not)

1. You can add a description of the photo (Eiffel Tower)

2. Check if you don't want to add a descriptor

3. Click "Alignment" to indicate where you want the photo positioned. I will actually select "top"

4. Click "Save image"

Now you have your image! Anytime you want to add an image, you have the choice of "Drag/Drop" or "Browsing Repository".

Now you have your image! Anytime you want to add an image, you have the choice of "Drag/Drop" or "Browsing Repository".

Click "Save Changes"

Adding audio for a welcome message.

Adding audio for a welcome message.

Create a message using Quicktime or Audacity (I used Quicktime) and save it to your desktop.

Adding an activity or resource.

Adding an activity or resource.

You will see this on the bottom right.

Scroll to "Resources", then "Label"

Scroll to "Resources", then "Label"

By clicking once, you will get a description of the tool in the right window (then click "Add"). Click twice to go directly to the tool.

Finding and uploading your file

Finding and uploading your file

Make sure you expand the menu items, then click the "media" button.

Click "Browse repositories"

Click "Browse repositories"

Find your audio file

Find your audio file

1. Click "Upload a file"

2. Click "Browse" and navigate to your desktop and select your audio file

3. Click "Upload this file"

Click "Insert media"

Click "Insert media"

You can see your media now. Click "Save and return to course".

The media will be at the bottom of the section, and you can drag it to the top (or where ever you want to put it)

The media will be at the bottom of the section, and you can drag it to the top (or where ever you want to put it)

You should also consider dividing each topic into sections to make it easier for your students to find information

You should also consider dividing each topic into sections to make it easier for your students to find information

1.  You can use an image with text as a section label

2. You can also just type text as a section label

Click "Add activity or resource"

Click "Add activity or resource"

Double-click on "Label"

Double-click on "Label"

Format your label

Format your label

1. Click the "Paragraph styles" button and select Heading 1

2. Type your label name

3. Click "Save and return to course"

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