Backing up your data
Backing up your data is one of the most important things that you can do. As computers have gone more mobile, there is more risk of accidental damage or theft and the consequences of not having your data backed up can be severe. As part of our contract with google, every student can download and install Google Drive on their computer which will give them an easy way to back up the information that is important to them. Simply make certain to save a copy of your important work to this folder and then it will be accessible anywhere that you have access to a web browser. Instructions are available to install this on your computer, although you can also use many other products from other companies to do this. The important thing isn’t what service you use to back up your data, but that it is being backed up regularly.
OAKS is the College of Charleston’s e-learning portal. The following tutorials have been provided courtesy of Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem of the Addlestone Library.
The OAKS 10.3 Student Tutorials Playlist provides a single point of access to all the new tutorials, or you can view each video below.
The OAKS Overview for Students – Logging in and Course Navigation (v10.3) tutorial contains instructions for logging in to OAKS, a navigation overview, and a brief description of the tools featured in the OAKS version 10.3 upgrade. Topics covered include My Home, My Course pages, and Navigation Bar tools. Information on where to find additional student tutorials on how to use OAKS and resources/contact information for finding assistance when experiencing difficulties with OAKS is also included.
Subsequent tutorials in this playlist include detailed instructions for using the various features and tools in OAKS.
- OAKS Overview for Students – Course Content (v10.3) – Topics covered include viewing, bookmarking, downloading, and printing course content.
- OAKS Overview for Students – Communication Tools: Chat, Classlist, Discussions (v10.3) – Topics covered include viewing the Classlist, sending email from OAKS, composing and replying to Discussions, and subscribing to Discussions via email and text.
OAKS Student Overview – Grades Tools: Checklist, Dropbox, Grades, Quizzes and Surveys (v10.3) – Topics covered include viewing a Checklist, downloading and submitting assignments using the Dropbox, viewing the grade book, taking and submitting a quiz using the Quizzes tool, and viewing the Surveys tool.
- OAKS Student Overview – Management Tools: Attendance, Calendar, and Groups (v10.3) – Topics covered include viewing Attendance Registers, viewing and adding tasks to the Calendar, viewing groups, and self-enrolling in Instructor created Groups.
Common problems in the Computer Lab