Tip of the day
Tip of the day
This is where you will find useful tips on how to use NorthNet.
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As a NorthTec student you now have access to lynda.com.
Lynda.com provides you with online training that will help you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to support you in the achievement of your personal and qualification goals. Log in using the instructions provided here to access the extensive video library of engaging, top-quality courses.
To get the most out of Lynda.com click on the ‘how to use Lynda.com’ link below to learn how to maximise your learning.
The NorthNet messaging system and what it sends to you via email can be easily customised.
In the 'Settings' block on the left-hand side of most NorthNet pages is section for 'My profile settings'. Click on the 'Messaging' link in there.
You will see a listing of the NorthNet messaging settings that you can change to suit your need.
To add a messaging block to your 'My home' page, navigate to your 'My home' page.
Click on the 'Customise this page' button as shown below.
Pull down on the 'Add' in the 'Add a block' block.
Select the messages block
Click on the 'Stop ciustomising this page button.
You can also use the 'Customise this page' feature to re-arrange the courses and blocks on your 'My home' page.
New in Moodle 2 are the two text editor icons for pasting text. If you have copied text from MS Word, use the 'Paste from Word' icon "" to paste without risk of pasting all of the special Word formatting code.
We suggest you always enable popups for NorthNet - a lot of the NorthNet functionality is lost with popups disabled.
Searching for a course
If you need to find a course in order to self-enrol in it, but do now know what category it is in there is a simple solution.
Go to the All courses... link in the Main menu on the home page. This lists all of the course categories in NorthNet. At the bottom of this page there is a search courses text box that looks like the below. Enter a small part of your course name in it, and hit go.Search courses:
In some of your courses your tutor will require you to submit assignments that will be checked for plagiarism via TurnItIn. The following guidelines will help.