E-Course Orientation

Online Courses Note:
Hosting and maintaining a site for online courses has grown more complicated and expensive since I moved to my present hosting system in 2013. Technical problems are few and far between on this site, but my skill set doesn’t include what it takes to solve problems. And problems usually come in the middle of an aging parent crisis. In between crises, I’ve been mulling what to do, what to do. It’s time to decide. I will look at some different hosting options over the next month. But it’s very likely that I won’t be able to continue to operate the Two Red Threads online course site in 2019. I will keep you posted but I ask that you try to finish your classes and review old class material before the end of 2018, just in case. Don’t panic about finishing, but if it just dropped off your radar please try to get it back onto your to-do list.

Please note that for now, at least, enrollment is closed in all classes:

On this page you’ll find information to help you enter the main page of the course site and get ready to begin your class. Frequently Asked Questions addresses more specific questions related to content delivery in your online classroom.

Entering The Course Site. When you register for a class, you’ll receive via email a link to the course site and information that lets you enter the course site including:

  • a username
  • a password (which you should change once you’re logged in)

Change Password. For site security, please change your password from the password issued to you one of your very own. To change, log in to the course site then click this link (or go to Settings > MyProfileSettings > ChangePassword). Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page, and record your password where you can find it. While you’re at it, you can change your forum subscription preferences and other information at Settings > MyProfileSettings > EditProfile. Click the Update Profile button at the bottom of the page to save changes.

When you’re logged into the course site, on the Front Page you’ll see a link for any class you’re enrolled in. Click the Front Page link to your classroom. You’ll see class material in the main panel of the window. Before you begin the class material, please review Frequently Asked QuestionsThat’s where you’ll find information on how to ask questions in a class, about playing video units, advice for mobile device users, and much more.