This guide provides detailed step by step instructions on how to access the ECIRCLE series of self-instructional professional development courses designed for PK/K teachers. the guide also provides an understanding of how to navigate once inside the course from start to finish!
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After logging in to CLI Engage, locate the purple banner Online Learning and Professional Development .
Click on Full Course Catalog.
Click on the course that you wish to start under “Enrolled.” Please note that you must have already enrolled in the course. See the “How to Enroll in an eCIRCLE Course” guide to learn more about this step.
The course will open with the course module, which consists of a pre-test, the course itself, and a post-test.
To launch the pre-test, simply click on the green “Pre-Test” word/icon. Note that the course is not available until after the pre-test is marked complete with a check mark in the adjacent box to the right.
You will then be prompted to begin the pre-test. It is not graded, but you must complete it entirely in order to continue. You only have one attempt, and the results will be displayed for review after completion. This simple assessment is a 10 question multiple-choice test to ascertain learners’ basic understanding of the course content. Pre- test completion provides access to the lessons in the course.
Once you click on “Attempt Quiz Now” button, you will see this confirmation box pop up. Click “Start Attempt.”
Answer each question by selecting the best/most appropriate answers. Some questions are designed as true/false, others may be multiple choice. The Quiz Navigation block records your progress. Click “Next” when ready to proceed.
After you have completed the assessment you have an opportunity to review all of your answers. Once you have reviewed your answers, click “Submit all and finish” to complete the pre-test.
Confirm the submission in the pop up window.
Incorrect answers show in red on the Quiz Navigation tool . Clicking on the question number will reveal the question and your recorded answer. You will then be able to see all questions and those that you marked correct or incorrect. For an incorrect response, the correct answer is not revealed at this time. You can flag it for review.
By clicking the “Review” button, you can review the pre-test multiple times, but you cannot change any answers. Only one attempt is allowed. Click on the “Back to the Course” button to return to the module. You are now ready to start the course!
Note the check mark now to the right of the pre-test. Click on the “Course” word/icon next to the golden case to start the course.
You will then see a screen that prompts you to click “Enter” in order to commence the course. Note that you can return to the course as often as you like. Each time you return it will save what you have completed and offer to return you to the last section of the course you visited.
You are now entered into the course. In the course overview, there is information on how the course is structured.
The course is like an electronic book! The Table of Contents is displayed on the left side and clicking on a section title (or chapter) allows you to select a page, which then displays the related media in the right portion of your screen. Notice that a green check mark appears after you review each page. You must also watch the entire video in order to receive a check mark. Use the arrows in the top banner to advance (or turn) the page.
Documentary videos are viewed by clicking on the triangular shaped arrow. They are streaming videos and will play immediately. It is not necessary to first download the video.
There are video controls beneath your viewing screen. The triangle on the left allows you to start and stop the video. The speaker icon on the right allows you to adjust your volume. The horizontal bar allows you to monitor play progress. It turns gray as the video plays. The video length total minutes is viewed to the right. The opposite arrows on the far right can be clicked on to increase to full screen viewing. Click escape “ESC” on your keyboard to exit full screen mode.
A transcript of the video is available. Click on the word “Transcript” for the full dialogue.
Some videos have highlight sections that appear as the video plays. Details on each highlight can be read by scrolling the mouse over the “i” icon.
Foundational information is provided through an online FAQ-style article to read that provides researched understanding of the content. Clicking on each highlighted question moves the reader to a new short paragraph with answers and explanation.
Check-Yourself activities encourage online learners to self-reflect and self-check for their own understanding. These may be scenarios or short videos to watch followed by a multiple choice response. Self-checking answers are provided for each selection to help learners understand correct responses.
Course assignments are located within the “Connect with the Classroom” tab. You will need to click on the link to access the PDF.
After you have completed all course requirements and activities, a green check mark will appear next to each “chapter” on the table of contents. Click “Finish the Course” and “Final Page,” and a congratulations message will appear. You can now click “Submit,” and you will receive credit for course completion. This will return you to the course module to complete the post-test!
The pre-test and course are now both checked and you can now proceed to the post-test. Click on “Post-Test” to proceed.
Click on the “Attempt Quiz Now” button to proceed. Note that you have a total of six attempts to successfully pass the post-test. A passing score is 8 of 10 questions correct (80%). If you do not pass the second attempt in one sitting, you won’t be able to access the post-test again for three days. At that time you will then have two additional attempts until the next three day restriction from the post-test. After the sixth failed attempt, you will not be allowed to attempt the post-test again.
A pop up confirmation appears. Click “Start attempt” to proceed.
After you have completed all 10 questions, you can review your responses before final submission (same procedure as for pre-test).
Once you have completed a thorough review and are certain of your answers, you can click “Submit all and finish. ” You will then be able to see all questions, and those that you marked correct or incorrect.
Click “Finish review” once you have successfully finished reviewing your answers.
If you passed, you will see this screen.
If needed, you will see an offer to retake the quiz. Click on “Re-attempt quiz.”
When you return to the course module, you will see a check mark next to post-test if you have successfully passed.
Please refer to the How To Guide on ‘How to Find My Certificates’ for further information.
This document was last modified on: August 2, 2021