Structure of a course

Notes

 [F] Tutorials: Each tutorial walks you through how to use a particular functionality of the data resource. 

Important features are highlighted in the notes box [G].

The steps that you need to carry out to complete each activity are in a separate steps box [H].

If you prefer to learn by doing rather than by reading, we recommend that you open a second browser window next to the tutorial window and carry out each step outlined in the tutorial. 

 

 

[I] Glossary: Glossary terms are highlighted in grey. Hover over them to see a definition of each term. You can also browse the entire glossary from the navigation bar.

[J] Summary: this provides a quick reminder of what you have just learned in the tutorials and a place to leave feedback on the course.

[K] Examples: The examples provide specific use cases that incorporate the learning points from the tutorials. If you have used the data resource before and just want a quick reminder of how to use it, you may want to skip the tutorials and dive straight in at the examples.

[L] Exercises: The exercises help you to reinforce your learning by giving you a task to do. There are hints if you get stuck, and at the end we explain how we would complete the task, so you know whether you did it correctly.

[M] Check your learning: short quizzes enable you to check what you have learned. We provide feedback on your answers, so if you have answered a question incorrectly you will understand why. You can repeat the quizzes as often as you like. You will need to register if you want to do the quizzes so that we can provide you with your personalised results.

[N] Tutorial navigation: Some tutorials are in the form of an interactive slideshow, to navigate through these click on the numbered boxes. The navigation of the slideshow is seperate to the navigation of the course. To navigate away from the slideshow and through the course again simply use the left-hand menu or the navigation at the bottom of the page.