Navigating the PLI Course Site

FIRST TIME SET UP

  • Click on the word "Register" (under the "Sign In" button on the left side bar) 
  • Create your account (fill in your name, email address, and password – write your password down so you won’t forget it), then click on the words "Register and Sign In Now"
  • Send an email to pliadmin@mcusa.org to let PLI know you have created your account. The PLI office will authorize you to access any courses in which you are enrolled.

LOG IN

  • Go to http://www.plionline.org

  • In the login box on the left-hand side of the screen, enter the login and password you designated when you set up your account.

  • Click “Sign In.”

ENTER A COURSE SITE

  • Towards the upper right-hand corner, locate the pull-down menu of courses available to you (click on the box next to “Select a Course”). If you do not see the course you want, contact the PLI office at pliadmin@mcusa.org.

  • Click on the name of the course site you wish to access.

DOCUMENTS
(Be sure to at least view every document listed. Print hard copy as desired.)

  • Review available documents from the list under “Documents.”

  • To view, click on the title of the document. It may not display immediately, but force you to save the file to your hard drive first. After you have saved the file, you will be able to click “Open” to view it.

  • To print, while in view mode, click on the printer icon at the top of the screen.

CHAT

  • Locate the Chat Room box on the left-hand side of your course site home page.

  • To enter the chat room …
    • Click on “Join Chat”
    • In the chat room, live dialog will be displayed in the largest box on the screen.
    • The names of students present in the chat room are displayed in the box at the right side of the screen.
    • To enter into the discussion, type your comments and/or questions in the wide, one-line-tall box at the very bottom of the screen.
    • To exit the chat room, click on “Exit Chat” (upper right corner).

  • To view an archived chat transcript …
    • Under “View Chat Archive” single click on the date of the desired chat transcript from the pull-down menu.
    • Click “Go”
    • To print, while in view mode, click on the printer icon at the top of the screen.
    • To exit the view mode,  click on the “Close Archive” button at the bottom of the screen.

QUIZZES

  • Click on the name of the quiz you wish to take.

  • Select the best answer for each question.

  • Click on “Submit Quiz” button at the bottom of the screen.

EXIT COURSE SITE

  • Click on “Logoff” at the uppermost, far right corner of the screen.

  • NOTE: If you are enrolled in more than one course, you may move from one course site to another without logging out by using the “Select a Course” pull-down menu.
 

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