Navigating the Workshop


 A toolbar at the bottom of each page will help you navigate the SETT Workshop pages. Links on the toolbar are:

SETT Home: Will link you to the welcome page of the workshop. Check SETT Home for the week’s announcements.

Site Map: Will link to the graphical and text-only versions of the workshop map.

Guide: This link includes the online versions of the SETT Guide.

Help: Will generate an email to Denise Ethier, the workshop administrator.

NCIP Home: Will link you to NCIP’s home page.

A sidebar on each page will help you navigate the pages in order to work on workshop tasks:

Joy.gif (3499 bytes)Joy: Joy’s introduction and commentary on the workshop is linked to this icon on the SETT  home page.

Conversa.gif (4525 bytes)Discussions: Will link you to a menu of all of the discussions.

framewk.gif (1532 bytes)      Frameworks: Will take you to a menu of the working groups' frameworks.

Read.gif (4487 bytes)Readings: Background and supplemental readings and the case study are located at this link.

In addition, there is a sidebar that lists the workshop groups and pages that are relevant to each group: the Participant List, the SETT Framework Grid, the Survey, and the Tools Chart.


For this workshop, we will be using LotusNotes conferencing software. LotusNotes is a powerful organizing database that enables the viewing of messages by defined fields and keywords.

 There are four main discussions:

Collegial Conversation: A general discussion for "non-task" messages.

Technical Tips: A discussion for technical questions. This is the conference to use when you want to post test messages in order to learn the conferencing system.

Virtual Introductions: For the posting of participant introductions.

Workshop Discussions: All messages related to the workshop tasks are posted to this discussion.

Use the Discussions link to access the discussions. The discussions are listed on a page called the Discussions Menu where there will be a list of "views." Views are ways that you can access the messages that have been posted to the discussions. Some discussions offer more view possibilities than others. In the Workshop Discussions, for example, you will be able to select the messages By Framework (will organize messages for you By Student, By Environments, By Tasks, or By Tools); By Group (will list message by working group number); By Person (will list message alphabetically by participant’s last name); or By Topic (will list messages by weekly topics).

To read in the discussions, select the discussion you wish to access, (Collegial Conversation, Virtual Introductions, Technical Tips, or Workshop Discussions). If you are selecting the Workshop Discussions, select the view that you wish to use to access the messages. Once you have chosen your discussion, you will get a message list (a list of all the messages).

For example, when you are working in your small groups, you will probably want to select Workshop Discussions, By Group, so you can see the messages from your group. To follow the whole group discussions, you may wish to chose the By Topic view, which will show you all the messages organized by the weekly topics. The views only provide an organizer. No matter which view you select, you will have access to all the messages.

Instructions for Posting

For this workshop, there are three kinds of posting you will be asked to do:

1) Post a Message to the Discussions

For this workshop we have designed forms for the posting of messages with specific fields that pertain to workshop tasks. Filling in the fields on the message form will help generate the views used to organize the messages.

You can either post a message from the message list page or you can post a message from within the message you are reading. To post a message, select the button labeled "Create a Message" from the top of the page.  Fill in the fields at the top of the form:

For Topic, pick the weekly topic from the popup list

For Group, select your working group

For Person, select your name from the popup list

Under Framework, if what you are posting refers to one of the components of the SETT Framework, check off the appropriate component. If it doesn’t refer to a component, or refers to the framework in general, use "General."

Type in the title of your choice in the Subject line. Be as specific as possible.

Type your message text in the message box.

Select the "Submit" button. You will receive notification that your message has been posted, and a link that will take you back to the message list of the discussion you are in.

2) Add Data to the Charts

There will be two different charts for you to add data. The first is the SETT Framework grid. To add data to your group's framework, select the framework grid for your working group. You will see a grid that corresponds to the SETT Framework, except that each person in your group has been allocated a row on the grid.  To add data to the grid, select the "Add or Edit" button at the top of the page, and then find your name in the Participant column.  You may add data to all four columns (Student, Environments, Tasks, and Tools)  in your row.  When you are done adding data to the grid, select the Submit button at the bottom of the page.  You will receive notification that your comments have been added with a link to the Frameworks menu.  You can either use the link to the Frameworks menu or use your browser's back key to go back to your working group grid and reload the page to see your comments.

During the initial brainstorming (see Working with SETT Data, Part I in the syllabus) post no more than one item of data in each column in order to give everyone a chance. You may elaborate on what you have posted by posting a message to the discussion. 

During the Digger Deeper discussion (See Part II of the Working with SETT Data topic), you may decide to add more items or refine what you have posted already. To go back to the data on the chart, use the "Add or Edit" button and then edit the data next to your name. Any item you add should be something new (do not repeat something that has already been posted).

Remember, this framework grid is for brainstorming, so be brief on the grid. You can elaborate on what you or someone else has put on the grid by posting a message to the discussion.

Tip: To print out your group’s grid, be sure to configure your Page Setup to the Landscape setting.

The second chart, which you will use during the Recommending Tools week, is the Tools Chart. The instructions for this chart are similar to the framework grid.  Again, find your name on your working group's Tools Chart, and add a device and/or service in the row next to your name. Post your rationale for recommending this tool in a message to the discussion by using the "Create a Message" button at the top of the page.

Prioritize the Data on your Working Group's Framework

From January 29 at 12 noon (EST) to February 1, 12 midnight (EST), participants can rank the data posted on their working group's framework by filling out a survey to rank the items. The survey will be presented as a Web form that you will submit via email to NCIP staff. There will be four questions, one for each component of the framework. The question will present you with a list of all the data that your group has generated for that component and will ask you to choose the five items you consider most important for each.

To fill in your survey, select Survey for your working group from the sidebar.. Fill in the survey form and click on "Submit." A text-only version of this survey will be available.