at Home or at LACC
Read the FAQs and
Questionnaire: If you haven't
submitted the Questionnaire yet, click to do this now or it
will be impossible for us to communicate and you will not be able to
Technical Skills Tutorial.
to Keyboarding Online." This introductory online orientation will
help you get started and answer questions you might have regarding
Computer Keyboarding Online.
Buy Your Supplies and Start Class: On the start date, it is your
responsibility to have your
get started on your own.
Check Your E-Mail: I will send you weekly class announcements and private
e-mails regarding your work, your grades, and your progress; so read
your e-mail messages FIRST before you begin working.
You must attend one of the
mandatory on-campus orientations. Click
here for details.
|Click the Assignments link at the top
of this page. On the Assignments page, click the Introduction and
Technique Check links and read them.|
|Click the Week 1 link, print the directions for the first
week, and READ them! Your
assignment sheets contain the daily instruction you would normally get
from me in person in a traditional course. |
|You cannot succeed in an online class unless
you read your assignment sheets carefully and follow the directions
Best Student Practices for
Installing GDP (Windows XP and Windows Vista).
this before installing GDP:
Close all open programs
including email, browser windows, and virus software.|
Do not change defaults
(program or data storage location) during installation
unless specifically instructed to do so by your
Make sure the log-on name
entered into the Home installation of GDP initially
exactly matches the name your instructor used in
Instructor Management on the Campus version of GDP and the
IMWS including matching the case.|
Make sure the e-mail address
you entered into the Home installation of GDP matches
exactly the e-mail address your instructor used in
Instructor Management on the Campus version of GDP and the
Make sure the log-on password
(if used) entered into the Campus installation of GDP
matches exactly the password used to log into the Student
Web Site (if used), including matching the case.|
Perform a Live Update. Click
to troubleshoot any Live Update installation issues. On the
Tips & FAQs
page, click FAQs, Installation and Operation,
for a detailed explanation of the Live Update feature.|
have the correct version of Word® selected under
Processor. If you
change this setting, restart GDP.|
Options, Personal Information, Your initials,
type in your correct reference initials (lowercase, no
spaces, no periods, and no parentheses) and click OK.
Type these exact initials for any documents requiring
reference initials, such as correspondence.|
Note: It is best to
call the software hotline at
attempting these steps:
If using Windows XP®, make
sure you are logged into the computer with an administrator
If using Windows Vista®, make sure you
are logged into the computer with an administrator account
and follow the steps below prior to
using GDP: Right-click on the GDP Home shortcut—Start,
All Programs, Irwin Keyboarding.
Click Properties, Compatibility tab. Check
Run this program as an administrator, and click
Apply, OK. Launch GDP using the GDP shortcut. You will
be prompted to “Cancel” or “Allow” the program to run. You
should select “Allow."|
|Note: Students working at LACC should
click here to move to the Initial Log-On
|Place the GDP Home Version CD into the CD-ROM drive. The installer
automatically launches after a few seconds. Follow the Quick Start
steps in green below.|
Note: If the install program does not launch
automatically, from the Windows menu, click Start, Run. In
the Run window, type x:\setup (replace "x:" with the letter for your
CD-ROM drive, which is probably "d:"). Click OK.
I accept the terms of the license agreement, Next; Next; Next;
you click Finish.
Irwin Keyboarding program group opens with this shortcut. Right-click
the icon and send a shortcut to your Windows Desktop. Use this
shortcut to launch GDP.|
Note: If you installed incorrectly and
need to uninstall GDP, click here
At home, double-click
the GDP Home icon on the Desktop to launch GDP; or
in Windows, click Start, Programs, Irwin
Keyboarding, GDP Home.
In the COAT
Department at LACC, double-click
the GDP CAOT 1,2,3 icon to launch GDP. Select ZIMMERLY -
ONLINE from the class drop-down list on the Welcome screen,
and click New Student.
Fill in your first and last name. If you see a Password
box, type spring as your Password if it is the
Spring Semester or fall as your password if it is the
Fall Semester; retype it in the Retype Password box, and click Save.
information, click Save, and GDP will open.|
GDP will launch and
check for Live Updates if you are on the Internet when you open GDP.
The first time you install GDP, you should always check for a Live
Update so you are using the most current version.
It is imperative that you always perform a Live Update
to ensure that you are working with the correct version of GDP, which
includes software functionality upgrades, corrections to errata, and so
troubleshoot any Live Update installation issues. On the
Tips & FAQs page, click FAQs, Installation and Operation,
for a detailed explanation of the Live Update feature. If you are not on the Internet when you open GDP for the
first time, log-on to the Internet, click Help, Live Update, and
follow the prompts to download the latest version of GDP.
|To find out what version of
GDP you are using, click Help, About, from the GDP menu in the
upper left hand corner of the screen. See the lines at the bottom that
indicate "Version" followed by a date, installation mode, and Live
starts. Click the numbered buttons at the bottom of the screen to
complete the tutorial and click Exit when
Note: Students working at LACC should
click here to move to "Type Your
From the menu, click
Options, Settings, to open the Settings dialog box. Fill
in, check, or uncheck all boxes as shown below. The URL for the Web
button is gdpstudent.mhhe.com. Click Save. Click here for more detailed
steps to set the path for Microsoft Word.
Note: Under Full Editing,
in Timed Writings, correcting errors on timings is your choice. If
you correct errors on timings, your speed is decreased and your
concentration might be broken. However, some students relax more during
a timing when they know they can correct errors and therefore do better.
Make your choice here based on your own skills and preferences.
If you are using the first printing
of Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing, Microsoft Office
Word 2007 Update and the first printing of the Microsoft Office
Word 2007 Update Manual for Gregg College Keyboarding & Document
Processing, your books are no longer synchronized with changes and
corrections made to the GDP software via GDP's Live Update feature. This
will result in document scoring errors occurring in documents that you
have typed correctly.
here to download an errata file, which includes corrections and
changes you should make to the first printing of your books to bring
them into alignment with the current GDP software and to provide you
with valuable tips and information as you complete your document
processing jobs in the text and practice exercises in the Word Manual.
begin working in GDP, select a lesson from the Lessons menu.
Follow the directions on the
screen and those from your weekly assignment
sheet to type your lessons. You are responsible for checking due
dates on your assignment sheet and submitting your work to me on time.
Note: If you don't have
Word at home, click here for
information on how to use the labs at LACC to type your documents or
click here for information on
To review your completed work,
Portfolio. If you want to view only certain lessons or exercises,
click the Filter Portfolio button, make the desired choices,
and click OK. Select the desired exercise(s) and click View Text to view the
complete your work for the day, upload your work to me as
shown below. If you want to print the presentation below,
right-click the link and choose Print Target.
Using Upload to Transfer Work
||Learn to use GDP's Upload
feature to transfer work
from a computer to the Instructor Management Web site and Student Web
Site. This presentation is for students who work at home, upload to
the Instructor Management Web site, and use the
Student Web site.
Upload Quick Start: Upload;
Upload all work; Upload Work to Student
Upload Web Site; Browse (browse to desired location to save
file—at LACC, store file on Desktop), Store the Upload File;
right-click in the Browse box, Paste, Upload.
In the Home installation of GDP, click Options, Personal
Information. Verify that your
e-mail address is correct in the Your e-mail address box. It
must be an exact match to your e-mail address at the Instructor
Management Web site and at the Student Web site.
working at LACC should skip this step and go directly to the next
Go to the
http://gdpstudent.mhhe.com and type your e-mail address
Your E-mail Address box and type
type spring as your Password if it is the Spring
Semester or fall as your password if it is the Fall Semester
in the Your
Password box and click Log On.
The e-mail address must be an exact match
to your e-mail address in GDP and at the Instructor Management Web
Note: If your password doesn't work, e-mail me and I'll reset
it. Please do not change it or check it.
When you successfully upload your work to the Instructor Management Web
Site, I will automatically receive an e-mail message notifying me
of your new work (see below for an example) and all your
work is also automatically sent to the Student Web Site.
I will annotate your work and e-mail you
with directions to go the
SWS and check
for annotations. If you don't get a response from me within a day of
uploading, please e-mail me. To check for annotations, do this:
on to the
using your new 2-letter password.
Click Student Portfolio,
View Portfolio; look under the Date column for the letter "A,"
and place a check mark next to each of these exercises. The "A"
means that I have annotated this exercise.
Click View Detailed Report,
read the comments in the General Comments box, mouse over the
Annotation icon to view my annotations.
Read any comments in the
General Comment box and hold your mouse over the page icon to see
any annotations. Scroll down to be sure you don't miss any
annotations. Click Log Off when you're done.
If you want to download your work and
your annotations to your computer, click the Download Grades
button and follow the steps there. This feature is very handy if you
move to a second location and want to synchronize your work at the
second location so you can continue working.
Folder. Download your Progress Folder
from the Assignments page. As you
read your e-mail or view your annotations, record your
proofreading check grades, and notes on the Progress
Go to the Assignments page to see your spreadsheet.
I record your grades on an Excel
spreadsheet and will update your grades weekly.
Click the Close button (X in the
upper-right corner) to exit GDP.
GDP Upload Quick
Start: Upload; Upload all work;
Upload Work to Student Upload Web Site; Browse (browse to
desired location to save file—at LACC, store file on Desktop),
Store the Upload File; right-click in the Browse box,
Grades Quick Start: Log in at the
Student Web Site; click
Download Grades tab; Download Grades; Save,
browse to desired destination, Save, Close.
GDP Import Quick Start:
Import Student Data;
in the Look In box, click the list arrow, browse to your
.EXP file (which has your first and last name), and click
Note: Repeat these steps when
you leave and move to your second location. Students working only at home may skip
If you want to print this presentation, right-click the
desired link and choose Print Target.
GDP_Upload_Download_Import.doc, a helpful handout you can print.
|Learn to use
GDP's Export, Import, and Upload-features to transfer work between multiple
locations such as campus to home, home to campus, and to the Instructor
Management Web Site and Student Web Site in one operation. If you use the
Student Web site, you will be able to view your work and your
annotations anywhere you have an Internet connection and browser
here for the pdf version.
here for a 15-minute movie. Click
here for a Flash movie (resizable window).