|What is Integr@te?
||Integr@te (simply pronounced Integrate) is a course delivery and integrated learning system developed by Western Seminary to support students in the distance education program. Integr@te provides for rapid access to course materials and offers immediate access to a suite of bible study, communications and course calendaring options.|
Western Seminary is committed to serving student interests anywhere in the world. Integr@te allows a student in Taiwan to access learning resources as quickly and as effectively as a student in Portland, San Jose or Sacramento.
Integrate also allows students to have ready access to all distance courses taken, to study within a resource-rich learning system, and to backup online courses to disk for a lifelong learning resource archive.
|Why Now?||Two elements are required to benefit optimally from Integr@te: High speed broadband access and high-capacity hard drive storage. In the last several years both have become the user standard rather than the exception. Even limited systems today ship from the factory with more than 180 GB of hard drive storage and terabyte drives can be purchased for $50 or less. Still, recognizing that not everyone has an optimal system configuration, and for the fall 2012 semester only, students who can demonstrate that they do not have the required broadband access may request a DVD ROM disk.|
|What’s New for Fall 2012||
Download Manager Updates
Note: The progress report works best when the course is engaged on a single computer. At this point, the report is resident only on your computer; no report is sent to the Online Campus offices. In the future we may ask your permission to replace the self-reporting Moodle progress reports with automatically-generated Integr@te updates.
To download a course, you will need to install our desktop application Integr@te which will enable you to download the course content from our site. Integr@te uses the Adobe Air platform and is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. To do so:
1. Visit Integrate Control
a. Download and install Adobe Air
2. Start the application by:
a. Double-clicking the red Western Seminary
3. When the application opens, you will see a login screen. A drop-down menu allows you to choose either to login for a distance learning course or a Campus classroom. Choose the OLC option and login using your Moodle OLC (Online Learning Center) username and password.
|Offline Login||Note: If you choose the offline option, the various Integr@te functions that access the internet will be disabled. This is a useful option when you have downloaded your course and wish to access media where you do not have access to an internet connection.|
|Download Your Course||
Once you have entered the application, click on Courses to access the course installation options.
1. Click on Install Course from Website.
When your first video has finished downloading, you may click on the Courses button. Your course will now be listed in the Courses Installed window. You may click on the desired course link to access your course’s home screen; the download manager will continue to download course components while you view your first video.
|How to Restart the Download Manager||
Note: If you have to close Integr@te, or shut down your computer, the Download Manager will remember the last component completed.
To return to the Download Manger and restart the download:
1. Click on your course from either the Welcome or
|Loading Your Course from DVD ROM Disk||
If you would like to load your course from disk rather than by Internet download simply:
1. Load Your DVD ROM disk in your local drive.
|Importing Your Course Schedule||
The OLC for your course provides the option to
1. Save the iCal schedule file to your computer (where you will be able to find it again.)
To learn how to install the iCal file in Outlook, please visit WSCLL.net website/Help.
|Downloading Your Course On Campus||
While students may desire to download courses to Integr@te while on campus, we would ask that you not do so. The impact of several students downloading courses simultaneously on shared bandwidth could easily interfere with regular administrative, faculty and student use of the Internet.
If you are on the Portland campus, you may stop by the CLL offices and load your course into Integr@te directly from the DVD ROM disk.