PREPARING A SESSION IN DREW
- Selecting an existing subjet for debate
- Starting a session
- Defining a new subjet for debate
DREW home page
Selecting an existing subjet for debate
DREW's Home page contains the numbered list of subjects that are
available for starting or replaying a debating session. Simply
click on the subject you would like.
Starting a session
On DREW's Home page, click on your chosen
subject. The presentation of the subjet to debate appears. You
have the choice of launching a discussion session (discuter) or
replaying an interaction that has already taken place (rejouer).
Subject description, access to discussion and replay sessions
Defining a new subject for debate
Click on ici on the
You obtain a screen that allows you to create
a new subjet for debate.
In order to so, enter the following information :
- Put the name of the author (most likely yourself)
- Type the password : "drew" (without the quotes)
- Write the content of the subject to be debated. You have the possibility of including hypertext (links
to other web pages), but they must be written in HTML
(Don't panic ! It's just the address with <A HREF= before
and </A> after) .
- You may choose the modules that the students have access to (CHAT, WHITEBOARD, or both). You may also choose
whether or not they may control their own access to these modules
subsequently and whether or not they may change rooms.
- After you have filled out the form, please validate it.
If the next screen appears, your subject
has been registered. Click on liste Drew to
go back and verify that your subject has been added.
Confirmation de la creation du sujet
- There are many different types of HTML
brackets. You can alternatively read up on the programming language
HTML or use an HTML editor. Software such as Adobe GoLive, Dreamweaver,
Frontpage or Netscape Composer (free) automatically adds brackets
for you. For example, if you are using one of the software packages
listed above, and if you would like your text in bold, select
your text and choose "bold" from the menu. Then copy
and paste the result into the "sujet" box in your browser
The software will write <B> your text here</B> and
on the web, it will correctly appear in bold.
- If you would like to direct your students
to a particular set of web pages, you can insert links into the
subject definition. Here again, either use an HTML editor or
use the syntax below.
- < A HREF="lthe
complete address of your page" > Your text </A>
> Animals in the wild </A>
When a student clicks on the link represented by an underlined
"Animals in the wild ", the text from the page will
appear on the screen.