Internet Explorer Version 6.0+ or Netscape
7.0+ (However, ROLC functions well in most internet browsers.);
a screen resolution setting of 1024 by
768 (Graphics, text settings, and window properties work best
at this resolution.);
the Adobe PDF Viewer Plug-in (If you need
the Viewer, select the Needed Downloads link at the bottom of
the Macromedia Flash Player Plug-in (If
you don't see the animated maps to the right of your screen, then
select the Needed Downloads link at the bottom of the page.);
a Java enabled browser (Most Browsers
are Java enabled. To activate Java, see your browser's options/settings.).
ROLC is divided into five units. Each unit
contains a number of pages (Content, Review, Try It and Assessment
modules). Once you have completed a portion of a unit, you will
be given an opportunity to complete an assessment for which an acceptable
score is 80% or better. When you feel comfortable that you have
mastered all of ROLC's content, you will be directed to Lotus Learning
Space to complete the Final Exam and Course Evaluation.
Chances are that you have already explored
the navigation scheme located at the top of the page. In this section,
we provide brief descriptions of the navigation components.
The Unit Links are text-based links, which
represent the tables of contents (TOC) for a given unit. You are
always one click away from a unit's TOC, since these links are available
on every page.
The Previous and Next links are text-based
links that allow you to move back and forth throughout the course.
The Page Numbers provide your location within
a given number of pages in a unit.
ROLC has several embedded help tools: four
of which are accessible from every page.
The Course Map Icon (globe with magnifying
glass) provides a high-level TOC for the entire course. This will
come in handy should you not want to leave your current page to
discover where a particular piece of content is.
The Calculator Icon is a fully functional
calculator that is available for solving mathematic calculations
within the course.
The Resources Icon (metal filing cabinet)
provides links to various important external resources.
The Glossary Icon (open book) provides dictionaries
for Cadastral Surveying Terms and Mapping Terms.
Navigate with Shortcut keys
The main navigation items can be accessed
by pressing the 'Alt' key on your keyboard (CMD on the Macintosh),
together with one of the following:
1 = unit 1 TOC,
2 = unit 2 TOC,
3 = unit 2 TOC,
4 = unit 4 TOC,
5 = unit 5 TOC,
c = course map,
g = glossary,
c = calculator,
r = resources,
p = previous arrow,
n = next arrow
After that, most browsers will take you straight
to that page, but in Internet Explorer this only selects the link.
Press Return/Enter on your keyboard to activate it.
Note: Access keys only work in the latest
browser versions (Internet Explorer 5+, Netscape 6+, Opera 5+, Mozilla)
ROLC has been designed to comply with Level
One Priority, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of
1998. As an accessible course, navigation and interactive components
have been developed for use with screen reader technologies. Additional
accessibility features include left to right tabbing for graphics
and text based links, shortcut keys, text alternatives, and descriptive
tags where appropriate. With the exception of various tools, all
window are sizeable and allow for text and image wrapping.