|How to Use This Course|
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Depending on your needs, there are two basic ways to access the material in this course.
The navigation for the course is set up through major "tabs" and related subtopics.
When you have reviewed the information in this section about the basic structure of the course, read about the Additional Features in the Course, including how to print your lesson pages, use the videos, access the Meeting Materials and Try This at Your Bank exercises.
If you are a new director, you'll probably begin by clicking on a tool from the list of agenda Items. In fact, you just chose the first item from the agenda, How to Use this Course.
The agenda provides links to all of the lesson areas in this course. You may go through the lesson areas in the preferred sequence – by following the numbered agenda items – or, if you desire, you may skip around in the agenda. Once you open an agenda item, you have immediate access to all content under that topic area.
To navigate among the agenda items, simply move the mouse pointer over each agenda item. When you do so, the background color of each item changes, letting you know which item is currently active. Inactive items have a white background. Click on an active item to open that lesson area.
To Return to the Agenda page
There are multiple ways you can return to the Agenda page once you are inside the course.
Use the Agenda Page if:
The Reference View shows a listing of specific topics that can be found in each of the agenda areas, along with links to the corresponding Meeting Materials and Try This at Your Bank exercises. From the Reference View, you may link directly to a specific lesson and then navigate through the course just as you would if you had accessed the lesson from the Meeting Agenda.
To Access the Reference View
To access the Reference View, click the Reference View button, located at the top right corner of the page.
Use the Reference View if:
You want to find a specific tool, example or topic, rather than read through a whole lesson area.
When you open an agenda topic, you'll notice four tabs across the top of the page. Each tab represents a separate lesson area. For each of the Agenda topics, the first tab that displays when you enter the topic area is the What You Need to Know tab, as shown here:
The darker color of this tab indicates that it is the “active,” or current, page. When you click on any of the other tabs - Join the Meeting, Review the Reports, or The Board's Response – the tab you select will change to the darker color, indicating that the new tab has now become the active page.
Join the Meeting, Review the Reports, and The Board's Response contain a second level of navigation which appears under the active tab. The titles in the second row represent subtopics within the current lesson area.
When you move your mouse pointer over a subtopic, the text changes from normal to bold. Compare the two subtopics shown below.
Just like the main tabs, each subtopic can be selected to activate or display the page containing information about that topic.
In addition to the tabs and lesson subtopics, you can navigate through the course using the “previous” and “next” links at the bottom of each page.
Anytime you see colored text that is underlined, it indicates a “hyperlink” that you can click with the mouse pointer for more information. These hyperlinks are not necessarily found on every page but when they are used, they are applicable to the adjacent text. Such links may bring up a glossary term, another website (the FDIC, for example) or link to a related lesson in the course (Meeting Materials & Try This at Your Bank exercises).
External websites will appear in a separate window. To return to the Insights course pages:
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