Keyboarding 1 Online
(Specific information is intended as an example only.)
- Read the information on the
Week 1 assignments page carefully! In
a traditional class, I would use the information on those pages as a lesson plan for
my instruction to you for that week.
- To succeed in an online class, you must read these
weekly assignment sheets diligently and follow directions.
(This information applies to Los Angeles City
College only. Contact your instructor for details for your own school.)
here for the
Student Registration Guide, which includes all details for logging
on initially. Basically, if your instructor has pre-enrolled you in the
system, you will go to
(or the URL for your own school)
and type in the case-sensitive username and password, which was
automatically e-mailed to you when your instructor pre-enrolled you.
Follow the prompts to fill in a Registration Code, which should be
bundled with your textbook. If it is not bundled with your textbook, you
must purchase it separately. You can purchase it online at the GDP
log-on screen. Under New GDP Student?, click I Want to Buy
instructor has not pre-enrolled you into GDP, you will follow the steps on the
Student Registration Guide, and type the case-sensitive
Code in all caps exactly as it appears on the back of the software
registration card, including any hyphensócodes do not contain ones
In GDP if you see a number bubble next to My GDP, click My GDP, Resources,
to review any Student Resources I may have posted for you.
If you have already reviewed any posted resources, you don't need to do it
again. Just know that you can find all the required handouts and links for
the course directly from My GDP, Resources.
To begin working in GDP, click the Lessons button
and the Part tab on the left. Click the desired Unit
button to expand it and the desired lesson number to expand the lesson.
Complete the lesson in order following the on-screen and textbook
directions and your weekly assignment sheet. You are responsible for
checking due dates on your assignment sheet and submitting your work to
me on time.
If you have not yet purchased your textbook click
WEEK 1: Unit 1, Lessons 1-5 to download a PDF file for these lessons
for printing. You are still responsible for buying your supplies as soon
as possible, but this file will help you get started the first couple of
Review Portfolio and Check
In GDP, click My GDP, Portfolio,
to review your work.
Under the Date
column, click the right arrow next to each submission to expand it.
Click the Details button to view Annotations and keystrokes. If you are reviewing
a document processing job after Week 7, click View in Word to open
the job in Word.
To review only annotated work: click
Advanced Filter Off; in the Filter Student Portfolio
dialog box, check Annotated only; click OK.
To return to your work, click the Lessons button.
Skillbuilding is submitted to me
automatically without any special steps. Document processing jobs
with Lesson 21. I will explain how to submit these jobs
at that time.
Click on the Close (X) button to exit GDP.
Working at a Second Location
Because GDP is completely Web based, you can work
anywhere you have a computer with a high-speed Internet connection
and Internet Explorer or Firefox. Simply log on at
https://lacitycollege.gdp11.com and do the
To work on
skillbuilding from a second location, no special steps are needed because skillbuilding
is uploaded automatically. After you log on,
GDP will open to the same screen you were on when you closed it.
To work on document processing
jobs, which begin Week 7 with Lesson 21, you must use Browse
to upload work to the Web site. Then, when you move to a second
location, you can use Edit Work to continue. See
Week 7 for all