Anyone can use net.TUTOR tutorials.
However, we offer graded quizzes in Carmen to accompany tutorials
for OSU instructors.
How well do your students use the Web? Can they locate relevant information
using Web search tools, recognize authoritative sites, make strategic decisions
about when the Web is likely to be a good source for their projects or provide
adequate documentation of their research? net.TUTOR was developed to help your
students master these research skills.
Ohio State University faculty and graduate teaching assistants can utilize
net.TUTOR with their classes in several ways:
- Make a link from your course web page to net.TUTOR.
- Assign net.TUTOR tutorials to your class. Use the online form
(link below) to let us know about your assignment.
About the Tutorials
A variety of lessons covering important concepts are available. Each tutorial
includes a series of instructional screens which offer illustrations and
practice opportunities along with supplementary materials (sources for further
reading, quick guides). Unscored pop quiz questions are provided to
Each net.TUTOR tutorial is accompanied by a test, which is specially
designed for OSU course assignments. Students login to
Carmen, the OSU course management system, with their OSU Internet
username and password to get access to the tests and to view their grades.
Each test in net.TUTOR consists of ten multiple choice questions. The maximum
score on any test is 100 percent. Scores of 80 percent or above reflect good
understanding of the fundamental concepts in the lesson. Each test may be
taken only once.
If you want your OSU class to be able to take net.TUTOR tests, you must contact
us in advance so that your class roster can be added to the Carmen
Please use our online form to
Enroll Your Class
/ Request a Score Report or contact Karen Diaz (247-6057 or
Creating Your Assignment
How many/which lessons should you assign? There's no easy answer to this
question. Many new students arrive on campus with some prior knowledge of the
Internet (browsing, e-mail). A much smaller number possess significant Web
Feedback from students and instructors indicates that it is probably best to
tell students how many lessons to complete but do not specify particular ones.
This allows the novice user to choose from the basic lessons that meet their
needs and the more experienced students, or those who may have used the program
in another class, to find more advanced material that is not redundant.
The average student will spend about 20 minutes per tutorial. Lessons offer
optional activities at many points. Those who complete activities may take 30-40
minutes to finish a lesson.
Pointers for Your Students
Be sure to tell students that:
- They must complete the test that accompanies a tutorial in order for
their work to be reported to you.
- They must have activated their OSU Internet account in order to get
access to the tests. Any problems with this account should be reported to OIT by
Students should read the information in the student section above for advice on getting started and solutions to frequently occurring
problems. There are also a series of Help screens available within the program.