- Introductions & admin tasks (roll, add cards,
office hours, etc.)
- Overview of course; if you missed class, the course
overview is the first document you'll encounter on our
- Register online for your SacLink account if you do
not already have an e-mail account.
What's said and done in Cyberspace is not private. You don't enjoy
the privacy protections that are available to you when
you use the telephone or send a letter through the mail
('snail mail'). If you wouldn't want whatever you've said
published in the newspaper, then don't say it.
Email addresses are set up in this way:
For example, firstname.lastname@example.org. This means
the user login is sac00000, the machine used to hold
the e-mail is named 'SacLink', the machine is in the
'csus' domain which is an 'edu' - educational
- Introduce web browsers (Netscape in particular) -
NOTE: Instructions are given for the
Windows environment in the
Student Computing Labs.
To "launch the
- Double click on the IP (Internet) Applications group
- Double click on the icon titled "Netscape"
- The web page you see when you launch Netscape in the
lab is our main CSU, Sacramento web page.
Visit our class home page and create a bookmark by
selecting Bookmark, Add Bookmark
The URL for the home page is:
What is a URL
Discussion of URL's: A URL (Uniform Resource
Locator) is to the web what your house address is to you -
it's the location of a web site in cyberspace. URL's are
organized into parts, each of which designates a specific
piece of the address code.
Let's look at the web address for the CSUS news page:
http:// says "this is an address on
the World Wide Web"
www says "this web page lives on the
CSUS main Web Server
. is a separator -- just like the commas
in your city, state designation
csus says "this web page lives in a
domain named csus"
edu says "this web page lives at an
news says "the directory or folder where
the information resides is in called news"
index.html says "the name of the first
document in this set of html (Hypertext Markup Language -
i.e. Web) documents is named index"
Actually, we ususally don't have to include the name of
the document since most web servers use a name like
'default.html' or index.html' as their default starting
To "visit a web
If there's no link visible to the site you're
- Highlight the contents of the 'Location' section
at the top of the browser window (click at the
beginning of the line, then hold down the mouse button
while you drag the cursor to the end of the text).
-- OR --
Select 'New Location' under the file menu.
- Type in the new URL (Uniform Resource Locator,
also known as the web address). A URL for the World
Wide Web (WWW or W3) is all of the text which starts
with "http://". It's VERY IMPORTANT that you enter the
URL exactly as it's shown. One missing period, one
misspelled word, one letter out of place, and it won't
work. Try this now. If it doesn't work, check for
misspellings or missing slashes or periods. If you
still can't get it to work, ask for help.
- Tap the return key
If there's no link visible to your site but
you have a bookmark for it:
- Click-hold on the work 'Bookmarks' in the menu bar
- Continue holding the mouse button down while you
drag down to the site you want to visit
- Release the mouse button
To "bookmark a
Select "Add Bookmark" under the Bookmark file menu .
E&EE; 117 Networking Analysis, Jean-Pierre
R. Bayard, CSUS, Electricial and Electronic Engineering
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Why Active Learning, Internet Learning
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