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User Manual
Navigating the LeViS Portal


Home Page

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The Home page of the LeViS portal is divided in three sections:

  1. The horizontal menu from where the user may have access to a variety of portal functionalities
  2. The vertical left menu from where the user may have access to the content of the portal
  3. The vertical right menu from where the user may find general information about the portal (e.g. connected users online, polls, favourite topics)

The top and the left menu appears in all pages whereas the right menu appears where necessary to provide help to the user.

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Horizontal menu

The horizontal menu is different for the non-subscribed and the subscribed users.

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Non-subscribed users may:

  1. Return to the home page by clicking on the Home Page button
  2. Read and download files from the Library
  3. Consult the Event Calendar for current planned or scheduled events
  4. Read and participate to conversations with other subscribed users by visiting the User Forums
  5. Visit selected links by clicking on the Web Links button
  6. Contact the administrator of the portal by clicking on the Contact Us button
  7. See the portal structure by clicking on the Site Map button
  8. Read the frequently asked questions by clicking on the FAQ button
  9. Create an account to the portal by clicking on the Login – Register button

Subscribed users see a slightly different menu

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through which they may also:

  1. Check their account by clicking on the User Information button
  2. Log out from the portal by clicking on the Logout button

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Subscribing to the portal

To subscribe to the portal, the user must select the Login – Register button.

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By selecting the “No account yet? Create one” the subscription form appears:

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The user needs to fill in his/her Name, his/her Username, his/her E-mail (please provide an active e-mail account) and Password.

In case the user selects an existing username, the following message will appear:

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In case the user forgets his/her password, he/she may click on the Login – Register button and then on the “Forgotten your password?” link.

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A new password will be provided to the user?s personal e-mail account. Alternatively, you may change your password yourself.

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Vertical left menu

From the vertical left menu users may visit the following content:

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About the project (Overview, Objectives, Output, Expected Results)
Methods and Approaches (The Use of Translation in the FL Classroom, The Use of Video in the FL Classroom)
The LvS Environment (Description of the LvS Environment, The Teaching / Learning Environment)
Partners (Organisations, Project Team)
Announcements (Project Related Announcements)
Contact us
Help (Portal)

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Vertical right menu

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In the vertical right menu, users may:
  • see the most popular topics
  • participate in “polls” and watch the results
  • see the number of users online
  • see the number of guests online

  • In some pages, the right menu is used to guide users through certain functionalities.




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    Library

    In the Library, users may find useful documents related to the project.

    Documents in the Library are organised in categories and subcategories, in relation to their content. For each document, the following information is available: the name and type of the document, its size, a short description as well as the date of the submission of the document to the Library and the number of times that each document has been viewed / downloaded by the users. The user may also organize the documents by name, date or popularity (ascendant / descendant number of hits).

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    Users also can also search for a document by clicking on the “search document” link

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    Authorised users may upload new documents by clicking on the “submit a new document” link.

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    Then, users can locate the document that they wish to upload by clicking on the “Browse” button and upload the document by clicking on the “upload” button. (step 1).

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    When the document has been uploaded (step 2) users have to fill in the form with some metadata regarding the document to be uploaded (step 3).

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    This metadata are summed up below:

    • Document title
    • Document category
    • Document subcategory (subcategories appear automatically when selecting the corresponding category)
    • The document owner (the owner of a document could be all subscribed users or members of a single group or an individual user, usually the one uploading the document)
    • Document description (optional)
    • A URL from where the visitor may access more information regarding the uploaded document (optional)
    At the end of this process, a message appears informing the user that a new document has been uploaded to the library:

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    Different access privileges are granted to different user groups. Please contact the administrator for advanced access privileges in case you have additional interest to the project

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    Event Calendar

    In the event calendar, the user may find all scheduled or planned events in relation to the project. Users may see the events per day, week, month, year or by category.

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    The user may search for an event by selecting the “search” button.

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    By selecting “see by day”, the user may browse through all the events of the current day. Alternatively, the user may select “see by week”, “see by month”, “see by year”, “see by categories”.

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    User Forums

    In the user forums, subscribed users – members of a user group may participate in discussions regarding different topics related to the project.

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    In the user forums, subscribed and authorized users have the possibility to:

    • See the discussion topics
    • Access the published messages
    • Add a new topic or reply to a message
    • Check and update their profile
    • Check the existing usergroups
    • Read the Frequently Asked Questions in the area of forums
    • Search for a word or phrase through the published messages.

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    The user has the following search options: by forum, by category, by postage period. Messages can be sorted by: post time, post subject, topic title, author and forum. Finally, authorized users may select the number of characters per post (return first…) that are going to appear in each message.

    For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding forum functionalities click on the FAQ link in the forum section

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    Frequently Asked Questions in the forums section provides answers to the most common questions regarding forum functionalities between portal users.

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    Different access privileges are granted to different user groups. Please contact the administrator for advanced access privileges in case you have additional interest to the project

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    Web Links

    In this area, users may find interesting and useful project related web links.

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    Underneath each web link, there is a short description of the web link and the number of time that each web link has been accessed by users of the portal.

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    Contact

    Users may contact the Webmaster who is in charge of the portal technical support.

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    Site Map

    The Site Map presents the content of the site in a tree structure.

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    The links at the Site Map are active and the user can use them to visit the content of the portal.

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    User Information

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    More specifically, users may:

    • see and edit their name
    • see and edit their e-mail
    • see and edit their username
    • change their password
    When users edit their user information, they should press the “update” button to update the database. If the user information update is successful, the following message appears:

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    Design and Implementation: CTI
    To deploy this web portal, certain open source products have been utilized, under the terms of the GNU/GPL.
    Please see the detailed copyrights list.
    Terms of Use