Online Course Orientation

Start by going to the GSW homepage (www.gsw.edu), then click on the "GeorgiaView" link from the "community links" menu.

GeorgiaView

The GeorgiaView home page has resources for getting started with GeorgiaView. The center of the page has a link for logging into GeorgiaView (see the red box below). The links on the left side of the GeorgiaView home page have information about setting up your computer for using GeorgiaView. This information is also helpful if you need technical support. Be sure to make any software changes that are recommended for using the GeorgiaView system before you log into the system.

GeorgiaView home page

Once your software is configured, use the "Log in to GeorgiaView" link to reach the login page. The GeorgiaView system can also be accessed directly by entering this address into your web browser: gsw.view.usg.edu.

GeorgiaView login page

Your GeorgiaView username is the first part of your RADAR e-mail address (everything to the left of the @ symbol). Your password is the same as your CanesNet password. This is the same password that you use for other campus services, such as email. If you need to change your password you can change it by going to the CanesNet password reset service. If your password doesn't work you can try using the "Forgot Password" link on the GeorgiaView login page. Please remember that your professors cannot help you with lost passwords. They have no abilities to reset or retrieve passwords in this computer system.

Once you've logged in, the courses are listed in the center of the GeorgiaView homepage. Each course should have a link that will start the course. This link may be missing if you log in before the course start date.

The links to your courses are in a drop-down menu in the upper left part of the GeorgiaView homepage (see the red arrow below). The list will display the last courses that you've visited. New courses may not be listed on the homepage because you have not visited them yet. If your course is missing from the homepage, you can find it by searching for it in the search box. Another strategy is to leave the search box blank, then click on the search button . This will bring up a list of every possible course, including ones that you have not logged into yet.

GeorgiaView Homepage

If you're new to GeorgiaView, you should take some time to do the "D2L Student Self-paced Tutorial". This guide will teach you how to use the basic features of the D2L system. The "content browser" of the student tutorial has instructions for using the basic features of the GeorgiaView system. Each tool has a short explanation. Please take a few minutes to learn about the GeorgiaView system before you begin your course.

For our course, we will use many features that have links in the menu bar. The content browser has a course orientation and weekly content modules. Please read the content modules each week. You can also access the course content through the "content" button of the menu. The weekly learning modules have links to all of the required work for each week, such as discussions, critical essays, and quizzes. The "assessments" button contains quizzes and the dropbox features for uploading papers. The "communication" button has a classlist, email, and similar communication tools.

Course main page

A common problem is forgotten passwords. The solution is to use the GeorgiaView password feature. The link for this feature is below the login and password fields on the GeorgiaView homepage. If this doesn't work, you can try going to the CanesNet password reset service. If all of this fails you will need to contact Information Technology on campus and ask for their help. Your professors cannot help you with password problems.

password reset

Another strategy for finding problems is to run a software check. GeorgiaView can analyze your system for problems when you click on the "Please click here for a system check" link. This will take you to a page that will analyze your computer for missing software and other problems.

software checker

The following resources may be helpful if you have technical problems:


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