This is the first in the Tutorial Exercise series by Chebucto Community Net Training. It is meant to introduce you to the basics of getting around Chebucto Community Net (CCN) and gives some pointers on how to find out more information using the resources on CCN.
There are many ways to access CCN to log in. You may be using a computer which is already connected to the Internet, and use something called "telnet" to log into CCN, or you may be using a computer and modem and dialing in from home. In either case, there are many different kinds of computers, communication software, and modems. Since it would be impossible to give detailed instructions for every possible combination, this tutorial assumes that you have figured out how to get to the Chebucto Community Net login prompt (where it says "login:" and then waits for you to type something). If you haven't got to that stage yet, try getting some help from a technically knowledgeable friend.
Note: instead of "vt100", it may say "vt220" or "vt102". That's okay; you can still just press RETURN.
You should see the Welcome Screen for Guest Users.
NOTE: if at any point, you get lost in Chebucto Community Net, you can get back to this screen by typing g guest and pressing [RETURN].
If you look at the screen, you will see some of the phrases in the text are bolded and preceded with a number in square brackets, like this: the basics of using our system. These bolded, numbered phrases are called "links" because they indicate a link to more information.
You should see the Chebucto Community Net Home Page.
NOTE: You can also follow a link by pressing [RETURN] instead of using the right-arrow key.
This will bring up a new screen of information. The content of the screen depends on which link you chose.
You can also follow a link by typing the number which is in square brackets.
Commands: Use arrow keys to move, '?' for help, 'q' to quit, '<-' to go back
This is the status bar. When you are not sure what to do, this is a good line to check for instructions.
Arrow keys: Up and Down to move. Right to follow a link; Left to go back. O)ther cmds G)o to P)rint B)ack H)ome page C)omment R)efresh Q)uit
This is the Lynx menu bar. It gives instructions on the arrow keys, and also shows the other commands available. For each command, the upper-case letter followed by ")" is the one you type to do the command.
O)ther cmds E)dit S)et options W)hereis D)ownload U)pload L)ast doc
O)ther cmds histor(Y) K)eymap Bookmarks: V)iew, A)dd, <delete>
O)ther cmds G)o to P)rint B)ack H)ome page C)omment R)efresh Q)uit
-- press space for next page --
This means that the information in this section doesn't all fit on one screen and you can press the space bar to go to the next page.
A useful command for getting around Chebucto Community Net is the Go command.
The list of words on the left are the names of the shortcuts. To use a shortcut, you type G, then the shortcut name. Shortcuts are sometimes written this way: "[go ShortcutName]".
The CCN Help Desk is a valuable source of online help. These exercises will help you discover how to use it. To get to the Help Desk, follow link Help Desk from the Chebucto Community Net Home Page. Take a minute to read the first paragraph. It gives a couple of hints on how to use the Help Desk.
There is another way to find information if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. You can search the CCN Help Desk by specifying word(s) to search for. Try the following exercise:
Search Help Desk CCN's Home Page Contact User Support
Many Help Desk documents have a menu at the end of the document. Try this exercise to learn more about it.
Help Desk Top Drawer Search the Help Desk CCN's Home Page After consulting the online help materials, if you have further questions please Contact User Support.
If you're stuck, and not sure what to do, you may find this menu helpful. The "Help Desk Top Drawer" is the first page of the Help Desk. You can also search the Help Desk (previous exercise), go back to the Home Page, or contact User Support. Follow link Help Desk Top Drawer to go back to the Top Drawer.
The last thing you should do before leaving is log out.
Are you sure you want to disconnect? [Y]
This will properly close your connection to Chebucto Community Net. If you are dialing up, then this will also hang up your modem.
From the Help Desk, follow link Navigating Chebucto Community Net, then follow link Other ways of moving about the system. This should get you to the Navigation Tutorial.
Go to the shortcut list again and try some out. Here are some suggestions: [go who], [go ip]
Type gfaq. The FAQ answers the most frequently asked questions from users.
Type ghelp and follow link Contact User Support.
Type ghelp and follow link Filling In Forms.
Follow any links you desire, whatever may interest you.
Remember, that if you type ghelp from almost anywhere in CCN Community Net, you can get to the HelpDesk. If you type ghome, you can get back to the Chebucto Community Net Home Page.
Originally written by Carol Sin and Bonny Lee for CCN
Net Training. Last modified 1995/07/12 18:16:34 by helpdoc