U.S. DOL, MSHA, National Mine Health and Safety Academy
How To Use This Course
Learning is straightforward
and easy when taking this course. All you need to know to get started are
the following simple steps.
This course is divided into chapters listed on the left sidebar. This self-paced
tutorial is designed to be studied in a linear fashion, but at any time you
can jump to another chapter. At the beginning of each chapter is a summary
of what you will learn in the chapter and a list of the chapter subjects.
You can click a subject title to jump directly to that subject page.
On the subject pages, you will find icons that lead you to additional information.
Link to resources on the Internet related
to the subject
Link to questions designed to provide
you with a better understanding of the information you just learned.
Link to a test page where you can measure
your understanding of the material
Services Bar The course has a services bar that contains the following features. To
access any of these features, simply click on the word.
Displays the course introduction
Displays a hypertext list
(Table of Contents) of all subject pages
Displays a list of additional
sources of information
Side Bar The course has a side bar with a list of links to the chapters in the
course. You can click on these links to get to the first page of the specific
chapter. The sidebar has the following buttons which are used for bookmarking:
Stores the center-section
page you are currently viewing so that you can return to it at some future
time. This bookmark is remembered even if you restart your computer.
Once you have used the Save
button, you can reload the bookmarked page by pressing this button.
Moving About Any time you see text that is underlined and in color,
you can click it and jump directly to another page of information. This is
known as hypertext. You can also click certain graphics, known as hyperlinks
or hot links to access other resources. How do you know which images
are links? Watch the cursor. When you move it over hypertext or a hyperlinked
graphic, the cursor changes from an arrow to a hand.
To continue to the next page, click the Next
To return to the previous page, click the Back
You can also use your
browser's Back button to return to the previous page.