Internet-based education support system and methods

  • US 7,493,396 B2
  • Filed: 10/13/2005
  • Issued: 02/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for providing access to courses having course files in an on-line course-based instruction system, comprising the steps of:

  • storing a plurality of roles, with different roles providing a user with associated respective levels of access to courses in the system;

    for each course for which the user is to have a level of access, associating the user with one of the plurality of roles, with concurrent different roles for different courses in the system being able to be associated with the user; and

    in response to a single login by the user, providing access to the user to at least two courses for which the user is to have a level of access in accordance with the respective roles associated with the user for the two courses;

    wherein the step of providing access in response to the single login by the user includes presenting, with a login manager, the user with a list of courses, wherein the list includes a set of respective hyperlinks for each of the courses for which the user is to have a level of access and further wherein at least one of the sets of respective hyperlinks varies according to the associated respective role, wherein each of the respective hyperlinks points to an associated course web page.

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