Surgical Instuments and Suture Materials Surgical Procedures Terminology
September 22, 2014
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System Requirements

Specifications:

PC: XP
Browsers: IE, Firefox and Netscape 6 +

Mac: OSX
Browsers: Firefox, Safari, IE and Netscape 6+

SPECIAL NOTES / ATTENTION VIDEO FUNCTIONALITY MAY BE COMPROMISED

This program requires a flash plug-in and a video player.
You will be prompted to download flash if it is not already installed on your machine.
The video player is embedded into the programming.

Video files are in .wmv format and optimized for a PC computer using Internet Explorer as the browser.

The video are both PC and Mac compatable however the functionality is optimized for Internet Explorer on a PC.  All controls and full screen capabilities work in this environment ONLY. 

On a Mac and on the Firefox browsers the full screen feature as well as the video controls (start, pause, stop) may not be functional.  You are advised not to open the full screen function unless using IE on a PC, this can cause your program to crash.

Website Navigation

The VetSurgeryOnline website's navigation was designed to be user-friendly and provide effective web-based learning with a multi-media approach. There are numerous ways to navigate through the various sections of this site:

From the home page ...

From the home page you can choose one of the four major topics (Surgical Preparation, Instruments and Suture Materials, Basic Surgical Procedures or Quiz sections).  You can also read the Overview and view the Additional Topics or News by selecting the underlined text.  Upon each visit you will be prompted for your user ID and password, for more help on this topic, see the Logging in/out help topic.

Once you are logged in ...

Navigating the site ...

The Drop Down Menu is located at the top of the page.  Moving your cursor over the menu will reveal the drop down menu.  You can either click on one of the options in the drop down menu or click on the title.  Clicking on the title will provide a side menu found on the left side of the screen. 

The side menu provides a list of the sections contained in each of the main drop down menus.  The section that is currently open is highlighted in white in the side menu.

Each section in the side menu is subdivided using Tabs.  The Tab window is in the middle of the screen and the chosen Tab is highlighted when being viewed.  If a tab contains more than one page, an index page or Tab Index will appear in the window.

The Tab Index contains the title of each page within this Tab.  The pages can be selected by clicking on the page number in the index or by clicking the page numbers below the image.

In addition, each page can be viewed in sequential order by using the Page-Up or Page Down arrows located below the image.  These arrows allow the user to go through the pages sequentially, moving through the different tabs, side menu sections and drop down menu sections.  Using the Page Down arrow ensures that you will not inadvertently skip a page during your review of this section.

The "Bread Crumbs" located above the Tabs allow the user to view the Drop Down Menu Title, the Drop Down Menu Section and the Side Menu Section they are currently viewing.  This is designed to help the user navigate without getting lost.  By clicking the titles within the Bread Crumb trail the user can go back to the beginning of the section that is currently being viewed.

navigation help

Using the site tree ...

The site tree function is located on the top right-hand corner of every page. The site tree provides a list of the topics for the entire website; each topic is hyperlinked to the corresponding page.  Topics highlighted within the site tree are mandatory for review for VETM*3510, Principles of Surgery.

Using the search function ...

The search function allows you to search for keywords or specific topics.  The search function can be found on all pages (with the exception of the homepage) and is highlighted in orange in the side menu on the left of the screen.  Enter your search and click on the GO button to the right.  The search results listed with the corresponding pages are hyperlinked, and can be located by clicking on the blue underlined text.  The page and content in which the search criteria were found is included to help narrow down your search.

Navigational tips ...

To view entire sections at a time ...
Select the first page of the section and use the page up arrow to move through all the pages, this will ensure you don't skip any sections.

To find a specific topic ...
Use the orange coloured search function located in the side menu, enter the topic and click the GO button OR use the site tree and scroll through the tree, click on the topic of interest.

Logging in/out

Logging in ...

You will be prompted to login when you enter the website for each visit.

  • For users at the Ontario Veterinary College, your user ID and password are the same as your central login.  If your central login is entered correctly, but you still cannot log in, you may not have website privileges, please follow the instructions below for users outside of OVC.
  • For users outside of the Ontario Veterinary College - University of Guelph, please use the Contact link at the top right hand corner of the webpage to obtain more information about the use of the website or contact admin@vetsurgeryonline.ca.

Logging out ...

  • To Log Out, click the Logout button on the bottom of the side menu on the left side of the screen.
  • If you close the internet browser, you will be prompted to login again to regain access to the site.

Image and Video Enlargement

Image Enlargement ...

All images can be enlarged using the zoom function.  To enlarge the image, hold the cursor over the image of interest, click the right mouse button and select Zoom In from the menu.  To return to the normal image size right click again and select Show All.  The image can be zoomed in several times but the quality is limited by the resolution of the images.

During a quiz, simply clicking on the image will enlarge the image.  The enlarged image will also have a magnifier on the left side of the screen, which can be clicked and dragged over the image to magnify a specific area.

Video Enlargement ...

After clicking the Play Video button, the video screen can be enlarged by clicking the "^" button in the top right corner of the video player.  The video player window will close automatically at the end of the video clip, or can be closed manually at any time during the video.

SPECIAL NOTE:

The video are both PC and Mac compatable however the functionality is optimized for Internet Explorer on a PC.  All controls and full screen capabilities work in this environment ONLY. 

On a Mac and on the Firefox browsers the full screen feature as well as the video controls (start, pause, stop) may not be functional.  You are advised not to open the full screen function unless using IE on a PC, this can cause your program to crash.

Search Function

The search function allows you to search for keywords or specific topics.  The search function can be found on all pages (with the exception of the homepage) and is highlighted in orange in the side menu on the left of the screen.  Enter your search and click on the GO button to the right.  The search results listed with the corresponding pages are hyperlinked, and can be located by clicking on the blue underlined text.  The page and content in which the search criteria were found is included to help narrow down your search.

Site Tree

The site tree function is located on the top right-hand corner of every page. The site tree provides a list of the topics for the entire website; each topic is hyperlinked to the corresponding page.  Topics highlighted within the site tree are mandatory for review for VETM*3510, Principles of Surgery

VETM*3510, Principles of Surgery Course

Veterinary Surgery Online was developed to provide veterinary students with an up-to-date and more descriptive reference for various surgical topics that are difficult to teach in the classroom. This website is a vital tool in developing your knowledge of the principles of surgery.  It is essential that you review the necessary pages, as you will be tested on this material in both online quizzes and classroom tests.  Your course outline and related packages list the topics for mandatory review for the course.  The Site Tree link is located on the top right-hand corner of every page.  The site tree consists of a comprehensive list of all topics contained in the site.  The highlighted topics within the site tree are required review for the course VETM*3510, Principles of Surgery.  All topics listed in the site tree are hyperlinked to the corresponding page.

Quizzes ...

There are two types of quizzes, a self-testing quiz section and a marked quiz section.   The marked quizzes are required for the course, for more information or help with the quizzes see the Quizzes help topic below.

Quizzes

  • Self-Testing Quizzes are designed to test the user's knowledge of the material presented in the website.  All questions are in a multiple choice or true/false format with only one correct answer.  The scores are not monitored and there is no limit on the number of times the test can be written.
  • Marked Quizzes are designed to test the user's knowledge of the material relevant to the Principles of Surgery course.  These quizzes are therefore intended only for students of the VETM*3510 Principles of Surgery course at the Ontario Veterinary College.  These formative online quizzes are mandatory and must be completed prior to each specific section of the course as dictated by the course outline deadlines.  There are 5 quizzes to complete, each worth 2% for a total of 10% of the final mark for the course.  A minimum grade of 70% must be obtained to receive credit for the quiz.  The quiz can be repeated once if a grade of 70% was not obtained with the first attempt.

General Quiz Information ...

  • All questions are in a multiple choice or true/false format with only one correct answer.
  • The quiz questions may be done in any order.
  • To start just click on a question.
  • After you finish a quiz question you will be returned to this page to select another quiz question.
  • You may change your answers as often as you wish.
  • If you have completed all the quiz questions and are satisfied with your answers you can then submit your quiz for marking.
  • The questions are randomly drawn from a pool of questions. 
  • Clicking on the image within a quiz will enlarge the image.

Troubleshooting the Quiz ...

I am supposed to write a quiz but it is not there.

If a marked quiz should be available but does not appear on the marked quiz section, ensure that you have logged in correctly.  If logged in correctly, please contact the course coordinator.

My internet browser froze in the middle of a quiz.

If your browser freezes or has other technical difficulties, the window can be closed, you can re-enter the site (login will be necessary) and reopen the quiz.  The previously answered questions should be retained.

News

The news section is updated as required by the administrator to deliver pertinent information regarding the site (updates and additions) or VETM*3510 Principles of Surgery.  Clicking on the underlined text for each news article opens the full article.  The archived news articles are accessed in the same manner.

Additional Topics

The Additional Topics section provides a link to topics not found in the main menu.  The information may pertain specifically to the VETM*3510 Principles of Surgery course at the Ontario Veterinary College or general information that will be useful to all users.

Troubleshooting hints

I can't view the images or text on my computer.

The website requires certain programs to view the images and videos.  Please view the System Requirements under the help topics to ensure you have the appropriate software and hardware to navigate this site.   The website may prompt you to download the appropriate software such as Macromedia flash player or Shockwave flash player depending on your internet browser.

The videos won't play.

The videos are pop-ups and many internet browsers will automatically block these, it may be necessary to allow pop-ups from this site in order to view videos.  (In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, then Pop-up Blocker- Settings and enter this website address to allow pop-ups from this site.)

Check the system requirements under the help topics to ensure the have the appropriate hardware and software installed.

The search will not work.

It is necessary to click the GO button next to the search function; pressing the Enter button will not activate the search.

I am supposed to write a quiz but it is not there.

If a marked quiz should be available but does not appear on the marked quiz section, ensure that you have logged in correctly.  If logged in correctly, please contact the course coordinator.

My internet browser froze in the middle of the quiz.

If your browser freezes or has other technical difficulties, the window can be closed, you can re-enter the site (login will be necessary) and reopen the quiz.  The previously answered questions should be retained.

I still can't get the website to work on my computer.

If you're having a problem with the website, make sure the problem you're experiencing is with VetSurgeryOnline.ca and not with your Internet Service Provider, your web browser, or your computer or equipment.  Contact your IT department to ensure you meet the system requirements, if the problem is related to the website contact help@vetsurgeryonline.ca.

I forgot my user ID or password.

If you are a University of Guelph student, the user ID and password is the same as your central login.  Contact the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) department to get a new password for your central login.  See Logging in/out in the help section above.

If you are a users outside of the Ontario Veterinary College - University of Guelph, please use the Contact link at the top right hand corner of the webpage to obtain more information about the use of the website or contact admin@vetsurgeryonline.ca if you have forgotten your user ID or password.                                                  


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