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Student User Guide for
DevelopmentPortal
The Developing Person Through the
Life Span, Seventh Edition
Berger
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
Getting Started with DevelopmentPortal
for Berger, The Developing Person Through the
Life Span, 7e
Table of Contents
Overview .......................................................................................................................................... 1
Getting Help ..................................................................................................................................... 1
System Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 2
Registering for the Course ............................................................................................................... 3
Logging in to the Course ................................................................................................................. 4
The DevelopmentPortal Home Page ............................................................................................... 5
The DevelopmentPortal eBook........................................................................................................ 6
Taking Notes ................................................................................................................................ 7
Accessing DevelopmentPortal Course Materials ............................................................................ 7
Viewing Quizzes & Assignments ..................................................................................................... 8
Checking Your Grades .................................................................................................................... 9
Course Mail.................................................................................................................................... 10
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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Overview
Welcome to DevelopmentPortal, your complete Web-based study tool for Kathleen Stassen
Berger’s The Developing Person through the Life Span, Seventh Edition. Not only does it lighten
your backpack by offering online access to your textbook and other course materials, but
communication tools make it easier to connect with your class community. With
DevelopmentPortal, you can:
Follow a personalized study plan that Take and share online notes.
helps you assess your progress in
learning each chapter’s material. Participate in discussion forums and
chat rooms.
Work with supplemental resource
material, such as tutorials animations Communicate with your teacher and/or
and flashcards. other students via course email.
Do homework with instant grading and
feedback.
Note: Depending on how your instructor has configured the DevelopmentPortal for your class,
you may not have access to all these features.
This guide is designed to get you into the course software, introduce you to the main features,
and leave you comfortable enough to begin working in the DevelopmentPortal on your own.
Getting Help
Details on using the
many
DevelopmentPortal
features and tools are available
in Online Help.
1. Once you’ve logged in,
Click the Help button in the
lower-left corner of the
DevelopmentPortal window.
2. Click on highlighted words,
arrows, and image icons for
detailed directions or more
information about a topic.
For questions that aren’t
answered by the help system,
contact DevelopmentPortal
Technical Support. Call 1-800-936-6899.
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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System Requirements
The following Web browsers are formally supported and tested for use with DevelopmentPortal:
Windows: Internet Explorer version 6 or 7 and Firefox version 1.0 and above.
Mac OS X: Firefox version 1.5 and above.
In addition, some DevelopmentPortal resources require Adobe Shockwave Player, Adobe Flash
Player, Apple QuickTime (5.0 or above), Java, or Adobe Acrobat (version 6 or above). The latest
versions of these plug-ins can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe, Sun, or Apple Web
sites.
To see which plug-ins you have installed and to find installers, go to the System Check
page, available from the DevelopmentPortal Welcome Screen, the online help system (in
the System Requirements section), or directly at http://courses.bfwpub.com/syscheck/ .
Note: To view some features of the Portal, you may need to turn off your browser’s pop-up
blocker, and any pop-up blocker(s) in third-party toolbars you may have added to your browser,
such as the Google or Yahoo toolbar.
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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Registering for the Course
To get access to DevelopmentPortal, you have two options:
1. Purchase access to DevelopmentPortal through the campus bookstore (either packaged with
a printed textbook or by itself).
2. Purchase access to DevelopmentPortal directly from our web site.
Option One: Registration with an Activation Code
1. Go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/bergerls7e and select the REGISTER an Activation Code
link. The following registration screen will appear.
2. Then, enter your Activation Code, name, and e-mail address. Your email address will serve
as your username for DevelopmentPortal.
3. Create a password and a password hint. The password must be at least 4 characters long
and should be something memorable.
4. After confirming your
email address, select
your school location
(state/province) from
the drop-down menu
at the bottom of the
screen. A new drop-
down menu will then
appear where you can
choose your
institution; then a
course/instructor drop-
down menu will
appear where you can
select your course.
5. Click NEXT at the
bottom of this screen,
confirm your
information on the
following screen, and
click CREATE
ACCOUNT to
complete the
registration process.
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Option Two: Purchase Access Directly Via the Site
1. Go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/bergerls7e, select PURCHASE access to
DevelopmentPortal and select your state/province from the drop down menu. You will then
be prompted to select your institution and your course from additional drop-down menus.
2. You will set up a profile that will be used to access the portal. Enter an email address and
password, as described in the Activation Code instructions on page 3.
3. Enter payment information including your name (as it appears on the credit card); card
number, expiration date, and billing address, then click NEXT. After confirming your
information, click PLACE YOUR ORDER.
4. Once the system has confirmed payment, a thank you screen will display that confirms your
name, email address, username, and password. You will also receive a confirmation email.
Once the payment has been processed, you will be able to log into the portal using the
profiles set up in Step 2. You will not need an Activation Code.
Note: You won’t be able to change your email address once you have registered, so you must
choose an address that will be valid for the duration of the course.
Once you have completed this process, go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/bergerls7e, enter your
email address and password, and click LOG IN (see below).
Logging in to the Course
To login to the DevelopmentPortal course, go to http://courses.bfwpub.com/bergerls7e. Supply
your email address and password and click LOG IN.
If you have any trouble with a log-in id or password, call 1-800-936-6899 or contact
technical support via email at [email protected]
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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The DevelopmentPortal Home Page
Once you’ve logged in to DevelopmentPortal, the home page appears. From here, you can
access all the information, tools, and resources in DevelopmentPortal.
Note: Your instructor can customize this home page to suit the needs of your class, so what you
see may not exactly match what is shown here.
Use tabs to go to Search the entire Portal for a
specific pages of topic, or jump to a page or section
the course Portal. in the eBook.
View info about
the course and
the instructor.
Check upcoming
assignments,
check the course
calendar, view
your grades and
look up profiles of
other course
members. View course
announcements.
Read or send
course mail, or, Jump directly to a
participate in a chapter of the
discussion forum. eBook.
Display online
help.
Edit your user profile,
Log out.
course mail and system
settings.
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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The DevelopmentPortal eBook
The DevelopmentPortal eBook is a complete online version of Kathleen Stassen Berger’s The
Developing Person through the Life Span, Seventh Edition. Links throughout the eBook connect
to numerous study tools, such as tutorials, animations, and flashcards – all designed to make the
learning experience more effective and relevant.
To open the eBook’s table of contents, click the eBook tab at the top of the page. From there,
select the chapter or section where you want to go. You can also jump directly to a chapter by
selecting it from the eBook drop-down list on the DevelopmentPortal QuickStart area of your
home page.
Once you’re in the eBook, use the navigation pane (on the left) and the Previous and Next links
to get around a chapter or to go to another chapter. Jump to the eBook section corresponding to
a page in the printed text by entering the page number in the Search box in the upper right corner
of the window, or use the search for a list of eBook sections and resources about any given topic.
Use the Open in new window link to keep an eBook page open while you visit other Portal
content.
Type a term to search for, or
enter a page or section
number, then click Go.
Use Previous
and Next to
cycle through
the sections.
Every chapter
contains a Click this…
Personalized
Study Plan,
which guides
you to materials …to open the
to review based eBook Tools
on your menu.
responses to a
diagnostic quiz.
Use the
Navigation
Pane to jump
to a chapter or
section.
Every section contains hyperlinks to additional material, related sections, learning tools, and
glossary definitions. To highlight a phrase, double-click it. To bookmark a section or add your own
notes, click the eBook Tools button.
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Taking Notes
Throughout the eBook, you’ll see any notes your instructor has added. You can add your own
notes to the section as well. To add a note, click the eBook Tools button and choose Add Note
from the Tools menu.
In the displayed Note Box, type the text of your note. Use the toolbar in the Note Box to add
formatting or links to your Note.
Use the drop-down list to specify
your note as Public (anyone to
whom you give permission can
view, but only you can edit),
Shared (those to whom you give
permission can view and edit), or
Private (only you can view). Click
Save to save your note. To edit the
saved note later, click the Edit icon
in the note’s top-left corner.
Note: For more on sharing notes,
refer to the DevelopmentPortal online help.
Accessing DevelopmentPortal Course
Materials
DevelopmentPortal comes with an abundance of online resources to aid your learning process:
tutorials, animations, flashcards and more. Your instructor can also upload additional resources
for the course.
Learning resources are embedded throughout the eBook, and a section at the end of each
chapter lists the course materials for the chapter. You can also access these through the Course
Materials page.
Click the Course Materials
tab from anywhere in the
portal.
Select a type of resource
from the Student Resources
drop-down list and a chapter
from the Chapters drop-
down, then click go. Click on
any of the displayed
resources to access it.
In addition to resources
supplied by the publisher, your instructor may add additional
course resources, such as discussion forums or lecture slides.
These are listed directly on the Course Materials page.
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Note: Your instructor may also add resources directly in the eBook.
Viewing Quizzes & Assignments
When your instructor creates an assignment in DevelopmentPortal, it is added to your Quizzes &
Assignments page. DevelopmentPortal keeps track of what assignments you’ve completed and
when upcoming assignments are due.
To view all assignments, both past and upcoming, click the Assignments Center tab.
(Assignments due in the current week may also be listed on your home page).
The Assignments Center lists all of your course assignments. It shows due date, gradebook
points, and status. You can use the Sort assignments by drop-down box to change the order in
which assignments are listed. Click an assignment to jump to it.
Jump to the
calendar, which
shows assignments
arranged by due
date.
Click an
assignment title to
work on the
assignment.
Due dates for assignments are also entered in your course calendar. Click Go to Calendar at the
top right to display the calendar.
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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Checking Your Grades
Click the Grades link on the home page to check your current status in the course. This link is
available in the Course Work area of the Home Page. The Grades page shows your current
overall grade at the top of the page. Grades for each assignment follow, along with any
comments entered by your instructor.
Current
overall
grade
Total grade
points given
to the Instructor
assignment comments
Your grade on
the assignment
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.
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Course Mail
DevelopmentPortal includes its own email system for communicating with your instructor and
others in your course. Your instructor will use this course mail to send out reminders or to
communicate directly with you. To access your course mail, click Inbox in the Communicate area
of your home page. (Or click Compose to jump directly into writing an email.)
Note: Your course mail will be automatically
forwarded to the email address you use to sign in
to the portal. To change your email forwarding address,
click the Preferences button in the sidebar on the left of
your screen. Click System Settings, page down to Mail
Settings and enter the email address to forward your mail
to at the bottom of the page. Select a forwarding mode,
and click Save. When you reply to forwarded course mail,
the reply is sent through the outside email associated with
the sender, not through the course mail system.
Below is an overview of the Course Mail inbox. Please refer to the online help for more
information.
Filter emails
using the drop
down.
Set email
options using
the Preferences
Link.
Click Compose
to write an
email.
Search the
current Folder for
Click to view emails containing
Select or create
email. any given text.
folders from the
left hand pane.
Delete selected
emails.
To send an email, click Compose (from either the Course Mail page or the home page). Click Add
Recipients and add course members to the To, CC, or BCC lists, then click OK. Type the subject
and email text, then click Send.
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Your Compose Message screen will look like this:
Click here to
select recipients
from a course list.
Use the inline
editor to format
text, run the Click to send.
spell-checker, or
add links.
Click here to
attach a file to
the message.
For technical support call 1-800-936-6899.


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