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1. Teekay Learning Zone
Teekay Learning Zone is an interactive information website and also houses the Teekay Cadet Forum IMPETUS.
Opening TLZ :
To log into Teekay’s Cadet Forum you need to first log into the Teekay Learning Zone with a valid account credentials.



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Entering Password and Logging in
Teekay Learning Zone home page is accessed by visiting “www.teekay-learningzone.com”. Enter the valid User Name & Password in the space provided and click Login. The user name and password to access TLZ are updated periodically; you will be provided with the latest UN & PW by sending request to: margaret@teekay-learningzone.com



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2. Accessing Cadet Forum “ IMPETUS”
Once you have entered the Teekay Learning Zone, click on the Cadet Forum button which is located on the top of the page. This will navigate you to the IMPETUS main page.



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IMPETUS Login Page
The IMPETUS home page has some important information and guidelines. Do read these carefully.



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Options Available on IMPETUS Home page
On the IMPETUS home page there are two available options:
  1. Click here for existing member
  2. Click here for new registration



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New User Registration
If you are new to the Cadet Forum then you need to create a personal account to participate in the cadet forum. Click on “Click here for new registration” and provide all the information in the Registration Form and click “Register”
Note: Enter valid information and e-mail address which you can access. You will be able to login only once with the same credentials.
After you register, an e-mail is sent to the administrator about the new registration. You can start participation in the IMPETUS soon after you register.



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Existing Member login
If you are already registered IMPETUS member, click the button “Click here for existing member”, enter your user name and password and click “Sign In”, to participate.



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3. Participating in Topics
IMPETUS provides the facility to start new discussions topics or you can participate in existing discussion threads.
Forum Topics main page
After you have signed in to the IMPETUS, the Forum topics main page will open.



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Options available on Forum Main Page:
Forum main page has following options:
A. Center Panel contains:
  • List of existing topics with options to view “Newest”, “Oldest”, “Best Rated” and “View all” comments and the option to rate the topics.
  • rate the existing topics and add your comments
  • and search for a topic with user name and Topic name.
B. The Right panel contains :
  • Link to post and start a new Topic
  • and Link to open Cadet album which enables you to view pictures within the Cadet’s Albums uploaded by you and others , and upload new pictures
C. The Left panel Quick links are available to :
  • Update profile Picture
  • Update your profile,
  • Access picture/album
  • Registered users.
View Existing Topics
Clicking “Oldest”, “Newest” and “Best Rated” tab will display the oldest , newest and best rated comments for the topic.



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Rate Existing Topics
To rate a Topic click the stars adjacent to “Click to Rate”. Clicking the 5th star gives it the highest rating of 5. Likewise clicking the first star gives the topic the lowest rating of 1. Average of all clicks by everyone is displayed against the topics as a bold star.



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View all Comments made to an existing topic on Comments Main Page :
Click on the “View All” tab to see all the comments that are posted against a specific topic.



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Rate the Existing Comment
Click the stars adjacent to “Click to Rate” to rate existing comments. Fifth star is the highest and the first star for lowest rating. The average rating by everyone is displayed as a bold star.



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Returning back to Forum Main Page from Comment main page
“Back” link on View All Comment page will take you back to the Forum topics main page.



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Add Your Comment to existing Topic.
Click “Post Your Comment” on the Topic Main Page to add comments against a particular topic.



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Write your comment in the box which opens in the area provided and click “Submit” to post your comment.



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Search Existing Topics
You can search for a topic with its authors name or with a word/phrase in its title. Select the user name from the users list drop down and type the topic title and click “Search” to display the desired topics.
Note: The Topic search is a like search and not exact search
“Archives” will display all the old topics that have been archived by the Cadet Forum administrator.



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Adding New Topic
Click on the “New Topic” link on the right hand side of the main Forum page for adding a new topic. Provide the name of topic and type the Message which you wish others to see in the text boxes and click the “Submit” button.
Note: Once added you cannot delete the topic. Only Cadet Forum Administrator can delete Topics. The new topic will be visible to everyone immediately. All IMPETUS members are notified by e-mail whenever a new Topic is added.



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4. Participation in Cadet Picture/Photo Album
Clicking the “Album” link on the Forum Topic main page will open the Picture/Album panel.



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This panel provides options for:
  • Joining exiting album,
  • viewing pictures within an album,
  • posting comments on existing pictures added by others,
  • rating the existing pictures added by others
  • adding new albums,
  • adding new pictures to albums and
  • managing your pictures.
Joining Existing Album



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Select an album, by checking the “tick box” adjacent to the album’s name, from the “Other album” section on the right panel and click “Join” to add the album to your list.
If you wish to Remove an album from your list, select it from the “My album” list and click “Remove”
 
Viewing , commenting and rating a Picture within an Album
Clicking on any Album’s name in “My Albums” list will display the pictures within, in the center panel.
Move your mouse over to see the basic details about the picture.
Clicking the picture thumbnail will enlarge the picture. On this view you can add your comments and rate the picture.
Click on the Post your Comment to post comments. Write your comment in the box that appears.
Click on the Submit tab to share your opinion but if you do not wish to post your comment click Cancel.
Note: Your comment should not exceed beyond 160 words.
To rate a picture, click on the stars adjacent to “Click Star to Rate”. Average of all the clicks is displayed as bold star.



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Adding New Album



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Clicking the “Add New Album” on the main Album/Photo page will display the panel for adding new album. Provide a name and description to the album and browse for an album cover picture. Click on the “Submit” button to add your album.
Note: Images larger than 100 KB in size are not permitted.
 
Adding pictures within the album



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Check the tick box adjacent to an album in “My Albums” list and click “Add new Photo”. If there are no albums in your “My Albums” list, first join an album. (See 4.1)
Clicking “Add New Photo” will display the add photo panel. Provide a name and description to the picture and browse for an Image and click “Submit” to add the picture to the selected album.
Note: You can upload maximum 10 photos & each photo should not exceed more than 250 KB in size.
 
Managing pictures you have uploaded
Click “Manage my Photos” on the Main Album Page, to delete and edit the pictures you have uploaded.
Note: You cannot edit/delete pictures uploaded by others. Only Forum Admin can delete any inappropriate picture.



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Deleting editing uploaded pictures
Click “Manage my Photos”; this will open the list of pictures/photos you have added.
Select the desired picture by ticking the tick box against it and click “Edit” or “Delete”.
Clicking Delete will delete the picture you have uploaded.
If you are editing a picture the Editor panel will be displayed, make your amendments and click “Submit”.



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5. Updating your profile
You are required to update and complete your profile after registering to IMPETUS.
Update Profile Picture
Clicking the “Upload Photo”, in the left panel of the main Form Page, a pop-up will open. Browse to the desired picture on your machine and click save.
Note: Image more than 250 KB are not permitted.
To remove the profile image, click on “Remove”.



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Update Profile Information
To add / edit your profile information click the “Edit my Profile” link in the left panel of the main Form Page. After making desired changes click “Update”



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6. Viewing other Registered Cadets/Users
You can view all the registered IMPETUS users and their status and see whether they are currently online or not. To view this list, click the “Registered user” link on the left side panel of the main Forum page.



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Searching who is registered and who is online
You can search for a user by typing his/her name in the area provided. A green icon indicates the person is online. Clear Search will display the list of all the forum members.



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7. Online Chat
IMPETUS, the Cadet Forum, provides online chat functionality for cross collaboration and exchange of ideas. Cadets who are currently online can collaborate through the online chat facility.
Various options to Open Online Chat Messenger
The chat window can be initiated through three places.
A. Double clicking the name on the Online Chat list from main Topic page

B. By clicking the green icon against the user, in the topics or in view all comment list.

C. Click on the green icon against the user in the “ Registered User list

Note: Green Icon indicates the user is online and grey that he/she is offline
 
Initiating Chat Messenger from main Forum Topic Page
Double click the name in the “Online Chat” list located on the main Topic Page will open the chat messenger.
Double clicking the green Online Chat icon in the Topics list will also initiated the chat messenger.
Note: Give some time for the chat messenger to load. Do not repeatedly click the chat icon.



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Initiating Chat Messenger from View All Comment Page
Clicking the green icon against the user, in the view all comment page will also initiate the chat messenger.



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Initiating Chat Messenger from List of registered Users Page
Clicking the green icon against the user, in the registered user page also initiates the chat messenger.



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Sending Chat Messages
Clicking the Green icon against the user opens the messenger box. Any message you type will go to the selected user when you click “Send”.
Note: Multiple chat windows may be opened simultaneously
You may change the font size and style.
Multiple chat windows to simultaneously open, would requires better bandwidth speed.



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8. Logging Out from IMPETUS
Clicking “Logout” from the Main Topic Page, will log you out from IMPETUS and return you to the Teekay Learning Zone Page.
Note: Ensure proper log out to update your online status accurately. Do not close the internet explorer to exit the Forum, this will change your online status accurately.



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