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Links, Links, Links Galore
Somewhere on the Welcome page you should see one or both of these boxes of links (at right). A link is something that, when you click on it, takes you to the desired location. They act as a shortcut—instead of going from webpage to webpage to get to the information you need, clicking on a link will bring you right there. They are here to make it easy to jump around Pulse to some of the most commonly used areas.
You’ll find that many of these links are redundant (two links take you to the same page). They are, for the most part, self-explanatory and you should take some time to click on them to see where they bring you.
The Computing Resources link will take you to another page of links related to Jefferson computing. You should note that there is a link to take you to the Jefferson-IT Online Help Center (Pulse), which is a good resource for getting help with Pulse. Many times a question you may have is answered there under their Frequently Asked Questions section. You can also get tips and news about Pulse through the Jefferson Information Technologies (Jeff-IT) link.
The Directories: Department, Email, Phone link will bring you to a page of yet more links. The Email Directory link will allow you to look up the email address of a member of the Jefferson community.
If you want to look at a listing of the campus organizations, click the Student Organization Directory link, which will take you to a page listing all of the Jefferson organizations. You’ll notice all of the organizations are listed in blue and if you click on them they will open a new window with information for that organization. This is a great way to learn about all the different organizations at Jefferson and how to get involved from the comfort of home. Now, this is just basic information about the organizations—many of these organizations have their own webpage on Pulse that you can accessed under the Organizations tab at the top of the Pulse pages (we will talk more about this later).
Another notable link under Directories: Department, Email, Phone that isn’t totally self-explanatory is how to use the Jefferson Web Index. It’s the last link at the bottom center of the page. If you click on it you are brought to a screen that looks like this:
What is the Jefferson Web Site Index?
How do I search the Index and what do the "U" and "H" next to listings mean?
How do I look up a student's contact information?
What If I don't show up in the Directory?
Be sure to check out the links Student Resources: JMC/JCGS/JCHP by clicking on the appropriate link. Here, you’ll find all kinds of useful links to pages that pertain to your college.
Information on financial aid, career planning, research opportunities and much, much more can be found right here. The example here is from the JMC webpage.
The links and resources are different depending on the college, so don’t be alarmed if your page looks different from the example. Be sure to explore the site for your college.
As always, you can get back to the Welcome screen by just clicking on the My Pulse tab in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Okay, enough with the links. Next you'll learn how to customize your Welcome page.
The Bare Bones
--This page goes over the links in the "Quick Links" box on the Welcome page. Most of these are self-explanatory.
--The Jefferson Web Site Index is useful for looking up webpages for departments,clinics, labs etc.
--You can search the index by catagory or keyword and listings are displayed alphabetically.
--When searching the index a "U" next to a listing means university webpage and an "H" means that it is a hosptial webpage.
--The Student Organization Directory link will bring you to a page where you can get general information about the organizations on campus. Many of the organziations have their own webpage that you can view through the Organizations tab at the top of the screen.
--The Student Address & Phone Directory link will allow you to search for student contact information.