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The several reasons (saving your place as you read a collection, rating modules, creating lenses and building content) for having a Connexions accout are highlighted. Included are directions to general training on how to understand and use the Connexions web site and these features.

Several good reasons

With a Connexions account you can:

  • Provide feedback to authors and other users by rating modules – This feedback from all users (other authors, students using textbook collections, etc.) helps authors decide which modules need improving and helps other users in evaluating the quality of respository content.
  • Have your own “My Favorites” lens and make other “Member List” lenses
    • Save your place when reading through a collection is a feature of the “My Favorites” lens
    • You can make yourown private “Member List” lenses to create the ability for you to focus on part of the repository
  • I mprove the quality of instructional materials and scholarly works available to the world via the Internet – free 24/7
    • Contribute materials that you author to the Connexions repository
    • Remix or change (customize) materials provided by others that are in the Connexions repository
    • Build collections (a group of modules) that specifically serve your students or audience from modules that you either create, improve or use without changing

Often being an author, is over emphasized and pushed as the number one reason to get a Connexions account. Having authors contribute to the repository is important; however usage of the repository by users is equally important. Increasing quality content in the Connexions repository goes hand in hand with increased usage of that content . It’s like the Chinese “Yin&Yang”, both are important. We encourage all to create an personal account.


Available training

A link is provided (in the box at the upper right corner of this module’s page) to the “Busbee’s Connexions Training” lens. It contains six collections that cover:

  1. Understanding the Vision of Connexions
  2. How to Search and Browse the Connexions Web Site (includes rating modules)
  3. Effectively Using and Creating Connexions Lenses
  4. Authoring Connexions Modules using Microsoft Word Documents
  5. Ideas and Tools for Improving Connexions Modules and Collections
  6. Appendix Materials for a Connexions Collection used as a College Course

Each collection consists of several modules. The items appear alphabetically within the lens; however the “Lens Comments” for each item has its item position number similar to the list above. The first four items provide a natural progression for training.

You might want to bookmark the URL to the lens in your browser. The link is: (External Link)

Connexions help

Don’t hesitage to use the “Help” tab on the connexions home page at: (External Link)

It is organized differently than the above training collections, but contains ample information on how to use the Connexions Project. Don’t be afraid to click on something. Some of the menu items on the left expand as you click on them.

Connexions Help Tab

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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