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The "You are here" Breadcrumb navigation bar is located just below the "Home", "About", "Content", "Software", and "Help"tabs. This navigation tool is a breadcrumb trail of the Connexions pages you have displayed as you have drilled into Connexions to getto the current page. By clicking on any point within the breadcrumb trail you can return to that page. This feature is very useful forreturning to the workgroup level page after working with the items within the workgroup.

You can search the Content Commons for a specific module or a course using the Search button and text box in the upper right of the Connexions home page. Type in a name, keyword,course title, module title, text string, or object ID in the Search text box and click Search . Connexions will display a list of all modules and courses that match your entry. To view amodule or course, click on its title.

Clicking on this link in the upper right of the Connexions home page displays the "Connexions Quick Start Guide" page.This page helps authors and instructors get started creating content with Connexions quickly.

This link in the upper right of the Connexions home page displays a list of the courses currently in the ConnexionsContent Commons. You can sort the display by course title, institution, or instructor to help you find a course.To open a course, click on the name of the course.

Personal toolbar

The personal toolbar is located under the "Quick Start" and "Courses" links. The options on this toolbar vary, dependingon whether you are logged into the system or not.

If you are not logged into Connexions or you do not have a Connexions account, you can perform the following actions by clicking on thelinks in this toolbar :

Personal toolbar before login

If you have a Connexions account and are logged into the system, you can perform the following actions byclicking on the links in this toolbar :

  • Display your personal workspace
  • Specify your personal preferences for your Connexions account, such as your title, your name, your e-mail address,your homepage URL, whether or not you want form help, and whether or not you want to display names. You can also resetyour account password.
  • Report a bug
  • Log out of the system
Personal toolbar after login

Log in sidebar

If you have a Connexions account, you can log into the system in this sidebar. In addition, there is a link to reset yourpassword (if you forgot it), and a link to the page for requesting a new Connexions account . This sidebar displays if you are not logged into the system.

"Log in" sidebar

Spotlight sidebar

This sidebar features a Connexions author who is being recognized for outstanding contributions to the Connexions Content Commons.A picture of the author appears along with a description of their work and links to their Connexions content.

E-mailbag sidebar

This sidebar displays examples of user comments submitted to Connexions. There is a link to additional user comments.

What's new sidebar

This sidebar contains links to news items about the latest developments with Connexions.

Workspaces sidebar

This sidebar contains links to your personal workspace, any workgroups of which you are a member,and the Create Workgroup page where you can create a workgroup. This item only displays if you are logged into the system.

"Workspaces" sidebar

Account requests

To apply for a Connexions account, use the following steps:

  1. Click on the New author or instructor? link in the "Log in" sidebar. The Request a Connexions Account page displays.
    "Request a Connexions Account" page
  2. Type in your title, name, e-mail, and home page URL. The fields with red squares next to the field names arerequired.
  3. Click Continue . The "Account Request: Select Username" page displays.
  4. Type in a user name. A list of suggested usernames that are based on your entries in the First, Middle, and Last Namefields is shown.
  5. (Optional) Type in the fields of study for your contribution, indicate how you found out about Connexions, type in any commentsyou may have, and indicate if you would be willing to help test new features.
  6. Click Continue . The "Account Request: Confirmation" page displays.
  7. Review the site license agreement.
  8. Select the checkbox that says you have read and agree to the site license.
  9. Click Request Account . The "Account Request Complete" page displays. Connexions will send an e-mail to theaddress you entered in the step above. The e-mail contains directions for activating your new account.

Logging in and out

To log into Connexions, enter your user name and password in the "Log in" sidebar and click Log in .

Once you have logged in, the "Log in" sidebar is replaced by the Workspaces sidebar . The My Workspace and My Preferences links appear in the "Personal" toolbar.

To log out, click the Log out link located in the Personal toolbar , in the upper right side of the Connexions home page.

Questions & Answers

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
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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 to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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