ERIC Number: ED325094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
The CERC Electronic Bulletin Board System. Users Manual.
Hecht, Jeffrey B.
This guide is intended as a brief orientation to the Bulletin Board System (BBS) used by the California Educational Research Cooperative (CERC) in a continuing effort to expand support services to its member districts and ancillary providers through operation of an electronic networking system. This facility provides a means through which participating individuals may exchange ideas both between themselves and with the staff of the CERC office. The text outlines the different options available on the CERC BBS including: (1) startup for beginners: establishing a user-ID and password; (2) teleconferencing: two or more simultaneous users exchanging information in a conference-like setting; (3) information about the BBS itself, its operations, and a list of users currently logged into the system; (4) forums: users exchanging information about similar interests by reading and writing messages; (5) classified ads that allow users to list items of interest, not only items or services for sale, but also specific needs for information; (6) electronic mail: users sending messages to another user or group of users; (7) the account: users updating information on the BBS files on their accounts and determining how much of their account has been used in terms of BBS credits; (8) library of files: users downloading and uploading files from library information banks; (9) polls: users expressing their opinions on a variety of different topics; and (10) the registry: a catalog of additional information about the users themselves and their school districts. Specific keyboard commands are listed for each option, as well as a reference guide for quick access. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Educational Research Cooperative, Riverside.