We are excited to make this new web site for the Case It project available. The new site has all of the features of the previous site, plus new communication tools to promote interaction among Case It users. Features of the new site include:
- Logging in – Users will need to register on this site and log in to post comments or forum messages (messages can be read without logging in). Once you have registered, you can edit your profile to add a photo and other information.
- Case It software download – Download the latest version as a zipped file that contains the software simulation plus all of the DNA or protein sequences necessary to run the cases included in the Resource Manual. Registered users will be notified when there is an updated version available. Note that an additional registration, separate from the site registration (which allows users to post comments and forum messages), is required to download the software.
- Resource Manual – Includes case scenarios and instructions for analyzing cases. You can access this page from the Cases menu. An Instructor’s Manual, containing keys to the cases and other information about case development and class use, is available by contacting Mark Bergland. For now, the format of the Resource Manual has not been changed, but our plans include reorganizing it so it is easier to print individual cases for class use.
- Tutorials – The tutorials that were on the previous home page, with screen shots from the software, are still available; click here to access them. New tutorials in video screencast format are available for many of the software features, and more are being developed.
- News – Announcements about new cases, workshops, and more will be posted here. Subscribe to the RSS feed to stay updated.
- Forums – Discussion boards on various topics, such as questions about the software, classroom implementation, assessment, and ideas for new cases. Anyone can read the forum messages, but you will need to register for the site to post a message. Since this site is being made public on April 1, 2012, there may not be many messages posted yet, but do not hesitate to contribute your ideas and get the discussion going.
- Groups – This feature will create an area, either public or private, to share information about a focused topic. Groups will be used to structure follow up communication for workshop participants, but other users can set up groups.