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Avatars

How to create an Avatar at www.gravatar.com (or just Gravatar)

  1. Select “manage your custom avatar at gravatar.com” from your Profile page to leave FlinnPREP™ and go to the Gravatar homepage
  2. Select “Create Your Own Gravatar.”
  3. Enter the email address associated with FlinnPREP™.
  4. Create a username and password for managing your Gravatar and select “Sign Up.”
  5. You will receive a link via email to activate your account.
  6. Select the link and sign in to Gravatar.
  7. From the Manage Gravatars page, choose “Add one by clicking here” to add an image.
  8. Choose one of the options and follow the prompts to add an image.
  9. Once an image is selected and cropped it will be linked to your email address.
  10. When you login to FlinnPREP with that email address, or any other site that uses Gravatar, that image will be your Avatar photo.

Navigation

Also see Navigation in Tutorials.

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I do not see the course navigation menu on the left side of the page.

If you are viewing FlinnPREP™ in portrait mode on a tablet or on a smartphone, your screen will automatically format to fit your screen. The menu may be accessed by selecting the square icon with three horizontal lines. The menu will then open on your screen.

Where do I find my assessment results?

Select the My Courses button from the menu to see the results of all your assessments.

Do I have to complete units in chronological order?

Your instructor will decide which order to complete the units. Otherwise, you may complete the units in any order.

Assessments

Also see Assessments in Tutorials.

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What score is required to pass the assessments?

Your instructor will decide what the passing percentage is for all the assessments. You may take the end of unit assessments as many times as you like and the system will track up to 15 scores.

Can I retake an assessment?

Yes, you may take the assessments as many times as you like. The My Courses page will always show the highest score.

Are reteach videos available for all questions?

Reteach videos are available for the majority of questions in FlinnPREP™. You can access the reteach videos anytime from the table of contents.

Practice Exams

Also see Practice Exams in Tutorials.

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What score is required to pass the practice exams?

Your instructor will decide what the passing percentage is for all the assessments. You may take the practice exams as many times as you like and the system will record your first attempt along with your highest score

Can I retake the practice exams?

Yes, you may take the practice exams as many times as you like. The My Courses page will always show your first attempt scores as well as your highest score.

Are reteach videos available for all questions?

Reteach videos are available for each free-response question.

Discussion and Messages

Can I send a direct message to another student?

Direct Messages are only available to students and teachers who have been linked in a FlinnPREP™ classroom. Messages are only available for 1-to-1 communication between the teacher that set up the classroom and one specific student.

Who moderates FlinnPREP™ discussion boards?

Discussion boards are only available to students and teachers who have been linked in a FlinnPREP™ classroom. The teacher who set up your FlinnPREP™ classroom is responsible for moderating the content posted on the classroom discussion boards. Teachers have the ability to delete any comments they feel are inappropriate.

Troubleshooting

Why does the program freeze during assessments?

If you experience trouble with the program freezing and not allowing you to continue, save your progress, refresh the page, and try the assessment again. You may also want to clear your cache and cookies before you try to proceed (see below). Also check your Internet connection to make sure your service is not being interrupted.

If the problem persists, please contact us us for assistance.

Why should I periodically delete cache and cookies from my web browser?

Your browser will collect information which can sometimes cause problems with accessing websites. It's always a good idea to clear out your cache (or browser history) and clear cookies on a regular basis. This will also ensure that you are accessing pages with the most up-to-date information.

How to Clear Cache and Cookies