Welcome to FirstClass
FirstClass is a collaborative software suite that we use for online community discussion.The first thing to do is download the FirstClass Client software
In order to access our FirstClass community you then need to know:
From the login window, click on the Setup... button. Enter the above settings in the client settings window and save. Alternatively, you can download our settings file from here.
To login, enter your username and password.
If you have any problems feel free to e-mail the Systems Administrator
Once you have connected to FirstClass, please send any further technical queries to the Technical Support Conference.
Web Browser Access
Sometimes you may find that you want to connect from a computer that doesn't have the FirstClass client installed. You can also access via the web using your web browser. Please visit http://firstclass.ultraversity.net/login/ and enter your username and password to access our FirstClass community.
We believe that we don't need to impose any limitations on the space you can have on the server. We trust that you will use the space sensibly for your work.
The mailboxThis is your personal space where you receive messages (e-mail) from other students and tutors within FirstClass. This is also the place where all messages you have sent are stored. It is a good idea to organise your mailbox, as the messages on the top level in any FirstClass container (mailbox, conference, folder) are limited in number. In order to avoid t in the future, you can create your own folders to file your mail. Simply drag the messages to the folders you have created.
NOTE: External mail is not enabled on our FirstClass server - ALL external mail communication must be via your student.anglia.ac.uk e-mail account.
Community Space (Conferences)
FirstClass uses conferences for group communication. You can read and contribute to the discussions in the conferences you belong to. The Learning Facilitator or tutor responsible for the particular conference will organise it (in a similar manner of your own mailbox). You can use the Search function to look for messages.
Backing up messages onto your computer
If you want to keep a copy of FirstClass messages on your hard disk there are a couple of things you can do.
FTP and FirstClass
FTP has been enabled on our FirstClass server but we have found it intermittent. If you want to ftp, you will have to specify in your ftp application programme:
server name: firstclass.ultraversity.net
You do not need to specify the Home Page Folder as your destination folder - it is the default location for upload.