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  • eLearning for Mobile Lawyers

    By:

    Norman Letalik Borden Ladner Gervias LLP

    Toronto, Ontario

    Presented at: ACLEA 47th Annual Meeting

    July 30 – August 2, 2011 Boston, Massachusetts

  • Norman Letalik  Borden Ladner Gervais LLP  Toronto, Ontario Canada 

    Norman  Letalik  is  a  partner  in  the  Toronto  office  of  Borden  Ladner  Gervais  LLP  (BLG).  Norm  was  admitted  to  the  Ontario  Bar  in  1989  and  the  Law  Society  of  England  and Wales  in  1998.  Prior  to  practicing  law,  Norm  was  a  Law  Professor  at  Dalhousie  Law  School  (1980‐1986)  and  the  National  University of Singapore (1986‐1988). Norm obtained a Master's Degree in Political Science (International  Relations) from Kent State University in 1976, his Law Degree from Dalhousie Law School in 1979 and a  Masters Degree  in Law (with distinction) from Dalhousie Law School  in 1980.   Norm  is BLG's Managing  Director,  Professional  Excellence.  His  responsibilities  include  the  firm's  recruitment,  mentoring,  performance evaluations, continuing education, knowledge management and professional development  activities. Norm is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. Norm practices in the fields of  Product Liability, Maritime and Shipping Law and Gray Market Goods. Norm  is recognized  in the 2011  edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; selected by peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of  The Best Lawyers in Canada®;  and selected by peers for inclusion in Who's Who Legal 2010. Norm has  delivered numerous papers and presentations throughout the world and is the author of more than 50  publications in many areas of law.                                                           

     

  • BLG U

    QUICK START GUIDE

    Accessing BLG U as a BLG User through Sesame .......................................................................................1

    Accessing BLG U as a BLG User from outside the office.............................................................................1

    Accessing BLG U as a Guest........................................................................................................................ 2

    BLG U Home Page ...................................................................................................................................... 3

    Viewing Your Learning Plan ....................................................................................................................... 4

    Viewing the Course Catalogue .................................................................................................................... 4

    Searching the Course Catalogue ................................................................................................................. 4

    Registering for a Course.............................................................................................................................. 5

    Launching and Viewing a BLG U Video ......................................................................................................7

    Changing Video Settings............................................................................................................................. 9

    Completing a Course..................................................................................................................................10

    Cancelling Registration for a Course .........................................................................................................10

    Viewing your Achievement Record............................................................................................................10

    Logging out of BLG U ................................................................................................................................ 11

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    ACCESSING BLG U AS A BLG USER THROUGH

    SESAME

    To launch BLG U, from the Sesame home page, under Tools & Applications, click on the BLG U link.

    This will take you to the BLG U launch page. Click on Launch BLG U button.

    This will launch the BLG U home page.

    ACCESSING BLG U AS A BLG USER FROM OUTSIDE

    THE OFFICE

    When logging in to BLG U from outside the office, use the provided URL link to connect. Do not go in through Remote Access (VPN or Citrix). To connect to the BLG U site directly:

    1. Type the following URL into the Web Browser address field: https://secure-blgu.blgcanada.com/

    2. The Connect to secure … login screen will open. Enter your user name as blgcanada\your username.

    3. Type in your regular network password.

    4. Click OK.

    5. This will take you to the BLG U launch page. Click on Launch BLG U button.

    https://secure-blgu.blgcanada.com/

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    This will launch the BLG U home page.

    ACCESSING BLG U AS A GUEST

    To login to BLG U, click on the following link or enter it into your internet browser: www.blgu.ca

    Type in your User Name and Password. Your User Name and Password will have been previously supplied by a BLG U administrator.

    You will then be taken to the following page:

    Click on Launch BLG U.

    This will launch the BLG U Home Page.

    DISABLING POP-UP BLOCKER

    A “Browser Requirements” screen may open. If so, you will need to disable the pop-up blocker in your browser.

    (To disable the pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer:

    6. Select the Tools menu.

    7. Select Pop-up Blocker.

    8. Select Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.

    9. Click Continue in the Browser Requirements page).

    If you are not familiar with how to turn off pop-up blockers, please contact your organization’s IT helpdesk.

    http://www.blgu.ca/

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    BLG U HOME PAGE

    The BLG U home page is broken down into a number of sections:

     The top section consists of the Log Off button and the Language button where you can change your language, as well as tabs where you can navigate to:

     Welcome – will take you to the home page if you are elsewhere on the site.

     Learning Plan – where you can find your Learning Plan, providing a list of courses that you are currently registered for.

     Courses/Registration – where a list of all courses, categorized by Subject, are provided with easy links for registration. View the entire Course Catalogue or perform a search to locate courses of interest.

     Achievement Record – where a list of all completed courses can be viewed.

     The middle section provides a scrolling preview of several available courses.

     The bottom section is broken down into three sections:

     New Courses – this lists selected new courses that have been added to BLG U in the past month.

     Upcoming Events – this section lists selected upcoming scheduled events for clients.

     Selected Links – this section includes links to various Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education compliance requirements.

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    VIEWING YOUR LEARNING PLAN

    To view your Learning Plan:

     Click on the Learning Plan tab. The Learning Plan is the location from where courses are launched.

     Note that when you first log in to BLG U, your Learning Plan may not have any courses listed.

     To add a course to your Learning Plan, you need to register for a course via the Course Catalogue.

    VIEWING THE COURSE CATALOGUE

    The courses that will be visible will depend upon your access rights.

    To view the Course Catalogue:

     Click on the Courses/Registration tab. A List of Subjects will be displayed.

     Click on a Subject link to view the course list for a selected “subject”, i.e. program. For example, by clicking on BLG 101, you will see:

     Click on a course in the Course List to view the details of a selected course.

     To bypass the Course List and to see a complete list of all courses, click on the Curriculum Group link.

    Upcoming session information can be found at the bottom of the Course Information page when upcoming sessions are available.

    Note: To return to the previous screen, click the ‘Back’ arrow.

    SEARCHING THE COURSE

    In addition to viewing or browsing course lists in the Catalogue, courses can be found using the Advanced Keyword Search tool within the Courses/Registration tab. The

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    CATALOGUE - KEYWORDS

    courses that will be visible will depend upon your access rights.

    To perform an Advanced Keyword Search:

     Click on the Courses/Registration tab and click on the Advanced Keyword Search link.

     Enter your search criteria.

     Use the drop-down arrows to filter for Subject, Course Type, Job Position;

     Enter keywords in the fields for Course Title, Course Keywords and Instructor Name.

     Click Search.

     The search results will appear on the right-hand side of the Advanced Search screen. Click on the links in the search results to display the corresponding course information pages.

    REGISTERING FOR A COURSE

    NOTE: You need to register for an event on the BLG U website in order to watch the video recording o