Learning Management System
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Welcome in Flying Academy Learning Management System (in brief LMS).
In this tutorial we will introduce LMS, it’s functions and features. But first, why not to get to know us better.
This is your profile Dashboard. It’s first page you’ll see every time you log in to LMS. You can find here courses you’re enrolled in, uncompleted courses and your completed courses.
Your profile is splitted into multiple parts. Most important ones are My Profile, Enrolled Courses, Settings and Logout button.
Navigation is really easy.
- The Main Menu shows most important links so they’re easily accessible from anywhere in the LMS.
- The Navigation Pane can help you with situation awareness and orientation in the LMS. It always shows where you are in the system, so if you ever get lost you can use it to get back to Home page.
In the Main Menu you can find:
- E-Learning Programs
- Preflight Preparation
- VFR and IFR Charts
- Ebooks and Online Handbooks
- Testing Portal
- MyFBO Portal
- Contacts and About Us
And FA Tests online testing system we have developed specifically so it can help you with CAA final exams.
And last but not least About Us where is Our History about Flying Academy, Our Team where is information about our Instructors, Leaders, Customer Support and even our Developers and Contact where to contact us.
Another features for navigations are our navigation buttons
- The Left Arrow in the bottom left corner of your screen will get you back to any page website you came from.
- The Up Arrow in bottom right corner of your screen will get you back to top, no matter how much you scrolled down.
Left Sidebar in Lesson View shows you the content of that specific course.
You can find here Topics and Lessons, Optional Content (Optionals) from Course View and even ask questions about this specific course in Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Our instructors will be glad to help you out.
In Content Pane, there are three main things to see.
- Written lesson content
- Read Lesson button – audio version of written content
- Icons Panel – with different version of content.
For example this red video button means, you can watch our video instead.
After you finish learning the content of the lesson, you have to check Complete Lesson button.
Without it we won’t be able calculate your progress or even let you to access the final tests.
But don’t worry, if you have any questions about our system, feel free to contact us.
Documents & Manuals
In our LMS you can find even all of the important documents. For example: Syllabuses, Operational and Instrument Manuals, Safety Bulletins and Regulations. And many more important stuff like Aircraft Documents, FAA and our Handbooks or Visa & Medical Support Guides.
Online Lessons - Student
1) Invitation for online Lesson
- For your attendance to be counted in, you have to select YES in “Going” section at the bottom of email.
- The “When” section also shows the time of the Online Lesson, so you know when to connect for this particular Online Lesson.
2) Joining lesson from different devices
- Web Browser
- Mobile Device (Android/iOS)
- Phone Call
Joining the Online Lesson by Web Browser
If you don't have a Google Account, when you join the Online Lesson, you will be prompted to enter your nickname.
To set up you nickname please follow this method:
- Click Join a meeting.
- Enter a nickname.
- A nickname is supposed to be your full name.
When you enter Lobby, please disable your microphone. This is just a precaution, so other students can hear the instructor without any issues and that the Lesson can proceed smoothly.
Once done, please join the meeting by clicking on JOIN NOW button.
On the image above, you can see red buttons used for setting up your microphone and webcam. The three dots button leads to a menu, where you can Turn On Captions or manage your webcam/microphone settings.
[Three Dots menu]
Join the Online Lesson by Meet Mobile App
You can join the Online Lesson by using the Meet app, or by entering a meeting code. The Meet app can be used with any Google account, such as a G Suite account or an @gmail.com account.
Every Meet video meeting has a unique code that can be used to access the meeting. The meeting code is a series of characters, such as "abc-defg-hjk". You can get the meeting code from the joining information that was sent to you by email or at the end of the link for the particular Online Lesson.
- Open the Hangouts Meet app and then tap Meeting code.
- Enter the meeting code.
- Note: Please type the meeting code without the quotation marks.
The hyphens in the meeting code are optional.
- Tap Join meeting.
- (Optional) Depending on whether you're joining from a different organization or signed in to a G Suite account, choose an option:
- Select Ask to Join.
- Enter your name and tap Ask to Join.
Dial in to the Online Lesson using a phone
You can dial in for audio-only access to a online lesson, even if you don't have google account.
Instructors will always verify that the person who dials in is the correct student.
Join a meeting using a phone number
You can dial-in during the scheduled lesson time using this method:
- Enter the phone number that you received in an email.
- There are multiple numbers to choose from, ideally select the country of your phone operator. (More phone numbers button) in the email
- Then, enter the PIN and #.
Mute or unmute your phone
You're muted if another meeting participant mutes you or if you:
- Press *6.
- Have your phone's volume at the lowest level.
- Join after the 5th participant.
Press *6 again or increase the volume to unmute.
In this window, you’ll see presentations and other materials that instructor shares with you.
How to turn them on:
- In Browser:
- Mobile Device:
4) Questions and Answers
(Middle Button moves you to Chat)
After following the link, you will be redirected to a separate page (left image) where you can ask your instructor questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please try to use different browser. For example Google Chrome is known to take up lot of RAM of your device, so you can try Microsoft Edge, Safari (iOS), Opera or Firefox.
You can also turn off apps/programs that are using the Internet.
Feel free to you ask the Front Office if they can provide you recorded lesson.
- In Web Browser:
The Three Dots in the bottom right corner will take you to menu, where you can select Settings
[Audio / Video Settings]
Use it to setup your Audio and Video Devices, Video resolution and test your speakers.
If the instructor is not present or does not present anything, please wait until the class starts.
- In Web Browser:
The Three Dots Button in the bottom right corner will take you to menu, where you can select Settings -> Change Layout
[Three Dots menu]
Other possibility is to open the People (People icon) menu in the top right corner and by clicking on the image of the instructor (email@example.com). This will pin the instructor to your main view.
[People Overview panel]
Try to disable your microphone. If it doesn’t help, you can write about your issue into the chat and our instructor will try to help you.
For more information about google meet, its features and troubleshooting, please follow this link.
We are providing VFR and IFR Charts in our LMS.
You can find these charts under EASA/FAA buttons in Main Menu. Each page is divided into regions by countries and its airports.
VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules.
VFR are a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going. VFR Charts are split into multiple categories.
Sectional Aeronautical Charts
Sectional Aeronautical Charts are designed for visual navigation of slow to medium speed aircraft.
Terminal Area Charts
Terminal Area Charts depict the airspace designated as Class B airspace. The information found on these charts, while similar to that found on Sectional Charts, is shown in much more detail because of the larger scale.
IFR stands for Instrument flight rules.
It is one of two sets of regulations to govern flight under conditions in which flight by outside visual reference is not safe.
IFR flight depends upon flying by reference to instruments in the flight deck, and navigation is accomplished by reference to electronic signals.
Enroute Low Altitude
Enroute Low Altitude Charts IFR Enroute Low Altitude Charts provide aeronautical information for navigation under instrument flight rules below 18,000 feet MSL.
Enroute High Altitude
Enroute High Altitude Charts IFR Enroute High Altitude Charts (Conterminous U.S. and Alaska) are designed for navigation at or above 18,000 ft MSL.
Self Check-in Tutorial for Flying Academy students
Flying Academy understands the value of time and also wishes to offer the most modern technologies for satisfactory pilot training. That is why the brand new feature of self check-in is available in the LMS!
Below you will find a detailed guide to the Self Check-In which will help you to log your flight details fast and easily directly to the school system. Please note that it is mandatory to fill in both the paper and the interactive dispatches after every flight!
2) Click on the button and the Dispatch section will open in a new tab.
Here you will see all of your open dispatches (in case you have multiple reservations in one day, you will see them all!). In case you don’t see any dispatches on the list, click on Reload list button
3) Click on the dispatch ID that you want to check-in and enter your flight data.
Now you can log your flight data to the system. You will see all the flight details from MyFBO, such as planned start and end time, instructor (if any), aircraft, base, etc.
Filling the Dispatch
4) Fill in to the dispatch your flight data.
Below there are 4 tabs: Flight, Fuel/Oil, Discrepancy, and METARs. Stay on the Flight tab first and enter all the required data as below:
Make sure to correctly log:
- the MyFBO Dispatch No. (can be found in the top right-hand corner of your paper dispatch)
- departure and arrival times (please enter LOCAL TIME),
- as well as take-off and landing times (please enter LOCAL TIME)
Once done, scroll below and enter your route data.
Please note that the first row should always contain the departure information; for example, when you depart from LKTB, the first row will contain only the departure time. Use further rows to enter activities information.
Route / Log Data Examples
Below you will find an example of logging a local flight LKTB-LKTB with 3 TGs and 1 FS:
In case of longer flights on more complicated routes the same procedure should be applied. Take a look at the examples below:
Example 1: LKTB-LOAV-LKTB, 4 TGs at LOAV, 1 FS at LKTB
Example 2: LKLT-LKKV-LKVO-LKLT, 2 TGs at LKKV, 3 APPs at LKVO, 1 FS at LKLT
Note: By clicking on the button you will add as many rows as you need in case you performed activities at several airports!
There is also a remarks field for you, use it for any additional information (e.g. about paying for full stop in cash).
5) In case you refuelled the aircraft and/or added the oil and paid for it by yourself, go to Fuel/Oil tab.
Fill in the information about the airport, time of refuelling, the actual hobbs and the fuel quantity.
Note: By clicking on the button you will add as many rows as you need in case you refuelled at several airports!
Online Lessons – Instructors
1) Online Lesson Schedule
Next, continue to calendar.google.com, where the schedule of all online lessons can be found.
Google Calendar shows all the lessons and events that are or will be taking place.
2) Accessing the Online Lesson
Afterwards, click on Join Hangouts Meet which will take you to the Online Lesson itself.
Next, you will see the Lobby screen. By now, you should have your materials prepared and set up. For example: Presentations can be found in the LMS or on Google Drive
There are few rules to follow
Once ready, click on Join Now button
4) Materials Preparation
Before you start sharing your screen and recording the lesson, you need to have your materials already in order and prepared on laptop screen for sharing.
- Google Slides
- Whiteboard (Drawing)
Using Google Slides to Present Content to Students
You can find the specific slides on Google Drive (LMS Shared Drive). If you can't access the files, please use firstname.lastname@example.org account.
To share specific presentation with students please follow the next steps:
- In the top right-hand corner please click to Arrow next to the Present button.
- Next select Presenter View button. This will open two windows for you.
- On the top of your screen, you'll see the Presenter Window (see "Presenter Window - Start" image).
Please click on Audience Tools button and then on Start New button.
Note: This window is not supposed to be seen by students, please move it onto screen (monitor) you're not sharing.
- After starting the presentation, please click on Flying Academy button in Audience and select "Anyone". You will be prompted to open questions for everyone, please confirm this action by clicking on button OK (see "Accepting questions from" in "Presenter Window - Questions" image)
- Afterwards, copy the link at the top of presenter windows. For example: "slides.app.goo.gl/hF234" (see "Presenter Window - Questions" image)
Note: This links needs to be copied into Google Meet Chat window.
- Once done, please return to the Presentation Window. This window is the one you share with the students. (see "Presentation Window" image)
- The last step is to click on Fullscreen button. Please refer to Fullscreen Button later in this tutorial. (see "Control Panel" section)
Questions & Answers
In audience tools (see "Audience Tools" image) you see the questions students asks you during the lecture/ presentation. Please if possible answer those questions once in a while.
For example, allocate ten minutes before the end of the lesson to answer all student's questions.
Google Slides provides many useful features such as laser pointer, captions or keyboard shortcuts. All of these features can be found in Control Panel of any of the Slides (see "Google Slides - Control Panel" image). You can see the Control Panel at the bottom left corner of Presentation Window (see "Presentation Window" image) every time you move your mouse.
This feature can be found under the button Pointer in the control panel.
Pointer will let you use your mouse (or touchscreen) in the same way as a laser pointer on a physical whiteboard. Therefore your students can see what are you pointing at.
Questions and Answers
The button Q&A in the control panel opens Presenter Window on Audience tools tab. (see "Questions and Answers" earlier in this tutorial)
Under the button Notes you can find Speaker Notes of the specific presentation.
Speaker notes are a really useful feature because you can look at them to remember any important talking points while you’re presenting.
Captions is a feature that turns your voice into the written text.
You can find it under button Captions in the control panel. Feel free to use it, if your students have a hard time with sound quality or to help them understand you better.
Under button Tip there is a list of keyboard shortcuts to control the slides. Check the following link for a list of all available shortcuts for all devices - Shortcuts
To turn on the fullscreen view of the presentation, click on the Four Corners Bracket button next to the Settings button.
How to Draw on screen
Windows 10 includes a feature called Windows Ink Workspace, which opens application Microsoft Whiteboard. This application lets you draw images or write text on the screen.
You can open it by clicking on Ink Workspace icon - Pen icon next to Windows Clock- on Windows Taskbar and then Whiteboard (see "Ink Workspace Icon" image)
Once opened, please click on Create New Workspace button. It will open a new sketch, where you can draw, open pictures, add notes, etc.
Bottom panel of Whiteboard application contains many useful buttons.
- Pen button that lets you draw.
- Image button lets you insert images.
- Note button allows you to add note to your drawing workspace.
- Insert button lets you add things like texts, documents, lists or camera source
5) Sharing screen
At the bottom right corner of Google Meet Window select Present Now -> Your Entire Screen
In the top window that appears (with screen selection), select the screen with your prepared materials (laptop screen) that you will be presenting.
6) Sharing Q&A link
After you have set up you materials and screen sharing. You can start presenting. In case of any questions, please contact us