To Take a Tour of the Student Center:|
Click here on our
that will show you around so you can see how you download courses, take exams
and other aspects of our student center interface.
After clicking this link, the Flash Demo will take a few moments to load.
All students who have access to the Internet should be taking their exams through
our Online Exam System. This does not require high speed access. Even dial-up
will work fine. Please read the online document
How UMS Online Exams Work. This
document should answer any questions you have about the Online Exam System.
This is the area where you may download your course materials. You may return here
anytime you wish if you would like to download your files again any time.
We highly recommend storing your audio
meditations on a CD or on your hard drive, for the internet is always a changing
entity and your downloads may not always be available if there is a lot of traffic
or the server is temporarily down for some reason. It is always good to back up your
courses so you have them whenever you would like to access them.
The Difference Between FM Quality and CD Quality mp3s:
You will notice that there are two different files for each meditation, one is CD
Quality and the other is FM Quality. The difference between them is file size, and
a little bit of quality is lost on FM Quality versions. If you have difficulty
downloading the CD Quality mp3s, try the FM Quality files which are half the size.
This will only be an issue if you are on dial up service instead of high speed
internet. These are large files. If you do not have high speed access, we recommend
that you find a place where you can access dsl or cable, at a friend's house or an
internet café, download your courses there, and put them on your hard drive
or a CD.
Turning mp3s into Wave files for CD players:
If you would like to play your audio meditations on your home CD player, you must
change mp3 files into wave files (.wav). Your computer should be able to do this
with your own operating system software, but if not, there are free software
applications that you can find on the internet which will do it. We are not able
to help you with tech support on turning mp3 files into wave files, but you
probably have a friend who can help you with this. If you have an mp3 player,
however, you will be able to simply place your files into your mp3 player and
play them! Some of the newer home stereos will play mp3 files on a CD. Some
versions of Windows Media Player will turn them into .wav files as well.
Downloading through Dial Up Access:
If you have trouble downloading, and you are on dial up access to the internet,
there is not much you will be able to do except find a high speed access point.
Audio files are usually too big for dial up access to download before there is
a time out or a break in the connection. If you do decide to try it though with
dial up access, we recommend doing it during the night when you go to bed, and
check to see if they completed downloading in the morning.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and let us know how
you like your courses!