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University of Missouri-Columbia   Extension Technology and Computer Services—ETCS

  May 1999
Vol. 16, No. 5

A Technology Newsletter for Extension Specialists



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Getting CBT Installed and Running on Your Machine

There has been some confusion on how to install and use CBT.  I hope the following detailed instructions will help you to better implement and use CBT System Courses on your local machine.

  1. Load Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
  2. Go to
  3. This is the home page for CBT.  If this is the first time you’ve ever tried to use CBT, left click on “Getting Started with CBT” and it will take you to the next step.
  4. Scroll down this page until you get to the part of the screen that reads Download the CBT Player.  Right click on the Windows 95/98/NT.
  5. Select “Save Target As…”
  6. In the Save in: box change this to read (C:)  (To change directories, left click on the 6 at the end of the Save in: box and (C:) will be one of the choices.)
  7. To create the cbtdwn folder, left click on the “New Folder Icon” and type cbtdwn and press enter.
  8. Double click on the new cbtdwn folder. (This will change you to this folder.)
  9. Left click on the Save Button.  Your screen should look like this.
  10. It will look like some “files” are floating across your screen.  This will take a little bit so be patient while the file finishes downloading.
  11. Close your browser.  (This is either Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.)
  12. Double Click on the “My Computer” Icon
  13. Double Click on the (C:)
  14. Double Click on the “cbtdwn” Folder
  15. Double Click on the file name dyncli32 (this should be the only file in this folder.)  This is an install file and will start to install on its own after you Double Click on the file.  You will be prompted with the question, “This will install the CBTCampus 32 – Bit. Do you wish to continue?”  Left click on the Yes button.
  16. Left Click on the Next button when prompted, Left click on the Yes button, Left Click on Next, Left Click on Next, Left Click on Next, Left Click on Next, Left Click on Next, (will install some pieces), Left Click on Next, Left Click on Next, Installs some stuff and then Left Click on Finish.
  17. Close all programs on your machine and restart your computer so that the install of the player will take effect.
  18. Reload one of your browsers (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) and change the following settings:

Netscape Navigator users should do the following:

  1. Choose Edit - Preferences.
  2. Click the plus sign beside the Advanced category to expand its sub-categories.
  3. Click the Cache category.
  4. Click the Every time radio button.
  5. Click OK.

Microsoft Internet Explorer users should do the following:

  1. Choose View  - Internet Options.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Click the Settings button in the Temporary Internet Files panel of the dialog.
  4. Click the Every visit to the page radio button.
  5. Click OK to close this dialog and OK to exit the options dialog.
  1. Left Click on “Login to the Classroom Menu”.  {You might find it useful to bookmark this page to make it easy to access in future because now that everything is set up, this will be your best starting point.}
  2. CBT is a “self-registering” classroom setting.  You will need to key in your Student ID and Password to this screen.  I suggest that you use your current network ID and password so that you do not have to learn a new one.  For example, my student ID would be SappK.  Once you have keyed in your Student ID and Password, left click on the OK button.  (Remember that this ID is case sensitive and you will need to remember that for future entry into the CBT Classroom.)

  3. NOTE:  DO NOT select the skip button.  You will be able to access the courses this way but will NOT receive any credit for taking the classes and will not receive Legoâ Certificates for  passing test scores.  You must register and login to receive credit.
  4. The first time you register you will need to give CBT more information and will be prompted with the following.
  5. If this is the first time you have ever accessed the CBT Classroom, left click on “Register”.  (If you have registered before and get this screen, left Click on “Go back”. Enter your Student ID and password again.  Remember the Student ID is case sensitive.)
  6. Key in the appropriate responses in the blanks and then left click on OK. This will take you to the Classroom and a list of the available courses.
  7. Left Click on any of the titles you wish to take and it will begin to download.  Be patient it might take a little while to download at first.  Read the pages as they come up and take the course at your own pace.

You can minimize the CBT Classroom window at anytime if you need to take care of a client in person, answer the phone, or work on something else for a while.  Simply go back to it when time permits.

NOTE:  It is very important that if you have registered before and are prompted with the “You have entered an unregistered Student ID”, you go back and try to login again.  Remember the ID is case sensitive and you may have keyed a lowercase letter where you needed an uppercase letter.  If you think you have typed the correct user name and password pleasee, DO NOT register again.  Contact me by e-mail at or phone at 573-882-2096 and I will look up your Student ID and password.  If you choose to register again, you will not know what courses you have taken and what ones you have not.  This information is stored with your Student ID and password and if you use multiple Student ID’s this will be impossible to keep track of.



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