Dr. Henry Jakubowski


Interactive Web Functions

To make Biochemistry Online interactive and encourage its in-depth use, I have  imbedded several features that require response from you as you read the material.  These sites are password protected (so I don't get responses from people around the world using the text).  You will have to enter a usrname, password, and domain name.  All the web forms  require your network username and password inputted in a special way , described immediately below. 

When you select links that require a password, the following window may appear:

Some of you might get a different window such as displayed below

There is no place for the domain name.  In that case, include the domain name, ad, as shown below (for the hypothetical user jngramke):




When you go to these interactive web forms, you will be prompted with this message:

The page must be viewed over a secure channel

The page you are trying to access is secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Please try the following:

Type https:// at the beginning of the address you are attempting to reach and press ENTER.

HTTP Error 403.4 - Forbidden: SSL is required to view this resource.
Internet Information Services (IIS)


Follow instructions and added and s to http in the web address and all should be well.

There are two major type of interactive links imbedded in BC Online

1.  Pre-Class  Questions  Pre-Class Questions: 

These questions will be found immediately after an animated cartoon figure pushing a stone up a hill, as shown below.  You will find this feature in many of the Biochemistry Online sections.   Typically, I will assign a particular chapter section  for the next class.  Before the start of the next class, click on the Pre-Class Question and answer the questions.   Your responses will be sent to me so I can read them before class.  In this way I'll be able to see if you have problems with particular concepts, and if so, I can address them more thoroughly in class.  

If these imbedded links do not work in Safari or Firefox., using IE.    Report any problems to me by email.   

2Moodle moodlelogo

anicheck.gif (1995 bytes)MOODLE Online Quiz:  SAMPLE QUIZ 

Moodle is a program I will use for on-line quizzes and electronic discussion boards.  Select  Moodle to get to the quizzes.   Here are detail instructions for those of  you not familiar with Moodle:

To get into Moodle and access the course, from the CSB/SJU homepage:

  • Go directly to

  • On the Moodle login page, enter your CSB/SJU network username and password and click the "Login" button

  • Since I had IT Services pre-populate courses, the link to the course will appear in the "My Courses" sidebar on the left edge of your screen

 When in Moodle you can personalize your Moodle Homepage and change your password.  Follow the prompts.    . 

3.  Sapling Online Problems

Sapling Online Problems is similar to other online homework you have had in previous courses (Mastering Chemistry, OWL, etc).  I am using this for the first time this year.  The Sapling problems are more complex than simple multiple choice and require drawing of chemical structure, making calculations, moving structures to match with properties, etc.  IN CONTRAST TO Moodle problems, the Sapling Online Problems are due at the end of each Chapter (1-9).   I have placed a link to the Sapling problems on last day we spend on a given chapter.   As with Moodle, your grade for these will count towards the 20% of the course grade derived from Quizzes, Problem Sets, Online preclass and homework questions), Group Work.  Here are instructions for it's use.  It costs $24/student.