HomeIntroductionSearchSite MapGlossaryResourcesLesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4Lesson 5Lesson 6Lesson 7Lesson 8Lesson 9Lesson 10More Information


Resource Practices Branch Office
For more information regarding karst or other Forest Service courses, please contact:


Help – Web Site Issues

Are you experiencing problems with the web site?

Help FAQs

What are the computer requirements to use this course?

  • You will need a computer using the Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP operating system, a web browser, and an Internet connection. Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher is the recommended browser.

Why can’t I see all of the web page on my screen?

  • If you are using a monitor set to a 640 x 480 pixel resolution, you will need to use the browser’s horizontal scroll bars to see some of the pictures and text at the right-hand side of the screen. You may wish to use your computer’s ‘Help’ feature to change your screen resolution to 800 x 600 or higher.

How can I navigate the lessons?

  • You may use the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen, or if you are looking for a specific page, use the site map by clicking on the “Site Map” button at the top of every page.

I clicked a link and can’t use the back button to return to the course.

  • Some of the links in the course open inside of a new browser window. You can close the new window and return to the previous window, which should contain the karst course.

What does the icon mean?

  • This icon indicates that a larger version of an image is available for viewing. Click the image or the magnifier icon to view the larger image.

What does the icon mean?

  • This icon indicates that an "Important Note" is available for viewing.
    Click the image to view more information.

What does the icon mean?

  • This is a "bullet" icon. Roll your mouse over the bullet icons to view more graphic information.

Are there Glossary links?

  • Yes. The Glossary links are orange and turn gold when you roll your mouse over them. The regular links are underlined and are dark red with green roll-overs.

What is the jump page?

  • This is the ministry starting point for the karst course.

When I try to answer the quiz questions, I can check the boxes, but do not see a pop-up window showing whether my answer is correct. What’s wrong?

  • JavaScript must be enabled in your browser to allow you to see feedback on your answers. Use your browser’s ‘Help’ feature to see if your browser supports JavaScript, and how to turn it on again if it is turned off.

I’ve checked all of the check boxes on a quiz question, and ALL of them say ‘Not Correct’!

  • You need to use the ‘reset’ button to clear the check boxes before trying another answer, or click again on the check box with the incorrect answer to clear away the checkmark. When you select the correct answer, the pop-up window will say ‘That’s Correct!’

Are the quizzes graded?

  • No, the quiz questions are not graded or recorded. They are an opportunity for you to test your own understanding of the information you have learned.

Is this course available in a classroom?

  • Possibly. The course may be offered through the Forestry Continuing Studies Network (FCSN) when there is sufficient interest.


This course is based on the Karst Management Handbook for British Columbia. This on-line version was designed and built by TM NewMedia in 2003 with funding from the Ministry of Forests. Instructional design was provided by Carol Orom. Photographs were provided by Paul Griffiths (KarstCare™). Mel Scott and Peter Bradford administered this project.

Back to Top

Back to top of page Copyright Disclaimer Privacy Statement Government of British Columbia Ministry of Forests Forest Development Branch