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* Students may use the Platform either as VISITORS, or join the Community within the Platform as MEMBERS.
Why join the Community?
The One Zoo Tree Platform is the most comprehensive career preparation tool available, focusing currently on careers in working with animals. The Platform aims to assist the students in choosing a career, as well as in planning and preparing for it.
Students can choose from over 500 careers, network with other students, communicate directly with expert role players, access a calendar of events, job board and list of bursaries, as well as learn about all the animals they will work with.
To ensure maximum exposure to and knowledge retention of careers and animal facts, the Platform incorporates various role players into the community software, including Schools.
Schools are the places of primary and secondary education where children receive some level of career guidance.
The schools are represented in this Community by individuals (teachers or elected officials) who want to interact with their own students on a stable and functional platform.
What are the Benefits for SCHOOLS?
When you join as a School, you will be able to access specific tools to interact with other members and contribute towards the information your children can access.
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Registration as a School is FREE
Benefits for MEMBERS only
Register and create your own personalized Profile.
When you register as a member, you need to create your own Profile.
What does your Profile offer you?
- Personalize your profile with an avatar and background image
- Show or hide your info
- Post daily updates on what you are doing
- See your daily activities within the Community, including rewards
- Network with your students, or make new friends
- Message your contacts
The Community is protected by various levels of security.
Students need to supply only the basic info when registering:
- Different levels of authentication during registration
- Choice of choosing a username, instead of exposing real name
- Avatars can be used, instead of real photos
- Profiles can be made public or private
- Address is NOT required, only Country with the OPTION of including city/town.
- Rules prohibit students from supplying unnecessary personal info
Don’t want to add or share a real photo as an avatar?
Here is a link to an online app where you can easily create your own cartoon Avatar. When you are done, save it to your PC, and then upload it on OZT to your new Profile.
Create a Group for your School
Students can join the Group you created and interact with you as Administrator, and with any material you may add.
What does a Group offer you as a School?
- The ability to communicate with your children as they interact within the OZT Platform
- Create your own Topics in the Group Forums
- Add documents in the content area for your children to download
- Add links to online articles, videos and images
- Add a special link to your own series or bundled short courses.
Complete free Short Courses or add new info
Short Courses help students gain much needed knowledge to bridge the gap between High School and further studies, or to start an animal related career/business. They also teach them which career skills are required, as well as facts about the animals they can work with.
There are a lot of special short courses where they may learn things such as surviving in the wilderness or basic controls of flying a helicopter.
When you create your own School Group, you may also submit your own course(s) or bundle existing ones to showcase to your students. A special link on your Group will direct the students to the right courses.
The current breakdown of Courses:
Access or contribute to Resources
Students can access free career resources to help in choosing and preparing for a Career.
We would like to encourage you to add any info you might have, or ensure that your school group knows of those they can use.
These resources include:
- Links to future Events held by Tertiary Institutions, Schools and Animal Organizations
- A list of Bursaries
- A Job Board with the latest vacancies, including volunteer opportunities and Internships
Rules and User Policy
The One Zoo Tree Platform makes use of community software to allow members to create their own Profiles, join Groups and communicate with each other directly via an onboard messaging system.
As international law places restrictions on the age of users without adult consent, the Platform has made the MEMBERSHIP part available for students aged 14 and up.
Parents take FULL responsibility to supervise members 13 and younger. All students will be required to read and agree to a strict USER POLICY.
We have a very strict USER POLICY and set of operating RULES. These documents, together with operational GUIDES can be found in the MAIN MENU, as well as within the FOOTER towards the bottom of all pages.
If you want to join OZT as a member, you are forced by law to read through the USER POLICY, and agree to it’s terms when registering. Any violation of the USER POLICY and RULES will lead to immediate account termination. This will never be negotiable, as we value the safety of our users more than the Platform itself!
A quick scan through the User Guide within the Member Portal will help you to know how to use the different elements in the Platform.
Steps to Join
If you want to join the Platform as a School, please keep the following steps in mind:
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Frequently Asked Questions
All levels of Memberships tacitly or automatically renew after 12 months. Membership can be terminated or closed by following the prompts under the MANAGE tab in your profile.
Groups stay active, even after you have terminated your membership. This is done to avoid the loss of valuable information and material that students might still need. If you do wish to terminate your School Group, it can be done under the MANGE tab in the Group menu.
All Groups on the Platform is automatically open to all members,, but you can change the status of your School Group under the MANAGE tab to make it Private or even Secret. Members can then only join after you invited them, or asked for permission to join.
We have a strict security policy, which includes locking accounts when we detect a possible breach attempt. Multiple wrong login attempts will cause an account lock, so if you have forgotten your password, rather ask for a new one under the LOGIN page.
You can add links or documents directly too your Group, either through the activity page, or under the MEDI tab. You may also contribute information to any of the careers, species pages or short courses by clicking on the red beetle on that page, or the CONTRIBUTE TO OZT option at the top menu.