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Frog vle update january 2013
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Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
Frog vle update january 2013
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  • 1. 3Frog VLE Update Quick Start Guide January 2013 Frog VLE Update – Jan 2013
  • 2. 4 Frog VLE Update: Quick Start GuideContentsNew Features............................................................................................................................. 1Feature Enhancements ............................................................................................................. 1New Features Overview ............................................................................................................2 Bookshelf ............................................................................................................................... 2 What is the Bookshelf? ..........................................................................................................2 How do I use the Bookshelf? ................................................................................................ 2 Pin-Point ................................................................................................................................. 7 What is Pin-Point? .................................................................................................................. 7 What is the Difference between the FrogStore and PinPoint? ............................................. 7 How do I use Pin-Point? ........................................................................................................ 7 Using Pin-Point to add a video or image to a Site ............................................................... 8Feature Enhancement Overview ............................................................................................. 10 FrogStore .............................................................................................................................. 10 How do I access the FrogStore? .......................................................................................... 11 My Library ............................................................................................................................ 15 Accessing content from My Library .................................................................................... 15 Adding items to My Library ................................................................................................. 15 Deleting items from My Library ........................................................................................... 16 Top Downloads ................................................................................................................... 17 Channels .............................................................................................................................. 17 Adding items to My Library ................................................................................................. 21 Deleting content from My Library .......................................................................................22 Resource Manager Enhancements ....................................................................................24 Copying Sites from My Library ............................................................................................26 MoE RSS Feed Widget..........................................................................................................28
  • 3. 1 Frog VLE Update: Quick Start GuideWe are pleased to announce that we have updated your Frog VLE to enhance thefunctionality and features. The changes to your Frog VLE are outlined in this guide.This Quick Start Guide will provide you with all the information you need to get startedusing the new features of your Frog VLE. For a more detailed overview of the new featuresand functionality please see the Frog VLE User Guide available to download from the FrogCommunity Site.New Features Bookshelf Users can now create a library of digital books provided from the FrogStore. Pin-Point PinPoint is a quick search tool for content. It pulls content from My Library (after it is added through the FrogStore) as well as from the Internet (through Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo).Feature Enhancements FrogStore Meet the all new FrogStore! In this new version, users can access a wealth of curated global content such as selected education videos, digital books and also search for sites that can be downloaded into the Frog VLE. New Login and Loading Screens Frog VLE login and loading screens redesigned. Resource Manager Enhancements My Library added to the My Documents and Sites areas. MoE RSS Widget New MoE RSS Widget allows regional JPN/PPD RSS feeds to be inserted.
  • 4. 2New Features OverviewThe following guide is designed to get you using your new features quickly and easily. Notall features listed are available to all users. For a more detailed guide to the new featuresplease consult the Frog VLE User Guide, available to download from the Frog CommunitySite.BookshelfWhat is the Bookshelf?The Bookshelf is an application that allows users to view their digital books providedthrough the FrogStore. The Bookshelf not only allows the storage of digital books but alsocontains a digital book reader.Books appear on your Bookshelf in the order that they were added, with the most recentlyadded books appearing at the top left of the shelf. When a Book from the FrogStore isadded the Bookshelf will update to reflect the new addition, existing books will be movedto the right. If your current shelf is full, a new shelf will appear below when another bookis added.How do I use the Bookshelf? Click on Quick Launch and then click on the Bookshelf icon.
  • 5. 3The Bookshelf will display any digital books that have been added to My Library in theFrogStore. If you have not yet added any books your Bookshelf will be empty.To add or remove a book, click on the FrogStore button. The FrogStore contains hundredsof digital books that can be added to your Bookshelf. The management (adding anddeleting) of digital books is completed in the My Library area of the FrogStore.When you have added a book from the FrogStore and returned to the Bookshelf, you mayneed to click the refresh button to update the books displayed on the shelf.
  • 6. 4Clicking on a book will open a pop up window.Next, click on the Read Book button.To turn the pages of the book, click on the page forward/backward buttons. Alternatively,click on the book and drag the pages backwards and forwards.
  • 7. 5To view a thumbnail view of the complete book, click the Page Preview button.Click on a page to display it in the digital book reader.The page in the main viewing area will now display the selected pages.
  • 8. 6Clicking on right or left edge of a page will flip it to reveal the next page.When finished, click the X in the window bar to close the reader and return to theBookshelf.
  • 9. 7Pin-PointWhat is Pin-Point?PinPoint is a quick search tool for content. It pulls content from My Library (after it is addedthrough the FrogStore) as well as from the Internet (through Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo).Pin-Point can be accessed either from the Quick Launch menu or from within severalWidgets within the Frog platform. These include the Media, Link to File and the ExternalLink Widgets. Pin-Point can also be accessed when adding media items to a quiz such asimages and videos.What is the Difference between the FrogStore and PinPoint? FrogStore searches a multitude of curated, best in class content. Use the FrogStore when looking for great-quality content from the top education providers. Pin-Point searches all items in My Library as well as the Internet. Use Pin-Point if you are looking for a quick piece of content. If you cant find anything in Pin-Point, then search for more content through the FrogStoreHow do I use Pin-Point?There are many ways to use Pin-Point. It can be launched directly from the Quick Launchmenu or from within many of the Widgets that allow you to add media into your
  • 10. 8Dashboard or site. Launching Pin-Point from the Quick Launch menu allows you to browseand save content to your Pinboard for later use within your Dashboard or site.Using Pin-Point to add a video or image to a SiteSelect the Media Widget and drag it into the Layout Box on your page. Make sure theLayout Box turns blue before you release the Widget.Double click on the Layout Box to display the settings for the Media Widget.Type the name of the media you are searching for into the Pin-Point search bar.
  • 11. 9Click on the Pin-Point button to search for videos and images in Pin-Point.Pin-Point will now appear on your screen. It may take a few moments to complete thesearch.Choose an image or video from Pin-Point. Add the image or video to your page by clickingon the green Use button.The image or video will now be added to your page. Videos will appear blank until theContent Panel has been closed.
  • 12. 10 Click on the Save Changes button to save your page. Click on the X button to close the panel.Feature Enhancement OverviewFrogStoreWhat is the FrogStore?The FrogStore is a teaching & learning marketplace giving seamless access to ‘best inclass’ education content, products and services to enhance every child’s learning journey.The FrogStore is available to teachers and students directly through their Frog VLE. Parentscan access the FrogStore via the YES 1BestariNet Portal for parents (www.yes.my). Contentobtained by parents through the FrogStore is assimilated into the VLE automatically foryour child to start using in their school.The FrogStore brings the very best in digital educational content into one searchable on-line portal. Browse through our library of hundreds of digital books; adding those that youwant to read to your Bookshelf. Make your sites even more exciting and engaging bysearching our extensive video and image libraries for the most cutting-edge multimediacontent. So, why spend hours searching the internet for the latest educational contentwhen you can just search the FrogStore?
  • 13. 11How do I access the FrogStore?The FrogStore can be accessed directly from the Quick Launch Menu.It can also be accessed by clicking on the FrogStore button within Pin-Point….…or via the Resource Manager: My Documents - My Library.
  • 14. 12…or via the Resource Manager: Sites - My Library.…or via the Bookshelf.How do I use the FrogStore?The FrogStore has been designed to be as intuitive and simple to navigate as possible.The main window contains 6 areas as shown below.
  • 15. 13To begin browsing choose an item category from the FrogStore menu. This is located atthe top of the main window and is shown in detail below.To make finding content easier the FrogStore menu has been split into content categories.These are: Books Browse our library of hundreds of digital books. When added to your Library digital books can be viewed from within your Frog VLE via the Bookshelf. Media Browse the latest specially selected videos from the worlds most respected educational institutions such as Ted Ed, Khan Academy, Edutopia and many more. Channels Browse content from specific content providers by channel. Selected content providers have their own channels displaying their best educational content. Sites (for teachers only) Download new and exciting sites to use in your teaching. Sites are stored in My Library where they can be copied to your My Sites area. Apps Access the leading educational applications for your VLE.More categories coming soon!Searching the FrogStoreThere are two ways to search the FrogStore: FrogStore Search and Category Search.
  • 16. 14FrogStore Search: The FrogStore search is located on the FrogStore menu. This is a globalsearch that returns results from across all categories of the FrogStore.For example; a search for ‘Fractions’ may include results for Videos, Books and Sites.Category Search: The second search engine is located within the content window. Thisperforms a search only within the content category selected. For example; when lookingfor a specific book title you should search only within the Books category for best results.My AccountsMy Accounts allows you to manage your 1BestariNet Yes Account. From here you can:  Check your Yes credit balance.  Top up your Yes credit.  Manage your credit card and payment details.Your 1BestariNet Yes ID gives you special privileges on the Yes 4G network:  Free Access to the Frog VLE Cloud on the Yes 4G network.  Exclusive rates especially for 1BestariNet at 2.5sen/MB.Note: In order to purchase items from the FrogStore, you will have to activate youraccount on the Yes 4G network. If you have not yet activated your account, you will first beprompted to activate your account before proceeding to make your purchase.
  • 17. 15My LibraryWhen you add or purchase content from the FrogStore it is automatically added to the MyLibrary area. My Library allows content to be available in the Frog VLE. Content such asimages, videos, books and sites are stored in My Library and can be accessed in yourFrog VLE. The item count indicator will display the current amount of items in My Library.Accessing content from My LibraryItems added to My Library can be accessed from within the Frog VLE. Content added toMy Library in the FrogStore is stored in the following areas: FrogStore Content Frog VLE Location Media (videos and images) My Documents – My Library Books Bookshelf Sites Sites - My Library Apps Quick LaunchAdding items to My LibraryTo add an item to My Library, begin by selecting the content category from the FrogStoremenu. The content will be displayed in the main window.
  • 18. 16Click the Add button below the item to add the content to My Library.The item has now been added to My Library. The number of items in My Library willincrease as more content is added.Deleting items from My LibraryContent in My Library is managed from the My Library area of the FrogStore. Items addedto My Library may be deleted when no longer required. Purchased items that have beendeleted may be added to My Library again at no further cost.In My Library click on the type of media to be deleted i.e. Media, Books, Sites or Apps.
  • 19. 17To delete a file, click on the Delete button.The page will refresh to show the item deleted. The item count indicator will display therevised item count.Top DownloadsTop Downloads displays a list of the most popular items in the FrogStore. This iscalculated by how many times a particular item has been downloaded. Clicking on thename of a download in the list displays the item in the main window.ChannelsSelected educational institutions have their own channels within the FrogStore. Clicking onthe name of a particular institution displays only their own content in the channel. Thisallows you to browse content only from that particular content provider.
  • 20. 18Select Channels from the FrogStore menu.Select a provider from the list.Browse through their content library.Previewing FilesBefore you add an item to My Library you may want to preview it first to check that it issuitable for its intended purpose.
  • 21. 19To preview an item, begin by selecting the item category from the FrogStore menu. Thecontent will be displayed in the main window below.Click on the item’s icon. This will open the preview window.There are different methods of previewing items depending on their file type. To preview avideo file, click on the play icon in the centre of the video. The video will start to play.
  • 22. 20When previewing an image file a preview of the image will automatically open in a newwindow.When previewing a digital book click on the Preview button under the book icon.The book will open in a new window. Use the controls at the bottom of the screen tomove backwards and forwards through the book, zoom in or view full screen.
  • 23. 21When finished previewing the book click the X button to close the window.Adding items to My LibraryTo add an item to My Library, begin by selecting the content category from the FrogStoremenu. The content will be displayed in the main window.Click the Add button below the item to add the content to My Library.
  • 24. 22The item has now been added to My Library. The number of items in My Library willincrease as more content is added.Deleting content from My LibraryItems added to My Library may be deleted when no longer required. Purchased items thathave been deleted may be added to My Library again at no further cost.In My Library click on the type of media to be deleted i.e. Media, Books or Sites.To delete a file, click on the Delete button.The page will refresh to show that the item has been deleted. The item count indicator willdisplay the revised item count.
  • 25. 23Login EnhancementsHow have the Login and Loading Screens Changed?The Frog VLE login and loading screens have been redesigned to improve the overall userexperience.After logging in, the redesigned loading screen displays entries from The Pond RSS Feed.Links to the entries in the feed are included to allow you to open the article in a newwindow if you wish to read it in its entirety.
  • 26. 24Resource Manager EnhancementsHow has the Resource Manager Changed?The Resource Manager has been redesigned to enable content from the FrogStore to beused within the Frog VLE. Videos and images from the FrogStore appear in My Documents– My Library. Sites downloaded from the FrogStore appear in Sites – My Library.How do I use the Resource Manager?The My Library areas that appear in the Resource Manager is the same My Library thatappears in the FrogStore. This allows you to use content from the FrogStore in your FrogVLE.To begin using these areas you must first add content from the FrogStore (see AddingItems to my Library).Using media from My Library (My Documents)Images and videos can be accessed by any Widgets that allow media to be embeddedinto a site i.e. Media Widget. When using these Widgets you now have the option ofchoosing items stored in the My Library area to use within your sites.Begin by dragging a media compatible Widget onto your site.
  • 27. 25In the Widget settings click the Import Resource button.You will now be presented with the options for selecting media from within the Frog VLE.Click My Documents then My Library.Select the media file to be used by clicking on it once.
  • 28. 26Click the Use button to embed the file into your site.Your media will now appear in your site. Save and close the site to view your media.Copying Sites from My LibrarySites downloaded from the FrogStore must be copied into My Sites before use. To do thisyou must first download a site from the FrogStore into My Library.
  • 29. 27In the Resource Manager, click on Sites - My Library.Double click on the site to be copied to My Sites.A message will appear asking if you want to copy the site. Click Copy to continue.The site will now be displayed in your My Sites area.
  • 30. 28MoE RSS Feed WidgetWhat does the MoE RSS Widget do?The MoE RSS feed Widget has been redesigned to allow the manual insertion of local JPNand PPD RSS feeds. Teachers and Frog Admins can now enter the RSS feed URL’s of theirregional JPN/PPD contacts to display on their Dashboards.How do I use the MoE RSS Widget?Select the MoE RSS Widget and drag it into a layout box on your Dashboard. Ensure thecontainer is blue before placing the Widget.Double clicking on the MoE RSS layout box displays the settings in the Content Panel.The KPM RSS feed is fixed and cannot be changed.
  • 31. 29Enter the JPN RSS feed URL into the text input box. A list of JPN websites can be foundhere: http://www.moe.gov.my/v/direktori-jpn.Enter the PPD RSS feed URL into the text input box. A list of PPD websites can be foundhere: http://www.mpm.edu.my/web/guest/alamat-jpn-dan-ppd. Click on the Save Changes button to save your page. Click on the X button to close the panel.Your MoE RSS Feed will now appear on your Dashboard.
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