Anvill2 Creating Interactive Lessons


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Anvill2 Creating Interactive Lessons

  1. 1. Using Media Content in ANVILL 2 creating prompts and adding media to create interesting oral/aural tasks ANVILL 2 Course System Text Sunday, July 7, 13
  2. 2. The Starting Point for Interactivity in ANVILL 2 Situation: You want to create a lesson that looks like this, that is, one that gives students a video prompt, and asks them to respond with a Voiceboard posting. To get started, follow these steps... task instructions response Sunday, July 7, 13
  3. 3. Click the “+” button in the lesson menu To start from scratch, choose a new lesson, or an existing one from the Lesson Library. Step 1: Add a lesson Sunday, July 7, 13
  4. 4. Choose a template for the lesson, e.g. Basic Name the lesson (and upload an icon for it) Fill in required information about the lesson, click Save. Step 2: Name the Lesson Sunday, July 7, 13
  5. 5. Our “basic” lesson is created. We can edit it to make it more specific to this lesson. To add a space for new content, click on the “+” sign (this works for any kind of content). Step 3: Customizing the Lesson Sunday, July 7, 13
  6. 6. Choose Media File. Teachers can add 4 different content types anywhere in ANVILL. Here we want to add a video link from YouTube. Files > Add New File. This is where you choose the media type and location. Click finish. Step 4: Adding a Media File Sunday, July 7, 13
  7. 7. Upload. Use this to add a file from your computer. Web. This is lets you type in a URL and ANVILL will take care of the rest. My Files. This is your ANVILL library—everything you’ve ever made. Step 5: Adding a Media File, pt. 2 Sunday, July 7, 13
  8. 8. Once you enter a URL, a “thumbnail” of the video appears. Click finish. Voila. Your video appears in the lesson. Step 6: Adding a YouTube video Sunday, July 7, 13
  9. 9. Edit Page. ANVILL permits you to drag and drop content blocks to get the best sequence and visual appeal. Cross Bar > Drag this to another yellow area on the page to move the block. Save. (or click the + sign to add something else.) Step 7: Layout of Your Lesson Sunday, July 7, 13
  10. 10. Edit Page. Click the + sign to add a Voiceboard. Choose Voiceboard. Name the Voiceboard, decide if it should be text only, speech only, or both. Click Finish. Save. Step 8: Adding a Voiceboard Sunday, July 7, 13
  11. 11. That’s it! You’re done. Sunday, July 7, 13
  12. 12. More Questions? You can always post them to the Help Desk discussion board! Sunday, July 7, 13