Online delivery of classes November 2013


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A "how to" presentation for UCC Faculty of Law.
Deals mainly with learning modules on Blackboard, and videoing using Panopto.

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Online delivery of classes November 2013

  1. 1. ONLINE DELIVERY OF CLASSES Darius Whelan November 2013 1
  2. 2. Previous Presentations: • Online Teaching and Learning (Prezi, 2012) • • Technology Enhanced Learning (Video, 2013) • • Online Essay Submission & Grading (Turnitin): • Prezi: 2
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  5. 5. • Focus today is on online delivery of classes: 1. Learning Modules in Blackboard 2. Video Recording, e.g. with Panopto • See other material for information on assessment, blogs, discussion boards, etc. 5
  7. 7. • Develop text of class, perhaps based on transcript of a sound recording • Add images; diagrams, etc. • Include links to cases, articles, reports • Add brief videos • Create learning module in Blackboard • Email students about required reading each week • Highlight key points about required reading at beginning of class, and throughout class • Invite students to discuss online • Link with assessment for online activities 7
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  15. 15. SOME PRACTICALITIES • To create learning module: • Build Content > Learning Module • Give it a Name • Do not insert anything in the large text box • Availability : No • Enforce Sequential Learning: No • Open in New Window: Yes • Submit • Once it is created you can click on the title to go into it 15
  16. 16. • If you wish, create the text for a whole class in Word • Do not insert images into the Word version; just note which images you wish to insert • Select all the text in your Word document and paste it into one big notepad file (this gives you cleaner text) • To open Notepad: Start > Accessories > Notepad • In Notepad: Format > Wordwrap if necessary to see all the text • Close the Word version – you no longer need it 16
  17. 17. • In Blackboard, for each page within the learning module: • Build Content > Item • To insert page name, go into notepad version; copy title of page and paste in as Name of page • To insert body of page, copy text from notepad version into text box in Blackboard 17
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  19. 19. • To insert an image: • In Blackboard, put the cursor in the place in the page where you want the image to be. • Click the attach picture icon • Browse your computer for the image file • Adjust settings as you wish • Submit 19
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  21. 21. • Viewing the pages as students see them: • You see a long screen containing all your pages but the students see the pages one by one • To see pages in student view, make the learning module available and turn off edit mode (button in top right hand corner) 21
  22. 22. If you wish, you can make available a PDF of the class for students to download: • Check do you have Word 2010. If you don‟t, install it. • Turn on editing mode • When the cursor is a vertical line (not when it is a cross), select and copy the whole class (all 30 pages or so) as one big chunk • Paste into Word 2010 using Paste – Merge Formatting • While within Word, you may be prompted for your Blackboard username and password. • Edit the Word document and convert it to PDF 22
  24. 24. • Panopto is one example of software for recording videos • You can also use: • Windows Movie Maker • Camtasia Studio • Adobe Presenter • Your mobile phone • You may need to buy a webcam if you don‟t have one 24
  25. 25. PANOPTO • UCC has site licence • Help available on UCC AVMS website • • Training also available • Two options: • Use a room set up for lecture capture, e.g. ALG30; Moot Court room • Use Panopto software on your computer to record material 25
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  27. 27. INSTALLING PANOPTO • (You do not need to install Panopto if using a lecture capture room) • Follow instructions on UCC AVMS website • You need admin. access to your computer • A Panopto icon will appear on your desktop 27
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  29. 29. • To show webcam, you may need to disconnect from docking station if you have one • Depending on settings, you may need to shut down laptop, disconnect from docking station and reboot 29
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  32. 32. • If you wish recordings to be linked to a particular Blackboard module, follow the steps below. • If recordings are linked to a module, they will expire at the end of the academic year and new recordings will be needed • (unless you download them for re-use) • To link recordings to a particular module, follow instructions on AVMS site – „Provisioning a course in Blackboard‟ – see next slide 32
  33. 33. • In a content area in Blackboard, choose Tools , and choose Panopto Focus Content • Press "Add Course to Panopto" • You will then receive a confirmation • Next you need to choose which folder to use. Generally you should probably accept the default folder. 33
  34. 34. Creating a Link to make the recordings visible to students: • Log on to Blackboard and select the course you want to work on. • Select the + button (top left) • From the drop down box select „Add Tool link‟). • Give the tool link a name, e.g. „Recorded Lectures‟ • Select the type of tool from the drop down menu. Select „Panopto Course Tool Application‟ • This will make a link to any present and future recordings in that folder available. and allow you to add filesrecordings from other folders 34
  35. 35. • If the course if provisioned in Blackboard, you can insert direct links to the videos elsewhere in your Blackboard for the module • Tools > Panopto Video Link 35
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  38. 38. • To create an offline recording, click the down arrow beside folder name and choose „offline recording‟ 38
  39. 39. How to download a video to re-use it: • Log in at • Make sure you are logged in as a creator • Navigate to the folder that your session is located in. Once you are in the folder you will see all recorded sessions. Move your mouse over any item in the list of sessions. Icons will appear to the right. Click the "Settings" icon. The Settings window will appear. • At the top of the Settings window, choose the tab labelled "Outputs". • Choose to download the session as a video podcast • (You may need to choose “Primary Video only”, depending on what you recorded. You can Preview to see what it looks like.) • (When downloading the video be careful to give it a meaningful filename as students will be able to see the filename.) 39
  40. 40. • A straightforward way to insert the offline video into Blackboard: • Build Content > Item. • As Name insert something like “Video for Class on XXX Topic”. • In the Text box, say for example “Video for Class:” then click the paperclip icon and attach the MP4 file. • (This may work better than other techniques such as trying to embed the video). 40
  41. 41. • To delete a recording: • In a web browser, log in to panopto, Find the relevant session and click the „X‟ icon 41
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