Workshop induction checklistGuiding question: • Am I prepared to start the professional development workshop?This table has been prepared to provide you with a checklist of what you shouldhave done to prepare for the professional development modules.Induction task: Completed?Located and used the Resource Library • downloaded a document • viewed and printed a pdf document (an Adobe file)Located and used the CalendarUsed the pop up windows • read documents displayed (using pdf and/or Flash software) • printed documents in popup windowsLocated an assignment in the workshop • downloaded a document • submitted an assignmentUsed the internal workshop messagingEdited my online profile including: • uploaded a photo • checked my email address • changed (if required) the email digest to suit my needsLocated and used the general discussion forums • read a message • posted a messageLocated and used the general voice discussion forum • listened to a message • posted a message
Using and understanding Moodle as a learning environmentDuring the Induction module you will also be introduced to the virtual learningenvironment (VLE) provided by Moodle.If you have problems with the Voice Board or podcast tool, then you may find ithelpful to go through the Wimba Voice Tools setup wizard. You can access thison:http://ibovoice.horizonwimba.com/ibovoice/login(Follow the link on the right to do the setup wizard – this will ensure that yourcomputer is set up right for audio).
Some technical InformationViewing the siteThe site is best viewed at 1024 x 768 (or greater) screen resolution using Firefox,Mozilla or Internet Explorer 6.0. Instructions on how to change the screenresolution for PCs or Macs are given below.Changing the screen resolution for PCsTo change the screen resolution for PCs, minimize any applications/programsthat are running, right-click with your mouse on the desktop and selectProperties. Select the Settings tab and move the Screen area bar either left orright to achieve the appropriate resolution. Click Apply. A window will then popup with a message saying, “Windows will now apply your new desktop settings.This will take a few seconds, during which time your screen may flicker”. ClickOK. When prompted if you would like to keep the new settings, click Yes. Thesettings will then be applied. Click OK to close the window.Changing the screen resolution for MacsTo change the screen resolution for Macs, either go to the Dock or click on theApple icon in the top left-hand corner. Select Systems preferences either fromthe white box with a grey apple from the Dock, or from the drop-down menu.From the Hardware option, select Displays then choose the appropriateresolution. The screen resolution will then change immediately. Click the redcircle in the top left-hand corner to close the box.Useful software:Flash softwareThis online workshop uses Flash software. You must ensure that your browserhas Macromedia Flash 7 player installed. If you have on the checklist abovemanaged to view the sample scripts and other materials in popup windows, thenyou have the appropriate software already installed.Click here to install this free software for PCs and Macs.Or cut and past in the following URLs:PChttp://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&P5_Language=EnglishMachttp://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/alternates/#mac