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=eLearning=
 
=eLearning=
  
Many instructors use eLearning to provide online content and resources for their traditional face-to-face courses or to teach hybrid courses or 100% online. Course spaces are automatically created for every course offered at the college.  
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Many instructors use eLearning to provide online content and resources for their traditional face-to-face courses or to teach hybrid courses or 100% online. Course spaces are automatically created for every course offered at the college. See the [http://dl.bristolcc.edu/wiki/index.php?title=eLearning#eLearning_Policies_and_Procedures eLearning Policies and Procedures] area for more information.  
  
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Faculty are encouraged to visit the [http://blog.bristolcc.edu/techlearning/ Technology and Learning blog] for Blackboard Learn tutorials, links, and resources.
  
[[Faculty_Resources/eLearning | Learn more about how to use eLearning]].
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Blackboard itself has created a full set of [http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLontYaReEU1tzu1T5gfiX-JQA5nBc3isN YouTube videos for faculty]
  
  
'''Interested in teaching online?'''  
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'''Interested in teaching online?''' Learn more about the [[eLearning_Course_Development_Process | BCC course development process.]]
  
Learn more about the [[eLearning_Course_Development_Process | BCC course development process.]]
 
  
There are also a number of [[Media:RecommendedeLearningBooks.pdf | excellent books on  eLearning]] available in the BCC library. The PDF file linked above provides a summary of each recommended book and also a direct link to the book's location in the library catalog.
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=VoiceThread=
  
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VoiceThread allows faculty to easily create voice-over presentations (similar to voice-over PowerPoints), and/or to create video introductions, mini-lectures, or a voice-based discussion board. VoiceThread is also a great tool for online student presentations! VoiceThread is fully integrated into Blackboard so faculty should go into their Blackboard space to create or link to a VoiceThread they've created. Faculty and students can also access VoiceThread directly by logging in with their accessBCC username at password at [http://bristolcc.voicethread.com http://bristolcc.voicethread.com] or through using the VoiceThread app.
  
Why use the eLearning system?
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*[http://voicethread.com/support/howto/VoiceThreads/Creating/How_do_I_create_a_VoiceThread/ How to Create a VoiceThread]
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*[http://voicethread.com/support/howto/VoiceThreads/Commenting/How_do_I_leave_comments_on_a_VoiceThread/ How to Comment on a VoiceThread]
  
According to [http://www.nsse.iub.edu The NSSE 2009 Report], Assessment for Improvement: Tracking Student Engagement
 
Over Time
 
 
"Students whose classes used course management technologies (which provide
 
discussion boards and the posting of notes, readings, or assignments) or
 
interactive technologies (such as collaborative editing software, blogs,
 
simulations, and virtual worlds) scored higher on NSSE benchmarks, participated
 
more in deep approaches to learning, and reported higher academic and
 
personal gains during college."
 
 
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=Working with Audio and Video=
 
=Working with Audio and Video=
  
==Video recording in the classroom==
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We encourage the use of private YouTube channels for faculty due to the accessibility features of YouTube. YouTube allows the content creator (you!) to reserve rights to content and allows the creator (again, you!) to manage your content on your own time. One of the main benefits of YouTube is the automatic transcription and captioning process that can be applied to every video with recognizable speech. '''The [http://bristolcc.edu/facultystaff/academicresources/centerforinstructionaltechnologyexpertise/ Center for Instructional Technology Expertise (CITE lab)] can show you how to edit the automatic captions to ensure that they are correct and/or how to upload your own transcription file to go with your video.'''
If you are interested in taping a lecture, a guest speaker, student presentations, etc... please complete the [http://www.bristolcc.edu/Faculty_Staff/TVServices/TV_Request.cfm Video Recording Request Form.] It is important that you specifiy how you want the recording to be used. Some faculty want recordings on DVDs or CDs, others want them to be available within their eLearning course spaces, and sometimes faculty want both. We need to know how you plan to use the video so that TV Services and the CITE lab are able to ensure the content is in the format that you need.
 
 
 
==Video and eLearning==
 
If you do want to use video files within an eLearning course space the CITE lab will assist in formatting the video files in [http://www.adobe.com/devnet/video/ Flash] format so they are easily accessible to students (the videos stream directly from the server, no need to download them to view them). Instead of uploading the videos directly in the course space we store them on a locally hosted server and link directly to them from the course. This gives us more local control of the content helps make the courses more portable.
 
 
 
==Adding audio to your eLearning course space==
 
 
 
Faculty and students are able to easily include audio files into their eLearning course spaces through the use of [https://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/bristolcc.edu iTunes U] and [http://www.voicethread.com Voicethread]. These tools include a built-in audio recorder (no need to record then upload, VoiceThread does it in one step!), voice discussion board (where students can respond to an audio prompt or question), and a podcasting application.
 
 
   
 
   
Not sure how or why you might want to include audio? Here are some ideas to consider:
 
#Ask a guest speaker or colleague to record a personal story or experience
 
#Develop an audio case study
 
#Create a mobile audio tour of a local museum or historical site or ask your students to create their own!
 
#Upload pre quiz reviews prior to exams
 
#Have students record responses to pronunciation exercises
 
#Develop a voice discussion board so students can respond verbally to questions
 
#Create personal audio reflection journals
 
#Give students a mid-semester pep-talk or remind them of course expectations
 
  
== Captioning Video ==
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=Accessibility=
 
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It is important that eLearning course spaces and the content contained within are accessible to students with disabilities. [[Accessibility | Learn more about accessibility]] and how to ensure you are providing content that can be accessed by students with alternative learning styles.
If you will be using audio or video components you'll need to be mindful of the accessibility of the content. Below are some excellent links to information on captioning and descriptive audio (''from the WebAIM Discussion List''):
 
 
 
In November 2009 Google and YouTube announced an '''[http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/automatic-captions-in-youtube.html new captioning service!]'''
 
 
 
*[http://webaim.org/techniques/captions/  WebAIM - Web Captioning Overview]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/t/captions_about YouTube - Add captions or subtitle tracks to your videos]
 
*[http://www.longtailvideo.com/support/tutorials/Making-Video-Accessible  JW FLV Player] (A Flash based player that scores incredibly high marks for accessibility supporting Closed Captions *AND* descriptive audio)
 
*[http://icant.co.uk/easy-youtube/ Easy YouTube Player]
 
*[http://soap.stanford.edu/show.php?contentid=89 Captioning Media for iTunes]
 
  
 
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=100076
 
  
 
= Working with PowerPoint Files =
 
= Working with PowerPoint Files =
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Many instructors upload PowerPoint presentations to their eLearning course spaces. However, not all students have PowerPoint (though a viewer is available) and some have difficulty accessing the files due to file size (if you have a dial-up connection, downloading a 2MB PowerPoint file takes a long time...)
 
Many instructors upload PowerPoint presentations to their eLearning course spaces. However, not all students have PowerPoint (though a viewer is available) and some have difficulty accessing the files due to file size (if you have a dial-up connection, downloading a 2MB PowerPoint file takes a long time...)
  
There are two strategies that we recommend to make it easier for your students to access your PowerPoint files:
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We highly recommend [http://blog.bristolcc.edu/techlearning/2016/12/10/how-to-upload-content-to-onedrive-and-use-it-in-your-elearning-classroom/ posting PowerPoint files in Office 365 and then linking to them from within your course space.]
 
 
== Create PDF files from your PowerPoints formatted as handouts ==
 
 
 
[[Media:SavingPowerPointFilestoPDFHandouts.pdf | Creating your PowerPoint presentations as Portable Document Format (PDF)  handouts]] will provide your students the ability to easily print your presentations, reduce file downloading waiting time from the web, and help conserve resources. In order to create PDF files you will need a
 
[[Software_Tools#Making_your_own_PDF_Files | PDF creation program.]]
 
 
 
== Format your PowerPoints as Impatica files ==
 
 
 
[http://www.impatica.com/imp4ppt/ Impatica] compresses your presentations into Macromedia Flash files and makes them easily accessible for students. The PowerPoint viewer is not required in order to access the files and the files are also much smaller and accessible for students. This software is available in the [http://bristolcc.edu/Faculty_Staff/cite/index.cfm CITE lab.]
 
 
 
== Format your PowerPoints as Flash Files ==
 
  
This is something you can do yourself and it turns your PowerPoints into the same type of file that Impatica does. [http://www.ispringsolutions.com/products/ispring_free.html iSpring] offers a FREE PowerPoint plug-in that will allow you to easily create and publish your own Flash movies. Then you can upload them directly into your eLearning course space. This is a new tool and really makes things easy for you!
 
  
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=How to connect to Pearson MyLabs through your Blackboard Course Shell=
  
=Creating Interactive Tutorials=
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Are you using a Pearson Mastering or MyLabs product? It's easy to link your Blackboard course to your Pearson account so that students can use their accessBCC username and password to access the Pearson content. Linking accounts makes it MUCH EASIER to troubleshoot student log-on issues and for us to locally help students who are having issues. Below are three YouTube videos that explain the linking process. If you have questions contact the CITE lab!
  
'''Camtasia'''<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajJbZ5xMaqo&list=PL3C7849345399D422&index=2%20 Linking Accounts]
[http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp Camtasia] is the tool that the CITE lab uses to create our own “how-to” tutorials. You can record the entire desktop, a specific window or just a portion of your screen and add audio while you record or add it later. You can also add captions for users with disabilities, call-outs, title screens, and more! For an example of how Camtasia can be used see the [http://dl.bristolcc.edu/CamtasiaFiles/BookstoreOrderProcess/ Bookstore Order Tutorial.]
 
  
'''Jing'''<br>
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TqPVx89tSI&list=PL3C7849345399D422&index=3 Creating a MyLab course through Blackboard]
The makers of Camtasia have created a "Camtasia-lite" version called [http://www.jingproject.com/ Jing] that is available for use via the internet. Jing doesn't have the bells and whistles of Camtasia (and none of the built-in accessibility features) but it's a great way to get started creating simple screencasts.
 
  
'''CamStudio'''<br>
 
[http://camstudio.org/ CamStudio] is a full featured screen capturing software that is completely free published under the [http://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html GNU General Public License]. It contains most of the features Camtasia and Jing offer, along with a very simple interface that is friendly to the average beginner user.
 
  
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= Detecting plagiarism =
 
= Detecting plagiarism =
  
[http://www.safeassign.com SafeAssign] is a plagiarism detection tool that is built right into eLearning. Faculty and students can access it directly through individual course spaces.  
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SafeAssign is a plagiarism detection tool that is built right into eLearning. Faculty and students can access it directly through individual course spaces. When a paper is submitted, SafeAssign searches for textual matches against a comprehensive web-based database and other sources. An originality report is then generated. Both the instructor and the student can view the report and determine if plagiarism has occurred. Many instructors use SafeAssign as a way for students to check their own papers before they are submitted for grading. Others use it to verify all submitted work. An excellent resource for understanding plagiarism is the [http://libguides.bristolcc.edu/plagiarism BCC Library's Plagiarism Libguide.]
 
 
When a paper is submitted, [http://www.safeassign.com/ SafeAssign] searches for textual matches against a comprehensive web-based database and other sources. An originality report is then generated. Both the instructor and the student can view the report and determine if plagiarism has occurred.
 
 
 
Many instructors use [http://www.safeassign.com/ SafeAssign] as a way for students to check their own papers before they are submitted for grading. Others use it to verify all submitted work.  
 
 
 
If you’re concerned about plagiarized work or want to teach your students why citation is important then [[Media:CreatingSafeAssignments.pdf | learn how to set up SafeAssignments in your course.]]
 
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=Accessibility=
 
 
 
It is important that eLearning course spaces and the content contained within are accessible to students with disabilities. [[Accessibility | Learn more about accessibility]] and how to ensure you are providing content that can be accessed by students with alternative learning styles.
 
 
 
=Conversion of Media Formats=
 
  
Many faculty show snippets of VHS tapes in the classroom. Since many classrooms no longer have VHS players the CITE lab can assist faculty with converting analog VHS tapes to digital DVDs. We can also assist with other types of file conversion including filmstrip to DVD, overhead projector transparencies to image files (for use in PowerPoint or as stand-alone files), and slides and negatives to digital images. We'll even help you move files on old floppy disks to newer media formats. Contact the CITE lab for more information.
 
  
  
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Below are a number of helpful links dealing with copyright issues:
 
Below are a number of helpful links dealing with copyright issues:
  
#[http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/code_for_media_literacy_education/ The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education]
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#[http://libguides.bristolcc.edu/c.php?g=306577&p=2044357 The BCC Library's Scholarly Communication Libguide]
#[http://www.mediafestival.org/copyrightchart.html Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers]
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#[http://www.bristolcc.edu/aboutbcc/policiesdisclosureslegalstatements/academicpolicies/copyrightpolicy/ Read the BCC Copyright Policy]
#[http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualProperty/teachact.htm Understanding the TEACH Act]
 
#[http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/intellectualProperty/cprtindx.htm#top Crash Course in Copyright]
 
#[http://www.umuc.edu/library/copy.shtml#fairuse An Introduction to Fair Use]
 
 
#[http://librarycopyright.net/resources/digitalslider/ Is it protected by Copyright?] Try the digital slider and find out!
 
#[http://librarycopyright.net/resources/digitalslider/ Is it protected by Copyright?] Try the digital slider and find out!
#[http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter0/0-e.html Can I tape a program off the TV and use it in the classroom?]
 
#[http://www.copyright.com/Services/copyrightoncampus/intro/index.html The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance]
 
 
#[http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons]
 
#[http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons]
#[http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/fair-use-academic-and-research-libraries Fair Use in Academic and Research Libraries]
 
 
#[http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/wiggins144.html Managing Fair Use on Campus: The Online Academic Administrator's Dilemma]
 
#[http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/wiggins144.html Managing Fair Use on Campus: The Online Academic Administrator's Dilemma]
  
You can also [http://dl.bristolcc.edu/copyrightvideo/copyrightvideo_0001.swf  view a video] created by Cindy Poore-Pariseau to learn about copyright and disabilities.
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If you have questions about Copyright contact April Bellafiore, Dean of eLearning, or Robert Rezendes, Assistant Dean of Library Services.
  
If you have questions about Copyright contact your [http://www.bristol.mass.edu/academics/library/contact_us.cfm Divisional library liaison.]
 
  
 
= Contact the CITE lab =
 
= Contact the CITE lab =
  
If you have additional questions or would like one-on-one assistance with any of the technologies mentioned above please contact the '''Center for Instructional Technology Expertise (CITE)''' by calling (508) 678-2811 x2081. You are welcome to schedule an appointment or you can drop in to A201 on the Fall River campus during our regularly scheduled hours.
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If you have additional questions or would like one-on-one assistance with any of the technologies mentioned above please contact the '''Center for Instructional Technology Expertise (CITE)''' by calling (508) 678-2811 x2081. You are welcome to schedule an appointment or you can drop in to A208 on the Fall River campus or room 316 on the New Bedford campus during our regularly scheduled hours.

Latest revision as of 11:28, 2 November 2017

eLearning

Many instructors use eLearning to provide online content and resources for their traditional face-to-face courses or to teach hybrid courses or 100% online. Course spaces are automatically created for every course offered at the college. See the eLearning Policies and Procedures area for more information.

Faculty are encouraged to visit the Technology and Learning blog for Blackboard Learn tutorials, links, and resources.

Blackboard itself has created a full set of YouTube videos for faculty


Interested in teaching online? Learn more about the BCC course development process.


VoiceThread

VoiceThread allows faculty to easily create voice-over presentations (similar to voice-over PowerPoints), and/or to create video introductions, mini-lectures, or a voice-based discussion board. VoiceThread is also a great tool for online student presentations! VoiceThread is fully integrated into Blackboard so faculty should go into their Blackboard space to create or link to a VoiceThread they've created. Faculty and students can also access VoiceThread directly by logging in with their accessBCC username at password at http://bristolcc.voicethread.com or through using the VoiceThread app.


Working with Audio and Video

We encourage the use of private YouTube channels for faculty due to the accessibility features of YouTube. YouTube allows the content creator (you!) to reserve rights to content and allows the creator (again, you!) to manage your content on your own time. One of the main benefits of YouTube is the automatic transcription and captioning process that can be applied to every video with recognizable speech. The Center for Instructional Technology Expertise (CITE lab) can show you how to edit the automatic captions to ensure that they are correct and/or how to upload your own transcription file to go with your video.


Accessibility

It is important that eLearning course spaces and the content contained within are accessible to students with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility and how to ensure you are providing content that can be accessed by students with alternative learning styles.


Working with PowerPoint Files

Many instructors upload PowerPoint presentations to their eLearning course spaces. However, not all students have PowerPoint (though a viewer is available) and some have difficulty accessing the files due to file size (if you have a dial-up connection, downloading a 2MB PowerPoint file takes a long time...)

We highly recommend posting PowerPoint files in Office 365 and then linking to them from within your course space.


How to connect to Pearson MyLabs through your Blackboard Course Shell

Are you using a Pearson Mastering or MyLabs product? It's easy to link your Blackboard course to your Pearson account so that students can use their accessBCC username and password to access the Pearson content. Linking accounts makes it MUCH EASIER to troubleshoot student log-on issues and for us to locally help students who are having issues. Below are three YouTube videos that explain the linking process. If you have questions contact the CITE lab!


Detecting plagiarism

SafeAssign is a plagiarism detection tool that is built right into eLearning. Faculty and students can access it directly through individual course spaces. When a paper is submitted, SafeAssign searches for textual matches against a comprehensive web-based database and other sources. An originality report is then generated. Both the instructor and the student can view the report and determine if plagiarism has occurred. Many instructors use SafeAssign as a way for students to check their own papers before they are submitted for grading. Others use it to verify all submitted work. An excellent resource for understanding plagiarism is the BCC Library's Plagiarism Libguide.


Copyright Considerations

As you prepare to utilize materials in your face-to-face or online courses it is important to make sure that you adhere to copyright and intellectual property guidelines as specified by Fair Use, the TEACH Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws.

A great place to start is to view Copyright on Campus - a video created by the Copyright Clearance Center.

Below are a number of helpful links dealing with copyright issues:

  1. The BCC Library's Scholarly Communication Libguide
  2. Read the BCC Copyright Policy
  3. Is it protected by Copyright? Try the digital slider and find out!
  4. Creative Commons
  5. Managing Fair Use on Campus: The Online Academic Administrator's Dilemma

If you have questions about Copyright contact April Bellafiore, Dean of eLearning, or Robert Rezendes, Assistant Dean of Library Services.


Contact the CITE lab

If you have additional questions or would like one-on-one assistance with any of the technologies mentioned above please contact the Center for Instructional Technology Expertise (CITE) by calling (508) 678-2811 x2081. You are welcome to schedule an appointment or you can drop in to A208 on the Fall River campus or room 316 on the New Bedford campus during our regularly scheduled hours.