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Training On Demand

Welcome to the Training On Demand page for the Teaching and Learning Center. Below you will find useful links to "how to" videos for topics such as BlackBoard, Micrograde, Wimba, Camtasia, and other programs used by Fresno City College instructors. Contributors to these tutorials are Rio Waller, Don Lopez, and Stevie Daniels.

BlackBoard Micrograde Camtasia
Covers: URL, logon, portal page and course module modification, passwords, blank course setup tour, control panel overview. (19 mins)
Setting Grading Preferences
Covers: setting up grading standards, choosing grading calculation (total weight vs total points methods), tweaking display and sorting.
Getting Started
Covers: setting up Camtasia, setting preferences for recording, and recoding your screen capture.
Covers: adding, modifying, reodering, and removing content in the your course and designing the layout of the course to fit your needs.
Setting Up Grades - Percent
Covers: setting up categories and assignments using percentages, and entering and changing grades.
Editing Your Recording
Covers: editing your screen capture recording using Camtasia's editor.
Adding Content
Covers: adding different files and content, re-arranging content, adding folders, links, surveys, and syllabus builder.
Setting Up Grades -Total Points
Covers: setting up categories and assignments using total points, and entering and changing grades.
Producing Your Recording
Covers: producing your recording to various file formats such as Flash, Windows Media, Apple Movie and etc.
Setting Up Online Attendance
Covers: setting up the online attendance feature, using seating charts, taking attendance, and exporting the attendace sheet to Excel.
Setting Up Attendance
Covers: setting up attendance period, defining attendance codes, marking attendance, using seating charts, and generating attendance reports.
Uploading File to BlackBoard
Covers: uploading the finished recording to BlackBoard. This tutorial is advanced and is posted here so OTTP students can review their class information.
Adding Specialized Features
Covers: adding learning units, assignments, dropbox assignments, virtual classroom, integrating voice and  discussion boards.

Defining Comment Codes
Covers: inserting instructor generated comments, assigning those comments to students, and generating custom reports.

Captioning Your Recordings
Covers: using Dragon Naturally Speaking to capture the audio in your recordings and converting them to closed captioning in Camtasia

Creating Voice Announcements
Covers: Using Wimba Voice to create voice announcements in BlackBoard for your students to hear and to respond.

Using the Attributes Feature
Covers: making categories of attributes and assigning them to students or groups (e.g high school attended, major, etc).
Using Custom Callouts
Covers: Creating and adding custom call outs and images. This tutorial was produced by TechSmith and the link takes you directly to their video tutorial.
Creating Discussion Boards 
Covers: Setting up, organizing, grouping and managing discussions including subscribing and assigning points to the boards.
Personalizing Your Workspace
Covers: changing "Untitled" to a specific semester under modify grading period, arranging and locking windows, and eliminating the "change grade" asterisk from showing up in reports.
Drawing on Screen While Recording:
Covers: using the Screen Draw tool, marking up the screen recording, and adding specialized effects. This tutorial was produced by TechSmith and the link takes you directly to their video tutorial.
Using the Manage Course Menu
Covers: managing the menus, tools, archiving and exporting a course, and importing a package.

Creating a Free Form Report
Covers: setting up a free form report that allows you to gather select and customized information about your student and generate a report.

Working with Camtasia Theater
Covers: setting up a customized table of contents for your productions. This tutorial was produced by TechSmith and the link takes you directly to their video tutorial.
Sending Email
Covers sending emails to individuals and groups.

Creating a Worksheet
Covers: creating a customized worksheet that can be used for attendance, special events, or any other purpose.

Exploring User Management
Covers: working with the list/modify users function, the enroll user function, and the remove user funtion.
Saving Class as a Template
Covers: saving your current semester class and using it as a template for your next semester class.
Exploring the Reports Feature
Covers: exploring the various reports in the reports menu. An overview of each report is given.
Last updated: 3/13/2009 5:17:42 PM