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Some of the new features are:

  • Captioning Support
  • External media management tool: MediaSpace – that can be accessed separately from the LMS.
  • Lecture Recording: CaptureSpace – a way to create online lectures, lab demonstrations, student presentations.

There are a couple ways to get started with these new features.  

  1. Schedule a consultation with one of Instructional Technology Consultants in the Technology and Learning Program  to discuss ideas and use case.
  2. Sign-up for a hands-on workshop. The workshop provides users with an overview of the features available,  along with how to create, manage, and distribute media.

At the end of this workshop users will be able to:

  • Create media & playlist
  • Edit media
  • Distribute media

Length: 1.5 hr

For more information, contact the Technology and Learning Program at 530.898.6167.

Sign-up for a Kaltura Workshop.

TLP Support Page : https://wiki.csuchico.edu/confluence/display/tlpkb/Kaltura+-+Bb+Learn

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CSU. Chico Faculty:  using Lynda.com tutorials is a great source of help to our students. Earlier this fall the internal links to Lynda.com tutorials were not working properly, and we shared with you a work-around. The issue has been repaired, and now the shortcut links work great! If you need any assistance with this, don’t hesitate to contact the Technology and Learning Program (or TLP). We are located in the basement of Meriam Library, room 003. Come visit us, or call x6167, or email tlp@csuchico.edu. We are here to serve you and help simplify instructional activities for your students.

 

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Captioning Support Services are now available at Chico State.  The captioning support program is part of the Office of Accessible Technology and Services (OATS). This service is free of charge to university faculty and staff.

Kaltura, Chico State’s media server, automatically captions a video’s narration track when the video is uploaded. Instructors are still strongly recommended to review this automatic captioning for accuracy. If the captions are inaccurate and need to be fixed there are two options.

  1. You can edit the captions of the video yourself, or
  2. You can submit a service request for captioning support services.
    Please plan accordingly. It is recommended that request be made 3-4 weeks in advance of the needed due date.

Process for requesting captioning services:

  1. Submit a service request
  2. Bring videos to the Office of Accessible Technology and Services (OATS). Located in SSC (Student Services Center) room 320 or provide appropriate links when submitting service request
  3. Reasons for Potential Delay     
  • Foreign Language
  • Copyright issues
  • DVD’s

If you have any, questions please contact the Office of Accessible Technology and Services at 530-898-4863, or email, jdolguin@csuchico.edu.

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Using Lynda.com tutorials has become quite popular these days for helping students learn a task or two at Chico State. Faculty may go directly to the tutorial they want to share, and copy the complete link. Paste that link into your assignment or content page in Bb Learn’s course. The full URL will work for your students.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to call the Technology and Learning Program (TLP) for assistance at 898-6167.

Start here for your first time to visiting Lynda.com from CSU Chico, http://www.csuchico.edu/lynda.

 

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The Technology and Learning Program (TLP) and Distributed Learning Technologies (DLT) want to inform our Chico State faculty about a couple important changes that will affect you and your students’ workflow this semester, 2016.

Blackboard Learn is constantly working to upgrade their system and in this case to remove Java related tools, Mostly this is a GOOD Thing. But Voice Tools are no long going to be available for use.

This includes:

  • Voice Authoring
  • Voice Board
  • Voice Email
  • Voice Podcaster
  • Voice Presentation

Blackboard will not support these tools past August 31, 2016 which is the official end of life. Most of the use cases here may be covered by Kaltura or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please contact TLP for a consultation with one of our talented Instructional Designers (ITCs) for assistance.