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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.

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  • Modernized interface
  • Browser-based (no more Java launcher download)
  • High definition audio and video
  • Session attendance reports
  • Shared content, polling, and breakout rooms

How do I try it?

  1. Login to Blackboard Learn.
  2. Access any course.
  3. From your course menu, click (+) and add a tool link to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  4. Click Join Room to check out Bb Collaborate using your default course room.
  5. Refer to Blackboard’s Getting Started resources if you want to quickly learn how to share content, invite guests, record a session, etc.
    If interested, sign up for TLP training coming this August.

Is it available for mobile?

Participants must download the Bb Student app to view a session on their mobile devices.

Any Caveats?

  • Does not currently support live, synchronous sessions with more than 100 live participants. (This limitation does not apply to recordings.)
  • Moderators must use the Google Chrome browser to share desktop applications.
  • Recordings
    • Recordings do not play back text Chat activity. As a workaround, the instructor can save the Chat to a text file.
    • Recordings do not play back instructor video if  content shared at the same time. Live participants can see both; but not in the recordings.
  • Does not currently support Plan (.elp) files