Zoom LTI is installed in Canvas and can be enabled by an instructor through "Settings -> Navigation"
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This page is a compilation of topics related to distance education. You will find tutorials, software links and other helpful items that will help you to be a successful student. Students, thanks for your input in making this page a better resource.
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Acano's platform-enabled audio and video meetings, screen sharing and chat help you connect and collaborate with your team. Little more difficult to use that Adobe Connect Logon LINK
User: Gatorlink Username@acano.uc.ufl.edu Password: Gatorlink Password
Navigate to the People page and click on the "Access Report Data" button
If you run into problems, be sure to go back and read the instructions.
TA's in Canvas, new rolls
T/A Grading and T/A Non-Grading CANNOT view question banks, while Lead T/A can. The differences between the difference types are as follows:
Can add and edit most content in their sections as well as view, grade, and interact with students. Helps teach a course.
Can access quizzes, assignments, and the grade book to carry out grading functions in support of the instructor. With a few exceptions, cannot add, edit, or delete any course content.
Can view most aspects of the course, participate in discussions and manage groups but cannot access grading functions or edit content and update course material.
What roles are available in Canvas?
Student - Can read content, participate in course activities, submit assignments and take quizzes
Auditor - Identical to student
Student Mentor - Identical to student
Teacher - Complete control over all aspects of the course. Can create, revise, and/or delete content and can interact with and grade students. Can enroll participants and make new sections.
Facilitator - Identical to Teacher
Teaching Assistant - Identical to Teacher except cannot manage enrollments, learning outcomes, or create new sections
TA-Non-Grading - Can edit course content, but cannot access student grades
Designer - Can create all course content, but cannot see student interactions. No access to grades and cannot communicate with students.
Retention Coach - Can see student names and grades and can message students.
Guest Lecturer - Can add files and Pages, create Conferences, communicate with students
Observer - Can view course content, but cannot interact with content or with students
Course Shell Types
Development Shell. Site where you can start developing your official University of Florida course sites before you have an official section number through the University Registrar. Extension. Any external public-facing seminar or training session. If you're hosting a seminar or are teaching an IFAS extension course, this is the option that you're looking for. Personal Sandbox. Site designed to give you a personal course site that you can use to play around with the system and try new things without worrying that you'll mess your course site up while you're learning. Project Site. An internal site used for project coordination and file exchange. In the past, many departments used e-Learning course sites for coordinating internships, thesis preparation, etc. If you're working on a project with others in your department or you need a work site for your lab group, you'll want to choose this option. Template Site. Used by colleges to host course or college-wide templates of course data that they want to copy into their courses. If you're working out a generic set of files or images that you'd like to include in all of your department's course sites, you could set up a template site. Then you can use Canvas's ability to import content from another course site to transfer your content into your course sites. Training/Seminar. Internal training sessions or seminars. If you're offering a training session or seminar that's internal to the University of Florida, this is the option that you'll want to choose.
These programs are for the actual on screen writing that the Khan videos are so well known for. Essentially, you can use any drawing program from Adobe Photoshop, to Paint in order to create the images on your screen. The real heavy lifting is done by the capture programs listed above. Here are some of the options available, but you probably already have one or more programs on your computer that can do this.
SmoothDraw3 (Free): Sal Khan's official choice integrates nicely with a graphic tablet.
Windows Paint (Free): This free program is pretty basic, but will do the job – and it's probably already installed on your PC.
Pencil (Free): This powerful free program allows you to not only draw, but also to import vector graphics, video, and other formats, and to animate those assets using key frames. More complicated, but for someone looking to make some truly engaging and interactive videos, this would be a fun choice.
GIMP (Free): The Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is one of the staple free programs for those looking to do graphics work but not pay the heavy price for Photoshop. Essentially this is a slightly less-robust Photoshop clone, but the price is right.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro ($59): There is a free trial for this program as well as an iPad app, so you can take this option on the road with you. This program offers professional quality sketching and illustration tools, so it might be overkill for screencasting, but it offers a lot of flexibility for future use.
Adobe Photoshop ($699) or Photoshop Elements ($99): Photoshop is the industry standard for graphics works and is sufficiently versatile to allow you to create almost any graphic you could imagine. Again, probably overkill for screencasting, particularly at the price, but the high-end features are unrivaled.
Draw It to Know It - “Draw it to Know it is a great learning tool. It combines the type of hands-on, anatomic drawing my anatomy teachers recommended in medical school with superb tutorials, challenging examination questions, and MRI imaging localization.” Donald Gilbert MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Demo - Cerebrum: Lateral View
As eTools and cloud services become increasingly available it is extremely important to make informed choices about appropriate use of these resources, taking into consideration both benefits and risks.
JING download: JING. This is a FREE screen capture tool with a time limitation of five (5) minutes. Materials are easily uploaded to Screencast.com for later sharing by mail or Sakai. Here is a Tutorial sample. There are many great tutorials and instructions on the Jing site.
By Default MAC computers HIDE EXTENSIONS -> THE FIX
MAC on Wireless...
There is a known issue with Sophos anti-virus on Mac's running OS-X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Basically, the Sophos service shuts itself off periodically, and the client gets quarantined from the wireless. There is a discussion thread on the Sophos anti-virus web-site because this appears to be a known issue.
Macintosh File Extensions:
Many times Macintosh disables or HIDES extensions on files. This will cause an issue for assignments. Your instructor will not be able to open the file. ALWAYS make sure that Hide extensions is UNCHECKED!!! In the example below the homework is not going to be able to be graded. Resulting in a Zero Grade.
Office 365 ProPlus: The New Microsoft Office for Students
UFIT is happy to announce the new Microsoft Student Advantage program. Because of the University's enterprise agreement with Microsoft, students are able to download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus desktop applications AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.
Free PC and mobile security for your home. Insecure software is one of the biggest threats to PC and mobile security. Use the FREE consumer products from Secunia to keep your software up to date and protected from vulnerabilities.
Camtasia Studio ($200): The official choice of the Khan Academy, Camtasia Studio, or Camtasia Recorder is a robust program that allow for considerable editing after the video is recorded. Here is the official demo video for how to use this program: DEMO
Camstudio (Free): This free, open source program is basic but effective, allowing you to capture video and audio and produce AVI and Flash movies.
Adobe Captivate ($799): Captivate is the professional level tool that has the most robust editing tools. It also allows you to make interactive quizzes and Flash presentations. This is a program that I have used to create online training applications. It might be overkill for this use, but does provide a lot of flexibility should you need it
Screenhunter (Free): The free version of this program allows for basic video capture of your computer screen.
Snagit (Free Trial): More robust than Screenhunter, this program allows for some editing after the recording, but is only a free trial – the full version is $49.
Free Screen Video Capture (Free): This freebie allows you to capture full screen or a selected window and contains its own built-in compression program to export video in a variety of formats with some nice controls.
After you login there are some extra tutorials in voice thread;
Go to My voice, then click on the tutorials link.
After you login Watch '1 Minute Voice Thread' First as this is the most informative clip.
LSS additional info on Voice Thread.
Q: I can create the comment and save it, but I don't hear my voice. Is it because my microphone is muted for this webinar?
A: Can you try the tips here? https://voicethread.com/howto/audiovideo-recording-issues/
VLC Multimedia Player
VLC Video Playerfor Mac & PC users, for those having problems watching videos with the installed default players...
You must have a UF Business Email to be added to the Canvas LMS. This is setup in myUFL, click the link below then click the Access myUFL on the next page:
Use the graphic below as a guide to setting up your UF Business Email. The path to this option is in the RED box MainMenu > My Account > Manage UF Business EMail. Your addresses must match the examples below. Make sure both UF Business Email Address AND UF Delivery-To Email Address are set as shown below:
Please do not try to upload video on a wireless connection,dial up modem connection or DSL. You will require a highspeed internet connection to upload your videos. Use Vimeo or YouTube when creating your Course Introduction and Sales Demonstration videos.
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On Tuesday, the CATO Institute released a report which ranked all 50 states according to their freedom, finding Democratic-run New York as the “least free state” in the union, just as they were ranked last year by the libertarian think tank. Coming in a close second was California, likewise a Democrat-controlled state.
Vice President of Policy and Research at the Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation William P. Ruger and lecturer in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College Jason Sorens factored in state and local taxation rates, occupational regulations, gun rights, healthcare and “personal freedom,” among other measures in compiling their findings.
Under Democratic—borderline socialist—Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York state ranked as the “least free state” in the union. Of course, the state's outrageous state and local taxes, stifling business regulations and unprecedented attacks on the Second Amendment, via “The Safe Act,” and on the First, via transgender policies, all contributed to the unwelcome “least free” ranking.
According to the libertarian think tank, New York’s “huge, glaring weakness is fiscal policy.” Such policy has resulted in a local tax burden which more than doubles the national state average.
Additionally, New York is currently phasing in a massive $15/hour minimum wage mandate.
The Cuomo camp essentially rejected the notion that such a ranking was bad, proudly touting New York as the "progressive capital of the world."
"New York is the progressive capital of the world and, despite what any right wing think tank says, we're proud of our efforts to protect renters and combat smoking," said Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Cuomo.
"Any truly objective review of the facts would have also found this administration’s reforms led to the lowest middle class tax rates in 70 years, the lowest manufacturing tax rate since 1917, the lowest corporate tax rate since 1968, a property tax cap, six budgets in a row with spending capped at 2 percent and the lowest debt to personal income ratio since the 1960s," he added.
Unsurprisingly, Democrat-run California followed New York, ranking second under the “least free” category; Hawaii, New Jersey and Maryland all followed.
On the flip side, New Hampshire took the top spot as the “most free state" in the union. Alaska, Oklahoma, Indiana and South Dakota followed.