“Done” list for Academic Year 2008-9
Done August 2009
Blackboard Induction Student guide and additional Moodle guide - combined, written and tested - have gone to be printed.
Done July 2009
Added items to the Moodledoo blog.
All 3 posters have been presented at ELATE - beautifully crafted by pbz1912.com.
Blackboard Induction Student guide - first draft done. Gone to Flying Squad for checking.
Completed one of the 3 ELATE posters (the easiest one at it’s a plain format and the text was easy to work out.)
Created a blog to complement the Moodle ELATE poster.
Clarified Naked with an initial blog for new navigants.
Added to Naked: how to add a caption/alt text to an image in a Word document, including which is more appropriate, an introduction to long descriptions and deciding on the text to use for alt text. Links to a resource that was made using Wimba Create.
Proposed some posters for ELATE.
Sorted out how to embed a video into Moodle. Not difficult. Just grab the code in youtube and put it into somewhere that uses html. Used a youtube video, but think that it could be done by others.
Had a problem with sound on my computer and have downloaded a more recent (and faster) sound driver.
Simplified the Naked Lecturer to include Basics and fewer links in the left column.
The special April 1st entry in Naked by Prof O’Nicks. Despite its posted date, it did have a very serious message running through it. In particular, looking at Coventry University’s Core Value: “seek to use IT appropriately”. The purpose was for people to be made aware of the Naked Lecturer blog and to interact with the resource.
Handouts to compliment the Styles trilogy. The transcript suffices for the first one. A bookmark for Styles in Seconds and for Sorting Out Styles an illustrated list of steps and a suggestion to look as the video! They are directly linked in the Styles Trilogy.
Added items to my naked blog related to the Law and other background information. Tried to keep it clean and simple - removed superfluous tags and pages. The information’s there but off-page if it’s not right in the blog’s brief.
Adding pages to Moodle, reported here, complete with images and comparison with the BB Learning Module.
Investigated Moodle Home Page options
Released Styles in Seconds on Groundhog Day!
Started to look at Moodle. Report so far in the e-learning Developers’ blog.
Found some basic references to do with the Law and accessibility. To edit and add to naked.
Added an article to the naked blog about making Braille-friendly lecture notes. (Might split it up as it’s a bit long.)
Got a username, password etc for Cuddle
Uploaded to Curve a basic set of guidelines for making lecture notes more accessible. Designed (sticky notes!) by pbz1912 alias Laura. An effective way of showing that things don’t have to be boring to be accessible.
Uploaded “Where’s Heading 2” which was built using Raptivity and was created to guide people round the new subtleties of styles in Word 2007.
Disabilities guides ready for the design people, apart from some text for the folder that they’ll be in and the outquotes
Uploaded the basic text versions to Curve (University login needed).
Prepared SoftChalk Demo for Friday’s Seminar
Wrote up the CUOnline Support pages
Abridged the Disabilities guides - written draft which I’ve sent to a colleague to look at -returned and given to DES meeting. Sent to LC for forwarding to student group.
Curve - key words - another podvideo.
Used SoftChalk to create a learning object - CUOnline VLE module tuneup (now in Curve, username and password needed), containing an image hotspot quiz, self test questions and an embedded movie that was created using Adobe Captivate.
Moved from the streaming server and reformatted so that they are viewable in more places, the trilogy Why Use Curve?, followed by Where’s My Stuff? and What’s the Metadata? are now in Curve. Still single take, warts and all! (Curve username and password needed.)
Done 30 Sept
Surgery - Mon and Tuesday mornings, 8.30am - 9.30am in Our Space, Richard Crossman Building -
launched - some happy customers!