Upcoming Webinars: Video Captioning & YouTube for Higher Ed

 

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Upcoming Webinars: YouTube for Higher Ed, DIY Captioning Workflows, and HTML5
Over the next month and a half, we will be holding five webinars on video accessibility that will provide you with actionable tips for building accessible video into your institution. You can register using the links below to learn about leveraging Google apps for higher education, DIY workflows for closed captioning, and the latest HTML5 video updates.
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Empowering YouTube for Higher EducationEmpowering YouTube for Higher Education
Thursday, July 9, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to leverage your YouTube videos to create an engaging learning portal for your students. Justin McCutcheon, the CEO and co-founder of Cattura, will walk you through the tools available for utilizing learning solutions that bridge Google Apps for Education, YouTube, and other Google services to create a rich video experience for your YouTube videos directly inside of your learning management system course.
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Closed Captioning with MediaCoreClosed Captioning Workflows for MediaCore
Wednesday, July 15, 1 pm CST

This webinar will teach you how to add closed captions and subtitles to your MediaCore videos to make them fully accessible. You’ll learn about accessibility laws, how closed captions benefit all users, why captioning is important to your institution, recommendations for your captioning strategy, and an overview of 3Play Media’s captioning integration with MediaCore.
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DIY Workflows for Captioning and TranscriptionDIY Workflows for Captioning and Transcription
Thursday, July 23, 1 pm CST

While using a 3rd party captioning service certainly makes the captioning and transcription process easier for video producers, sometimes it is not a plausible solution (mainly due to cost). In this webinar, Ken Petri, the Director of the Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center, will walk you through the process of DIY captioning. At OSU, Ken has developed standards and techniques for captioning that are an exemplary resource for other institutions looking to implement a similar workflow. Ken will give you a comprehensive overview of the DIY captioning process.
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Quick Start to CaptioningQuick Start to Captioning
Thursday, August 6, 1 pm CST

Learn the basics of how to add closed captions or subtitles to make your videos fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. This webinar covers Section 508 and ADA accessibility compliance, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integration with lecture capture and video platforms.
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HTML5 Video AccessibilityHTML5 Video Accessibility: Updates, Features, & Guidelines
Thursday, August 27, 1 pm CST

What are the best practices for making web-based video and audio accessible? In this webinar, John Foliot, a video accessibility expert and contributor to the W3C’s new Media Accessibility User Requirements (MAUR), will go over the latest updates to HTML5 video as well as new guidelines for making media accessible on the web.
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[WEBINAR] echo 360: Are your students zoned out?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10 AM CST

A University of Ottawa professor reveals his secrets to getting 99% class participation and improving learning outcomes in the process.

When Dr. Colin Montpetit, Assistant Professor of Science Education, decided to incorporate a student engagement solution into his large enrollment class with 3 sections of 200 students in each, the results were nothing short of remarkable. In his own words, his course became an “active learning zone” as student participation and classroom interaction soared.

Join Dr. Montpetit for this complimentary Webinar to hear his personal experience, research findings and tried and true teaching tips on:

How to make the most of student engagement systems and student devices.
Why increased student participation and engagement translates into student success.
How adding interactive questions to your digital presentations gives you real-time insight into student comprehension.

Who Should Attend: All Faculty especially those interested in using lecture capture software, and those that are interested in using technology to teach are highly encouraged to attend.

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Viewing SCORM Content in Blackboard

 

 In Blackboard, faculty can upload SCORM Content into their course. SCORM refers to a set of technical standards that enable organizations to continue to use and reuse courseware [learning objects] even when computer technologies and operating systems change. Blackboard adheres to these standards [SCORM] making it SCORM-compliant. If you are or plan to in the near future upload SCORM Content (package) to your Blackboard course site please make note of the following:

Browser Settings (viewing SCORM content in Blackboard)

  • Internet Explorer version 9 or higher (recommend 10)
  • Mozilla Firefox version 16 or higher (recommend 20)
  • Google Chrome version 29
  • Adobe Flash Player 10

Disable all pop-up blockers:

  1. Internet Explorer>Tools>Pop-up Blocker>Turn off Pop-up Blocker
  2. Google Chrome>Customize and Control Google Chrome button (upper right corner of window (below X))>Settings>may need to click Show advanced settings…>Privacy>click Content Settings>Scroll down under Pop-Up>select Allow all sites to show pop-ups.
  3. Mozilla Firefox>Tools>Options>Content>No check mark in box that reads Block Pop-Up Windows or click Exceptions button and type blackboard.matc.edu in Address of site text box and click Allow button.


CmapTools: A Free Concept Mapping Teaching Tool

CmapTools: Integrating, Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation in Online Courses

Teaching, learning, and evaluation in online courses offer unique and exciting challenges for instructors. Not only is it necessary to find new teaching strategies but it’s essential that instructors find new ways to facilitate student learning. Concept maps (Novak, 1998) are one strategy that can promote teaching, learning, and evaluation in online environments.

Concept Maps are pictures or graphical representations that learners draw to depict their understanding of the meaning of a set of concepts. They use the maps to link new learning to what they already know. One of the ways adults learn is in analyzing their own experiences and linking them to the new information they are learning. In this way, the maps offer learners and instructors an opportunity to share, discuss, and revise their understanding of concepts, propositions, and the relationships between new and existing knowledge. One way to use concept maps to promote learning is to have students construct concept maps of the course readings [throughout the course]. Students pick a reading that piques their interest in a particular topic and maps out the reading as a way to understand it. Other ways students can use concept maps to show relationships between two or more readings or two or more authors. When students create concept maps, instructors get a glimpse into how their mind is working and how they are constructing knowledge. So not only are the maps a teaching and learning strategy, but can be used to give feedback and assess learning.

CmapTools can be incorporated into any course taught online for adult learners. It is a relatively easy program for students to install and learn http://cmap.ihmc.us.

Novak, J. Learning, Creating and Using Knowledge: Concept Maps as Facilitative Tools in Schools and Corporations. Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum, 1998.

Concept Map using CmapTools

YouTube Video on How to use the CmapTools Software to create a concept map.