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Site: Flinders Learning Online
Topic: FLO Staff Support (FLO_Staff_Support)
Glossary: How-to glossary

Database - main entry

Using a database activity in your topic is one way to allow students to create content and share it with others. Using the Database activity in a topic ideally consists of 5 stages, in a looped process.

1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Administer  |  5. Review  ||  Support 
  Database iconThe database activity allows teachers and students to build up a bank of structured information (a 'collection'). A database activity could be used:

  • as a collaborative collection of web links, books, book reviews, journal references etc
  • to display student-created photos, posters, websites or text for peer comment and review.
Using a database in your topic is a way to allow students to create content ('entries') and interact with others (collaborate). Students have the opportunity to teach and learn from their peers by making considered decisions about resources that require critical thinking, and supporting their choices through debate (comments). As well as being a resource in the current topic, the content created can become a legacy or resource/exemplar for another (future) topic (ie it can be rolled over).

The database entries need to be exported/imported separately if you want to use the database in another site (eg the topic's next version) – only the database shell will be copied over. Contact your eLearning support team.

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to database-related resources are provided below. 

Providing constructive feedback in FLO



    1. Plan

    The success of the database activity is in the planning. Once students begin adding content (entries), it can be tricky to change the fields, so thinking ahead is key. 

    What is the intended purpose of the database activity? 

    • What fields/questions do you want your students to answer? What format – uploading images or documents? Links? What fields are required/optional?
    • How does it link to assessment – is it an assessment item itself, or is it a step towards an assessment item (eg resource supporting assessment, digital literacy skill development)?
    • How interactive do you want the activity to be? Allow comments on entries (moderated/unmoderated)? Students/teachers rate entries? Ratings can be aggregated to form a final grade which is recorded in the Gradebook.

    The structure of the entries is defined by the teacher as a number of fields. The visual layout of information when listing, viewing or editing database entries is  controlled by templates

    When creating a database for the first time, it can be helpful to think about it like an Excel spreadsheet. The teacher creates the columns (fields), and students and/or teachers add rows of content.


    2. Build

    Once you have planned your database fields, you are ready to set up your database.

      1. Create a database activity (settings)
      2. Define database fields (preset, create your own, make your database searchable)
      3. Customise the templates (View list, View single, Add entry)

      3. Test

      The database activity is a highly customisable and very versatile tool, so it's important to test what you've built thoroughly before releasing the activity to students. Ask your local eLearning support team to check your Database for you (especially if this is your first time). It is best to amend mistakes before students add entries.

      • Practice creating an entry – as a form of scaffolding, you could support students by showing what an entry that's added looks like
      • Preview the Single, List, and Add views – is the layout is clear and easy to understand?


      4. Administer

      When setting up your database activity, you can enable a number of optional settings. Some of these settings require administration by a teacher:

      • Approve entries – If enabled, entries require approving by a teacher before they are viewable by everyone
      • Give ratings to entries – if ratings are being used for marking (settings)

      To encourage students to add entries, you could add an initial entry to model good practice, setting a standard and ensuring that instructions are not misunderstood. You could add the first entry in the Test phase). This is equivalent to making the first post in a forum. The fields you set up when you built the database will also prompt students as to what to add to create an entry. Students like examples and will engage more promptly with the tool.

      You can see how many students have contributed on the topic homepage:
      database contributions


      5. Review

      How did your database activity go? Would you set up the activity differently next time round? Talk to colleagues and/or your local eLearning support team to get ideas for improvement.

      If you are happy with the activity and you want to use the content in a future topic version/other topics, you can ask your eLearning support team to roll over or import the database activity. The entries will need to be exported/imported separately. 


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      Dialogue - main entry

      The dialogue tool in a topic ideally consists of 4 stages, in a looped process.

      1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Administer  ||  Support 

      Good practice guides and tip sheets

      Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to assignment-related resources are provided below. 

      Communication, interaction and collaboration tools in FLO | Facilitating Student-Teacher interaction in FLO 

      Dialogue icoxThe dialogue tool allows you to start one-to-one conversations with your students or allows students to initiate conversations with you or others in the topic. A copy of all messages will be kept within the topic.


      1. Plan your dialogue

      The dialogue tool has some similarities to other communication methods (e.g. email, forums, messages). Dialogue allows for one to one conversations inside the topic, as opposed to forums which are mainly for group discussions and messaging, which is for one on one discussion, but is not recorded in the topic.

      You could use the dialogue tool to:

      • ask a question of some or all students in your topic, and have them reply individually
      • ask students if they have any problems working in their project teams.
      Conversations between a student and a staff member can be seen by all staff with access to the topic. This can be useful for larger topics, but may not be appropriate for topics where a lot of sensitive discussions are expected.


      2. Build

      The dialogue tool can be set up with a few quick steps:

      1. In your topic click Turn editing on
        turn editing on
      2. In the week/module where you want the dialogue to appear, click Add an activity or resource
        add an activity or resource button
      3. Select Dialogue and click add button
      4. Fill in the dialogue Name and Introduction
        type a dialogue name and description
      5. Click Save and display
        save and display button


        3. Test

        The easiest way to see how the dialogue tool works is to try it out with a colleague (or multiple colleagues).


        4. Administer

        You can send a message to a particular person, or send identical copies of a message to everyone in a group.

        1. In the dialogue activity, click Create
          Select 'create'

        2. If sending a message to a single person, start typing the users name in the People box. Select the name of the person from the dropdown list.
          Begin typing the user's name and then select student from the drop-down menu

          If sending a message to multiple people, click on Bulk open rule and select a group to send the message to. If you want to include any users who may join the group in the future, tick Include future members.

          select a group from the drop-down menu

        3. Enter a Subject and type a Message
          type a subject and message

        4. Click the Send button when you are ready. If you are sending a message to a group, each person in the group will get an individual copy of the message.
          click save
        If you are not receiving notifications about new messages, check your notification settings in the preferences menu:
        Preferences menu Notifications link

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        Download and install Kaltura Desktop Recorder (video)

        eAssessment - recommendations from ACODE

        At the ACODE (Australasian Council for Open and Distance Education) business meeting on Friday 13 March 2020, discussion focused on e-exams and alternate assessments. Members have distilled and articulated some key points from the discussions. The following are a first draft of some recommendations for institutions for consideration for any teaching that is moving online.

        • Run alternate assessment meeting the same learning outcomes, of smaller multiple stakes assessments, to meet the same ends. For example, where they might be a 60% exam these could become 3 assessments of 20% each run over successive weeks.

        • Randomise and tightly time questions in the LMS quiz tool (in FLO), limiting the opportunity for students to refer to other students or to resources. One would need to be realistic in the timings and warn students beforehand.

        • The use of proctoring tools is problematic at scale for both the service itself and for the University. We recommend caution. As many universities will be moving to this option over the next few weeks, it would be unlikely that proctoring solutions will be able to meet demand globally.

        • Alternate assessments for work integrated learning (WIL) could consider freely available simulation labs that can be downloaded and run from their own sites or through the LMS (FLO). Asking students to reflect on the activities in these simulations could provide an adequate approach in the short term.

        • Another approach to this could be to ask students to reflect on the situation they (we) now find themselves in, that is, having to work remotely. For example, if a student was to do a work placement in an accountancy firm, they could reflect on how they might, as an accountant, have to work remotely and provide potential solutions to this scenario.

        • All students have mobile devices, where they may not all have laptops with cameras in them. A possible solution to this is to use the audio capability of their mobile devices, in relation to assessment. For example, students could be asked to respond to long-form answers via an audio or video recording that could then be submitted through the institution's LMS (FLO).

        • With many professional bodies relaxing their strict requirements for proctored exams, take-home or open-book exams could be considered. If this is the case, it would be suggested that instead of providing just one scenario, multiple scenarios could be deployed.

        • Where nothing can transfer, then we need to consider the possible deferment of assessment; however, this should only be necessary in a minority of cases. This will most likely be planned, invigilated paper-based exams where alternatives are unrealistic.

        • Practical assessments or practicums could be bundled into a supplementary unit which can be offered in the following semester.

        • Instead of in-person exams, or employing expensive proctoring software solutions you could use the quiz tool in the LMS (FLO) in conjunction with Collaborate, so tutors/teachers can at least watch the faces of students undertaking these quizzes. Realistically, this could be done with classes of up to 16, or if multiple staff were watching, up to 30 at one time. Please be aware that not all students will have webcams, so this will need to be considered.

        • ACODE will establish, over the next week, discipline-focused CoPs for more nuanced discussion that will provide more discipline-based examples of alternate assessment practice.

        • Ideally where changes to assessment like the above are proposed to be used, it would be suggested to gain some institutional agreement across the faculties or academic groups.

        eLearning equipment booking store

        The eLearning store is an online booking system for all Flinders staff.

        1. Bookings  |  2. Equipment ||  Support 

        The eLearning store is an online booking system for all Flinders staff where they can book equipment for short loan periods (from one hour to a few weeks)


        1. Bookings

        The eLearning store is available at https://elearningstore.flinders.edu.au 
        It is available for all Flinders staff (academic or professional) and uses Okta to authenticate.

        2. Equipment

        Items that can be booked include:

        • COWS (Computer on Wheels - trolley containing 12 or 14 PC or Mac laptops)
        • CALF (smaller COW - trolley containing 6 PC laptops)
        • Laptops (PC)
        • Voice recorders
        • iPads
        • Microphones
        • Video cameras
        • Tripods
        • Web cam/USB headset kits
        • Catchboxes
        • Wireless presenters
        • Video projectors
        • PA amp
        • Portable green screens

        Video chat kits are also available for booking. These include:

        • 2 web chat kits (consisting of a webcam and USB headset)
        • 1 web group chat kit (consisting of a webcam and a Bluetooth microphone / speaker)
        The following equipment is also available:
        • 2 USB microphones
        • Wireless Go Compact Microphone System
        • 3 Lapel mic kits

        These kits are available for loan to academic staff for use in desktop video conferencing, virtual classroom sessions (eg Collaborate) or recording short videos for FLO.

        You can book the kits via the online store.


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        Enabling digital collaboration spaces for students

        Enabling digital collaboration spaces for students  ||  Support

        When setting group work tasks for your students, do you provide them with a digital space where they can easily collaborate? Whether the task requires a group or individual submission, it’s possible to create a space within FLO for each group to discuss and create their work.

        Good practice guides and tip sheets

        Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to collaboration-related resources are provided below. 

        Group work | Communication, interaction and collaboration tools in FLO | Engaging students in a synchronous session

        FLO contains several tools that lend themselves to group collaboration that can be added to the topic by the topic coordinator. Which tools are the most appropriate will depend upon the task, but all can be used in group mode.

        If you’re running an activity or assessment and want to manage who is in each group, you can set up the groups within your topic and apply them to the chosen tools to create dedicated collaboration spaces. If you would prefer students to manage their own groups, you can use the group self-selection tool. Simply create an empty grouping and apply it to the group self-selection activity and the tool your students will collaborate in. As students create their group, it’s automatically added to that grouping and their collaboration space is created immediately.

        The forum, blog, or wiki can be used to provide students with a space for asynchronous discussion and sharing of information via links or attachments. Each of these can have groups and groupings applied to allow student groups to have a private space to collaborate. Keeping discussions and sharing within the topic means students are still bound by Flinders netiquette rules. Importantly, it also means staff can access the work students are doing within their collaboration spaces to provide support and advice as and when required.

        To enable synchronous discussion students could use Collaborate. The Course room is a space that’s always open where students can arrange to meet, but they do need to understand it is not a private space just for their group. Any student or staff member can enter this space at any time. It’s not possible to create ‘private’ sessions for students within Collaborate, but a session that individual groups could book for their own use may be an option. This would rely on topic participants being respectful to each other and not interrupting each other’s sessions. If these suggestions within Collaborate are feasible options, you should consider editing the course room or session settings. Making the default attendee role ‘presenter’ will allow students to share their work; making the default attendee role ‘moderator’ will allow students to record their session, again being aware that recordings will be accessible by all participants. These ideas could be appropriate for a class activity that’s not assessed, for example, to provide students with an opportunity to practice a skill they may later be assessed on. For text based synchronous discussion you could set up the Chat tool using the students’ groups.

        There are so many options! Have a chat to your eLearning (FLO) staff support team about what might be right for you and your students.


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          Engaging content - animation

          Animation is moving images that contain graphic elements but not live action – these may be animated models, diagrams or characters.

          For research insights into the effectiveness of animations for learning, and tips for creating animations that work well for learners, we recommend the short article Create animations that are good for learning by Connie Malamed. 


          Good practice guides and tip sheets

          Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

          Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



          Camtasia iconCamtasia

          Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio and webcam input. If you capture video footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are available (request via Service One). Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.

          • Training is available for making educational videos in Camtasia. Refer to iEnrol for scheduled and upcoming sessions
          • The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video provides basic instructions on how to use Camtasia 

          Good for

          • Creating basic movements and transitions with graphics you have created or sourced elsewhere
          • Creating animations that include sound elements or narration

          Useful features

          • Able to have items move or transform with time
          • Able to add some animated effects to video (eg zooming in). Click and drag animated effects onto timeline from library
          • Able to add animated annotations over video

          Limitations

          • Basic movements of objects only
          • Limited library of shapes for animation (generally you need to create or source graphic elements outside of Camtasia)
          • Cannot create character animations

          Cautions

          • Can be time consuming

          Tips

          • Keep animations and effects minimal and limit to where they add value to your video
          • Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard drive of your computer. Working with your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes. Once complete, store the files on OneDrive or S: drive (your U: drive generally won't have enough space for these large files)

          Help resources





          Microsoft Powerpoint icon

          PowerPoint


          Good for

          • Building relatively simple animations using the graphic elements already available within PowerPoint, or graphics sourced elsewhere
          • Most suitable for animations that feature basic movements / reveals of the graphic content (ie to represent processes, systems, interactions, relational concepts)

          Useful features

          • Familiar environment
          • Extensive drawing tools, shapes, icons, smart art libraries, grids, guides, grouping, alignment and layering options make diagram creation easy
          • Built-in animation effects and animation properties which provide control of timing and sequencing

          Limitations

          • Animation of objects is fairly limited
          • Cannot animate characters

          Cautions

          • User triggered / interactive animations will only be available when viewing in Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow. Must be provided as .pptx or .ppsx files. Users must download and open
          • Mobile devices require Microsoft PowerPoint app
          • Printing of a PowerPoint slide that contains animations would only show starting point of objects

          Tips

          • Use motion path animation type to move items around the slide
          • Use a Morph transition to smoothly change an object from a starting state (size, colour position) (first slide) to a final state (second slide)
          • Export presentation as a video to record animation (playthrough, but not interactive). Upload to Kaltura
          • Keep animation and transition effects simple and only use when adding value

          Help resources





          FLO tools: FLO Lesson iconLesson FLO quiz iconQuiz FLO Active Quiz iconActive QuizFLO Choice iconChoice  Feedback FLO Book iconBook FLO PAge iconPage FLO Glossary iconGlossary


          FLO tools cannot create animations but can be used to deliver/publish animations to students.

          Useful features

          • Animations created in other tools can be embedded within FLO tools wherever the editor is available

          Cautions

          • Content hosted on non-Flinders servers should not be relied on as critical content

          Help resources





          Digital Content Producer

          Digital Content Producer

          The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team (OLT) in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources.

          If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.

          Engaging content - branching

          Students take different pathways through learning content based on choices they make or their performance. Branching may consist of interactive scenarios or differentiated content.

          Good practice guides and tip sheets

          Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

          Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



          Camtasia icon

          Camtasia

          Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio, and webcam input. If you capture video footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home use licences are available (request via Service One). Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.

          • Training is available for making educational videos in Camtasia. Refer to iEnrol for scheduled and upcoming sessions

          • The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video will give basic instructions on how to use Camtasia
          Good for

          • Creating interactive or differentiated video content; for example, branching video scenarios or giving the learner control of the order in which they view sections of the video content

          Useful features

          • Interactive hotspots and timeline markers allow creation of a non-linear path through the video 
          • Click and drag effects from library onto video timeline
          • Properties panel to define required actions to enter
          • Easy but comprehensive editing and timeline manipulations

                Limitations

                • Considerable planning required
                • Can become time consuming
                • Cannot be hosted in Kaltura and maintain interactivity, therefore no ability to use the accessibility features or analytics in the Kaltura Media Vault 
                • No viewing analytics within the exported video
                • No captions/transcripts 
                Cautions

                • Must be exported as Web Page (for Smart Player) or SCORM (for gradebook integration)
                • SCORM activities are generally a poor experience on mobile devices and can be incompatible
                • Different process to publish in FLO compared to standard video

                Tips

                • Plan out the choices and branched pathways on a story board
                • Make sure your viewers won't feel lost
                • Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard-drive of the computer. Once complete store them on OneDrive or S: drive. Your U: drive generally wont have enough space for these large files. Having your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes.
                    Help resources





                        PowerPoint iconPowerPoint

                        Good for

                        • Easily creating branched content through use of triggers and linking on slide objects
                        • Creating scenario based branched learning (eg text-based 'choose your own adventure' style narratives or scenarios where learners make a series of choices and experience the consequences as they move through the scenario)
                        • Creating a package of content that students can navigate through in a sequence they choose
                        Useful features

                        • Use action or link (from Insert menu) to link to presentation slides in required order
                        • PowerPoint will update links if slide order is altered
                          Limitations

                          • Printed or PDF cannot indicate the branching

                          Cautions

                          • Interaction for branching will only be available when viewing in Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow
                          • Must be provided as .pptx or .ppsx files
                          • Learners must download and open the file;  they cannot view it within FLO, and therefore they need PowerPoint on their computer
                          • Mobile devices require Microsoft PowerPoint app
                            Tips

                            • Careful planning is required. Use a story board to map out possible paths through the content/scenario
                            • Create links which allow users to navigate back to previous pages
                            • Test all possible pathways
                            • Design so that your users won’t feel lost
                            • When using Link to set up navigation between slides you can add a screen tip which displays when the mouse is over the link
                                    Help resources





                                    Lesson iconFLO Lesson

                                    The FLO lesson is purpose built for branching scenarios. A lesson presents a series of pages to a student who is asked to make some sort of choice underneath the content area. The choice will send them to a specific page in the Lesson. The pages in the lesson can be either content pages with choices presented as buttons or question pages where the next page will depend on selected answer.
                                    Good for

                                    • Mixing static content, choices and questions to determine the route the student takes through the material (eg decision or problem solving scenarios)
                                    Useful features 
                                    • Purpose built for branching scenarios
                                    • Branching can be based on a choice or based on answers to questions
                                    • Can have time limit
                                    • Can be set up as a scored activity; integrates with Gradebook
                                    • Some analytics available about student interactions with lesson
                                    • Possible to provide a progress bar and/or menu within lesson
                                    Limitations 
                                    • Requires considerable planning
                                    • Not as straightforward as some FLO tools
                                    • Limited page layout and styling options
                                    Tips 
                                    • Build all the content and question pages first, then define all the jumps and linking
                                    • Map out all possible journeys through the content
                                    • Test thoroughly and ask a colleague to review 
                                    • Design your lesson pages to help your students know where they are in the lesson
                                    • Embed media (images, video, audio) in your lesson pages for rich experience
                                    Help resources 




                                    Quiz iconFLO Quiz


                                    Good for

                                    • Providing differentiated feedback to students based on their answers and overall  performance in the quiz
                                    • Provide struggling students with some additional resources on the basics and give high-achieving students some extension materials 
                                    Useful features

                                    • Some branching achievable through the quizzes overall feedback using grade boundaries – link from feedback to different information for different grade ranges
                                    • Use access restrictions to further content based on quiz result (Activity completion restriction)

                                    Cautions

                                    • Quizzes with Essay type questions would need to be manually marked to activate branching based on quiz score

                                    Tips

                                    • Use in conjunction with FLO pages/books and 'stealthed' resources/activities (resources which are available but not displayed on the homepage of your FLO site)

                                    Help resources





                                    Glossary iconFLO Glossary 


                                    Good for

                                    • compacting content into one place (eg glossary of terms)
                                    • organising information (eg using categories) for efficient learning
                                    • students can interact by adding content/controlling the space

                                    Useful features  
                                    • Entries can be automatically linked where the concept words and/or phrases appear anywhere within the topic. Filter needs to be enabled and auto linking set per entry where required
                                    Cautions 

                                    • There are three settings required for auto-linking. All three must be reviewed:
                                      • Topic level – glossary auto-linking filter must be enabled 
                                      • Glossary level – setting to automatically link entries must be on  
                                      • Glossary entry level – each entry that will be linked must have the setting checked 
                                    Help resources 





                                    FLO tools:  Book Page

                                    Good for
                                    • Organising content (chunking of related content)
                                    • Page: embedded video takes up less space than in the FLO homepage
                                    Useful features 
                                    • Links between FLO pages or between chapters within a book can be used to create branched learning and scenarios, but not with an assessable component  
                                    • Use of the availability status 'Make available but not shown on topic page' (stealthed activity/resource) can control entry point  
                                    Limitations  
                                    • Not assessable  
                                    • Book has inbuilt navigation which would still allow linear or totally free navigation through content  
                                    Cautions 
                                    • When transferring between FLO sites, all interlinked pages must be included or linkages will break. During the transfer process, It is not easy to identify interlinked pages
                                    Tips 
                                    • Design to avoid students feeling lost   
                                    • Map out carefully  
                                    Help resources  

                                     





                                    Digital Content Producer iconDigital Content Producer 

                                    The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources.

                                    If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.

                                    Engaging content - embedded quizzing

                                    Embedded quizzing consists of questions / knowledge-check activities embedded within learning content, rather than as a standalone activity.   

                                    Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                    Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

                                    Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



                                    Camtasia icon

                                    Camtasia

                                    Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio, and webcam input. If you capture video footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home use licences are available (request via Service One). Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.

                                    • Training is available for making educational videos in Camtasia. Refer to the iEnrol for scheduled and upcoming sessions
                                    • The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video will give basic instructions on how to use Camtasia
                                    Good for

                                    • Adding quiz questions or knowledge checks into video content to create more engaging and interactive experiences when learning through video, and as opportunities for informal and self assessment. 
                                    Useful features

                                    • Built-in functionality, wizards to create and add questions
                                    • Different question types, including multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer and true/false 
                                    • Feedback on correct and incorrect responses
                                    • Can score quiz, can allow viewer to see score. Overall score can integrate into FLO Gradebook if published and added to FLO as a SCORM package
                                    Limitations
                                    • Cannot be hosted in Kaltura and maintain quiz functionality, therefore cannot use accessibility features (captions) and viewing analytics
                                    Cautions 
                                    • Must be exported as Web Page (for Smart Player) or SCORM (for Gradebook integration)
                                    • SCORM activities are generally a poor experience on mobile devices and can be incompatible 
                                    • Different process to publish in FLO compared to standard video
                                    Tips
                                    • Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard drive of the computer. Working with your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes. Once complete, store them on OneDrive or S: drive (your U: drive generally wont have enough space for these large files)
                                    Help resources

                                     



                                    PowerPoint icon

                                    PowerPoint

                                    Good for

                                    • Embedding quiz questions or knowledge checks into content-heavy slideshows and presentations for a more engaging and interactive experience, and as opportunities for informal and self assessment
                                    • When your students are going to download and use the PowerPoint to work through the content at their own pace – not effective in a lecture context
                                    Useful features

                                    • Create a quiz question on a slide by using individual objects ( eg text boxes) for each element of your question (question, answer options, feedback)
                                    • Create interactivity by using animation effects with triggers
                                    • Extensive drawing tools, shapes, lines, icons, Smart Art libraries
                                    • Grids, guides, grouping, alignment and item layering
                                    • Colour themes to help create consistent look and feel
                                    Limitations

                                    • Could be time consuming to build lots of questions
                                    • No scoring of question(s)
                                    Cautions

                                    • Interaction for quizzes will only be available when viewing slideshow in Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow
                                    • Must be provided as .pptx or .ppsx files. Users must download and open
                                    • Mobile devices require Microsoft PowerPoint app
                                    • If slides are printed, all items/layers (questions and answers) will print respecting layer order
                                    • Question answers are readily available when viewing the file in PowerPoint editing mode
                                    Help resources
                                    • Trigger an animation effect
                                    • Microsoft Office website has a large amount of training and help resources and there are many third party help resources, how-to guides, videos, tutorials that can be found by searching the web
                                      (Note the linked Microsoft page is for windows users. The Mac PowerPoint software is so similar that these windows resources are still useful to Mac users. Mac help resources are also available)

                                     





                                    Lesson icon

                                    FLO Lesson

                                    The FLO Lesson is purpose built for branching scenarios. A lesson presents a series of pages to a student who is asked to make some sort of choice underneath the content area. The choice will send them to a specific page in the Lesson. The pages in the lesson can be either content pages with choices presented as buttons, or question pages where the next page will depend on the selected answer. Content and question pages can contain text and media.
                                    Good for

                                    • Mixing static content, choices and questions to determine the route the student takes through the material (eg decision or problem-solving scenarios)
                                    Useful features

                                    • Inbuilt functionality to add questions (or groups/clusters of questions) and branch based on answers
                                    • Multiple question types
                                    • Questions can be imported
                                    • Questions (except essays) are auto marked
                                    • Variety of setup options in multiple tries
                                    • Integrates with Gradebook
                                    • Reports and analytics available
                                    Limitations

                                    • Requires considerable planning
                                    • Not as straightforward as some FLO tools
                                    • Limited page layout and styling options
                                    Tips

                                    • Build all the content and question pages first, then define all the jumps and linking
                                    • Map out all possible journeys through the content
                                    • Test thoroughly
                                    • Design your lesson pages to help your students know where they are in the lesson
                                    Help resources





                                    Quiz icon

                                    FLO Quiz

                                    Good for

                                    • Formal assessment that counts towards topic grade
                                    • Knowledge checks for informal ongoing assessment and self assessment
                                    • Relatively short chunks of content delivery with accompanying questions, as this tool is designed more for standalone quizzing and assessment than as a content delivery mechanism
                                    Useful features

                                    • Embed content delivery within a quiz using description question types to create a linear lesson
                                    • Variety of quiz delivery options such as fixed navigation, multiple tries with hints and penalties
                                    • Extensive feedback options on questions and quiz overall provide opportunity to reinforce learning
                                    Limitations

                                    • FLO quiz is a standalone activity and cannot be embedded into other FLO activities
                                    Cautions

                                    • Be careful with organisation if using random random questions
                                    Tips

                                    • Provide differentiated overall feedback for quiz based on quiz score ranges
                                    Help resources





                                    FLO tools: Book Page

                                    FLO Book and Page cannot create embedded question or knowledge checks but could be used to deliver/publish content developed in other tools.

                                    Good for

                                    • Organising content (chunking of related content)
                                    • Page: embedded video takes up less space in the FLO homepage
                                      Useful features

                                      • Interactive content could be embedded where there is an HTML editor
                                      Limitations

                                      • Cannot be integrated with Gradebook
                                      Cautions

                                      Help resources





                                      Digital Content Producer icon

                                      Digital Content Producer

                                      The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources.
                                      If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.

                                      Engaging content - hotspots

                                      Hotspots are Interactive elements embedded within the content that students hover or click on to trigger an action (eg revealing more information, visit web links).

                                      Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                      Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

                                      Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



                                      Camtasia icon

                                      Camtasia

                                      Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio, and webcam input. If you capture video footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home use licences are available (request via Service One). Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.

                                      • Training is available for making educational videos in Camtasia. Refer to iEnrol for scheduled and upcoming sessions
                                      • The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video will give basic instructions on how to use Camtasia

                                      Good for

                                      •  Embedding links and interactive elements into video content

                                      Useful features

                                      • Drag and drop hotspot interaction from library
                                      • Properties panel to enter details of action required on hotspot
                                      • Hotspot can link to different timeline markers/timecodes
                                      • Hotspots can link to external websites

                                      Limitations
                                      • Considerable planning required
                                      • Can become time consuming
                                      • Cannot be hosted in Kaltura and maintain interactivity for branching, therefore:
                                        • No viewing analytics
                                        • No captions/transcripts
                                      Cautions

                                      • Must be exported as Web Page (for Smart Player) or SCORM (for Gradebook integration)
                                      • Different process required to publish in FLO compared to standard video

                                      Tips

                                      • Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard drive of the computer. Working with your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes. Once complete store them on OneDrive or S: drive (your U: drive generally won't have enough space for these large files)

                                      Help resources

                                       





                                      PowerPoint icon

                                      PowerPoint

                                      Good for

                                      • Adding a wide range of interactivity elements through hotspots, including linking to content within the resource and externally, triggering movement of slide objects/text to chunk and sequence information in different ways, and as part of branching and quizzing 
                                      Useful features

                                      • Extensive drawing tools, shapes, lines, icons, smart art libraries
                                      • Grids, guides, grouping, alignment and item layering
                                      • Use Animation effects with triggers to add/hide different layers/elements on the slide
                                      • Use Action settings on items, or links (within document) to go to a new slide of information
                                      Limitations
                                      • Hotspot functionality generally only allows one action to be triggered per object
                                      • No conditional logic for actions triggered by hotspots
                                      Cautions
                                      • Interaction for hotspots will only be available when viewing in Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow
                                      • Must be provided as .pptx or .ppsx files. Users must download and open 
                                      • Mobile devices require Microsoft PowerPoint app
                                      • If slides are printed, all items/layers will print respecting layer order
                                      Tips
                                      • There are a couple of ways to add hotspots over images
                                        • Layer a cropped segment of the original image over the image and use the cropped segment as the animation trigger or link (watch video
                                        • Add a shape with a transparent fill, use the shape as the animation trigger or link
                                      • Plan the layer order of your objects
                                      • Plan the possible pathways through the presentation
                                      • Hide the extra information slides linked to hotspots from the slideshow
                                      • When linking to separate slides, make sure you add a way back to diagram
                                      • Test all possible pathways
                                      Help resources
                                      (Note the linked Microsoft page is for windows users. The Mac PowerPoint software is so similar that these windows resources are still useful to Mac users. Mac help resources are also available)





                                      Quiz iconFLO Quiz  Active Quiz icon  Active Quiz


                                      Useful features

                                      • Drag and drop question types where students drag labels to hotspots on an image – an interactive diagram to test knowledge/understanding as opposed to an interactive diagram to discover information
                                      Cautions
                                      Tips

                                      • Ensure you test the question carefully in question preview 

                                      Help resources




                                      FLO tools: Lesson Quiz Choice Feedback Book Page Glossary

                                      FLO tools cannot be used create hotspots but could be used to deliver/publish interactive media with hotspots to students.

                                      Useful features

                                      • Interactive media could be embedded anywhere within FLO tools wherever the editor is available
                                      Cautions

                                      Help resources





                                      Digital Content Producer iconDigital Content Producer

                                      The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources.

                                      If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.

                                      Engaging content - infographic / diagram

                                      An infographic or diagram is a visual way of representing information through an image, or a combination of image and text. 

                                      As background, you may like to read the article Every picture tells a story... for information about how we process image, what to look for in an image, and more.

                                      These introductions to basics of graphic design may also be useful:

                                      Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                      Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

                                      Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



                                      Snagit icon

                                      Snagit

                                      Snagit is screen capture and basic image editing software that you can use to capture on-screen images and record short videos. It has tools you can use to easily enhance your screen-captured images with visual effects, or highlight important information with Snagit’s mark-up tools. You can also use Snagit to resize and annotate images from other sources. Download on University computers via the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are available (request via Service One). Snagit is available for both Mac and Windows.
                                      Good for

                                      • Simple diagrams and graphics where you want to overlay text and image over content that you have screen captured
                                      • Resizing images (from any source)
                                      Useful features

                                      • Designed for capturing and annotating screenshots 
                                      • Extensive editing ability, which can be used on images from any source 
                                      • Tools, libraries and styles inbuilt to easily add lines/arrows, shapes, stamps, text etc 
                                      • Tools that allow editing of an image: select areas, erase, smart move 
                                      • Tools to annotate, including step tool 
                                      • Crop and resize images, add image effects, capture information
                                      • Easy capture of software menus 

                                      Limitations

                                      • Limited drawing tools for creating diagrams from scratch
                                      • Can apply colour filters but doesn’t have tools to enhance/adjust colour balance 

                                       Tips
                                      • Can open any image file and annotate/edit 
                                      • Panoramic or scrolling capture types allows you to capture items that don’t fit on one screen 

                                      Help resources





                                      PowerPoint icon

                                      PowerPoint

                                      Good for

                                      • Creation of wide range of infographic/diagram content ranging from simple to complex visuals, including timelines, lifecycles, system or process graphics, instructional graphics, and more
                                      Useful features

                                      • Familiar environment
                                      • Extensive drawing tools, shapes, lines, icons, Smart Art libraries 
                                      • Grids, guides, grouping, alignment and item layering and ordering
                                      • Insert and adjust images (crop, colour adjust) 
                                      • Preset designs, object effects and colour themes 
                                      • Extensive control over properties of elements 
                                      Tips

                                      • Use page setup to select most appropriate size and orientation of 'slides' for your diagram (eg portrait, A4) to make the graphic useable in printed and electronic formats 
                                      • Use export function to save all slides or specific slides as image files or PDFs 
                                      • Select an item or group and use right click > save as image (instead of saving whole slide) 
                                      • Group components of a diagram 
                                      Help resources

                                      • Microsoft Office has a large amount of training and help resources and there are many third party help resources, how-to guides, videos, tutorials that can be found by searching the web
                                      • (Note the linked Microsoft page is for windows users. The Mac PowerPoint software is so similar that these resources are still useful to Mac users. Mac help resources are also available)
                                      • Google 'powerpoint infographics how to' for videos, instructions etc





                                      FLO tools: Lesson   Quiz   Active quiz   Choice   Feedback   Book   Page   Glossary

                                      FLO tools cannot be used create diagrams/images but can be used to deliver/publish images to students.

                                      Useful features

                                      • Images can be inserted anywhere within FLO tools wherever the HTML editor is available 
                                      Cautions

                                      • Ensure images have appropriate copyright and are properly attributed 
                                      • When including images in quiz questions, ensure the image filename and ALT tags don’t give away the question answer 
                                      Tips

                                      • Resize image to appropriate pixel dimensions before inserting (use Snagit, or Preview on Mac OS)  
                                      Help resources





                                      Digital Content Producer iconDigital Content Producer

                                      The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources.

                                      If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.

                                      Engaging content - main entry

                                      Engaging content - main entry (this entry)   ||  Support

                                      The following options for sourcing and creating digital content range from most preferred (1) to least preferred (5), based on current resources and support, costs to the University and students, and accessibility.

                                      1. Use University-managed electronic resources
                                      2. Source open educational resources (OERs)
                                      3. Build your own resources
                                      4. Access printed publications, mass media and other copyrighted material
                                      5. Purchase commercial content

                                      Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                      Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

                                      Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital contentProviding constructive feedback in FLO | Running hybrid classes | Using technology in your teaching


                                      If you are interested in 3. Build your own resources, the tool selection matrix identifies tools available at Flinders for content creation and includes useful features, tips and resources.


                                        Training and support

                                        Troubleshooting

                                      Support

                                      For support in creating your own digital resources, contact your eLearning support team

                                      Request support from Librarians to source online materials for your topics

                                      Not applicable

                                        Engaging content - polling

                                        Students provide responses to questions or surveys. Polling can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous or real-time polling in class allows you to display and analyse the results immediately. Asynchronous polling can be used prior to a teaching session where you collect and analyse results to inform delivery of your class.

                                        Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                        Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to polling-related resources are provided below. 

                                        Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content






                                        Active Quiz icon

                                        FLO Active Quiz

                                        Active Quiz is designed for in-class quizzes. The quiz uses questions from the question bank, questions can be timed/not timed, grades are reported back to the Gradebook. You can view student responses in real time to offer in-class discussion about the results. Students can use any device. Group quizzing is supported.

                                        Good for

                                        • Delivery of time-boxed questions (synchronous)
                                        • Multiple poll questions in one session where the availability of each question is controlled by the teacher
                                        • Use in-class to check understanding of materials during presentations to allow for clarification
                                        • Use in-class to explore class views on issues for discussion

                                        Useful features

                                        • Active quiz is a synchronous (real-time) timed quiz
                                        • Multiple choice (MCQ) and True-False questions will generate a dynamic histogram of answers, making them good for polling
                                        • Functions in group mode
                                        Cautions

                                        • In a live classroom setting, be careful what your screen is displaying – questions other than MCQ and T/F will display identified student answers
                                        Tips

                                        • Create a QR code of the Active quiz URL. Insert into your lecture presentation to make it quick and easy for students to access
                                        • Advise students in advance to have a suitable device. Have students log into FLO at the beginning of the class
                                        Help resources





                                        Choice iconFLO Choice

                                        The Choice activity allows you to ask a question and set up radio buttons which learners can click to make a selection from a number of possible responses. They can choose one or more options, and they can update their selection if you allow them. Choices can be useful as a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic, to allow the class to vote on a direction for the course, or to gauge progress.

                                        Good for

                                        • Asynchronous use (eg asking a question pre-class to explore class views on issues for discussion)
                                        • Single in-class question where time-boxing of answer is less important
                                        • Use at beginning of class before presentation commences
                                        • Use at end of class to determine comprehension

                                        Useful features

                                        • Designed as a single question asynchronous (not real time, students working on it individually at own pace/time) polling activity
                                        • Can be used in a live setting (synchronous/real time)
                                        • Can display a histogram of responses
                                        • Results can be exported
                                        • Can be run in group mode
                                        Limitations

                                        • Teacher will need to refresh their screen to display the choice results
                                        • Limited layout and styling control
                                        • Only one question per choice activity
                                        Tips

                                        • Generate a QR code form the choice URL. Add to lecture slide to take students directly to the poll
                                        • Advise students in advance to have a suitable device. Have students log into FLO at the beginning of the class
                                        Help resources

                                         






                                        Feedback iconFLO Feedback

                                        The Feedback activity allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect feedback. Responses can be anonymous. There are a number of question types including MCQ, True/False and free text.
                                        Good for

                                        • Asking multiple questions, including free text
                                        • Asking the class what material they would like further clarification on in tutorial or revision sessions

                                        Useful features

                                        • Can deliver more than one question
                                        • Designed for surveying, responses can be anonymous
                                        • Can be used as a live activity in class
                                        • Results of some question types can be displayed as a histogram
                                        Limitations

                                        • Teacher needs to refresh the results page to see incoming responses
                                        • Limited layout and styling control
                                        Tips

                                        • Create a QR code from the feedback activity's URL. Place the QR code into a lecture slide to make it efficient for students to get to the activity on a mobile device
                                        • Advise students in advance to have a suitable device. Have students log into FLO at the beginning of the class
                                        Help resources

                                        Engaging content - tool selection matrix

                                        This matrix show Flinders University supported tools that are available to create content of different types.

                                        Tool selection matrix (this entry)

                                        Tool selection matrix       Hover over table cells for information, click for details.     Can be used to create content          Can be used to display content


                                        Branching Animation Infographic / Diagram (static) Hotspots Video Audio Embedded quizzing Polling Game Activity
                                        Definition Students take different pathways through learning content based on choices they make or their performance. May be interactive scenarios or differentiated content Moving images that contain graphic elements but not live action, may be animated models or diagrams, characters A visual way of representing information through image, or a combination of image and text Interactive elements embedded within the content that students hover or click on to trigger an action (eg revealing more information, visit web links) Visual footage, with or without audio, including live action, talking heads, screen recordings etc Recorded sound and/or dialogue (eg sound clips, podcasts) Questions / knowledge check activities embedded within learning content, rather than as a standalone activity Students can provide real-time responses to questions or surveys, and you can see, display and analyse the results immediately Gamification is the use of game play thinking and mechanics to solve problems and engage students

                                        Camtasia










                                        Snagit








                                        Kaltura








                                        Kaltura Desktop Recorder








                                        PowerPoint
                                         


                                        Recording Studio








                                        FLO Lesson


                                        FLO Quiz


                                        FLO Active Quiz



                                        FLO Choice





                                        FLO Feedback





                                        FLO Book



                                        FLO Page



                                        FLO Glossary





                                        Digital Content Producer


                                        Engaging content - video

                                        Video refers to visual footage, with/without audio, including live action, talking heads, screen recordings etc.

                                        Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                        Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

                                        Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



                                        Camtasia icon

                                        Camtasia

                                        Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio and webcam input. If you capture video footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are available (request via Service One). Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.

                                        • Training is available for creating educational videos in Camtasia.
                                        • The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video provides basic instructions on how to use Camtasia       
                                        Good for

                                        • Videos where you want to blend multiple multimedia elements like live footage, narration/audio, static slides or graphics and annotations, and in cases where you need to be able to do quite a bit of editing work on the video and/or audio you've recorded
                                        • Particularly effective for recording your screen and/or webcam and microphone to produce narrated lecture slideshows or 'talking head' video content, or instructional videos with screen recordings where you can demonstrate on screen (eg how to use your FLO site or other online resources/systems)
                                        • An ideal editing tool for live footage you have captured on other devices, such as on a mobile phone or handheld camera, or via the Multimedia Recording Suite. Film lab demonstrations, fieldwork, interviews etc, and edit and enhance these using Camtasia to produce a finished product that can include interspersed images, slides, annotations etc
                                        • Creating video with added interactive elements (hotspots, quizzing)
                                        Useful features

                                        • Multitrack recording enables synchronous capture of webcam, microphone, screen and system audio 
                                        • Mouse actions are recorded in video and can have effects added  
                                        • Can import and edit video from other sources 
                                        • Export as MP4 for uploading into Kaltura 
                                        • Comprehensive editing possible
                                        • Simple to add annotations, transitions, behaviours (zooming, highlighting), animations, cursor effects etc in post-production 
                                        • Powerpoint Add-in (Windows users only) makes it very easy to record a PowerPoint presentation along with webcam and microphone 
                                        Limitations

                                        • Editing can become time consuming 
                                        Cautions

                                        • If table of contents, quizzing or interactive hotspots are included, the project must be exported as Web Page or SCORM (for Gradebook integration). It cannot be hosted in Kaltura. Different process to publish in FLO compared to standard video 
                                        • You must manage the file assets you use within the video (e.g. raw recordings, narration audio files, graphics etc) very carefully. When you're editing a video project (called a .camproj file), Camtasia doesn't store the assets you add into the video editing file within the program; it links to where they are saved on your computer. Therefore, if you move those files, the link will break and these items will be 'not found' in the .camproj file. You will need to then redirect the program to find the files in their new location. Moving/deleting assets after you've published the final product will not affect the final exported version of the video, but be mindful that should you need to edit or update the video in future, you will need to access the .camproj file again and will need to  make sure those assets exist and can be located by Camtasia for use in the video
                                        Tips

                                        • Keep video simple with minimal simple transitions, and limit effects to those which add value 
                                        • When recording a PowerPoint presentation, make use of the slideshow pen and/or laser pointer to draw on or highlight content on your slides as you present. This will be captured in the video
                                        • Use the PowerPoint teaching template so that the appropriate copyright notice is automatically included in your video.
                                        • Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard drive of the computer. Working with your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes. Once complete, store them on OneDrive or S: drive (your U: drive generally wont have enough space for these large files)
                                        Help resources





                                        Snagit iconSnagit

                                        Snagit is screen capture and basic image editing software that you can use to capture on-screen images and record short videos. It has tools you can use to easily enhance your screen-captured images with visual effects, or highlight important information with Snagit’s mark-up tools. You can also use Snagit to resize and annotate images from other sources. Download on University computers via the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are available (request via Service One). Snagit is available for both Mac and Windows.
                                        Good for
                                        • Quick 'one take and done' videos that don't require editing, such as basic screen recordings plus narration, or 'talking head' webcam videos 
                                        Useful features

                                        • Quick and easy to record short screen capture video 
                                        • Record whole screen or selected area
                                        • Toggle between webcam and screen whilst recording 
                                        • Video is saved directly to MP4 format, no publishing from project format to video file required
                                        Limitations

                                        • Limited editing of video within Snagit – you are only able to trim ends and cut sections out, you can move segments of video around on the timeline 
                                        • You cannot add transitions, graphics or annotations to the video
                                        • Single track recording only – you cannot separate the audio/video inputs to edit them independently 
                                        Tips

                                        • Best suited to short videos 
                                        • More extensive editing of video footage taken in Snagit can be achieved by importing to Camtasia (but Camtasia has its own native screen recording and webcam recording functionality, which is generally more efficient to use if you intend to edit more extensively) 
                                        • Use for a quick informal weekly wrap-up or quick explainer
                                        Help resources

                                         





                                        Kaltura iconMy Media (Kaltura)

                                        Kaltura is the University's streaming video platform and is integrated with FLO. Kaltura has a number of components – video storage and permissions management (My Media), publishing and embedding of media into FLO sites (Media Vault), engagement/viewing analytics, and a screen and webcam recording app (Desktop Recorder).
                                        Good for

                                        • Hosting and playback of all video learning content in your topic, regardless of which recording and editing tools you used to create the video. Using the Kaltura Media Vault to host your audio and video content gives you access to useful analytics on how students engage with these resources 
                                        Useful features

                                        • Centralised University-supported video platform 
                                        • Basic editing of uploaded video (trim ends, cutout sections) 
                                        • Streams video at appropriate quality for viewer's bandwidth 
                                        • Request auto-captioning (machine) of your videos, edit and download the generated transcripts 
                                        • Publish same video in multiple sites without duplication
                                        • Integrated with FLO, easy to embed anywhere in FLO where there is an HTML editor
                                        • Optional student download of videos
                                        • Can allow other staff to view, edit or publish videos to other FLO sites (with your permission)
                                        • Viewer selected playback options: closed captions, full-screen playback, quality and playback speed
                                        • Viewing and engagement (drop off) analytics available 
                                        • Editing of uploaded videos: trim ends, cut sections, fade transitions 
                                        • Enhance video with thumbnails, add chapter markers and upload slides to create interactive viewing experience 
                                        • Store and embed/stream 360 video 
                                        Limitations

                                        • Currently not configured to allow students to download full transcript
                                        • Only for hosting university owned or licensed videos, not for video from YouTube or DVDs etc.
                                        Cautions

                                        • Videos need to be published to the topic Media Vault to allow viewing and engagement analytics on a per topic availability basis 
                                        • When a video is published to/embedded in multiple sites, care needs to be taken with editing/replacing/deleting 
                                        Tips

                                        • Download the full transcript and provide as a PDF 
                                        Help resources





                                        Kaltura iconKaltura Desktop Recorder

                                        Kaltura Desktop Recorder (a component of the Kaltura platform) is a free tool you can use to make simple videos and upload directly to your My Media repository in FLO. You can use it to capture screen recordings, webcam and audio. When making screen recordings, you can also add annotations like drawing and highlighting to the slides, webpages or applications on screen as you record. It also has a whiteboard mode where you can record yourself drawing basic diagrams and graphics.
                                        Good for
                                        • Quick and easy recording of simple video content that uploads straight to FLO – no 'middle man' editing tools or complicated upload process
                                        Useful features

                                        • Easy to record webcam, microphone and desktop 
                                        • During playback user can choose side-by-side views of desktop and webcam or picture-in-picture (with either desktop or webcam as main) 
                                        • Basic editing capabilities 
                                        • In-built tools allow you to annotate (add drawing, highlights etc) the content on screen as you record 
                                        • Includes a white board tool – a blank white 'canvas' that you can draw on electronically to create basic graphics and diagrams as you record 
                                        • Can insert chapter markers, thumbnails, upload slides 
                                        • Uploads directly to Kaltura (My Media) – see Kaltura entry for advantages 
                                        Limitations

                                        • Only suitable for content that you want to upload straight into FLO that doesn't need significant editing. You can't download or export the raw recordings you create in the Kaltura Desktop Recorder for editing or use elsewhere; the content is embedded within the FLO ecosystem only
                                        • Only basic editing of video. Fade transitions only 
                                        Tips

                                        • If you intend to use the whiteboard or annotation tools, plan carefully. Annotations stay on-screen until you bin them
                                        • If recording a PowerPoint presentation, consider using the PowerPoint slideshow pen and/or laser pointer while presenting – these will be recorded as you go 
                                        Help resources






                                        PowerPoint iconPowerPoint

                                        Good for

                                        • A quick and easy option to create videos of a lecture or presentation; you can add narration to the slides and export the file as a video
                                        • Creating very simple screen recordings (eg to demonstrate how to use something in your FLO topic, or in a website, database or other piece of software). You can make the screen recording, trim the start and ends if needed, and display it within a slide or export the screen recording itself as a separate .mp4 file
                                        Useful features

                                        • Familiar interface 
                                        • Can embed video within a slide and create triggers to start playing 
                                        • Can embed/record narration audio per slide 
                                        • Can create screen recordings and embed within slide or export as .mp4
                                        • Exporting presentation as video allows upload to Kaltura (My Media) and hence:
                                          • Streaming
                                          • Easy embedding in FLO
                                          • Request captions
                                          • Viewing analytics

                                        Limitations

                                        • A PowerPoint with embedded video and/or audio is a very large file 
                                        • For screen recordings, editing is limited to being able to trim the start and end of the recording only
                                        Cautions

                                        • A PowerPoint file with embedded narration will be very large
                                        • Students can only play the audio within Microsoft PowerPoint software. Must be provided as .pptx or .ppsx files. Users must download and open
                                        • Mobile devices require Microsoft PowerPoint app 
                                        Tips

                                        • Export as video and upload to Kaltura (My Media)
                                        • Download the PowerPoint teaching template so that the appropriate copyright notice is automatically included in your slides
                                        Help resources





                                        Recording Studio iconRecording studios and pods

                                        The University has 2 recording studios and 4 recording pods:

                                        • Sturt South - room S418
                                        • Central Library - room 109 (4 separate pods)
                                        • Social Science South - room 374
                                        These rooms are available to all staff on a self-service basis. All rooms have the ability to do video and audio recording. The studio at Sturt also has green screen technology, which replaces the green wall behind you with a backdrop of your choice (PowerPoint presentation, images, video, websites (live) or even Skype or WebEx calls).
                                        No specialist skills are required to use these rooms, making high-quality professional-looking video accessible to everyone. If you need to edit the video you create in the studio, Camtasia is the recommended tool.
                                        Good for

                                        • Professional-looking video where presenter is standing in front of their presentation
                                        Useful features

                                        • Purpose-built rooms 
                                        • Good lighting 
                                        • Good acoustics and sound proofing
                                        • Good audio microphones
                                        • Green screen technology (Sturt only) – system replaces green screen with your presentation materials as it records
                                        • Several preset modes and advanced options 
                                        • Self-service and simple to use 
                                        • Finalised video recorded to USB device 
                                        Limitations

                                        • The rooms do not have teleprompter capabilities
                                        • The duration of video you can record will depend on the space available on your USB drive. A 4GB USB will allow about 40 minutes of video recording
                                        Tips

                                        • Upload recorded video to Kaltura (My Media) and trim ends as required 
                                        • Import your video footage into Camtasia for editing if required 
                                        • You will need a USB drive for your recording. Make sure there is plenty of space on the drive (see 'Limitations')
                                        • Ideally you want to create short, easily digestible videos for your student. If you are doing a long recording session to record multiple videos for your students, stop the recording and start a new one for each segment. Any editing you need to do will be easier to work on small files
                                        • At the end of your video, you will be recorded going to the control panel to stop the recording. You will need to trim your video to remove this. Take an exaggerated pause after you complete your presentation before stopping the video – this will make trimming the video easier
                                        Help resources



                                        FLO tools

                                        Lesson Quiz Active Quiz Choice Feedback Book Page Glossary

                                        FLO tools cannot create videos, but can be used to deliver/publish video to students. 

                                        Useful features

                                        • Video can be embedded in FLO tools wherever there is an HTML editor
                                        Limitations

                                        • Avoid embedding too many videos in any single page or activity as it will slow down that page loading time. (Note: in FLO's grid format, the contents of all modules is considered as one page.)
                                        Cautions

                                        • Video in quiz questions – when uploading video to Kaltura (My Media) a video title is required. When embedded into questions, viewers can see the video title. Ensure the video title does not give away the question answer 
                                        Tips

                                        • Upload your video files to Kaltura (My Media) and embed into your FLO tools 
                                        • Video uploaded into Kaltura can have captions and usage analytics 
                                        • Consider providing a text  transcript
                                        Help resources

                                         


                                        Digital Content Producer iconDigital Content Producer

                                        The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources.

                                        If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.

                                        External tool - main entry

                                        The external tool activity enables students to interact with learning resources and activities on other web sites using LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability).

                                        1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  ||  Support 
                                        external tool iconExternal tool activities differ from URL resources in a few ways.

                                        • External tools are context aware (ie they have access to information about the user who launched the tool, such as institution, topic and name).
                                        • External tools support reading, updating, and deleting grades associated with the activity instance.
                                        • External tool configurations create a trust relationship between your site and the tool provider, allowing secure communication between them.

                                         


                                        1. Plan

                                        Decide what external tool you want to use from the University-wide pre-approved list:

                                        To create an external tool not listed above, please contact your eLearning support team before you sign up for a product. External tool requests are not automatically added. Requests are reviewed and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

                                         


                                        2. Build

                                        You have planned what external tool to use, now follow these steps to set it up in your topic.

                                          1. Turn editing on using the green button which is available on the topic homepage (top left of screen) 
                                            Turn editing on button

                                          2. Go to the module where you would like the external tool to appear

                                          3. Click the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of the module
                                            Add an activity or resource link

                                          4. Select External tool from the Activities tab
                                            External tool

                                          5. Give the tool a name in the Activity name section

                                          6. Select the tool required  from the Preconfigured tool list
                                            Select preconfigured tool

                                            Timeline block: Using the 'Expect completed on' date in the Activity completion setting will show a date to students in the Timeline block.

                                          7. If using Feedback Fruits, you will also need to select that activity using the Select Content button.

                                          8. Click Save and display

                                           


                                          3. Test

                                          Check the recently added external tool to make sure it is working as expected.

                                           


                                          Training and support

                                          Troubleshooting

                                          Support

                                          Please contact your eLearning support team

                                          You may have one of the following issues:

                                          External tool - Readings

                                          This entry relates to the list of External tools

                                          Readings iconThe Readings tool allows you to assemble materials of all types – physical books, ebooks, online or digitised book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, newspaper articles, websites, and more – in a structured, comprehensive resource list. 

                                          Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                          Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to readings-related resources are provided below. 

                                          Considerations associated with compiling a reading list | Considerations associated with selecting a textbook




                                          1. How does Readings work?

                                          You can put any number of resource types into your readings list including (but not limited to):

                                          • books and book chapters
                                          • streaming videos
                                          • government reports
                                          • blogs
                                          • websites
                                          • lecture slides
                                          • an image from the Online Collections Catalogue (Flinders University Museum of Art)



                                          2. Where can I find it?

                                          Readings is added to every topic. If it has been removed from your topic, please contact your eLearning support team.
                                          Readings logo



                                          3. What can I do in Readings?

                                          • Build your readings list from:
                                            • the Library collection
                                            • online browsing
                                            • databases
                                            • your own personal collection
                                          • Manage and update all your readings lists in one place, throughout the teaching period
                                          • Structure reading lists to your own teaching practices
                                          • Monitor student engagement through system analytics – view reports to see what citations students are looking at, see full-text access views, and when students are accessing resources

                                          The Library will:

                                          • appropriately source licensed resources and manage copyright compliance
                                          • automatically add resources from Flinders' licensed subscriptions
                                          • maintain links and access


                                          Support

                                          • View the Readings Workshop FLO site for written instructions
                                          • Contact the Learning Access Team via the Readings query in Service One (Education Services).

                                          Designing a banner for your FLO site

                                          Whether you are starting from scratch or working with an existing site, using a banner transforms your site and makes it instantly recognisable.

                                          1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Review  || Support

                                          A banner is designed to give a face to your site and make it recognisable to your students. The banner is visible on top of the site, as well as on the topic 'card' on the My FLO page.



                                          Image specifications

                                          The same image file is used for both the topic site banner and the topic card viewed on My FLO, with each displaying different elements of the picture. It should also be noted that these two regions can vary slightly depending on window size, device and whether the navigation menu is open.

                                          Most landscape orientation photos will be roughly 4x3 aspect ratio (width x height). If a full image like this is uploaded, the central area is displayed as in the example below.

                                          A yellow border shows the part that will be seen in My FLO. A blue border shows the part that will be seen in the topic.


                                          To ensure a high quality banner, images should be optimised and cropped to 1920 x 850 pixels (px), the recommended dimensions. The example below shows the image which would be uploaded to FLO.

                                          A breakwater is on the right of the image. The sun is setting behind the breakwater, and reflecting off the water.


                                          On My FLO, this banner image would appear like this in topic cards:

                                          Two topics in My FLO. The first topic has the default banner. The second topic has the picture of the sunset.


                                          Within the topic, this banner image would appear like this:

                                          The top of a FLO site, including the banner. It is cropped, matching the blue borders in the first image.


                                          The FLO topic name and navigation breadcrumbs sit over the left side of the banner. Depending on the image content, it may be useful to flip the image horizontally. In this example, the image has been flipped and the darker less interesting region has the topic title overtop.

                                          The banner has been flipped so the breakwater (and the shadow cast by the setting sun) is on the left side of the image.



                                          What if the area of interest in the image is not central?

                                          If the area of interest is not central in the image, it may still be a suitable image for a banner, as long as it can be cropped to 1920 x 850 px region centred around the area of interest.

                                          Examples:

                                          A picture of a coastline, taken from above. The bottom half of the image is greyed out, indicating that it will be removed.

                                          The cropped version of the previous picture.

                                          A picture of the Hub and the path heading south (to Anchor Court). The left and bottom side of the image is greyed out.

                                          The cropped version of the previous image.


                                          For staff who wish to prepare their own banner image, Snagit is a University-supplied program which can do everyday image editing. Snagit is available through the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are also available (request via Service One)

                                          Banners for teaching sites will be uploaded by college eLearning teams. Send your image via a Service One request. You can either send them a cropped, optimised image or a candidate image that they can prepare for you.

                                          If you wish to see how your banner looks, try uploading it to your sandpit.

                                          Note: Images must be royalty/copyright free.

                                          Suggested sources of free images

                                          1. Pexels
                                          2. Unsplash
                                          3. Pixabay

                                          Engaging content - audio

                                          The tools below record sound and/or dialogue (eg sound clips, podcasts).

                                          Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                          Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below. 

                                          Design principles for creating engaging digital contentSourcing and creating digital content



                                          Camtasia iconCamtasia

                                          Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio, and your webcam input. If you capture video footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home use licences are available (request via Service One). Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.

                                          • Training is available for making educational videos in Camtasia. Refer to iEnrol for scheduled and upcoming sessions
                                          • The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video will give basic instructions on how to use Camtasia 
                                          Good for

                                          • Ideal for recording and editing voiceover narration to accompany videos for flipped lecture videos, demonstrations, presentations, explainer videos
                                          • Recording audio only – to give simple topic or assignment instructions, feedback, announcements etc a more personalised feel, or even create longer recordings to deliver topic material in a podcast-style format
                                          • Working with audio/narration that needs a 'more than basic' level of editing; Camtasia has a good tool set for chopping, splicing, moving segments of audio and useful tools for adjusting levels and sound quality
                                          • Adding audio recorded or sourced elsewhere (eg voiceover narration, sound effects or backing music) to a video

                                          Useful features

                                          • Can record audio synchronously with screen recording or record narration during project editing
                                          • Multi-track recording ability keeps narration on a separate track to facilitate editing and alignment with video
                                          • Can extract audio from a video track to a separate track to edit independently of the video 
                                          • Can export video as audio only 
                                          • Zoom into timeline to view audio waveforms to finely edit 
                                          • Easy-to-apply library of audio effects including noise removal, volume levelling, fade in/out, pitch adjustment 
                                          Limitations

                                          • Usually not sophisticated enough to use for producing rich, layered audio and music recordings

                                          Tips
                                          • Upload to Kaltura (My Media) and request captions. Download transcript and provide for accessibility
                                          • Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard drive of the computer. Working with your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes. Once complete, store files on OneDrive or S: drive (your U: drive generally wont have enough space for these large files)
                                          Help resources






                                          Snagit iconSnagit

                                          Snagit is screen capture and basic image editing software that you can use to capture on-screen images and record short videos. It has tools you can use to easily enhance your screen-captured images with visual effects, or highlight important information with Snagit’s mark-up tools. You can also use Snagit to resize and annotate images from other sources. Download on University computers via the IDS Support Portal. Home-use licences are available (request via Service One). Available for both Mac and Windows.
                                          Good for

                                          • Recording narration/voiceover as part of a quick screen capture video or 'talking head' presentation to webcam
                                          • Short 'one-take' style recordings, as there is only basic video editing functionality

                                          Useful features

                                          • Quick and easy to capture webcam and microphone
                                          Limitations

                                          • Audio will be part of the video. To create an audio-only file (MP3) additional software would need to be used 
                                          • No function to edit the audio track separately from the video
                                          • No ability to rearrange segments of the audio on the track timeline; it will be a single, linear track. You can cut bits out at the start/end and in the middle, but cannot rearrange
                                          Cautions

                                          • Be aware of the 'Record system audio' feature. If this is on, the recording will capture any sound played on your device, including notification sounds, sound effects etc, as well as the input from your mic. Usually it's wise to turn it off
                                          • Snagit software has two components: the recording tool (blue icon) and the editing interface (red icon). You can still start a capture from the editing interface, but you can't edit in the recording tool 
                                          Tips

                                          • Import into Camtasia and export as 'audio only'
                                          • Upload to Kaltura (My Media) and request captions. Download transcript and provide for accessibility 
                                          Help resources

                                           





                                          Kaltura iconKaltura

                                          Kaltura is the University's streaming video platform and is integrated with FLO. Kaltura has a number of components – video storage and permissions management (My Media), publishing and embedding of media into FLO sites (Media Vault), engagement/viewing analytics, and a screen and webcam recording app (Desktop Recorder). 
                                          Good for

                                          • Hosting and playback of all audio- and video-based learning content in your topic, regardless of which recording and editing tools you used to create the audio
                                          • Using the Kaltura Media Vault to host your audio and video content gives you access to useful analytics on how students engage with these resources

                                          Useful features

                                          • Centralised University-supported system 
                                          • Request auto-captioning (machine) of your videos, edit and download the generated transcripts 
                                          • Closed captions available in player; button allows viewer choice 
                                          • Publish same audio in multiple sites without duplication 
                                          • Easy to embed anywhere in FLO (built-in button on FLO editor) 
                                          • Students can choose playback speed 
                                          • Viewing and engagement (drop off) analytics available 
                                          • Editing of uploaded audio: trim ends, cut sections, fade transitions 
                                          • Enhance audio with thumbnails, add chapter markers and upload slides to create interactive listening/viewing experience 
                                          Limitations

                                          • Same player is used for audio and video. Player will show black rectangle
                                          • You cannot download and use the audio outside of FLO. When you record, the file lives in Kaltura, and is directly uploaded to FLO
                                          Help resources





                                           Kaltura Desktop Recorder iconKaltura Desktop Recorder

                                          Kaltura Desktop Recorder (a component of the Kaltura platform) is a free tool you can use to make simple videos and upload them directly to your My Media repository in FLO. You can use it to capture screen recordings, webcam and audio. When making screen recordings, you can also add annotations (eg drawing and highlighting) to the slides, webpages or applications on screen as you record. It also has a whiteboard mode where you can record yourself drawing basic diagrams and graphics.
                                          Good for
                                          • Recording audio-only content that you want to upload straight to FLO (eg a short audio announcement to put in a topic as an alternative to using text; a short audio-only lecture segment or 'explainer')
                                          • Recording narration/voiceover as part of a quick screen capture video or 'talking head' presentation to webcam
                                          • Short, 'one-take' style recordings, as there is only basic editing functionality

                                          Useful features

                                          • Easy direct recording of microphone only 
                                          • Uploads directly to Kaltura (My Media) – see Kaltura My Media entry for advantages
                                          Limitations

                                          • Basic editing only 
                                          Help resources





                                          PowerPoint iconPowerPoint


                                          Good for

                                          • Adding narration/voiceover to a slide deck to create a narrated slideshow or video
                                          • Ideal for flipped learning lectures

                                          Useful features

                                          • Can embed audio within slides; play controls are automatically added or use triggers to start play
                                          • Can record audio directly into slide; record one slide at a time

                                          Limitations

                                          • No editing of audio

                                          Cautions

                                          • A PowerPoint file with embedded narration will be very large
                                          • Students can only play the audio within Microsoft PowerPoint software 
                                          • Must be provided as .pptx or .ppsx files. Users must download and open
                                          • Mobile devices require Microsoft PowerPoint app
                                          • Not a suitable tool for audio only

                                          Tips

                                          • Export as video and upload to Kaltura (My Media)

                                          Help resources





                                          Recording Studio iconRecording Studio

                                          The Multimedia Recording Studio is located at Sturt Campus and is available to all staff on a self-service basis. In it you can create video and audio recordings with the added feature of 'green screen' technology, which replaces the green wall behind you with a backdrop of your choice (PowerPoint presentation, images, video, websites (live) or even Skype or WebEx calls). No specialist skills are required to use the room, making high-quality professional-looking videos accessible to everyone. If you need to edit the video you create in the studio, Camtasia is the recommended tool.

                                          Good for

                                          • Recording the voiceover elements of a video or presentation
                                          • Creating multi-presenter content (like interviews) as there are multiple microphones available
                                          Useful features

                                          • Room has good acoustics and soundproofing
                                          • Lapel microphones available 

                                          Tips

                                          • Record using the room setup, import your video footage into Camtasia, edit and export as audio only
                                          • Record into your own device taking advantage of room acoustics and soundproofing
                                          • Upload audio file to Kaltura (My Media) and make use of auto-captioning and usage analytics

                                          Help resources

                                           





                                          FLO tools: Lesson Quiz Active Quiz Choice Feedback Book Page Glossary

                                          Useful features

                                          • Able to record short snips of audio directly into FLO tools wherever there is an HTML editor*
                                          • Audio files can be embedded in FLO tools wherever there is an HTML editor. For audio stored in Kaltura, use the same process as for embedding a video
                                          *Note: two exceptions are assignment feedback and answering an essay question in a quiz/lesson
                                          Limitations

                                          • No editing of directly recorded audio

                                          Cautions

                                          •  Depending on use case, it may not be appropriate to include audio in Active Quiz (eg in a live class usage)
                                          • Audio files uploaded to Kaltura will have a title. When embedded in FLO, the media title shows. If used in a quiz be careful that the title does not give away the question answer.

                                          Tips

                                          • Upload your audio files to Kaltura (My Media) and embed into your lesson pages
                                          • Audio uploaded into Kaltura can have captions and usage analytics
                                          • For accessibility, consider providing text alternative to audio recorded directly into FLO.

                                          Help resources

                                           





                                          Digital Content Producer

                                          The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of complex digital learning resources. 
                                          If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching. 

                                          Feedback - main entry

                                          Whether you are starting from scratch or working with a feedback activity already created, using the feedback activity in a topic ideally consists of 5 stages, in a looped process."]

                                          1. Plan  |  2. Build  |  3. Test  |  4. Administer  |  5. Review  ||  Support 

                                          Good practice guides and tip sheets

                                          Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to assignment-related resources are provided below. 

                                          Communication, interaction and collaboration tools in FLO | Facilitating Student-Teacher interaction in FLO | Designing holistic rubrics | Constructive alignment in FLO

                                          Feedback icon A feedback/survey/poll activity is an asynchronous way to measure how students are engaging with your topic materials. It might be useful to do this early on in the topic to check progress and identify any issues, which may allow you to make changes/adaptations that better meet student needs. A feedback activity mid-topic could help you determine how to scaffold activities that lead to topic completion and achievement of the learning outcomes. 


                                          1. Plan

                                          The feedback tool enables a teacher to create a custom survey for collecting feedback from participants using a variety of question types including multiple-choice, yes/no or text input. Feedback responses may be anonymous if desired, and results may be shown to all participants or restricted to teachers only.

                                          Feedback activities may be used to:

                                          • provide formative feedback about student learning (for example the Touchpoint survey)
                                          • evaluate a topic, helping improve the content for later participants
                                          • enable participants to sign up for events, etc.

                                          Example: Touchpoint survey

                                          This short survey is designed as a ‘snapshot’ to provide formative feedback about student learning. You can use it once or more in your topic to see how students are going with their learning.

                                          You can request the Touchpoint survey  from your eLearning support team and change the questions to suit your needs.


                                          2. Build

                                          You have planned your feedback. Now you are ready to set up your feedback. Below are instructions for creating a feedback activity and adding questions. Alternatively, you could ask your eLearning support team to add the Touchpoint survey to your topic, and alter the questions if you need to.


                                          Create a feedback activity
                                          1. Turn editing on using the green button – this button is available top left of screen on the topic homepage
                                            Turn editing on button

                                          2. Go to the module where you would like the Feedback activity to appear

                                          3. Click the Add an activity or resource link at the bottom of the module
                                            Add an activity or resource link

                                          4. Select Feedback from Activities tab
                                            Feedback activity option

                                          5. Give the feedback a Name and Description(optional)
                                            Feedback activity add name

                                          6. Open the Availability section and set an opening and closing date
                                            There are two settings under availability - 'Allow answers from' and 'Allows answers to'

                                            Timeline block: The 'Allow answers from' date will show to students in the Timeline block.

                                          7. Under Question and submission settings, set the Record user names option to either Anonymous or User's name will be logged and shown with answers
                                            Feedback activity record user names

                                          8. Under After submission, set the Show analysis page to Yes if you want students to see a summary of responses, otherwise leave as No
                                            Feedback activity show analysis page

                                          9. Click Save and display
                                            Save and display button


                                          Add questions to a feedback activity

                                          1. In the feedback activity, click Edit questions
                                            Edit questions tab

                                          2. Using the Select menu, choose the type of question to add
                                            Add question


                                            The types of questions are as follows:

                                            • Longer text answer
                                            • Multiple choice
                                            • Multiple choice (rated)
                                            • Numeric answer
                                            • Short text answer


                                            You can also add information and structural elements such as

                                            • Page break
                                            • Captcha
                                            • Label
                                            • Information
                                          3. Complete the required information and click Save question button


                                          3. Test

                                          Once you have set up the activity, ask your local eLearning support team to check it for you (especially if this is the first time you have set up this activity).


                                          4. Administer

                                          These instructions include the use of the Touchpoint survey.

                                          View the results of a feedback activity

                                          1. Click the feedback tool from the topic page 
                                            Feedback activity Touchpoint icon 

                                          2. To view an analysis of submitted responses, select the Analysis tab 
                                            Analysis tab 

                                            By default, the responses from all participants will display in this view.  

                                            To view only the results submitted by members of a specific group, select that group from the drop-down menu. The option to view groups is only available if groups have been enabled in the administration settings of the activity (feedback administration>edit settings>common module settings) 

                                          3. To view responses on the individual level, select the Show responses tab 
                                            Show responses tab 
                                            If the survey is not anonymous, it is possible to view the set of responses submitted by each respondent. Filter by group or by first or last initial, then click on the date beside the respondent's name 
                                            view responses 
                                            Anonymous surveys responses can also be viewed at the individual level. Anonymity is maintained by the removal of the student's name, which is replaced by a response number.  
                                            show anonymous responses 
                                             
                                          4. To export responses, select the required format and click Download
                                            Export to Excel button


                                          5. Review

                                          How did your feedback activity go? Would you set up the activity differently next time around? If you used the Touchpoint survey, did you make changes to your topic during the teaching/learning process? If yes, were the changes successful? Talk to your colleagues and/or your local eLearning support team to get ideas for improvement. 


                                            Training and support

                                            Troubleshooting

                                          Training / Support

                                          Contact your college eLearning support team

                                          • If notifications of submissions are enabled, they will also be sent to staff who have lost access to the topic. View bug report