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Sakai 08 presentation

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  • 1. Creating Sharable Sakai Screencasts for Your Institution Amy Neymeyr, Carol Rhodes Indiana UniversityUniversity Information Technology Services

2. Screencasts, Oncourse CL and IU

  • How do screencasts fit into our online support offerings?

3. How We Distribute Screencasts 1 2 4. How Users Find Screencasts 2007 2008 5. Screencasts: The Good 6. Screencasts: The Bad Branding Size 7. New Directions: What We Needed to Do

  • Screencast Requirements:
    • Sharable with [editable by] Sakai Partners
      • What Technologies?
        • What is accessible by many?
        • What will allow us to update easily?
    • Generic Sakai content only
    • Able to be played on portable devices
    • Exchangeable audio and other assets
    • Accessible

8. How We Responded

  • Experimentation withPowerPoint Using Sakai-only Content
    • http://www.indiana.edu/~edclass/Sakai08/WeightedCategory_PercentCSR.ppt
    • http://www.indiana.edu/~edclass/Sakai08/Regular_PowerPoint_Messages_Tool_POC.ppt
    • http://www.indiana.edu/~edclass/Sakai08/csrMergeSiteContent_1_.ppt
    • Pros:
      • Most have PowerPoint
      • Screen snaps in grayscale can reflect most Sakai environments
      • Master pages enable swappable content
      • Imported audio is exchangeable
      • Accessible
      • Wondershare or other conversion software converts to MP4
    • Cons:
      • Timeline is difficult to manage
      • No savings in development time compared to Captivate

9. How We Responded

  • Experimentation withCaptivate Using Sakai-only Content
    • http://www.indiana.edu/~ittrain/oncourse/feature_demos/qs_gdbook_change_grade_type.htm
    • Demonstration of customizing skins
    • Pros:
      • More focused, Sakai-only content mostly reflects various Sakai environments
      • Library objects enable swappable content
      • Imported audio is also exchangeable
      • ByteScout SWF to Videoconversion software converts to mp4
    • Cons:
      • Captivate does not record in Grayscale
      • Editing requires investment in Captivate
      • SWFs are not accessible, necessitating scripts. Example:http://www.indiana.edu/~edclass/Sakai08/gdbook_change_grade_type.doc

10. Your Turn

  • What do our Sakai partners need?
  • Your input
  • Questions?