Archive for September, 2012
2012/09/28 Leave a comment
- To set up the maybe most common language classroom activity – everybody listening or talking to everbody else (whether student or teacher) –
try this with the Sanako Study 1200 – plus have no student fade off because of “incomprehensible input” caused by bad classroom acoustics and self-conscious learners mumbling –:
Activity pane: discussion, start –> students can talk with each other
Button:talk –> teacher can talk to students
Student icon / popup-menu: teacher can hear students – not only the one from the student icon, but anybody in discussion.
…comes now at least with “China price”. e-learning is not about digitizing, but in tape, you can get entangled. : –)
- Symptom: Headsets work (test feedback by putting microphone near headset speakers), but audio files from internet do not play with sound.
- Cause: having to support 2 different kinds of headsets (USB with built-in soundcard versus traditional analog) in one PC software image.
- The workaround
- for temp staff is to start / run / sndvol32.exe and up the low volume sliders here:
- for permanent staff is to unfreeze any computers that have been missed previously and put this script into the all users startup folder now:
- The solution: standardize on USB headsets when you get a chance.
Categories: audience-is-language-learning-center-staff, audience-is-language-learning-center-temp-staff, e-infrastructure, Institution-is-University-of-North-Carolina-Charlotte, Listening-Stations, service-is-it-managing, service-is-testing-troubleshooting-debugging, small-group-work-spaces audio, FAQs
2012/09/25 Leave a comment
- To keep things simple (and, at least in our work environment, free) during smaller Animated GIF projects (larger projects may warrant use of ImageMagick, scriptable image editor), you can use
- MS-OneNote screen clipping (configured right, it seems the fastest way to collect source material)
- Update: I recommend now screenshotcaptor instead, if you do screenshot projects more than occasionally. MS-Paint (or pretty much any image editor) to mark up your images
- IrfanView to batch convert to GIF:
- UnFreez to easily create animated GIFs in differing speeds: , which can be automated.