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How to test Voice boards (Blackboard Collaborate, formerly Wimba voice) for Vista Higher Learning (Supersite3) Textbooks

  1. First I create a voice board,
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    4. and add an audio contribution so that students can respond:
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    6. Fail:
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    10. More fail
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    13. The help offered is of no use: “If the Applet displayed the message “Audio Unavailable”, click here. “  This is neither the error message, nor does the help address Java (but rather audio hardware config) issues
    14. But if you refresh (F5 suffices) the window with the Setup Wizard, it starts working?
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    16. Even the audio recorder:
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    18. And the voice board (after F5):
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  2. What Java version is this under ?
    1. imagereally? have I restarted after uninstall of 7.54?
    2. The running process here is now Java 6.
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    4. Still need to test on Java 7.45.
  3. Now a user needs to test from the student view

How not to have to join a Saba Centra online class from the LRC late, for lack of speaking capabilities

  1. Problem: We continue getting reports from teachers that students who try to participate in a Saba Centra online class from the LRC listening station computers (with analogue headphones) experience a considerable delay in joining and cause disruption to online classes since they have to troubleshoot their microphones, for lack of being audible online.
  2. Root cause: Saba Centra on startup automatically selects the “microphone” as recording device…
  3. Workaround:
    1. On XP, click “Start”, click “Run”, type (without quotes) “SndVol32 –R” (meaning: “SoundVolume for Recording”), click “OK” which opens the volume mixer for recording  devices. The radio button selected will be “Rear input”. image
    2. Start Saba Centra.
    3. Switch back to the volume mixer you opened in step 1. Note that the radio button now selected is “Microphone”. This is wrong for the listening stations (and the teacher station) in the LRC.  Switch it back to “Rear input” (you know that your headset is supposed to be plugged into the rear). image
    4. And off you go…  Plus note: There is no need for “expensive” workarounds like:
      1. haphazardly trying to replug headphones,
      2. purchasing your own USB headphones,
      3. hogging the main classroom with its USB headphones.

Mac Mini (Mid 2010) Overview

Just trying to make the basic troubleshooting information more accessible from the field:

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image Taken from: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Mac_mini_Mid2010_User_Guide.pdf

Final Cut Pro Introduction

(A handout from the Film Studies program – click on photo for larger view)

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The base hardware parts of the LRC iMacs

  1. Not so base that it all very much depends:
    1. LRC Room 434b
      1. West: Early 2009
        1. HT3470-2HT3470-3
      2. More on Apple’s website.
    2. East: Mid 2009 [?]
  2. LRC Room Coed037
    1. West (4, black rear panel): Mid 2011
    2. East (8, aluminum rear panel): Mid 2007

LRC Coed037 Film studies lab

  1. Panorama with computer numbering in lieu of a layout
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iMac Imaging documentation