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

2014/02/04 1 comment
  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 ?
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    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

Final Cut Pro Introduction

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


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
  2. coed037-12imacs-from-teacher-marked-frame

iMac Imaging documentation

Keyboard overlay stickers improve foreign character writing support in the LRC

2011/06/17 1 comment

Some non-western, but character-based languages benefit from having keyboard overlay stickers installed. Here is a list of what the LRC has:

Amount Languages installed@
3 Arabic 1 list. station, 2 rightmost computers in the front row of the left (teacher perspective) half of the main classroom
2 Farsi 2 rightmost computers in the middle row of the left (teacher perspective) half of the main classroom
1 Greek 1 list. station
3 Russian 1 list. station, 2 rightmost computers of the rear row of the left (teacher perspective) half of the main classroom

Here are photos of the Arabic and Cyrillic keyboards:


We installed the stickers, so that they reflect the software layout of the keyboard that you get when choosing the respective language from the international toolbar. Note that the letters marked in red on the Cyrillic keyboard picture below are not supported by the Russian keyboard layout:


Since only one set can be added to any existing physical keyboard, the teacher computer keyboard can not have an overlay. The student computers with overlays are the listening stations and computers 6,7,12,13,18,19 on the LRC layout map.

Remember that the On-screen-keyboard software remains accessible at all PC’s through clicking “Start”, “Run”, typing “OSK”, clicking "OK".

Example where you can get your own keyboard overlay stickers