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Office 365 & Apps

Microsoft Teams is a platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes, and attachments. You can host audio, video, and web conferences, and chat with anyone inside or outside your organization. Teams makes teamwork easy. With Teams, you can coauthor and share files with popular Office 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. To learn more about Teams, take this Microsoft Teams Training

Use Case Scenarios:

Collaborating on documents while using message/chatting

Using Teams versus Blackboard Hubs

Better collaboration features and instant messaging

Community of practice (Groups working on topic)

Microsoft Forms allows you to create surveys, quizzes, and polls. You can send your Form to anyone within or outside of your organization.

As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. To learn more about Forms, take this Microsoft Forms Training

Use Case Scenarios:

Collect data from your students

Workshops survey / registration

Microsoft Sway makes it easy to create and share interactive content that is accessible. You can convey concepts quickly, easily and clearly. To learn more about Sway, take this Microsoft Sway Training

Use Case Scenarios:

Share course content

Create presentations

Create interactive reports

Intergrate other Office 365 applications

Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows you to upload and sync files to the cloud and then access them from a web browser or your mobile device. To learn more about OneDrive, take this Microsoft OneDrive Training

OneNote allows multi-user collaboration. OneNote allows you to create notes, drawings, screen clippings audio commentaries and more. To learn more about OneNote, take this Microsoft OneNote Training

Lynda

Introduction

Lynda.com is an online video library that houses over 6, 600 business, software, technology, and creative skills courses taught by recognized industry experts. This video library is free for all SLC students, faculty, and staff through slc.me.

Introduction to Lynda.com

Lynda.com videos can be embedded into Blackboard courses shells and video playlists and learning path relevant to course content can be created.

Lynda.com allows for:

Self-paced;

Just-in-time;

Accessible; and

Flexible learning.

Why use Lynda.com?

Learning Paths are step-by-step structured courses supported by quizzes and practice sections curated by Lynda.com. Learning Paths can be accompanied by certificates of completion. Customized Learning Paths can also be created. Please contact your eLearning Specialist if you would like to design a specialized Learning Path for your course.

How to Include a Video or Learning Path in your Blackboard Course Shell
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Step 1: From a content area, go to 'Build Content' tab, and underneath the Mashups, select 'Lynda.com Course.'

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Step 2: Use the search tool to find the video or learning path you would like to include. Click '+ add.'

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Step 3: Select 'Save' to include it in your blackboard shell.

How to Leverage Lynda.com

Lynda.com can be used to supplement teaching, allowing students to explore concepts further outside of the classroom. Additionally, videos, or a series of videos, can be assigned for viewing before class so as to maximize classroom time and allow for discussion of concepts, group work, and/or extension activities.

Teaching with Lynda.com

SMART® board

General

The convenience panel is located on the right edge of the panel. This is where you will find the display on/off button , volume , freeze , usb drives , and other inputs.

You can access the home screen by simply touching the white bar located at the bottom of the viewport. Here find variety of options recent files listing, Internet Browser , screen share, apps , settings , file library , and clear settings .

Pen & Eraser

The pen has a digital ink tip and an eraser end. You can also erase with the palm of your hand or the larger eraser. Just like a touch screen you can press the screen and move a finger to pan or use two fingers in a pinching action to zoom in and out. Selecting the pen icon you can change the pen color, width, and size.

Connect Your Device Using the App

You can connect your device using the QR code located at the bottom of the screen.

Saving Your Notes

You can save screen captures of the whiteboard to your mobile device or to the files library .

'Clearing' the whiteboard

If you are done with the SMART® board and have saved notes to your notebook or the files library you can clear the board for the next professor.

To Use

You can open the Browser through the Apps Library or Home Screen by tapping on the Chrome icon . It functions the same way as regular desktop browser.

Annotation Layers

If you would like to draw ontop of a webpage you can do so by picking up one of the display pens and using it as you would on the whiteboard. Save the screenshot to the files library . You can discard, go back , or close .

View Saved Screenshots

Go to the File Library and tap on the Whiteboard Library . Select a image by tapping on the tile.

Advanced

Connection

Connect through either VGA, HDMI, or display port adapters. You can find the connection ports on either the back (right hand-side) of the board or directly on the conveience panel (right edge).

Display

Access your computer through the home screen by tapping on input. Tap on port name you've connected your computer to. (Example HDMI 2)

Wirelessly share content from either your computer or mobile device. Access through the home screen and tap screen share icon. Follow further instructions based on device compatibility.

Screen Share Supports


Chromebook™ laptop, using Google™ Cast Chrome™ browser extension.


Windows® computers, using Miracast*, Google™ Cast Chrome™ browser extension or Air Parrot


Mac Computers and iOS devices, using AirPlay


Android™ devices, using Cast Screen


Get the Application

Download SMART Notebook Player (Desktop Version) or through your App Store (Mobile Device). Your login credientials are the same as SLC.me. Here you can save and edit your files future use.

Open Files Stored on a USB


1. Place your SMART Notebook files onto your USB device.


2. Insert USB into conveience Panel (right edge of screen).


3. Open the files library and tap on USB Files.


4. Simply select the file you would like to open.

Open Files using Share to Board (Wireless)


1. When opening the file library a four digit code will appear.


2. On your computer, open the SMART file you would like to view.


3. Select File > Share from the navigation, then choose Share with a SMART Board.


4. Select ADD BOARDS and then enter the four digit code and click Connect. Or select the display you want and then Share Now.


5. Open the file on the display by selecting its thumbnail.

FAQ's

You can change the availability for single items on the course menu. The small square with a diagonal line means the link is unavailable to students. To make an individual items on the course menu available or not, click on the downward chevron and select Show/Hide Link to make it available (An empty square means there is no content in that link).

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Follow these simple steps to hide old courses from your course list:

Step 1: From My Dashboard, click on the gear symbol next to My Courses. This will open a new window Personalize: My Courses.

Step 2: Select the courses that you want to remove from your dashboard.

Step 3: Under Courses you are teaching, un-check the box.

Step 4: Click Submit

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