Category: Training Modules (Page 1 of 4)

2021FA Faculty Semester Guide

Got questions? This page is full of resources to the questions folks are asking most frequently about 2021FA. Don’t forget to check for additional resources at https://tl.ssc.edu/ or email ssconline@ssc.edu for additional assistance.

Live Training Session

In-Person Classroom Equipment Training Sessions are Scheduled for the Following Days & Times in Room 3137:

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
  • Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM / RM 3137 – Main

Things You Need to Know Before the Semester Begins

D2L Subscription Training / Brightspace Community

Best Practices for Basic D2L Content

Chat with D2L Technical Support

Getting Started with Simulcast Delivery and/or Lecture Capture

Getting Started with Bongo

Cross-listed Courses in D2L

Getting Started with the Promethean Titanium ActivPanel

Things You Need to Know About Grading

Entering Attendance Verification in D2L

Entering Active Pursuit and Midterms in D2L

Getting Started with Simulcast Delivery and/or Lecture Capture

Classrooms upgraded for simulcast delivery include a webcam, a second Epson projector, and a projection screen. The second projector and screen (located in the back of the room) can be used to view your virtual classroom students. Virtual classroom students will be able to view your webcam, anything you screen share, and communicate with you through chat or audio.

projector
Example: Projection screen in the back of the classroom that displays Bongo virtual classroom.

Before Your Class Begins

  • Log on to the Teacher’s Workstation with your SSC Network Credentials
  • Turn on the Front Projector, and then the Rear Projector
  • Log into D2L at https://d2l.ssc.edu
  • Start your Virtual Classroom Session inside of D2L
  • Allow Bongo to access the Classroom Webcam and Microphone (HuddleCam 3A)

Moving the Virtual Classroom Screen to the Rear Projector

  • On the Teacher’s Workstation, locate the browser window containing your Virtual Class Session in Bongo
  • Hold down the left mouse button while on the browser window and drag it off the screen to your right
  • You will now see the browser window with the Virtual Class Session in Bongo appear on the Rear Projection Screen
  • Visit https://tl.ssc.edu/getting-started-with-bongo/ if you need help “Getting Started with Bongo”

Using the WebCam

Camera
WEBCAM INSTALLED IN CEILING OF CLASSROOMS

A webcam has been installed to allow remote learners a view of the classroom. It is positioned so that it can capture not just the instructor, but also any information presented on the dry-erase board in the front of the classroom. The Webcam is on if the blue light is visible as in the photo above. If there are no lights visible on the camera, press the power button on the webcam remote as pictured below.

WEBCAM REMOTE CONTROL

Using the Webcam Remote Control

  • The left/right arrows move the webcam left and right
  • The up/down arrows tilt the webcam
  • The zoom fast/slow buttons control the webcam zoom feature
  • The auto button can be used to automatically focus the webcam
  • If by chance the image displayed by the webcam is upside down, press the ‘REV’ button, this will right your image.

At the End of Class

  • Turn off Front and Rear Projectors
  • Logout of D2L
  • Logout of Teacher’s Workstation

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Optional Laptop Connection

Instructors can use their personal lap top computer to replace the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom.

NOTE: By using your personal laptop you will not be able to use the interactive features of the Epson Integrated Projector or the Promethean ActivPanel.

Step 1: Connect the USB and HDMI cables into the corresponding laptop ports as shown below.

USB Connection

HDMI Connection

Step 2: Press the black button on the left so the green light changes from input 1/A to input 2/B on the HDMI video switch. This connects the laptop to the projection system.

Step 3: Press the circular Webcam controller button to switch the Webcam connection from the Instructor Workstation to the Laptop.

USB switch
WEB CAM OPERATION SWITCH FOR LAPTOP

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Optional Use of a Document Camera

  • Turn on (Blue Light Comes On) the Elmo Document Camera Power
  • Select ‘EIT ICON’ Shortcut on Teachers Workstation.
Elmo Operation Face, Power

Select ‘Primary Display’ to display image on Teachers Workstation or Select ‘Secondary Display’ to display image on Projector Display Screen.

Users can use the ‘Pen Feature’ within the EIT Program to mark or edit what is being displayed.

Elmo Pen User Options
PC Display Output
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF FULL SCREEN OPTIONS WHEN USING THE EIT PROGRAM INCLUDING SAMPLE IMAGE DISPLAYED THROUGH DOCUMENT CAMERA.

Once you are finished with the unit, make sure you turn the document camera off. (NO Lights on the unit).

Getting Started with the Promethean Titanium ActivPanel

Need help getting to know your new Promethean Titanium ActivPanel? Here are some great resources and tips!

Visit https://learn.prometheanworld.com/us/ for more instructor training directly from Promethean!

The following classes are currently equipped with Promethean ActivPanel: 1137, 3127, 4123, 4127, 4151, 4153, 4163, 4238, and 4357.

A Promethean ActivPanel will be installed in the following classes during 2021FA: 1232, 2264, 3127, 3222, 3224, 3230, 3242, 4137, 4256, and 4359.

Quick Start Steps

Mounted Promethean Titanium Active Panel Home Screen in Classrooms

Red Circle 1: Although the Promethean ActivPanel should come on automatically as you approach, there is a ‘POWER BUTTON’ on the bottom of the frame to turn the unit on/off.

Red Circle 2, 3 & 4: These arrows provide access to your ActivPanel ‘MENU’ page.

menu
Active Panel Menu Options
Apps screen
Apps in the Locker

Pictured above is the ‘LOCKER’ options menu with the Apps and Settings. Promethean ‘LOCKER’ allows access to commonly used Apps such as:

  • Chromium (Default Web Browser)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
output
Ports at the Bottom Front of the Frame

The Promethean ActivPanel has additional USB and HDMI ports for accessing external media located at the bottom front of the frame.

Home and HDMI Source Options

The Promethean ActivPanel has an option to mirror what is on the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom. On the home screen select one of the arrows to bring up the menu block. Click on ‘SOURCE’ and select ‘HDMI 2’. The display on the Promethean ActivPanel will now mirror the Teacher’s Workstation. The Promethean ActivPanel is a touch-screen and can now be used to control the Teacher’s Workstation.

You can also change the input by pressing the ‘Source’ button on the bottom of the ActivPanel frame.

Please note that the Promethean ActivPanel is touch-sensitive. It is important to not PRESS TOO HARD which can cause DAMAGE to the screen. The ActivPanel comes with a ‘PEN’ for those who want to use it as an option to the touch-screen function.

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Optional Laptop Connection

Instructors can use their personal lap top computer to replace the Teacher’s Workstation in the classroom.

NOTE: By using your personal laptop you will not be able to use the interactive features of the Epson Integrated Projector or the Promethean ActivPanel.

Step 1: Connect the USB and HDMI cables into the corresponding laptop ports as shown below.

USB Connection

HDMI Connection

Step 2: Press the black button on the left so the green light changes from input 1/A to input 2/B on the HDMI video switch. This connects the laptop to the projection system.

HDMI Switch
There are Two Types of HDMI Switches on Campus

Step 3: Press the circular Webcam controller button to switch the Webcam connection from the Instructor Workstation to the Laptop.

USB switch
Webcam Operation Switch for Laptop

Optional Use of a ELMO Document Camera

  • Turn On (Blue Light Comes On) the ELMO Document Camera Power
  • Select ‘EIT ICON’ Shortcut on Teacher’s Workstation.
Elmo Operation Face, Power

Select ‘Primary Display’ to display image on Teachers Workstation or Select ‘Secondary Display’ to display image on Projector Display Screen.

Users can use the ‘Pen Feature’ within the EIT Program to mark or edit what is being displayed.

Elmo Pen User Options
PC Display Output
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF FULL SCREEN OPTIONS WHEN USING THE EIT PROGRAM INCLUDING SAMPLE IMAGE DISPLAYED THROUGH DOCUMENT CAMERA.

Once you are finished with the unit, make sure you turn the document camera off. (NO Lights on the unit)

Chat with D2L Technical Support

  1. To chat with D2L Technical Support 24/7 login to our D2L Brightspace environment at https://d2l.ssc.edu.
  2. From your desktop click on the “Got Questions” widget in the upper right hand corner of the main landing page.
    D2L Support Widget
  3. Click on “Chat with Support” in the lower right-hand side. Chat with D2L Support
  4. If additional assistance is needed, please do not hesitate to contact the Teaching and Learning Center at ssconline@ssc.edu.

« Older posts