Friday, 18 August 2017, 3:07 PM
Site: The WCATY Academy
Course: The WCATY Academy (Panoramic/Tablet Academy Modd)
Glossary: Tech Help
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Assignments: What are submission assignments and how do I post to them?

Quick Answer: Unlike forums, the Submission Assignments will be submitted directly to your teacher.  This is often used for longer writing projects, rough drafts, or final drafts of work.  When you click the submit button you will get a text box to work with just like when you reply in a forum.  However, you only have a certain amount of time to write in that text box before Moodle will time out and you will lose all of your work.  To avoid that situation we recommend that you first do your work in Word or Google Docs and then copy and paste the work over into the Moodle submission box.  After you submit the assignment it will be available for your teacher to grade and give you feedback.  It is important to check back for the feedback your teacher will leave you so that you can incorporate their suggestions in your future work.

Click on this help video link for a more in-depth answer:


http://screencast.com/t/yzpYxzgC
 

Audacity: How do I use this program to record my voice?

Click on this help video link for your answer:

http://screenr.com/NatH


Avatar: How do I add/change my avatar/profile picture?

Quick Answer: On the right hand side of your screen you will find various useful areas we refer to as Blocks.  To change your profile picture, or avatar, you can follow this path:

In the Navigation Block -> click My Profile -> click View Profile -> once you see your profile look in the Administration Block -> Edit Profile -> scroll down in the main page to click on User Picture -> You can then drag and drop the file you want to use, or click the Add File (piece of paper with a +) button at the top of the submission box -> click Update Profile at the bottom of the page to save your changes. 

Click on this help video link for a more in-depth answer:

http://screencast.com/t/jqQxD60gb

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Bubbl.us: How do I use this to make mind maps?

Click on this help video link for your answer:

http://screencast.com/t/n7SnoJmPzuhI

Bullying: What is the Social Contract and how does it relate to bullying?

Quick Answer: WCATY is a safe place to geek out and bullying is not apart of the WCATY way.  If you are feeling bullied or uncomfortable in any way you should let both your sponsor and your instructor know right away. 

Click on this help video link for a more in-depth answer:

http://screenr.com/umLH

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Cache and cookies: How do I enable/delete cookies and clear my cache to help my computer run better?

Click on this help video link for your answer:

http://screenr.com/irFH

Charts: How do I add and format a chart to a forum or assignment?

Quick Answer: When looking at any kind of Moodle submission box, whether for a forum post or a submission assignment, you will have a collection of white buttons at the top of the box to use to format your work.  You can use these buttons to add images, videos, and tables to take your responses to the next level.

To add a table, first you will need to make sure all three rows of buttons are available.  If you only see one row of buttons you can toggle the other two on by clicking the first button in the top row.  You can then find the Insert Table button by looking at the 8th button on the bottom row.  A window will pop-up and allow you to choose the number of columns and rows you want in your table.  Once you click insert your table will appear, though it might look very small.  You can click on each of the cells and type in the information you want.  As you do that the cells will grow to fit the words you add.  

Click on this help video link for a more in-depth answer:

http://screenr.com/BOFH

Creately.com: How do I use this to make mind maps?

Click on this help video link for your answer:

Basic Directions: http://screencast.com/t/IVUJIkQIFT

How to get creately.com mind map into Moodle: http://screencast.com/t/dyluz4hlNxFf

Creately.com allows you to make mind maps and flow charts.

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Files

How do I make a file?

Finding my grades and checkmarks

Quick Answer: You can find your grades by looking at the Blocks found on the right hand side of the page.  To view your grades you can follow this path:

Look in the Administration Block -> click Grades

Another way to get a different look at your progress is to look at the Complete Report.  To do this you can follow this path:

Look in the Administration Block -> click My Profile Settings -> click Activity Reports -> click Complete Report

Click on this video link for a more in-depth answer:

http://screencast.com/t/8L8cI6vE