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Thursday, June 1

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    Take a look at this helpful article with more hints for timing on providing transcription.
    http://www.evengrounds.com/blog/when-should-you-provide-transcription
    Audio Description
    Audio Description is not needed on all videos, but for all videos you should ask yourself, if all I was doing is hearing this video, would I miss critical aspects of the video? Please refer to: https://www.w3.org/2008/06/video-notes#q4 for additional information.

    When to use video
    Videos are great resources to enhance courses. Videos can assist students and prepare them for class. In this technology era, students view content on a variety of devices and want to view information on the go. They want to share video, create demonstrations, and use video for assignments. Keep in mind video may not always be appropriate. If you are thinking of using video in your courses, keep these questions in mind.
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    If you make a mistake, pause for five seconds then continue. The pause will allow for easier editing.
    For more complex videos, please contact Learning Technologies. Internal resources such as CAT or Media Services are available to assist in filming.
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    video repository, by Learning Technologies. Contact rhadmin@regis.edu for assistance.
    DVD
    If you plan to show a DVD in class, please verify that the classroom is equipped with a DVD player. Contact its@regis.edu
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    copyright compliant? If unsure, please contact rhadmin@regis.edu for assistance.
    Overview of Kaltura and MediaSpace
    Kaltura
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    If you make a mistake, pause for five seconds then continue. The pause will allow for easier editing.
    For more complex videos, please contact Learning Technologies. Internal resources such as CAT or Media Services are available to assist in filming.
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    video repository, by Learning Technologies. Contact rhadmin@regis.edu for assistance.
    DVD
    If you plan to show a DVD in class, please verify that the classroom is equipped with a DVD player. Contact its@regis.edu
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    copyright compliant? If unsure, please contact rhadmin@regis.edu for assistance.
    Overview of Kaltura and MediaSpace
    Kaltura
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Friday, May 5

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    Welcome to the Regis University Accessibility Wiki
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    individuals with certain physical disabilities.
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Sunday, November 20

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    CreateAnyone Can Create Accessible Documents
    It is easier than you think and only takes a couple steps.
    For more information on any or all of the following steps go to WebAIM's resource:
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Tuesday, September 23

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    Welcome to the Regis University Accessibility Wiki
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    accessible content. This wiki is sponsored and maintained by the department of Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) at Regis University.
    What is accessibility?
    Accessibility involves two key issues: how users with disabilities access electronic information and how web content designers and developers enable web pages to function with assistive devices used by individuals with disabilities.
    For the user with a disability, the challenge is to identify tools that provide the most convenient access to web-based and other electronic information. For the web content designer/developer, the challenge is to remove the obstacles that prevent accessibility tools from functioning effectively. In many cases, these challenges are relatively simple to overcome, but sometimes the solutions require some additional thought and effort.*
    Why should I make my content accessible?
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    Regulations page.
    Who benefits from accessible content?
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    the population.
    Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities. For example, a key principle of Web accessibility is designing Web sites and software that are flexible to meet different user needs, preferences, and situations. This flexibility also benefits people without disabilities in certain situations, such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with "temporary disabilities" such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to aging.
    *http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/gettingstarted.html
    http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php
    https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb12-134.html
    At any time you may contact Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) for guidance and assistance idt@regis.edu
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    Accessibility involves two key issues: how users with disabilities access electronic information and how web content designers and developers enable web pages to function with assistive devices used by individuals with disabilities.
    For the user with a disability, the challenge is to identify tools that provide the most convenient access to web-based and other electronic information. For the web content designer/developer, the challenge is to remove the obstacles that prevent accessibility tools from functioning effectively. In many cases, these challenges are relatively simple to overcome, but sometimes the solutions require some additional thought and effort.*
    Why should I make my content accessible?
    If you want your content to reach the broadest range of learners, you need to take additional steps to assure it's accessibility. Following the guidelines for accessible content ensures compliance with federal regulations and laws. For more information on accessibility law and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) view the Laws and Regulations page.
    Who benefits from accessible content?
    Everyone!
    According to the 2012 United States Census, one is five Americans have a disability. That is 56.7 million people or almost 20% of the population.

    Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities. For example, a key principle of Web accessibility is designing Web sites and software that are flexible to meet different user needs, preferences, and situations. This flexibility also benefits people without disabilities in certain situations, such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with "temporary disabilities" such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to aging.
    *http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/gettingstarted.html
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    Take a look at this helpful article with more hints for timing on providing transcription.
    http://www.evengrounds.com/blog/when-should-you-provide-transcription
    When to use video
    Videos are great resources to enhance courses. Videos can assist students and prepare them for class. In this technology era, students view content on a variety of devices and want to view information on the go. They want to share video, create demonstrations, and use video for assignments. Keep in mind video may not always be appropriate. If you are thinking of using video in your courses, keep these questions in mind.
    Are students bored or struggling with certain concepts?
    What are students asking for?
    Is there content that lends itself to visual explanation?
    Are there visual demonstrations that students can use to come better prepared to class?
    What assignments can students create using video?
    Consider holding office hours incorporating video conferencing software such as Microsoft Lync.
    Equipment that you might use to create video
    Smartphone
    Webcam
    Tablet
    Video Camera
    Flip cam
    Contact IDT for guidance. idt@regis.edu
    Expectations of Students
    Objective
    Know what you want students to get from every video resource you’re considering. Students need to know the purpose of every video element. Consider how video can enhance the content for the enhancement of learning. Video should:
    Demonstrate a specific principle.
    Provide a comparison.
    Present topics for discussion.
    Video clip length
    The length of the video will vary depending on the topic and what you are trying to accomplish. We recommend keeping videos as short as possible no longer than ten minutes.
    There may be instances where you want to show a movie that is 30 minutes or longer but keep these to a minimum.
    Provide an activity requiring students to respond to the video content.
    Preparation
    Script
    Always develop a script and then follow it.
    The script can be an outline of salient or a word for word transcription.
    Prior to recording, read the script out loud and edit as necessary.
    Accommodate students with different learning styles where they prefer to read over listen.
    Recordings
    Mobile devices such as iPhones or iPads are great resources for recordings of less than ten minutes.
    If you make a mistake, pause for five seconds then continue. The pause will allow for easier editing.
    For more complex videos, please contact Learning Technologies. Internal resources such as CAT or Media Services are available to assist in filming.
    Completed videos will then be placed in Kaltura, the online video repository, by Learning Technologies. Contact rhadmin@regis.edu for assistance.
    DVD
    If you plan to show a DVD in class, please verify that the classroom is equipped with a DVD player. Contact its@regis.edu
    Is your DVD content copyright compliant? If unsure, please contact rhadmin@regis.edu for assistance.
    Overview of Kaltura and MediaSpace
    Kaltura
    Kaltura is a video/audio repository for playback of video and audio files. Kaltura allows users to view videos on PC, Macs and mobile devices. Students have commented that Kaltura is much easier to use than iTunesU and YouTube. Kaltura is also appropriate for copyright protected videos where permission has been obtained.
    Videos are uploaded to Kaltura by Learning Technologies. A URL link is then provided to instructors for placement into course content. Videos can be embedded into an existing course page.
    MediaSpace
    MediaSpace allows instructors and students to upload vidaeos using a YouTube-like interface. MediaSpace seamlessly interfaces with Kaltura to provide a one-stop video repository. Instructors and students can easily embed videos directly into D2L courses and control who views them.
    MediaSpace can be accessed at mediaspace.regis.edu using your RegisNet credentials.
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    Overview of copyright
    Regis owns the rights to videos that are shot and produced locally and can use them in courses. Videos produced at other companies/institutions, including DVDs, may be copyrighted and require permission from the copyright owner. Permission can be as simple as an email permission statement or as complex as ongoing yearly costs. There may also be situations where Fair use applies and permission is not required. Use the following resources for additional information. For additional information regarding copyright and fair use please contact Andy Dorfman (adorfman@regis.edu.) at the Regis University Library.
    Fair Use Kaltura
    Copyright Agreement Kaltura

    One key thing to remember about transcripts is that it could provide an enhanced benefit for all of your students. Transcripts are useful for printing and using as notes or studying. Transcripts can be very helpful if a person is experiencing technical difficulties with their speakers as well.
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