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Tech Spotlights: Embedding video into your Blackboard course

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Here’s the slideshow presentation from our Technology Spotlight Series on 3/23/2010. The topic was how to embed a YouTube video into your Blackboard course.

Here’s a link to the handout for this topic:

How to Embed Video into Your Blackboard Course (PDF)

Yodio: Creating Audio (via Your Phone) with a Photo SlideShow

yodio_logo.jpgYodio is a web service that allows for you to record audio (either through a mic on your computer or by calling a number to record a message). You can then use Yodio to upload images that can make a slideshow for your audio. You can share the yodio by either email or you can embed it into a web site. You can get a free account by signing up at Yodio or you can create yodios to sell by upgrading your membership. There is no limit to how many yodios you can create, but there is a limit on space for the free account. To check out more about Yodio, click on the link below:


SlideShare: Share Your SlideShows with the World or Make it Private

slideshare_logo.jpgSlideShare is a great free web based service that allows for you to upload your slideshows (or pdfs) to make a presentation slideshow that your viewers can play. You can make your slideshows open to the public or you can keep them private and invite certain people to view it. You also have a comments feature so you can get feedback from your peers. SlideShare also allows for you to sync up audio with your slides. If somebody likes your presentation or you would like to feature it in your website or blog, you are able to embed that slideshow into a webpage (Blackboard course) or blog or share it in other web 2.0 social services like Facebook.

All you need to do is sign up for a free account to get started. To learn more about SlideShare, click on the link below:


Avatar Languages: SlideShow of Web 2.0 Tools for Language Teaching

The slideshow below (includes audio) was created by Avatar Languages. They walk you through how to use a couple of free web 2.0 applications to teach languages. What’s nice about the presentation is that it shows you how to use it in the classroom. There is a webpage that goes along with this slideshow as well.

Website: http://www.avatarlanguages.com/pedagogy.php