Welcome to class. In this serialized online publication, we will be adding weekly new guides, how tos, and "where the heck is that thing on the web site" tips for getting the most of out the NMC, whether you are from a member organization or a fan of what we do.
If you cannot find an answer here, just contact us and we will be glad to help you out.
Join us on Monday December 15, 10:30am-11:45am (check local time) for an open online discussion with Lee LeFever one half of the creative duo at Common Craft (http://www.commoncraft.com/) that produce the popular ___________ in Plain English videos that many educators use to help explain technical or complex topics. As their site explains, their goal is to make "videos that are short, simple and focused on making complex ideas easy to understand."
For content you create on the NMC web site, did you know that you can embed YouTube video? In this howto feature, I will describe the exact steps used to create the demo Poddy the Wombat entry.This will work for any content form that presents the visaul text editor, so for this example, I created Blog entry via the Create Content link on the lower left.
So I might first write a few words of text. To add a YouTube video, click the "Flash Video button":
With so many features on the new NMC web site, this summer we are experimenting with some new screencasts designed to help our members learn to use the site.
In this first example, we show the steps that individuals from member organizations can do to create their own account on the site (in good web 2.0 spirit, it is self service!)
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If you click the little icon on the bottom just left of the volume control, you can view this screencast in full screen mode.