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AN INTRODUCTION

CONNECTED LEARNING

Connected Learning Workshop


Walk through the Weebly Support Site Connect Learning: Weebly resource - http://connectlearning.weebly.com ! Learn some Hardware essentials Placing a call Remote controls: TV and Polycom Controlling audio and video / near & far Preset buttons Mute facilities Enabling content and connectors Start-up Issues - troubleshooting ! Know Your Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs)- School room numbers - Connection conventions

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Operational Hints: Enhancing Connected Sessions - Light and Movement, Colours/ Speaking over each other & getting a word in - Set protocols Bandwidth - Use of video - source of video Technical Issues: Standard Definition and High Definition

WEB RESOURCE

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http://connectlearning.weebly.com

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOMS

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Each school will connect via the Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs) e.g. dial 101010 e.g. Connect 1 Newman Siena Centre). Point-to-Point dial-up, using IP addresses is not available currently.

Select

Start Call

End Call

Delete

Video Session Active

REMOTE CONTROLS

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TV remote used to turn on the TV screens.

TV monitor remote

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Polycom (Video Conference) Remote


! Polycom Remote controls the video

conferencing i.e. audio, content display, far and near camera .

Polycom master remote

Microphone remote!
Red (Mute) Green (Active)

Sharing Content:
! Press the content button on the Polycom Remote. You have a choice of VCR input or Computer input. Choose the relevant input. ! Connecting participant devices: e.g. iPad (use a VGA connector required).

CONNECT CABLE OPTIONS

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DVI to VGA

DVI to VGA

MacBook to VGA

iPad 32pin to VGA

DVI connector - Red!


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VGA connector - Blue

PROGRAMMING PRESETS

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PRESET GAME
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U S E T H E P O LY C O M R E M O T E T O DIRECT THE CAMERA TO YOUR OWN IMAGE BY USING THE DIRECTION AND ZOOM BUTTONS
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WHEN YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH THE COMPOSITION OF THE IMAGE, PRESS AND HOLD A NUMERIC PRESET BUTTON UNTIL PRESET STORED APPEARS ON THE SCREEN.

ENHANCING CONFERENCE ROOM: LIGHTING AND MOVEMENT

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Poor lighting + low bandwidth = pixelation

Poor lighting + body positioning = obscured subject

Excess Movement = pixelation

PA N I C R E S E T S

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Reset button

Reset button

Emergency situation where the Polycom System needs rebooting (should be very rare) - Hold the button with the blue light down until it flashes orange on the PC box behind the TVs. When the light stops flashing, press the button to restart the system wait 4-5 minutes for the system to reboot.

Default input setting


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Technical Information
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Standard Definition (11 up to 27 active sessions) and High Definition (11 active session). SD- 348K or HD-512k bandwidth, which determines the quality of the resolution.
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PROTOCOLS

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Protocols
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Videoconferencing etiquette is certainly not carved in stone.


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However, there are some basic behaviours that will improve the videoconferencing experience as well as that of the people you are conferencing with.
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Refer to Key Element: People (Protocols) http://connectlearning.weebly.com


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Go to: http://padlet.com/wall/behaviours
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List some essential Protocols when conferencing!

H O W M I G H T Y O U U S E T H E C O N N E C T E D L E A R N I N G S PA C E ?

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How might you use the Connected Learning Space?

http://padlet.com/wall/connectlearning

Next Session
Present three Digital Tools or Apps that might be useful in engaging your audience when facilitating a workshop!!
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Demonstrate the Digital Tools or Apps!! How will you use these Digital Tools or Apps to engage your audience?