OnstreamLearning1, covers:

  • Setting up your first Onstream course
    Setting up a Onstream course is not just about the choices you make for which functions and options are available, but is also about how the learners start the course. This is a critical moment with great impact on the subsequent success of the course.
    • First steps for learners and Student profiles
    • The WYSIWYG editor
    • Blogs
    • Forums
    • Understanding browsers

OnstreamLearning2, covers:

  • Adding resources and using blocks
    The building blocks of a Onstream course are often the labels, pages and static content representing the learning material. This section looks at how to best create and present this information.
    • Course editing basics
    • Labels, Text and Web pages, Linking to files, Directories
    • Using blocks: Activities, People, Online Users, Search, Latest News, Recent activity
    • The Administration block
    • Using the Calendar
    • Messaging

OnstreamLearning3, covers:

  • Using Onstream activities I
    In this topic we explore two of the most critical tools used for assessment of learning in Onstream - Assignments and Quizzes, and begin to understand the Gradebook basics.
    • Assignments, Advanced grading
    • Quizzes, Quiz Questions
    • Scales
    • Introducing the Gradebook

OnstreamLearning4, covers:

  • Using Onstream activities II
    Onstream has numerous activities that can be quickly and easily added to a course to make content more interactive and participative.

OnstreamLearning for Teachers 5, covers:

  • Using Onstream activities III
    Lessons are perhaps one of the most under-utilised activities within Onstream, partly due to the steep initial learning curve, and somewhat unintuitive interface. This topic also looks at the Workshop activity which few teachers use. This week also covers the Database, and explores some creative ways to use this flexible activity.
    • Book
    • Lessons
    • Comparing Book and Lesson
    • Database
    • The Gradebook revisited

OnstreamLearning for Teachers 6 covers:

  • Using activities IV
    Onstream includes a number of activities that have collaboration at their very heart - and this includes the Workshop (used for peer-assessment), and the Wiki - used for collaborative document development. This week also explores the use of RSS in Onstream, the Feedback activity, and using conditional activities.
    • Feedback
    • Wiki
    • RSS
    • Workshop
    • Using Conditional activities
    • Badges

OnstreamLearning7 covers:

  • Student and course management
    Using Onstream as an effective learning environment requires more than just writing good content. Actively and skillfully managing learners and courses is a variety of environments a vital teacher skill.
    • My home
    • Help
    • Groups
    • Roles
    • Reports and Logs
    • Onstream and mobile devices

OnstreamLearning8 covers:

  • Using Multimedia in your courses
    In the world of camera-phones, iPods, and YouTube multimedia is often used to provide a more engaging experience for learners. Understanding and applying some basic multimedia knowledge and skills can transform courses from being mundane to being highly motivating.