Instructors interested in Etudes training must attend the following orientation:
January 10, 2014
from 10 to noon
If these courses do not work for you, you can also take the training directly through Etudes.org - Introduction to ETUDES-NG
We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Etudes Summit!
Please contact Ms. Pauletta Daw
Everyone is welcomed to attend Distance Education cafÃ© mini-series workshops and Events. You do not have to be ETUDES certified to participate in the Distance Education workshops. Please fill out the attached form completely and select the events and workshops you would like to attend. Select as many as you like, you will receive a confirmation notice, a follow up email with all the information on the workshop, and what you will need to bring to bring the workshop. You can earn flex credit!
To be announced
ELAC Instructor Manual
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Interested in other useful technologies for your classes?
What is Merlot?
"Free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services." - Merlot Web Site
How Does It Work?
"With Merlot membership, you get access to contribute learning materials, use Content Builder to create your own web pages, create your personal collections of learning materials to use in the classroom, and much more.
"The MERLOT repository is not only learning materials, but learning exercises comments, personal collections and Content Builder web pages, all designed to enhance the teaching experience of an learning material. The learning materials are categorized into 18 different learning material types. A large selection of materials in MERLOT also have assignments and comments attached to them. It is also possible to add any material to a personal collection, to make organizing your teaching materials for each of your courses." - Merlot Web Site
What is CamStudio?
CamStudio is a freeware, Microsoft Windows-based screen capture tool very similar to the commercial product, Camtasia. CamStudio allows the user to make videos of anything you can show on your computer screen.
CamStudio can output audio video, A/V, files in the generic AVI format and SWF – flash – format. Users would have to convert the AVI format to other formats with other software for it to be used on the web.
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)
To download your own free copy, visit camstudio.org.
This software is a Mac O/S-based shareware solution. Shareware means you can download it and try it out before purchasing. It costs $99 one time and in return you get a robust and easy to use piece of screencast software. "Record. Edit. Share. With Telestream ScreenFlow screencasting software, you can capture the contents of your entire monitor at the same time as you capture your video camera, microphone and computer's audio. Simple but powerful editing tools enable you to create incredible screencasts in no time.The finished result is a QuickTime or Windows Media movie, ready for publishing to your Web site or blog." - Telestream Web Site
"Demo your software. ScreenFlow provides all the elements needed to create professional-looking product demonstrations of software applications, including games. Developers can easily record a demonstration of their software with audio and even separate video. They can easily highlight areas of interest, add text, then edit the whole thing and save it as a video ready to be shared with the world. ScreenFlow provides an easy way to create leads and bring in revenue.
Demo your iPhone app. With ScreenFlow, iPhone developers have a tool to record their applications (using any iPhone simulator), and choose a finger as a mouse pointer as they navigate around their iPhone application. This makes a nice video demo of their iPhone application that they can use to spread the word about their great new app!
Educate your students Teachers can use ScreenFlow to record their lectures, tutorials, or instructions for students, or to create rich-media presentations. The beauty of ScreenFlow is that they only need to record their message once and students can access the video at any time that fits their schedule.
Course Management System:
All distance education and/or hybrid courses offered at East Los Angeles College must use the Etudes course management system.
Policy on Scheduling Online Classes:
The following policies govern the scheduling of classes which have hours listed as being completed online. This includes classes which are scheduled to be taught with 100% of the hours online or any portion of the hours online.
The following guidelines govern qualifications for teaching online:
ELAC Distance Education Instructor Assignment Policy
East Los Angeles College policy states that online classes shall not be assigned to new instructors who have not, at the time the assignment* is made, provided proof that they have passed ETUDES training. *signed matrix
Elac_support is an email-based help service for students and faculty that provides assistance with the use of Etudes.
In order to best serve students and faculty, the elac_support shall automatically be granted instructor status to all shells unless the instructor chooses to disable elac_support. The purpose of this access is to be able to view specific site info thus making elac_support far better able to provide relevant information to students or faculty who have questions about tool usage in their courses.