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Anthony Mostek – NOAA National Weather service and Tom Whittaker. Today’s training. Objective: prepare and teach teletraining lessons using VISITview background overview hands-on Requirements: basic DOS experience Power Point, Corel Draw or something similar

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Anthony Mostek – NOAA

National Weather service

and

Tom Whittaker

today s training
Today’s training
  • Objective: prepare and teach teletraining lessons using VISITview
    • background
    • overview
    • hands-on
  • Requirements:
    • basic DOS experience
    • Power Point, Corel Draw or something similar
    • Windows 98, 2000, NT, or XP computer (LINUX or MACS can be used)
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VISITview ProjectVISITview: teletraining / distance-learning / collaboration software aimed at the meteorological community
  • History:
    • Initiated 1998-1999
    • Four programmers have contributed
    • Feedback from instructors directs changes
  • Goals:
    • Complement other training aids
    • Continue to evolve as needs are identified
visitview overview
VISITview Overview
  • Modes
    • pre-loaded lessons
    • via a browser (VISITview RAMSDIS Online)
  • Participants
    • master (instructor)
    • student
    • listener
  • Client/server
  • Not a slide preparation tool
visitview terminology
VISITview Terminology
  • Lesson – a collection of pages
  • Page – one or more frames
  • Frame – a single image (GIF or JPEG)
  • Client/server – commands are initiated by the client; the VISITview server redistributes commands
  • http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/visitview/terminology.html
visitview client server
VISITview Client-Server
  • Training Sessions
    • the Lesson is downloaded to your local computer before the scheduled session
    • the server is used to distribute the “small” commands to everyone (move pointer, turn to next page, draw text and animations, etc.)
  • VISITview RAMSDIS Online
    • all images are downloaded in real time from the server
    • the server is also used to distribute the “small” commands to everyone (move pointer, turn to next page, draw text and animations, etc.)
the student s view
The Student’s view
  • Download a lesson
    • make a directory, ftp the file, ‘run’ it
    • (use a browser for VISITview RAMSDIS Online)
  • Voice connection - set up a conference call via phone or yahoo messenger
  • Basic mechanics (“knobology”)
  • Starting up a session
    • convenience batch files
features for students and instructors
Features for students and instructors
  • On - screen help
    • open (ALT+?) (in English)
    • close (any other key)
  • Big Red Pointer
    • positioning (click)
    • drawing
      • drag for line
      • SHIFT+CTRL+drag for box
    • change color using choice box

Help pop-up

annotations drawing and text
Annotations – drawing and text

To draw free-hand, just “drag” mouse – press button and hold while moving; when you release button, drawing is sent

To draw a box, hold SHIFT+CTRL and “drag” the mouse

To do text, click ALT+T. A | cursor will appear. Type your text. Move it around. Change color. Press “enter” to send it to everyone (press ESC to abandon)

animation controls
Animation Controls

Animate or stop

Loop or Rock mode

Change color

Change animation speed

Manually set frame or fade

Erase all

Fade mode on/off

Toggle between last two frames

Single step back (<) or forward (>)

Labels are dim – example of “disabled” controls

user id and chat
User ID and “chat”

To initiate a chat window – ALT+C Enter a user or site ID and hit the “submit” button

Chat client window – resizable. All chatting is public – everyone sees everything.

Write here.

other features
Other features
  • Zooming – pixel replication
  • Enhancements – colorizing images on-the-fly
  • Portals - frame within a frame
    • 4 panels emulation
    • showing “large” frames
  • Overlays available
from the instructor s viewpoint
From the Instructor’s viewpoint
  • Creating a lesson: your slides and the Builder
  • Packaging and testing
  • Distribution
  • Doing a lesson
page and enhancement controls
Page and Enhancement Controls

Shows frame number and label / Select page to show

Load the selected page

Get client/student

status of last load

Load next page

Choose an enhancement to apply to the current page

Load previous page

Appears red when you have NOT

loaded a selected page yet

When beginning, hit Next to load first page

creating a lesson
Creating a lesson
  • make your slides
  • use the VISITview Lesson Builder
  • check your lesson
  • distribute your lesson
  • run a session
make your slides
Make your slides
  • Use Power Point
  • Pages consist of one or more frames
  • Each frame is a single GIF or JPEG image
  • Image size determines VISITview window size
  • 640X480 is good
  • Portals and other issues
use the visitview lesson builder
Use the VISITview Lesson Builder
  • Start the builder (visitbuild.bat or from start/All programs/VISITview Lesson Builder)
  • Use “browse” to gather and organize your pages
  • Put labels on each page
  • Use “file => move” to move things around
  • Use “save lesson” to save it into a ZIP file
the builder interface

Edit menu

The builder interface

File menu

URL for linked text or audio

Labels for pages

Initial Big

Red

Pointer

position

Page and frame thumbnails

Slide through page or frame

View pages, frames, portals, or overlays

Insert

Append

Append all

Browse

directory and files

Browse thumbnail

file menu
File menu

Open an existing lesson in a ZIP file

Start a new lesson

Save the work as a zip file

Browse for images in a directory

Make an image from a URL

Import Presentation

Make a Windows .EXE file drom a .ZIP file

Unzip File

Exit (if changes, ask to save)

edit menu
Edit Menu

Undo previous Move or Delete or Insert or Append

  • To move page or frame:
  • select page/frame to move
  • click this Move item
  • click on destination page/frame

Copy/Delete secected page or frame

browse for images
Browse for images

Browse directories

to find file names

Insert thumbnail at selected position

Filenames appear here when you browse.

**Click to select one file

**CTRL+Click

to toggle one or more image files.

**SHIFT+Click to select a range of files

Append

thumbnail

to end (of pages

or frames)

Append all

Current directory

Hints, cues, messages

Thumbnail of last selected file

(click so see original size image)

organize pages and frames
Organize Pages and Frames

Page selected

(magenta border)

Initial red

pointer position

Type in linked

URL or audio

filename

Type in page label

# frames on

this page

If there are frames for a loop, check to have them looping upon startup and set the speed

Original filename

Select page or frame view

Slide through pages/frames

save lesson and set parameters
Save Lesson and Set Parameters

Choose Save Lesson under file menu

Directory name

Directory contents

Specifiy filename (name.zip)

Save

Cancel

Essentially, accept the defaults.

parameter details
Parameter details
  • Height – height of window (frame size + 120 lines for controls (e.g. 480+120=600)
  • Width – width of window (frame size + 20 for borders (e.g. 640+20=660)
  • Server hostname – name of machine running VISITview server you want to use as a promary server (e.g. www.ssec.wisc.edu)
  • Alternate servers – name(s) of other machines running VISITview servers you use as backups (e.g. visit.cirs.colostate.edu) Entries here make alternate batch files.
getting assistance with visitview
Getting assistance with VISITview
  • Home page on the web (in English)

http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/visitview

  • Contacts ?