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Nonlinear Presentation Tutorial

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Nonlinear PresentationTutorialNote: This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3. Authoring featuresnecessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using IntelliPics Studio 3 Player.Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.Copyright Notice© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized forthe original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear inClassroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.Trademarks and AcknowledgmentsIntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logosare trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brandnames of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.CreditsClassroom Suite was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula ...
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Nonlinear Presentation
Tutorial
Note : This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3 . Authoring features necessar y to complete this tutorial are not available when using IntelliPics Studio 3 Player .
Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.
Copyright Notice © 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reser ved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized for the original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear in Classroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.
Trademarks and Acknowledgments IntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo), SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logos are trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh, QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brand names of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
Credits Classroom Suite was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including (alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen, Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula Irons, Bobbi Keene, Arjan Khalsa, Patty Kilroy, Jez Lickter, Dave Magliocco, Kathie Maltby, Ed Murphy, Philip Nittenberg, Ann Olsen, Meida Pang, Aakash Patel, Kathleen Post, Jennifer Ray, Lucinda Ray, Alan Rhody, David Robertshaw, Fred Ross-Perr y, Chris Santeramo, Scott Schafer, Lisa Sheean, Karen Sheehan, Michelle Shelfer, Caroline Van Howe, John Van Straalen, Byron Wilkes, Mar y Ann Zapalac.
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Nonlinear Presentation Tutorial
Introduction
Instant Activity Kits Classroom Suite includes 30 instant-activity kits. Each kit includes an Activity ready for students to use, a Template ready for teachers to create additional similar activities quickly, and a PDF file of this tutorial. Nonlinear Presentation The Nonlinear Presentation instant-activity kit includes the Present Classroom Suite activity, the Nonlinear Presentation Template, and a PDF file of this tutorial. You can find these components by opening the Productivity Templates folder and then the Presentations folder in the New area of Classroom Suite . The Nonlinear Presentation Template enables you to make a large variety of presentations. In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Present Classroom Suite activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn to create customized book report activities, using the Nonlinear Presentation Template. Universal Design The activities you create using the Nonlinear Presentation Template and Classroom Suite are designed for all students, including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Create a Folder for Your New Activities When you use this template, you will be creating new activities for your students to use. To organize these activities, you will want to create your own folder in the Activities area of Classroom Suite. 1. At the Navigation Page, click the Activities button. Click the New Folder button on the right side of the screen. A dialog box will ask you to name the folder. Give it the name of one of your classes (e.g., Mrs. Smith’s Class).
2. Open the Nonlinear Presentation Template (see page 3). 3. When you complete your work with the template and click the Finish Activity button, the Save As Activity dialog appears. Name your new activity, select the folder in which you want to place your work, and click OK. Your new activity will now be available for you to assign to students.
This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3 . Authoring features necessar y to complete this tutorial are not available when using the IntelliPics Studio 3 Player .
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Part 1: Exploring the Present Classroom Suite Activity
Present Classroom Suite is a sample of the way you and your students can use Classroom Suite for a variety of electronic presentations. This presentation combines photos, graphics, sounds, animation, and video. While the specific subject matter for this sample is an introduction to the features of Classroom Suite , it showcases techniques you can use for any presentation.
Opening Present Classroom Suite 1. Sign in to Classroom Suite as a Teacher (see Getting Started in the Classroom Suite binder). The Navigation Screen displays. 2. Click the New button, if it is not already selected. Open the Productivity Templates folder. 3. Open the Presentations folder and choose Present Classroom Suite.
Exploring Present Classroom Suite 1. Present Classroom Suite opens with an IntelliMation on the page. No toolbars are visible, ensuring a clear focus on the presentation itself. 2. Use the blue arrow button to view the first three pages of the activity: the title page, the introduction page, and the menu page with four buttons. 3. Each button on the menu page leads to its own three-page section. These individual sections pro-vide details about the features of a particular tool included in Classroom Suite. 4. Explore the techniques you see on each page. Consider how you might incorporate these techniques into your own presentations. 5. For example, pages include: IntelliMations page 1, 2, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14 Buttons that open other documents page 4 Buttons that open Web sites page 15 Movies page 5 Sounds page 5 Answer Checking page 9 6. Close this activity without saving it. In the next part of this tutorial, you will use the Nonlinear Presentation Template to create your own presentation.
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The Nonlinear Presentation Template is a good choice for a presentation where ideas can be presented in any order. As you create a project, you will become familiar with the authoring tools in Classroom Suite . If you want students to use this template, move it into the Activities folder, but do not assign it to them as an assignment. Students doing assigned work do not have access to some authoring capabilities needed to use this template (creating IntelliMations).
Opening the Nonlinear Presentation Template 1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button. Open the Productivity Templates folder. 2. Open the Presentations folder and the Nonlinear Presentation Template. 3. From the File menu, select Save. Save your activity as Portable Technology . It will now be saved into your My Work folder. Editing Text 1. The Nonlinear Presentation Template has a title page, an introduction page, a menu page, and 12 pages ready for your presentation. On the title page, you will edit the name of the presentation, the background, and the picture. 2. Select the text box. Change the text to read Portable Technology. Highlight this text. 3. Click the Text tool at the left of the page. New text editing buttons display at the left. Enlarge the text. 4. Use the Text pull down menu to make more changes in the text, such as font or color. 5. Hold down the Control key and simultaneously click the text box ( [Ctrl]+click ). 6. The Properties of Text Box dialog box displays. Click to place a check mark in front of Read-Only Text and Lock Position, so the title cannot be changed. 7. Repeat steps 2–6 for the bottom text box on the page, changing it to your name. 8. Click the blue Next Page arrow. Use steps 2–6 to edit title and text on page 2, the Introduction page. Use [Ctrl]+click each time you want to lock the position of a text box, make text Read-Only, or use
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Adding Backgrounds You can change the background of your presentation. 1. Click the Backgrounds button at the top right of the page. A toolbar of available backgrounds displays at the bottom of the page. 2. Click any background to insert it on page 2. 3. Click the Backgrounds button again to clear the toolbar from the page. Working with Pictures You can add pictures to any page of your presentation with graphics from the Classroom Suite Picture Librar y as well as from other locations: a clip art CD, a digital camera, or other art you have collected. 1. Use the Previous Page arrow to go back to the title page. Select the picture on the title page. 2. Click the Clear button at the left to remove the picture. Adding Presentation Art 1. Click the Presentation Art button at the top of the page. A toolbar of pictures displays at the bottom of the page. Click the black arrow at the far right twice to see more choices. 2. Locate the Laptop picture. Click to add it to the page. It will insert directly on the page. Adding Pictures from the Picture Library 1. Click the Picture Librar y button. 2. The Picture Librar y toolbar displays at the bottom of the page. Use the Next arrow at the right to scroll to the Computer categor y. 3. Click the Cell Phone and the Digital Camera pictures to add them to the page. Adding Pictures from Other Locations 1. From the Edit pull down menu, choose Insert Picture from File. 2. Navigate to a location where the picture you want to use is stored. 3. Click Open to place the picture on the page. Follow the steps on the next page of this tutorial to resize, layer, and lock the new graphics on the page.
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Resizing, Layering, and Locking Pictures You can resize, position, and lock pictures you add. You can also choose to have a picture display either under or on top of a text box. 1. Select the Cell Phone picture you added to the page. Using the mouse, position it on the page. 2. Use the Make Smaller and Make Bigger buttons to change the size of the picture. 3. [Ctrl]+click the picture. The Properties of Picture dialog box displays. Click the Settings tab. 4. In the Design Layer box, use the arrows to select -2 to place the picture under the text boxes. Use the arrow to select +2 to allow the picture to overlap text boxes. (Text boxes are at layer 0.) 5. Click to place a check mark before Lock Position. Click OK to close the dialog box. 6. Repeat steps 1–5 for each picture on each page. Working With Pages The third page of this template is a menu page. It has buttons leading to four different topics in the presentation. Each topic includes three content pages, ready for you to present information about that topic. The buttons on the menu page already have links to the appropriate content pages. 1. Edit each text box as follows: Portable Technology Laptop Computers Cell Phones Digital Cameras Conclusion 2. Follow the steps on pages 4 and 5 to change the background and add graphics. 3. Click the Advanced Mode button. Additional tools display at the right side of the page. 4. Click the Sort Pages button. The Sort Pages dialog box displays. Notice the names of the page: Topic 1a, Topic 1b, Topic 1c, Topic 2a, Topic 2b, etc. Each of the buttons on the menu page links to a set of three pages about that topic. 5. Click OK to close the Sort Pages dialog box.
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Editing Presentation Pages Now you will create three pages of content for each topic of your presentation. 1. Click the button before Laptop Computers. 2. This button links to the first of three pages provided for topic 1. 3. Use the steps on page 3 to edit the text boxes on each of the three pages. 4. Use the steps on pages 4 and 5 to add graphics to each of the three pages. 5. On the third page, click the Return to Menu button to return to the menu page. 6. Follow steps 1–5 for topics 2 and 3. Removing Pages Fifteen pages with three or four topics may be more than you need for your presentation. If you wish to remove a whole section or topic, make sure you remove all the pages that are part of that topic (e.g., 3a, 3b, 3c) as well as the button on the menu page that links to that topic and associated text. 1. Click the Advanced Mode button. Click the Sort Pages button. The Sort Pages dialog box displays. 2. To delete a page, select the page(s) you want to delete (e.g., 3a, 3b, 3c). Click the Delete Page button for each page. The page will disappear. 3. Click OK to close the Sort Pages dialog box. 4. Navigate to the menu page. [Ctrl]+click the button that links to the section you deleted. 5. In the Properties of Page Button dialog box, deselect Lock Position. Click OK. 6. On the menu page, delete the unlocked button and associated text. Finishing the Presentation 1. When you have finished creating all the pages of your presentation, Click the Hide Toolbars button to simplify the screen. 2. From the File menu, select Save. When prompted, replace the previous version of your presentation by clicking the Replace button. Congratulations! You have just created a presentation! In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to add movies, buttons, sound, and animation. 6 Nonlinear Presentation Tutorial
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Adding Movies Classroom Suite includes almost 100 video clips, or you can add one of your own. You will find these video clips in the Media folder, if you chose to install them when you installed the program. Other wise, you can locate the Media folder on the Classroom Suite CD. 1. Navigate to the My Work folder and open the activity you just saved, if you want to add movies to that presentation. 2. Click the Show Toolbars button. Use the Next Page arrow to move to page 2 of your presentation. 3. Click the Insert Movie button on the toolbar at the upper right of the page. 4. The Open dialog box displays, open to the Movies folder within Classroom Suite . 5. Open the State Report Movies folder and select Plane Landing. Click Open. 6. The unlocked movie will insert on the page. Position the movie, resizing it to fit in the laptop computer screen. 7. [Ctrl]+click the movie and check Lock Position. The movie will now play when you click on it. Alternatively, use the Open dialog box in step 4 to navigate to a location on your computer where you have a movie file stored. Follow steps 5–7 to add your own movie to your presentation. Playing Movies Movies that have been locked will play when you click on them. However, there are other ways to have movies play on the pages of your presentation. Playing Movies When You Open Pages You may want the movie to play automatically when this page of the presentation displays. 1. Click the Advanced Mode button. Additional toolbars display. 2. Click the Page Properties button at the bottom of the toolbar at the right side of the page. The Page Properties dialog box displays. 3. Select the Page Actions tab. In the Actions list box at the left, locate and select the Play categor y.
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4. In the list box at the right, select Play Movie. Click the Add: Play Movie button. The Play Movie action will be added to the list of page actions at the bottom of the page. 5. Click OK to close the dialog box. The movie will now play when you open this page of the presentation. Playing Movies by Clicking Buttons on a Page You may want to activate a movie at a specific time, rather than when the page opens. You can create a button that you click to activate the movie. 1. With Advanced Mode still selected, click the Button tool at the right of the page. 2. Click and drag the mouse on the page to create a button. The Properties of Page Button dialog box displays. In the Name box, type Play Movie . 3. Click the Actions tab. In the Actions list box at the left, locate and select the Play categor y. 4. In the list box at the right, select Play Movie. Click the Add: Play Movie button. The Play Movie action will be added to the list of page actions at the bottom of the page. 5. Click the Appearance tab. In the Button Style list box at the lower right, select Aqua. 6. Click OK to close the dialog box. 7. Resize and position the new button you have created. 8. [Ctrl]+click the button. In the Properties of Page Button dialog box, click Lock Position. This will activate the button. 9. Click OK to close the dialog box. 10. Now click your new button. The movie will play.
In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to add sound to your presentation.
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Adding Sound You may wish to add your own voice or other sounds to your presentation. Sound can play automatically when you turn the pages of the presentation, or sound can play when you click a button placed on the screen. You will need a microphone for your computer. 1. Select any page where you want to add sound. Click the Add Sound button. Recording Sound a. Click the Record button. b. When the Record Sound dialog box displays, click the red Record button and record the sound. Importing Sound a. Click the Import button. b. The Sounds folder opens with a selection of four available sound clips. Or, you can click the Import button to navigate to other sound files you may have stored on your computer. 2. Click OK when you are finished recording the sound or importing the sound for a specific page. 3. From the Pages menu, select Page Properties. 4. Click the Page Actions tab. From the Page Actions list at the left, select the Play categor y. 5. From the list that displays at the right, select Play Sound. Click the Add: Play Sound button. The action Play Sound will be added to the Page Action list box in the lower section of the Page Properties dialog box. 6. Click OK to close the Page Properties dialog box. 7. Repeat steps 1–6 for any page of your presentation. 8. Follow steps 1–9 on page 8 if you want to create a button that will cause a sound to play. In step 4, instead of the Play Movie action, select the Play Sound action. In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to add animations to your presentation.
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