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Web Administration

Often the website is our first introduction so it better be good!

 

Web resource tools

Editing the LMC website:

Below is a list useful of mostly free online tools

 

Got a source you like that is not listed here you want to share? Please share!

 

Document management Document management

PDF page linking

Do you have a muliti-page PDF that you would like to keep that way but also want to link to a specific page in the PDF? The quickest and easiest way is to just append the page number to the end of your web address like this: #page=<pagenum> When you click on the link below you will automatically go to page 29 of this document.

 

EX:http://www.losmedanos.edu/PDFs/crisisinterventionmanual.pdf#page=29

See more parameters at the Adobe website

 

 

Issuu page linking

One of the best alternatives I've found for embedding your PDFs in a webpage is issuu.com and now you can link to a specific page in your document by "clipping" the content.

 

Watch video

 

Document websites

Below are links to sites that allow you to post your content. Many of these are both video, photo and music sharing and most of all of them supply embed codes so that you can insert them into your web pages using the HTML snippet command in Adobe Contribute.

    • 3CMedia - Free for LMC employees - Document and video storage and sharing
    • Google drive (can be used for collaborate and share word docs, create spreadsheets and interactive web forms for data collection and short surveys). Visit the Google for Educators home for more information.
    • Slideshare (Offers users the ability to upload and share publicly or privately Power Point presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios.)
    • Docsock - large collection of documents of all file types that can be embedded and printed page by page. A great way to publish worksheets within a web page.
    • Flipsnack - Create online flip books from your documents and embed on your web page.
    • LearnOutLoud (LearnOutLoud.com is your one-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse over 20000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.)
    • Issuu - Create online flip books from your documents and embed on your web page.
    • Join.me - Allows for easy screen-sharing between multiple people. This can be combined with a Skype session as well for effective demos and office hours. For additional information, go to the Join.me FAQ.
    • Readoz - Create online flip books from your documents and embed on your web page.
    • PDFlite - (PDFlite is a free open-source PDF reader and converter. View PDF files easily and convert anything like Word to PDF, JPG to PDF, Doc to PDF, Docx to PDF)

Email Email communication

  • Constant Contact - this is currently what LMC is using for communication however it is not free.
  • Mailchimp - Has a free account and allows to to send quite a few emails before you need to pay. Great for sending a Professional looking email with no coding required.
  • Vertical Response - Free email templating and sending tool for up to 1,000 contacts.

Form Creation Form creation for surveys, data collection and quizzes

Image editing Image search & editing

Copyright free image

  • Creative commons search across various sites at once including flickr
  • Stock.xchng - free stock photography - you'll need to create an account
  • Pixabay - free stock photography - you'll need to create an account

Photo editing

  • Pixlr.com online photo editing that is photoshop in style

Photo sharing

  • Flickr - Photo and video sharing - easy to embed slide shows

Photo compression

  • JPGmini - Dramatically compress the file size of your images without loosing quality.
  • Imagealpha - compress PNG files. (currently seems to be a Mac only program)

Learning Learning (software & design)

  • @ONE Provides Los Medanos College faculty and staff tools for training and networking as well as online resources so you can learn how to use technology to inspire student learning and success.
  • The Contra Costa Community College district has an account with Lynda.com. Here you can learn from very short well crafted videos the art of photography, graphic design, page layout, business and much more. To login go to http://www.4cd.edu/lyndaand put in your webadvisor user name and login.
  • Microsoft Support (Mac)
  • Adobe Contribute
  • Web accessibility for people with disabilities

Music Music & audio sharing

  • Jukeboxalive - playlist sharing
  • Learn Out Loud - podcasting
  • Playlist - share a select playlist with a player
  • Soundcloud - Capture any sound and use right away
  • YouTube Video hosting site but you can use it for sharing audio as well. Just choose to display sound only
  • Voaroo - a quick way to record and share a voice message
  • Voki - an animated talking head of your voice

Multi media presentation Multi media presentations

  • 3CMedia - Free for LMC employees - once your presentation have been converted to video format you can post them here
  • CCCConfer - Provides high quality web conferencing technoogy tools and lecture capture services. Presentations can be archived, captioned and used as resources in online learning.
  • Prezi - online power point style presentation except it's like one big flow chart that you can zoom in on various parts. Also iPad friendly. Here is a fun presentation of what it can do.
  • Voicethread - used by many public schools and universities voicethread is a collaborative multimedia rich slideshow that allows feedback and sharing.

Screen recording Screen recording

  • Jing - Free screen cast software for 5 minutes of recording
  • Camtasia - For Mac and a paid version of software
  • SnapZpro (screen recording software for making demonstration movies)
  • SnagIt - Stripped down version of Camtasia. From this link you can download a 30 day trial.

Social bookmarking Social book marking for a collecting lists of web resources

  • Delicious.com - allows you easily bookmark content on the web and add them to custom stacks of interest. The more tags you assign to a bookmark the easier it is to find it later. You can share a list under a specific tag. The lifespan of Delicious is in question due to new acquisition so use with caution.
  • Diigo.com - Promoted as an alternative to Delicious and so much more. Offers highlighting and commenting as well as tagging of links. You can archive a view for later viewing and easily share different lists of links. Originally used for research it has now grown into a powerful book marking tool.
  • Pinterest - is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to their own collections and/or 'like' photos.
  • QR codeQR codes: There are various sites to make and track QR codes but you should first shorten the URL before you do so with a service like bitly. This will make the amount of data smaller that it has to process. Then keep track of the URLs you encode in a spreadsheet. I keep track of mine in google docs so I can quickly look up how they are doing from anywhere. After you have the short URL run it through a QR generator.

Video sharing Video sharing

YouTube is by far is the the most accessible free video hosting service available. It does not require additional plugins to be installed on most computers and will play on most mobile devices. It has free captioning services that work fairly well and will translate into 50 different languages but you still need to edit the captioning yourself since their auto captioning is fairly unreadable - it's a good place to start. If you need help with how to caption or embedding the content on your site please contact thelmcwebadministrator.

 

LMC has their own youtube account with people who have already subscribed to the video feed. If you want your video posted publically on the LMC youtube channel please contact the LMC web administrator. Otherwise you can easily start your own channel and link it to your website for a more specific group of followers.

 

3CMediaA free resource provided by the State Chancellors office. The video content you upload here is available in your D2L classrooms. They also provide free close captioning and video editing of your presentations. You must sign up for an account. There are no restrictions on the length of the video and videos here can be posted privately and shared with ony those who have a link.

 

Below are some other video sharing sites

Video Libraries Video education libraries

  • Films on Demand - Streaming video collections of thousands of programs. Curriculum-focused with unlimited access.
  • PBS Video - This site now houses a large catalog of PBS videos from its large host of programs. Once at pbs.org, click on the link for Programs to start your review or search for a specific title/subject with their search option.
  • TED Talks - Excellent short videos by interesting people who do interesting things!
  • Ambrose Video - "Ambrose Video is a leading producer of educational documentaries for the Middle School, Secondary and College marketplaces. We have an extensive library of award-winning materials, in social studies, literature, fine arts and the sciences."
  • Khan Academy - This site contains a growing list of video tutorials and exercises for math, science, and some business content at the high school and college level. The videos are publicly accessible, but the exercises require a login (and a user can use their Facebook or Google login).