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Academic Technology

Academic Technology is under the Office of Information Resources and Technology. Our department administers and supports the Blackboard course management system, and any other software products of special use to the teaching and learning. OAT is also in charge of procuring and maintaining overhead data projectors and other technology enhancements to classrooms.

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Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Virtual Classroom

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Zoom comes pre-stocked with numerous security features designed to control online classrooms, prevent disruption, and help educators effectively teach remotely. Here are some best practices for securing your virtual classroom using Zoom.

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FDU has a number of technology enhanced classrooms that are capable of video/computer projection.

To find out if your classroom is on this list please click the link for your campus:

To reach the help desk call (973)-443-8822 or via Email at fdutac@fdu.edu

Metropolitan Campus Technology Chart

NOTE: Scroll left to right on the chart if viewing on a Mobile device or in Desktop preview mode. To view the full chart, rotate your Mobile device into landscape mode. On Desktop, press the full screen button (icon with expanding arrows inside of a circle) on the top right of the article header.

Building NameProjector Enabled RoomsDVD/VCR Combo RoomsSpeaker EnabledEcho 360HDMI JackSmartboard
Becton Hall202YesYes Laser
Becton Hall205Yes Yes Laser
Becton Hall208YesYes Laser
Becton Hall302Only DVD Yes YesYes
Becton Hall304Only DVD Yes YesYes
Becton Hall305 Yes Yes
Becton Hall306 Yes Yes
Becton Hall402 Yes Laser
Becton Hall403/404 (LED Screen)Yes Yes YesYes
Becton Hall405 Yes Laser
Becton Hall406 Yes Laser
Becton Hall407 Yes Laser
Becton Hall408 Yes Laser
Becton Hall Conference Room307
Dickinson Hall1104YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall1128YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1129YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1142YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall1143Yes Yes Yes
Dickinson Hall1144Yes Yes Laser
Dickinson Hall1148 Yes
Dickinson Hall1149YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1150YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1151YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall1152 (LED Television)YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1153 (LED Televison)YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1165 (LED Televison)YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall1170 (LED Television)YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall2135YesYesYesLaser
Dickinson Hall2137Yes Yes Yes
Dickinson Hall2177YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall2178YesYesYesLaserYes
Dickinson Hall2230Yes Yes Laser
Dickinson Hall2249 Yes YesYes
Dickinson Hall2262Individual DVD & VCR Yes
Dickinson Hall2263 Yes Laser
Dickinson Hall4468YesYes Yes
Dickinson Hall4469YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall4473YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall4475Yes Yes Laser
Dickinson Hall5504YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall5506YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall5509 Laser
Dickinson Hall5520 Yes Yes
Dickinson Hall5523 Yes Yes
Dickinson Hall5529YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall5534YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall – Conference Room1191 Laser
Dickinson Hall – Conference Room2245 YesYesLaser
Dickinson Hall – Continuing Education1127YesYes Laser
Dickinson Hall (Lab A)2163 Yes Yes
Dickinson Hall (Lab B)2164 Yes Yes
Edward Williams Building201 Yes Yes
Edward Williams Building202 Yes Yes
Edward Williams Building203 Yes
Edward Williams Building204 YesYes Yes
Edward Williams Building205 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building206 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building207 Yes Yes
Edward Williams Building209 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building301 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building302 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building303 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building304 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building305 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building306 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building308 Yes Laser
Edward Williams Building309 Yes Laser
Edward Williams BuildingCommons 1YesYes Laser
Edward Williams BuildingCommons 2YesYes Laser
Edward Williams BuildingAuditoriumYesYes Laser
Giovatto LibraryWriting Lab Yes Laser
Giovatto LibraryWLB 3YesYes Laser
Giovatto LibraryWLB 4YesYes Laser
Giovatto LibraryAuditoriumYesYes
Giovatto LibraryWLB 1 (LED Screen)YesYes (TV Speakers)
Giovatto LibraryWLB2 (LED Screen)YesYes (TV Speakers)
Multipurpose RoomYesYesYes Laser
Muscarelle105Yes Yes Laser
Muscarelle202YesYes
Muscarelle203Yes Yes Laser
Muscarelle204 Yes Laser
Muscarelle205YesYes Yes
Muscarelle206Yes Yes Yes
Muscarelle207L Yes Laser
Muscarelle207RYesYes Yes
Robison Annex100Yes Yes Yes
Robison Annex101YesYes Yes
Robison Annex203Yes Yes Yes
Robison Annex204YesYes Yes
Robison Annex205Yes Yes Laser
Robison Annex300 Yes Laser
Robison Annex301 Yes Yes
Robison Annex303 Yes Laser
Robison Annex304YesYes Laser
Robison Annex305 Yes Laser
Robison Hall23BYesYes Laser
Robison Hall501
Robison Hall503
Rutherford RoomYesYesYes Laser
Universit Hall TheatreLED ScreenYes
University Hall12 Yes
University Hall22 Yes
University HallMultimedia Lab YesYes
Williams Hall Yes
Williams Hall102YesYes Laser
Williams Hall107YesYes Laser
Williams Hall201 Yes Laser
Williams Hall202 Yes Laser
Williams Hall203 Yes Laser
Williams Hall206 Yes Laser
Williams Hall207 Yes Yes
Wilson AuditoriumYesYesYes Laser

Florham Campus Technology Chart

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Building NameProjector Enabled RoomsDVD/VCR Combo RoomsSpeaker EnabledEcho 360HDMI JackSmartboard
Dreyfuss Building102YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building103YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building104YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building105YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building106YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building107YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building121Yes Laser
Dreyfuss Building125YesYes Laser
Dreyfuss Building206 Yes Yes
Dreyfuss Building207 Yes Yes
Dreyfuss Building208 Yes Yes
Dreyfuss Building210 Yes Yes
Dreyfuss Building211
Dreyfuss Building212
Dreyfuss Building213
Dreyfuss BuildingTheater
Hennessey Room 1Yes Yes Yes
Hennessey Room 2Yes Yes Yes
LibraryLibrary ClassroomYes Yes Laser
Mansion11YesYes Laser
Mansion12Yes Yes Laser
Mansion13YesYes Laser
Mansion17Yes Yes Laser
Mansion30Yes Yes Laser
Mansion33Yes Yes Yes
Mansion35Yes Yes Laser
Mansion36YesYes Yes
Mansion38YesYes Laser
Moninger 105 Just DVDYesYesYesYes
Moninger 106 Just DVDYesYesYesYes
Moninger 107YesJust DVDYes Laser
Moninger 113Yes Yes Yes
Moninger 118 Just DVDYesYesLCD ScreenYes
Moninger 119 Just DVDYesYesLCD ScreenYes
Moninger 205 Yes
Moninger 206 Yes
Moninger 210 Yes
OrangerieYes Yes Yes
Science Building1 Yes Yes
Science Building3 Yes
Science Building6 Yes
Science Building7Yes Yes Yes
Science Building9 Yes Yes
Science Building11Yes Yes Laser
Science Building15A Yes Yes
Science Building17YesYes Yes
Science Building18 Yes Yes
Science Building19 Yes Laser
Student CenterSammartino RoomYes Yes Yes
Student CenterFlorham RoomYes Yes Yes
Student CenterWroxton RoomYesYes
Student CenterBottle Hill Room
Twombly LoungeYesYesYes Laser
Zen Building102YesYes Yes
Zen Building103YesYes Yes
Zen Building104YesYes LCD Panel
Zen Building105YesYes
Zen Building106YesYes
Zen Building107YesYes Yes
Zen Building108YesYes Yes
Zen Building109YesYes Yes
Zen Building110DVD onlyYes LCD PanelYes
Zen Building202YesYes Yes
Zen Building203YesYes Yes
Zen Building204Yes Yes Yes
Zen Building205YesYes Yes
Zen Building206YesYes LCD Panel
Zen Building207Yes Yes Yes
Zen Building208DVD onlyYes LCD PanelYes
Zen Building209YesYes Yes
Zen Building210 Laser
Zen Building211 YesYes Yes
Zen Building212 YesYes Yes
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Echo360 helps instructors capture and extend those moments to improve student engagement before, during and after class.

Through our technology platform, students have 24/7 access to classroom discussion, presentation materials, and the lecture itself.

Getting started with Echo 360 Universal Capture: Personal

Universal Capture: Personal is a stand-alone application designed to be used by instructors on their personal computers to generate video recordings. The software enables you to create video recording across multiple computing platforms via a unified interface. That means instructors can record and share video on Mac and Windows computers, inside or outside of the classroom, with an identical user experience on each device.

For those faculty members who do not yet have an Echo 360 account, it is necessary for you to login to Webcampus first.  Therefore, please follow the directions below in order for you to have access to Echo360 environment. Once you have completed these steps via webcampus, thereafter users will be able to login directly to echo360.fdu.edu with their FDU NetID credentials. 

NOTE: For those who already have an account in Echo360 please go to Step 13.

  1. Login to webcampus using your FDU NetID
  2. Click on your course
  3. Click on Course Documents
  1. Click on Tools
  2. Click on Echo360 Cloud
  1. In this page, enter a Name that makes it clear this is the link for Echo360 class content for example Echo360 Recordings
  2. Click Submit
  1. A new link will appear on your Course Documents page titled Echo360 Recordings. This maybe at the bottom of the Course Documents page.
  2. Click on the Echo360 Recordings link. This will redirect you to the Echo environment.
  1. Click on the gear icon on the top right
  2. Click on Downloads
  1. From the Universal Capture: Personal area of the Downloads page, select the link to download the installer appropriate for the type of computer/operating system you are running. After you have downloaded the personal capture, follow the instructions on how to capture your lectures using this tool
  1. Once you have installed the software, please launch the Universal Capture: Personal application. If you see the following login screen, click on the link and login with your FDU NetID credentials
  1. After logging in select the inputs you want to capture from the two drop down menu. If the drop down menu says No Input just select the option you want from the available sources
    • Left Input: Click on the dropdown menu to select your input for the left video channel (e.g. display, webcam, etc.). 
    • The bars in the middle shows the volume levels of the audio capture. 
    • Right Input: Click on the dropdown menu to select your input for the right video channel (e.g. display, webcam, etc.). 
    • The Display option from the drop down menu chooses the application that you want to record from your computer for example a PowerPoint presentation. 
    • Preview the inputs on the screen; to be sure, they will record properly.
  1. Click the pencil icon or title to launch the Capture Details dialog box
  1. Enter a Title, add a Description or Tags and select a Publishing location for the recording. By default, your recordings are published to your “Library” folder
  2. Click on the “Save” button
  1. At this point, if you are going to present any materials via PowerPoint, Web or any other applications open it and minimize it
  2. When you are ready, click the “Record” button.  You will have 5 seconds before recording starts so you can switch to the material you want to present
  1. During a recording, you will have the option to Stop, Pause, or Cancel recording.  Do not stop recording until you are totally finished with the session. If you click on the cancel button, it will cancel the entire recording
  • Once you stop the recording, you will receive a message and you can click on the “Close” option to exit the program. Once your recording process is finished, it will automatically publish to the location that you have specified. You will receive an email when processing is finished and you are able to view your recording

Viewing Recording

Once you receive the email, your video is online and ready to be viewed.

  1. Log back into echo360.fdu.edu
  2. Click on the “My Content” tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Click on the recording that you want to view
  1. If you want users to view your recording, scroll down towards the bottom of the screen to the “Links” section. Copy the link and you can send it to users via email
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How do I receive an FDU laptop?

All full-time faculty is entitled to receive an FDU laptop.

To acquire a FDU laptop, full-time faculty must memo or email message from their Dean stating their name and status as a full-time faculty member.

This memo or Email must be sent to:

Manish Wadhwa
University Director for the Office of Academic Technology
Mail Code: H-DH2-15 -or- Email manish@fdu.edu

Once the approval reaches Manish Wadhwa, appointments will be made based on the availability of the laptop computers. The University Director for the Office of Academic Technology will make appointments for approving for both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses. Manish’s contact information is as follows: (201)-692-7074 or Email manish@fdu.edu

How do I return an FDU laptop?

All Metropolitan and Florham Campus faculty members leaving the university must schedule an appointment to return their laptop computer.

An appointment must be made with Manish Wadhwa or Lisa Stadler for returning the laptop computer. The faculty member assigned the laptop must be present during the return.

Manish Wadhwa can be reached at the Metropolitan Campus at: 
(201)-692-7074
Email manish@fdu.edu

Lisa Stadler can be reached at the Florham Campus at:
(973)-443-8689
Email stadler@fdu.edu

Procedure for Laptop Recovery:

Laptop and all laptop accessories must be returned including laptop case.

Any missing accessories or laptop repairs needed will be documented on the form. Individual faculty members are responsible for backing up the data in their laptop computers before returning them. The Office of Academic Technology will not transfer or back-up any data.

Laptop Accessories

If you would like to order laptop accessories, please contact Lisa Stadler at (973)-443-8689. Here is a list of some of the accessories available for your FDU Lenovo laptop.

  • Mouse
  • External Keyboard
  • External Monitor
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Docking station

(A docking station allows you to easily plug-in your laptop to access common computer peripherals. It enables your laptop computer to function more like a desktop computer. The FDU Lenovo ThinkPads are able to connect to a specific docking station.)

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FDU TAC

The Fairleigh Dickinson University Technical Assistance Center (UTAC) is the university technical help desk support organization. Fairleigh Dickinson University students, faculty, and staff must contact the UTAC to initiate support requests for commercial application software, desktop environments and peripherals, network connectivity, computer password maintenance (i.e. Webmail), hardware and software configuration support, other computer related product and service issues, Blackboard, classroom projector problems, and cable TV repair requests.

To contact the UTAC call (973)-443-8822.

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How to Successfully Attend Class via Zoom

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15 Minutes Before Class Starts

  1. 15 minutes before class starts, find a quiet place with strong internet that is free of distractions. Remember that everyone in the class will be able to see you! Find an appropriate background and make sure the room is well-lit. Make sure that you have your device plugged in so you don’t need to worry about battery issues mid-class.
  2. Open Zoom. You can open Zoom by clicking the link your professor sends you or downloading the Zoom app or program on your device. If you have headphones, plug them in now.
  3. Test your microphone and camera.
    • To test your microphone, click “Test Computer Mic & Speakers” in the pop-up window that appears when first opening a test meeting or beginning your scheduled meeting.
    • To test your camera, just look at the Zoom window to see that you are clearly visible, non-pixellated, and can move and speak without noticeable delays
    • You may need to give Zoom permission to access your camera and microphone beforehand. Typically, the request for permission will appear in a pop-up window the first time you open a Zoom Meeting, and will carry over to future meetings. If you declined permissions in the past, you will need to go into your PC or Mac’s settings to allow Zoom to access your camera and microphone.
  4. Close any windows or programs open on your device that are unrelated to class.

During Class

  1. Click Start Video to begin broadcasting from your webcam.
  2. Use the Chat bubble as appropriate. You can chat to everyone in the meeting, just the professor, or a specific person.
  3. Find out who else is in the meeting by clicking Participants. This is also where you can “raise your hand” to ask or respond to a question.
  4. Be prepared to share your screen with the class. (If you do so, we will see all tabs you have open. We could also see your email, messages, etc. Please ensure that anything you would like to keep private is closed prior to class beginning.)

The Zoom Menu

The Zoom menu contains several features that can be used at any time throughout class meetings. For laptops, PCs, and Macs the menu can be found by hovering over the bottom of the Zoom window. In the Zoom app, the menu can be accessed by tapping the bottom of the app window. Here is a picture of the menu bar.

Zoom Menu Bar Image Example
  • Mute: Silences and unsilences your microphone. Your professor will “Mute” the whole class to reduce background noises, but if you’d like to speak, you need to click “Unmute” first.
  • Share Screen: Allows you to share a variety of windows and applications. Participants can share views of their desktops and specific windows currently open on their computer, write on a digital whiteboard, and even share a screen directly from their iPhone or iPad.
  • Chat: You can send messages to everyone, just the professor, or a specific person.

General Zoom Etiquette

  • Getting clear video is a lot like taking a good selfie. Light your face more brightly than the background to make it easier to see you.
  • Remember that everyone else can see you!
  • Be yourself. Move physically and make facial expressions.
  • Microphones pick up all ambient noise, so keep your mic muted until it’s your time to speak.
  • Remember that when on-camera, other activities such as eating, drinking, shuffling papers, etc are extremely distracting.

Issues Connecting to Zoom?

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Interactive Television (ITV)

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The Interactive Television (ITV) classrooms are located in Dickinson Hall 1132 (Metropolitan Campus), Dreyfuss 214 (Florham Campus), Sarah Sullivan (Florham Campus), Moninger 105, Moninger 107, Moninger 119 (Florham Campus) and FDU Vancouver. The ITV rooms can be used for conducting inter-campus classes, classes with students at remote locations equipped with ITV, inter-campus meetings, or meetings and events with other colleges, universities, or organizations equipped with ITV. The ITV rooms can be scheduled by an authorized officer of a group or organization on campus for conducting official University business. Scheduling is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the exception that priority is always given to classes using the ITV room.

For reservations please call (201)-692-7062

ITV Meeting Policies

ITV Meeting Policy.
This policy pertains only to the ITV rooms managed by the Office of Academic Technology (on the Metro campus DH 2245 and DH 1132, and in Florham Dreyfuss 214, Sarah Sullivan, Moninger 105, Moninger 107 and Moninger 119). For policies pertaining to other rooms, please contact the individuals responsible for the relevant rooms.

Ending your meeting on time.
Please be sensitive to the fact that other meetings are often scheduled immediately after the end of yours, and the participants in these meetings also have busy schedules and important business to discuss. Even when there is no meeting scheduled after yours, our employees must properly close the room and shut down the equipment and therefore must wait for you to finish before they can move on to other activities. Therefore, when your meeting time has come to an end, you must vacate the room. Individuals who or groups that fail to vacate the room in a timely fashion more than two times will not be allowed to book the ITV room for future meetings.

Cancellation Policy.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you must cancel a meeting, but at least 24 hours prior to your meeting. Individuals who cancel more than two meetings without notifying the Office of Academic Technology will not be allowed to book the ITV room for future meetings.

Meeting conflicts.
Meetings are usually scheduled solely on a first-come, first-served basis. If somebody else has booked a meeting when you need the ITV room, you must negotiate with the host of the conflicting meeting. The Office of Academic Technology will not intervene.

ITV priority for DH 2245.
DH 2245 is also available for scheduling non-ITV meetings or events. However, if ITV capability is needed at the same time, you will be asked to find another room. The rationale for this policy is that there are many other non-ITV rooms, but only two ITV rooms on the Metropolitan campus.

Scheduling Meetings.
No meetings will be scheduled for ITV until after the ITV course schedule for that semester has been finalized. You may request your meeting in advance, but if a class ends up being scheduled at the same time as your meeting you will need to re-schedule your meeting. Classes always get first priority for ITV scheduling.

Inter-campus meetings.
If you are scheduling an inter-campus meeting between the College at Florham and the Metropolitan Campus, you must request the ITV at least 24 hours prior to your meeting. This lead-time is necessary in order for the Office of Academic Technology to allocate appropriate personnel to the ITV room. You may schedule such meetings by calling the Office of Academic Technology at x7062 or 201 692 7062 on the Metropolitan campus.

ITV Classrooms: Food & Drink Policy.
The ITV classrooms contain sensitive and expensive equipment that could easily be damaged by spilled drinks or contamination by food particles. Also, the rooms do not receive regularly scheduled janitorial service. For these reasons: No food or drink is allowed under any circumstances in the ITV classrooms. Sealed containers are allowed provided that the container is not opened at any time while in the ITV classroom. If you are observed with food or drink you will be asked to remove this item from the ITV classroom.

Instructors are asked to enforce the no food or drink policy with the students in their classes, if members of a given class repeatedly viola this policy, the instructor will not be permitted to schedule the ITV classroom for future classes.

DH 2245 is configured differently and has different equipment, and as such food will be allowed in DH 2245. Any buffet set-up should be done in the adjoining kitchen area. Please ensure that all guests or meeting attendees exercise care with the food and keep the food at the table area.

ITV Class Policies

ITV Classrooms Procedures for semester long courses.
This policy pertains only to the ITV rooms managed by the Office of Academic Technology (on the Metro campus DH 2245 and DH 1132, and in Florham Dreyfuss 214, Sarah Sullivan, Moninger 105, Moninger 107 and Moninger 119). For policies pertaining to other rooms, please contact the individuals responsible for the relevant rooms

Proposing a course for ITV delivery.
Instructors, Chairs, or Directors may propose a course for ITV delivery after receiving approval from the relevant Chair, Director, or Dean. ITV courses are proposed at least one full semester in advance of the start date for the course.

Requesting the ITV rooms for a course.
To request the ITV rooms, call (201)-692-7062

Training Policy.
No instructor may be scheduled to teach in the ITV room unless he or she attends training on using the sophisticated ITV equipment. Training should be scheduled as soon as possible after the instructor is identified, preferably a month prior to the start date of the course. To arrange for training, please contact call (201)-692-7062.

Cancellation Policy.
If you must cancel a class, please let the Office of Academic Technology know as soon as possible and at least one full business day prior to your class. Instructors who cancel more than two class sessions without notifying the Office of Academic Technology will not be allowed to book the ITV room for future courses.

ITV Classrooms Food & Drink Policy.
The ITV classrooms in contain sensitive and expensive equipment that could easily be damaged by spilled drinks or contamination by food particles. Also, the rooms do not receive regularly scheduled janitorial service.For these reasons:

No food or drink is allowed under any circumstances in ITV classrooms. Sealed containers are allowed provided that the container is not opened at any time while in the ITV classroom. If you are observed with food or drink you will be asked to remove this item from the ITV classroom.

Instructors are asked to enforce the no food or drink policy with the students in their classes. If members of a given class repeatedly violate this policy, the instructor will not be permitted to schedule the ITV classroom for future classes.

DH 2245 is configured differently and has different equipment, and as such food will be allowed in DH 2245. Any buffet set-up should be done in the adjoining kitchen area. Please ensure that all guests or meeting attendees exercise care with the food and keep the food at the table area.

For these reasons:

No food or drink is allowed under any circumstances in ITV classrooms. Sealed containers are allowed provided that the container is not opened at any time while in the ITV classroom. If you are observed with food or drink you will be asked to remove this item from the ITV classroom.

Instructors are asked to enforce the no food or drink policy with the students in their classes. If members of a given class repeatedly violate this policy, the instructor will not be permitted to schedule the ITV classroom for future classes.

DH 2245 is configured differently and has different equipment, and as such food will be allowed in DH 2245. Any buffet set-up should be done in the adjoining kitchen area. Please ensure that all guests or meeting attendees exercise care with the food and keep the food at the table area.

ITV Help Information

For Problems Call
Office of Academic Technology
Phone: (201)-692-7062

Teaneck ITV Room (Dickinson Hall 1132)
Phone: (201) 692-7040
Fax: (201)-692-7041

Madison ITV Room (Dreyfuss 214)
Phone: (973)-443-8485
Fax: (973)-443-8674

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Using MediaSpace from Kaltura

MediaSpace is a campus video distribution platform from Kaltura, similar to YouTube, where you can securely upload and share your videos anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. It supports multiple devices and provides powerful control and governance tools.

There are various ways that content can be locked down. It can be visible to only specific NetIDs, specific course members or to the general public.

  1. Log into your Kaltura account:
  1. Click on use FDU NetID to Login and enter your credentials

Adding Content to MediaSpace

  1. In the upper right corner of the page, select the ‘Add New‘ drop-down list, and choose ‘Media Upload,’ to open the ‘Upload Media‘ page
  1. Click the ‘+ Choose a file to upload‘ button to search your computer for the media file that you would like to upload; select the file; and click the ‘Open‘ button to upload the file
  1. While the file is uploading, you can add the metadata in the following fields:

Name

  • The name of the media being uploaded.
  • This is a required field and is by default the filename of the media being uploaded.

Description

  • This is displayed below the media or on the player info pane.
  • This is a required field for publishing and/or adding the media to a playlist.

Tags

  • These are used to help describe your media and are used as keywords when searching for media.
  • Multiple tags can be separated by commas or new lines.
  1. When you have finished editing details, click the ‘Save‘ button
  2. Once the media has uploaded and you have given it at least a title and description, you will need to select one of three file sharing permission settings. This setting can be changed later, so pick the setting that best applies at the moment:
    • Private: Only you will be able to access the file.
    • Unlisted: Only those with a link to the file that you provide will be able to access it. Select this option if you want to share your video using a direct link to the video that you might share via email.
    • Published: Assign the file to a MediaSpace channel. It will be visible individuals that have viewing rights to that channel.

You may continue uploading more files by clicking the ‘+ Choose another file‘ button and repeating the steps above.

NOTE: At this point you may not be able to view your media and you may see the message: “Media is being processed” This is completely normal. Your media will continue to process even if you navigate away from MediaSpace.

How To Access My Media

Click on your name in the upper right side of your screen and select My Media from the dropdown list. When your list comes up, choose which one you want to access

How To Share a Media

  1. While in the “My Media” section, select the video that you want to share and click on the “Actions” button and click Publish

NOTE: Make sure your video is set to Unlisted. Any other choice will have some access restrictions associated with it.

  1. Click on the “Save” button
  2. Click on your video to get to the video details and click the share option under the video. You can copy the link and send that to anyone you would like to share it with

How to Edit Closed Captioning

  1. Open the video that you want to edit the captions
  2. Click on Actions and select + Captions & Enrich. This will take you the captions request table

NOTE: You can only edit captions that have been completed.

  1. Click on the pencil edit icon to open the editor. The captions editor is open automatically alongside the captions that have been selected in the captions requests table
  • If you have multiple caption files, you can click on the “Captions” drop down menu and select which file you want to use
  • To edit caption text, click on the section you want to change and edit accordingly
  • If you are not sure where the text is that you want to change, you can enter that in the “Search Captions” box. That term will be highlighted in each caption line. You can also replace the terms that you search for with a new one by entering the new term in the “Replace with” box and clicking “Replace”.
  1. When you have completed all of your editing, click on the “Save” button

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What is Qualtrics?

Qualtrics is a simple web-based survey tool that provides the opportunity to conduct online survey research, evaluations, and many other data collection activities.

One of the many advantages is the ease of learning to use Qualtrics to:

  • Build surveys with multiple question styles
  • Distribute the surveys with a website link (there are other ways to distribute as well)
  • Analyze data collected

Of great importance, the university currently has a license for all faculty, staff, and students (some caveats with student accounts discussed if you all desire)

Benefits of Qualtrics

  • Simple and intuitive formatting of surveys
  • Visually appealing for respondents and survey builder
  • Computer and smartphone compatible
  • Flexibility of survey dissemination
  • Multiple data formats (e.g., CSV, TSV, XML, SPSS)

If you need assistance please contact Manish Wadhwa at (201)-692-7074 or Email Manish@fdu.edu

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Allen McDaniel Academic Technology Senior Instructional and Technical Support Technician
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Jack Charpentier Academic Technology Instructional and Technical Support Specialist
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Manish Wadhwa Academic Technology University Director of Academic Technology
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Miguel De-Los Santos Academic Technology Senior Instructional and Technical Support Technician
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Subhojit Paul Academic Technology Instructional and Technical Support Coordinator