LIVETEXT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS You must have a LiveText account to post on LiveText. LiveText can be purchased at the TechZone in the Bone Student Center. 1. Log on to your LiveText account at www.livetext.com. Click the new "Create" button in your MyDesk area and this will take you directly to the template selection page. Choose the appropriate folder under Illinois State University. Proceed to select the template, type a title and create the document. 2a. IF YOU ARE ENTERING AN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAM assignment, select Project from the first drop-down menu that says Document. On the Template drop-down menu, select the template for the appropriate Elementary Education course assignment you are posting Ex.: C&I 211- Integrated Unit. In the Title space, give your assignment the name of the assignment and you can also include section number or the semester you are entering it. Then click Create document. OR 2b. IF YOU ARE ENTERING a PBA or ITPS (teacher education-wide assessment tasks), select Portfolio from the first drop-down menu that says Document. On the Template drop-down menu, select Illinois State University Teacher Education Portfolio. All of the PBA and ITPS assignments that must be submitted in this category will be found here. YOU SHOULD CREATE THIS PORTFOLIO ONLY ONCE! After that, you send the same portfolio to any instructor of a course with a PBA or ITPS in it that you are completing. Do not give this portfolio any other title. Click on Create Document. On the next screen all of the required assessment tasks for all Teacher Education-Wide, requirements can be found on the left side. Click on the title of the assessment task you want to enter. 3. On the next screen there are usually two sections, each headed by a colored band. Under the first, you will find general directions for the assignment (not necessarily your own instructor’s more specific requirements) and also a link to view the rubric on which the assignment is graded on LiveText. Below that, in the second section, it shows where students will enter their assignments. To access this space you must click on the word Edit that is on the colored band above this section. This opens the window where text can be added. Here you will have three options. 4a. You can type or cut-and-paste a document into LiveText, by clicking in the box where it says Post your (project) here (any messages there can be erased). When done, click on Save section and Finish. OR 4b. You may wish to attach a document instead of cutting and pasting, etc. For example, if you have an already-made Inspiration concept web, a desktop publication, or something in a format you are concerned about preserving intact, you should attach it. Click on “Edit” next to Attachments (below the window where you cut and paste). A 3-step window pops up that lets you browse your documents. Attach the desired one (takes a while—wait until the assignment title is posted) and click to finish. OR 4c. If you have a Web Page , digital video, or anything already saved on another server, you will need to create a hyperlink to it in LiveText. Above the box where text is entered, click on the button with the picture of the globe and link on it. In the dialogue box that appears, type in the URL you want to link to, then click OK, then Save Section, and then Return to Page. 5. The next step is to click on “Submit for Review” to submit your assignment for review to the right instructor. A screen pops-up and that automatically allows you to type in the reviewers. Select the member's name that loads from the list with whom you wish to share for review. Click the send Button. SUBMIT ONLY under REVIEWER! Do not send work to your instructor in any other category.
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