Instructor Quick Guide to @ What is Studymate? Importing Items From Other Formats StudyMate 2.0 is a Windows authoring tool that makes it easy Questions or “items” can be imported from other file formats to create Flash-based learning activities and games. such as MS Word, Richmond Text, or REspondus. 1. From the Start tab in StudyMate, select the Import Installation Wizard. To install the “Campus” version of StudyMate: 2. Select the type of file to be imported (MS Word, Rich 1. Log in to Blackboard and click the Faculty Help tab. Text, Text, IMS QTI, Respondus, or Respondus 2. Locate the StudyMate installation file. Archive). 3. Download the file and double-click to Run. • If importing MS Word, Rich Text, or Text files, 4. Once you’ve installed StudyMate, start the program make sure that the file to be imported follows the and enter the following: formatting guidelines provided in the online help Institution Name: Ivy Tech Community College (this is VERY important). Local Support Contact: Helpdesk- • If importing IMS QTI, note that only multiple firstname.lastname@example.org choice items can be imported. Installation Password: Enter the password provided • If importing a Respondus file, a set of by your distance education coordinator. conversion options will be shown prior to the import (see the user guide for further instructions). The Start Tab 3. Browse to and select the file being imported. 4. Preview the import results to check for errors, then click Finish to complete the import. The Edit Tab Open – open an existing StudyMate file or download of a publisher test bank (see below). Create – create a new file. Quick Copy Wizard – select or copy “items” from two or more StudyMate files. 1. Select the type of item (No Answer, One Answer, Import Wizard – import items from MS Word, Rich text, text, Multiple Choice, or Calculated) or select Copy from IMS QTI, or Respondus formats. Another File to begin creating an item. • No answer – a fact or statement that doesn’t Respondus Test Bank Network have a precise answer. Over 1,000 publisher test banks are available through the • One Answer – a word/phrase that is associated Respondus Test Bank Network, a free service to instructors with another word/phrase, such as a glossary who adopt a participating textbook. In just a few steps, a test term bank can be downloaded with StudyMate and used to create • Multiple Choice – a question that is followed by Flash-based learning activities and games. To get started, go a list containing one correct answer and several to http://www.respondus.com/testbank to submit your test distractors. bank request. The publisher will send an email containing the • Calculated – a question that contains download code and instructions for using it with StudyMate. mathematical formulas or values that are randomly generated. 2. Enter the item information in the template form. 3. Select the Difficulty and/or the Topic 4. Click Preview. With the preview window open, a different activity can be previewed by selecting it from the pull-down list. 5. Add the item to the end of the list or Insert into the List You can see the list of items you have created in the Item List section. The Settings Tab The Settings Tab allows the selection of the settings for the Flash activities generated by StudyMate. Most StudyMate activities have settings options. There are also settings for Small Screen Devices (e.g. iPod, PSP), Other Settings (colors, accessibility, and languages), and HTML templates (which controls the design of the HTML file that is generated with the Flash file). See the online help for more information on the • Deselect any types of activities you do not wish Settings tab. to be included in the Flash object. • A dimmed activity means there are not enough The Preview and Publish Tab items in the file to create that type of activity. • To include downloadable files for small screen devices select the last option. 4. When finished making selections, click Next. 5. The Publish Wizard will display a screen that looks similar to the one below: Preview allows you to preview the activities before publishing. Publish publishes the Flash activities directly to an online course or to export the activities to one of several other formats. Print Options – allow the file to be printed or saved to MS Word, Rich Text, or Plain Text. 6. To publish to Blackboard, select Publish directly to Using the Publish Wizard a Course Management System and select The Publish Wizard is used to publish a Flash object to an Blackboard 6.3-7.x from the drop down list. Click online course or to export it to a desired format. Next. 1. From the Preview & Publish tab, click the Publish 7. If you have published a file before, select Ivy Tech button on the left. Blackboard in the drop down list and go to the next 2. Click the Publish Wizard button. step. If you have not published a file before, Click 3. The Publish Wizard will display a screen that looks the drop down list next to Blackboard and select add similar to this: new server. Make sure “Yes, check for pre- configured server settings” is selected and click Next. Enter Ivy Tech Blackboard as the name, enter your username and password for Blackboard, and then click Next. After the test connection runs successfully, click Next. 8. The wizard will display the screen that allows you to One Answer Activities select your course and then select the area of the Flash cards – two-sided cards that display the term/answer on course where you want to upload the file. one side and the definition/question on the second side. Pick A Letter – displays the definition/question at the top of the screen and has the user type or click the letters for the answer. • From the Course drop down list, select the course where you want to upload the file. • Choose the folder in which to publish the activity. • Click Next to continue. Fill in the Blank – displays the definition/question in the top 9. The activity will now be published to the specified section and has the user enter the exact term/definition for the course and the specified location in the course. answer. When the publishing process is done, click the Finish button. StudyMate Activites The following Flash-based activities can be created with StudyMate. No Answer Activities Fact cards – one sided cards that display a fact or explanation Matching – displays the definition/question in the top section and has the user select from one of the nine term/answer windows below. Fact Cards+ - Fact cards that can be organized by topic. Crosswords – displays the “clue” (definition or question) at the bottom of the screen and requires the user to enter the “answer” in a corresponding, highlighted area of the grid. Other training and support resources • Online help – press F1 in StudyMate to get context- sensitive help. • User guide – download the StudyMate User Guide from the Faculty Help Tab in Blackboard • Demo Movies – view demonstration and training movies from the Faculty Help Tab in Blackboard • Knowledgebase – View the StudyMate Knowledgebase from the Faculty Help Tab in Blackboard Additional help or support may be available through your Glossary – provides an alphabetic listing of all One Answer local Distance Learning Coordinator. items in the file. The term/answer is presented first, immediately followed by the definition/answer. Other resources There are even more resources available for use in your online course. To find out more about the tools available to you, click the Faculty Help Tab in Blackboard to learn about: • SafeAssign • ClassTop • Respondus • Respondus LockDown Browser • Pronto New tools and resources are added regularly so check that tab Multiple Choice & Calculated Activities often. Quiz – displays a multiple choice question with the question wording at the top of the screen and answer choices below it. The user selects the correct answer by clicking on the letter that represents it. Challenge – presents multiple choice questions in a fun, game- show environment. The game board consists of 5 topics, where each topic has 5 questions with point values that range from 100 to 500.