For upload to CommuniCoach, the goal is to prepare your video in WMV file format, 320x240. Three main methods are described below. You are strongly advised to use the first, the webcam/PC/MovieMaker approach. If there is a PC in the classroom with a webcam, you should have the equipment you need. If there is no webcam, many camcorders have the feature with the necessary cables to be used as a webcam. If such a video camera is not available, there are several webcams available at fairly low cost. Some recommendations:
- Microsoft Lifecam VX-5000
- Logitech Quickcam Connect
If there is no PC in the classroom or it is not in a good location, use a laptop. If you don’t have a laptop, perhaps you can check one out from a school resource center or borrow one from a colleague or friend. Keep in mind that you may have to move some furniture around to set up the laptop and webcam for the appropriate field of view.
|Method||Media (XP)||Media (Windows 7)|
|Using Movie Maker Live|
If you are needing to convert an existing video file to WMV we suggest you download WinFF , a free media converter application. Click here to view a screen capture video on how to use WinFF for Windows XP users or you can download a PDF of the instructions for Windows 7 users.
If you need to convert an existing video file to WMV and are working on a MAC we suggest you download Mobile Media Media Convertor a free media converter application. Download this PDF for instruction on how to download and use Mobile Media Convertor.
For troubleshooting video preparation, after you have followed the directions, contact Media Services at 229-333-5863; ask for Bradley Cupp or Rex DeVane. Or email them directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use our live media chat . Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday.
For CommuniCoach issues such as password recovery and operating the software, contact administrator for Communicoach Danny Smith at 229 219-1350 or e-mail email@example.com .