WizIQ Guide

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WizIQ virtual classroom

Introduction

WizIQ is an online easy to use webinar hosting platform.

Be system ready

Read carefully through this Webinar Preparation Guide and ensure you meet all requirements, pass all tests and obtain a score of 3.0/5.0 or above. You should run the Pre-Call Test in order to confirm your call quality before joining each webinar.

Register

  • You will receive an email from WizIQ asking you to set your password.
  • Password must be set within 48 hours of receiving the email – otherwise you must sign up via https://webinars.montessori.org.uk/.

Join a session

  • Join a session by clicking on the link you’ll find on the relevant VLE section. If you’re not registered yet, you’ll be asked to do so as soon as you click on the link. Register and sign in – then click on menu at top left (three parallel horizontal lines), select Live Classes, then select your class.
  • This will take you to the Webinar Launch page. Click Launch to start.
  • When prompted by a pop-up box, click Allow Access.

During a session

  • Your camera, microphone, and sharing functions are disabled by default. We will activate them as and when the course requires.
  • To tell us about any technical issues you might be having, type in the chat box at bottom left (either in public view in Classroom Conversation, or privately in Private Messages).
  • To ask a question related to the session, click on the raising hand icon and type in what your question is about (you don’t have to type the full question). Then “wait for acknowledgment” and we’ll unmute you so that we can discuss your query.

 

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Using images in your tutorial sessions

If you’d like to use digital images found online to enrich your tutorial sessions, the two golden rules are:

• do not use Google Images – use safe sites instead (see bottom of page)
• always credit the source

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geralt, pixabay.com

That is because the vast majority of images on Google Images are someone else’s copyright. That means that even though they’re viewable online, the public do not have the right to freely use them. Furthermore, if there are people in the picture, there’s the added issue of not knowing if the pictured people have given their consent for their image to be freely used by the public. It would be a lengthy process to locate the copyright owners, and all people pictured, and ask their permission. In order to avoid all this trouble, please only search for images on websites which contain Creative Commons images. That means that the copyright owners of the images have given their consent, thus everyone can use them for free and without need to ask permission.

Our top two favourites are:
pixabay (photos, illustrations)
openclipart (clipart)

More safe image websites:
pexels
foter
freefoto
freeimages
imageafter
negativespace
everystockphoto
PublicDomainPictures
Flickr creative commons
Wikimedia commons

 

 

Using images in your assignments

You will need to find and use images in some of your assignments.

The two golden rules when using online images are:
• do not use Google Images – use safe websites instead (see bottom of page)
• always credit the source

human-2944064_640

geralt, pixabay.com

That is because the vast majority of images on Google Images are someone else’s copyright. That means that even though they’re viewable online, the public do not have the right to freely use them. Furthermore, if there are people in the picture, there’s the added issue of not knowing if the pictured people have given their consent for their image to be freely used by the public. It would be a lengthy process to locate the copyright owners, and all people pictured, and ask their permission. In order to avoid all this trouble, please only search for images on safe websites which contain Creative Commons images. That means that the copyright owners of the images have given their consent, thus everyone can use them for free and without need to ask permission.

Our top two favourites are:
pixabay (photos, illustrations)
openclipart (clipart)

More safe image websites:
pexels
foter
freefoto
freeimages
imageafter
negativespace
everystockphoto
PublicDomainPictures
Flickr creative commons
Wikimedia commons

To add an image to a Word document:
• Find an image (as described above), and save it on your computer.
• Click at the position where you want your image, in the Word document.
• Click on Insert, then Pictures.
• Select the picture from your computer, then click Insert.

To make the text appear tighter around the image in your Word document:
• Click and select the image.
• Click on Format, then Position, then More Layout Options.
• Select Text Wrapping (the middle tab), then select Square, and OK.

 

 

 

Pathbrite: add these settings to your portfolios

Please make sure you add all the following settings on both your portfolios. This will ensure that they’re easy to view and work with, that your tutor(s) can comment on them, and that your intellectual property is protected!

set up portfolio1

style and settings

 

  1. Click and enter your portfolio. On the menu on the right, click on Edit, then Style & Settings.
  2. Click on Layout and select Bricks.
  3. Click on Theme and select Dark.
  4. Click on Portfolio Settings and make sure it is set to Private, Portfolio Industry is set to Education, the Allow Comments box is set to Yes, and the Show Download Links box is ticked.
  5. Finally click on done editing at the bottom right. Don’t forget to do this, otherwise your changes will not be saved!

Go back to your Profile and repeat the above steps to set up your second portfolio.

Once you’ve set up both your portfolios, go back to your Profile. Both your portfolios should be listed below your profile picture. Make sure that when you hover over a portfolio, the padlock icon at the top left of each portfolio (‘Toggle Visibility’) looks locked. This means that the portfolio is private. Always make sure that this padlock looks locked!

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How to add images to documents

Open your document and go to the page where you’d like the image added. Click at the position where you’d like the image added. Most programmes (like Microsoft Office programmes for example) have a button or tab called Insert, and then the further option to Insert Image.

Watch this short video for more details.

Moodle: How to give Peer Feedback (Online Learners)

*DIPLOMA EYE ONLY*

Peer Feedback applies only to EYE Distance (Online) Learners.

You must give peer feedback before you can submit your assignment. Please follow the submission windows on Moodle because without completing this requirement first, you will miss the window for submitting your work.

If for some reason you do miss your window, contact your Group Tutor immediately.

The short video below will give you a walkthrough on how to give peer feedback:

Click here, to download a printable paper guide.

Pathbrite: Work with categories

category plus sign

Categories are like colourful post-it notes. You can apply them on your documents so as to categorise them and find them easily. Here’s how to apply one (or more) categories to a document, how to remove a category from a document, plus some tips:

  • Go into your portfolio.
  • Click Edit, then Style & Settings, then Categories.
  • Left-click once first on the Category you’d like to assign. Then look at your documents on the left: they will each have a + sign on them, the same colour as the category you’re working with right now. Left-click once on the + plus sign on the document. That means that this document now belongs to this category. Repeat till you have classified your documents.
  • If a document has a coloured – minus sign, then that means that it already belongs to this category. Click on the minus sign if you want to remove that category from that file.
  • Once you’ve finished assigning/removing categories, click at Done Editing at bottom right.

◊ Tip: you can assign multiple categories to the same one document.

◊ Tip: in the main view of your portfolio, all assigned categories appear as a colourful dot-list at the top of your portfolio. Categories which contain no items will not be displayed there though.

FAQ: I do not want my tutor to have access to my portfolio; how do I un-share?

If you have shared your portfolio with someone you do not wish to have access to your portfolio anymore, or if you have finished your course, but would like to continue with your portfolio privately, then you might want to disable the link for the person you have shared this with.

To un-share a portfolio, click on the Share icon on it, once. Then in the box that appears, click on manage privacy settings.

Please click here for a guide on how to do this.

FAQ: How do I change the email subscription to the forum posts?

Once you have posted to the student chat forum or the academic forum on moodle, you will receive one email per new forum post anyone makes in this forum.

However, you may want to change your subscription mode, only subscribe to certain forums or track the forums without receiving emails.

Please note that you cannot un-subscribe from the news forum.

Please click here for a guide on how to manage your forum subscription

FAQ: What do I need to share with my course tutor in my Pathbrite account?

Your Pathbrite profile includes your e-Portfolio that you will be keeping during you MCI course. Because your e-Portfolio is set up to private, it will only be visible to your Course tutor if you share: you profile and your e-Portfolio.

Once you have done this, your tutor will be able to access every document you upload to this portfolio, so there is no need to share individual documents with your tutor!

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Pathbrite: View likes and feedback comments

comments and likes

Here’s how to see if your tutor has liked your documents and/or has commented on them:

  • Click on the notifications bell icon at the top right of the screen. This will show you all recent likes and comments.
  • Click on any item in a portfolio and scroll down. See if the heart icon (Liked) is highlighted, and see if there are any comments at the bottom of the page.

 

This video guide will show you how to find feedback left by your tutor:

 

Pathbrite: Share your profile and portfolios

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You will need to share your Profile and both your Portfolios with your tutor(s). Here’s how:

  • SHARE YOUR PROFILE: Go to My Account > My Profile. Click on the Share icon on the right of your profile image. Enter your tutor’s email in the next pop-up window, and click Share.
  • SHARE YOUR PORTFOLIO: Hover over your portfolio and click Share, or click and enter your portfolio and click Share. In the next pop-up window, click on the SHARE small button (it’s got an envelope to its left). Enter your tutor’s email in the next pop-up window, and click Share.
  • See the table below to find out what to share, who with, and when.
  • Please note: only share your Profile and your Portfolios with tutors. There’s no need to share with them each individual document you upload!
item to share who with? when?
your profile your tutor or the group address (as instructed during induction) straight away!
your personal development portfolio your tutor or the group address (as instructed during induction) straight away!
your placement portfolio EYE: your placement tutor
FdA/CertHE: group address
EYE: when placement starts
FdA/CertHE
: straight away!

You can also watch this video guide on how to share your profile and portfolios with your tutor:

Please view our Pathbrite FAQs for further tips, e.g. how to re-share or un-share your Pathbrite e-portfolio.

 

 

 

Pathbrite: Upload your documents

Please complete and upload now on your Personal Development Portfolio the following document:

Learner Agreement

You’ll find it in the Resources section of your course on the Moodle VLE. You will of course keep adding documents to your portfolios throughout your studies, however the above document needs to be completed and uploaded onto Pathbrite at the very beginning of your course.

How to upload documents on Pathbrite:

  • Click and enter a portfolio and then click on the Edit button at the top right.
  • Either drag and drop files from your computer into the central upload box, or click on Add Work on the menu on the right and select what type of document you’d like to upload.
  • If you don’t like the way a document appears on your portfolio ‘wall’: click and enter your portfolio, then click on Edit. Find your document, hover over it, and click on Adjust Image. Then follow the instructions to add your own ‘cover’ of the item.

This video guide will show you how to add documents to your portfolios:

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