University of Alberta

FAQ's

I want to view the multimedia - what do I do?
I want to use the instructional multimedia in the classroom - how?
I want to refer others to the instructional multimedia - how?
I want to make my own multimedia. What should I do?
How do I suggest a new animation/project idea?
I want to report a problem or error I found.

I want to view the multimedia - what do I do?
  1. Install or update your web browser plugins. Go to the plugins page and select the plugins you require. Follow the instructions to install them.
  2. Choose the topic(s) that you will find helpful, but don't forget to browse over the other topics in case you find something else that is helpful.
  3. Choose to view the multimedia on-line, or if a downloadable version is available you can download the file to your computer to view at your own pace.
  4. If you notice any technical problems or think something might be wrong with one of the media, don't hesitate to contact us and let us know.
  5. Don't forget to check out the links - we have collected a small list of instructional Multimedia outside of the U of A which you might find helpful.

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I want to use the instructional multimedia in the classroom - how?
You have several choices, depending on your resources available.

  1. If you have a "smart" classroom, you can go directly to the multimedia page and either view the media online or download it to your computer to present in class. Note that you may have to have the appropriate plugins installed for this to work properly, so check with classroom support services before you plan to show the media.
  2. If you have a laptop and access to a projector, you can download the multimedia that is downloadable and run it from your laptop. The download file may or may not require a plugin, so make certain you have the necessary plugins available.

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I want to refer others to the instructional multimedia - how?
If you are giving written or spoken instructions, make certain the URL for the multimedia page is easily readable and spelled correctly. Explain the reason for plugins and tell your students how to find the media. If you are making a link from your web page, follow these instructions.

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I want to make my own multimedia. What should I do?
We are willing to help you with any software we are familiar with to help you create instructional multimedia. Contact us for more information.

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How do I suggest a new animation/project idea?
Contact us and let him/her know about your ideas!

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I want to report a problem or error I found.
Email biosciit@ualberta.ca and explain what the problem or error is. If we can fix it, we will!

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Last Modified: 2013-05-03