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SPARC/Articulate Technical Assistance Webinar (9-12-17, 30 min)

Beginner concepts:

  • Navigating through Articulate:
  • Scenes & slides
  • Story view and slide view
  • Master view & slide layouts
  • Adding/Editing text boxes
  • Adding/Editing shapes

Planning concepts:

  • Things to think about now: color schemes, font choices, widely used graphics (like continue buttons)

Intermediate concepts:

  • Navigation-how do you make a button do things
    • Button or player navigation?
    • A note on restricted vs free navigation

ADA concepts:

  • Tab Order-what this is, how to do it
  • Panels-layers, triggers (code), timeline
  • Layers
  • Following navigation code:
    • to open and close layers;
    • move from slide to slide
SPARC/Articulate Technical Assistance Webinar (9-20-17, 40 min)

Beginner concepts:

  • Panels-layers, triggers (code), timeline
  • Layers
  • Following navigation code:
    • to open and close layers;
    • move from slide to slide

Planning concepts:

  • Graphic element decisions:
    • Choose a background-do you have an official campus PowerPoint template, want something else??
    • Choose your buttons-do you have a designer? Do you want to purchase stock art?
    • Choose your font-do you have an official campus font?
  • Helpers on campus to reach out to:
    • Video people-will they help, will they point you to students who can help
    • Graphic design people-if you want new graphic elements
    • Blackboard/LMS people-begin discussing what your needs will be-How will you populate the class? Might need your computer people for that
    • Accessibility Services
    • Offices that you want on camera

Intermediate concepts:

  • States of buttons (so when you are designing buttons this is good to think about-how many states will you need).
    • Designing
    • Setting the default
    • Coding a trigger to change the state

ADA concepts:

  • Adding closed captioning to a video
SPARC/Articulate Technical Assistance Webinar (10-3-17, 35 min)

Beginner concepts:

  • Adding triggers
  • Reading the screen of elements

Planning concepts:

  • Keeping track of all the bits and pieces
  • Planning a tv studio day
  • Making a list of all the elements you need

Intermediate concepts:

  • Variables
  • Triggers with extras

ADA concepts:

  • Alt-Image tags
SPARC/Articulate Technical Assistance Webinar (10-11-17, 33 min)

Player:

  • Tabs
  • Title
  • Controls
  • Seekbar
  • Logo
  • Menu
    • Menu Options-Navigation restrictions
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Colors & Effects

Publish:

  • Web
  • LMS
  • Word

SPARC Versions A & B (Customizable Content)

The following are links to zip files with customizable content for versions A & B of the SPARC.
Please note these are large files and may take a while to download

SPARC Version A (developed by SUNY Oneonta)

View a web version of the program

SPARC Version B (developed by University at Albany)

SUNY SPARC Resources