Narrating PowerPoint & Processing in Impatica (either scroll down through page or select from one of the following choices)
UH Faculty/staff can download Impatica by going to http://www.hawaii.edu/sitelicense/ (both Windows and Macintosh OSX versions are available) and scroll down to select"Impatica" . **Once entered into the download site please make sure to note the necessary license information, it is needed in order to fully install the application.
IMPORTANT: once downloaded and installed go to "Help" in the main menu, select "Check for Updates" and install. At the time of this manual writing Impatica has 2 versions 3.3.3 and 4 - either version function properly at this time.
Select "Set Microphone Level..".
Talk into the microphone using a normal voice, the slider will adjust volume levels for you. Once the slider slows its movement click "OK".
It is now time to begin recording, click "OK" only when ready to talk...selecting "OK" will start the recording process from the first slide in the presentation.
TIP: wait a few seconds before talking once you get to a slide as well as pausing prior to moving forward to another, this will help make sure your voice is not cut off as you move from one slide to another.
Talk in the microphone as you would if giving a face to face lecture, when time to move onto the next slide, pause, then click on the slide with the mouse, this will forward the presentation to the next slide.
Once done with recording click "return" or "Esc" on the keyboard and select "Yes" to save timings.
When done recording click the "Esc" button on the keyboard and select to save timings.
Using the main menu choose "File" and "Page Setup".
Decrease the Width and Height by 2, making it 8 by 5.5. This will minimize the size of the slide to make room for the Impatica movie controller which will be inserted at the bottom.
Saving Narrated Presentation:
Processing PowerPoint in Impatica (this process is exactly the same for version 4, just the interface is slightly more updated and the names of the IMV files represent version 4):
Select the checkbox for "Include playback controls".
To choose a location in which to save the Impaticized version of the presentation click "Browse".
Locate an area on your computer, Desktop or My-documents and select the option to create a new folder.
Name the folder the same as the presentation, no dashes, underscore or spaces, and click "Save".
Select the button for "Impaticize".
Impatica will process each slide, wait till it indicates the slides are done.
Impatica is now finished. Choose to quit the program.
Inside the folder there should be 3 files, all 3 need to be uploaded to the course.
Uploading & Linking PowerPoint:
Once uploaded, log into the Homepage of the course and select "Add page or tool".
Select "Single Page".
Enter the title of the presentation and click "Browse".
Scroll down to the uploaded folder, click once to open, select the top file (the one with the .html extension name), scroll down and select the button for "Add selected".
Select the desired location(s) for the link to appear (on the Course Menu and or Organizer page) and click "Add".
The narrated/impatica presentation has been added, students click on the link to view the show, using the controls to pause, move forward, stop, etc.
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