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LAMS Animated Tutorials

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These are short animations that will teach you about using LAMS.

  1. The LAMS Tutorials are created using DebugMode Wink presentation authoring software.
  2. To view the winks, you'll need a Flash Player installed. You can download one for free from the Adobe Website
  3. These Animations are made available under the conditions specified in the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
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Check out this Wink if you've never used LAMS before, or want to find out about the new features in Version 2.0
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The Authoring environment is where LAMS sequences are created and modified.
These tutorials will introduce you to the authoring environment, and there are a few neat tricks in here as well.

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These animations relate to the upcoming release of LAMS 2.1

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These winks relate to Specific Activities in LAMS, and contain information on how to use activities in the Authoring, Learning and Monitoring Environments.

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The Monitoring Environment is where LAMS instructors can view their Learner's progress through a sequence.

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Overview of the Monitoring Environment

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Using Live Edit

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Live Edit is a feature available in_ LAMS 2.0.3 that allows you to modify sequences that have already been started.
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LAMS 2.1

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There are some slight changes to Live Edit validation in the new version of LAMS. This Animation explains the changes and where they might be useful.

  • Monitoring Student's Progress (warning)

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Learners are the Main users of LAMS, participating in sequences that are created by Authors.

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Using LAMS as a Learner

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Learners may also want to check out the Activity Tutorials

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The Authoring environment is where LAMS sequences are created and modified.
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An Introduction to Authoring in LAMS 2.0

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Using Optional Activities in LAMS 2.0

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Advanced:* *Using Optional Activities in Conjunction with Grouping Tools

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Importing and Exporting LAMS Sequences in LAMS 2.0

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Using the LAMS Community

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(star) LAMS 2.1: Opening Schedule Gates before Assigned Time

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(star) BRANCHING ACTIVITIES (star)

Branching by Teacher Selection
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Branching based on Grouping Tools
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Branching based on Tool Outputs
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LAMS Integrations
LAMS works well as a stand-alone e-learning system. It can also be integrated with other educational software such as a Learning Management System (LMS) / Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). A LAMS integration is module built for a specific LMS/ VLE that it handles the communication between the two systems. This module acts as a bridge between them making them behave as one unified system.
Click here for current integration status.

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(green star) Shibboleth Joint Trust Federation (green star)

LAMS can now integrate with a Shibboleth Trust Federation to share Lessons, Students and Roles between two seperate LAMS servers.
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You can download the Wink source files from Saturn, the MELCOE File Server

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Translating a Wink is very easy. Download the wink program and the .wnk file from saturn and then use the export text command under the project menu. This will create a .txt file that you can translate and import back into the wink.

If you spot any mistakes in these animations, Please contact Jeremy Page at MELCOE:

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However, You must attribute the original work to MELCOE, and the derivative work must use the same CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

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