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Learning platform resources
 This page lists the most useful help sheets that we have produced to date.
 
UniServity help and user guides (includes videos, instruction sheets and faqs) - you need to be logged in to your school platform to view these). This is the best source for most help.
Uploading files - guide to uploading a single files and zipped folders. How to create a zipped folder
 
 
Messaging - help sheet which includes bulk messaging for group owners.
 
 
Resizing images -Images directly from modern digital cameras are usually too lrge to be used easily within the learning platform -  Image re-sizer (powerToy from Microsoft for Windows XP). This has now been re-written for Vista and Windows 7 and is available from here.  However, if you are unable to install these, images can be re-sized with Microsoft Office Picture Manager - this helpsheet shows how to use this tool to resize a single file, whilst  this video clip shows how to use this Office tool for batch re-sizing.
 
 
 
Using Shape Collage to create a photograph index
Editing content in the WYSWIG areas
Creating links (pdf file) and using images as links (custom page)
 
 
Embedding video clips (from YouTube, Schools Tube, etc) - this custom page contains examples from YouTube and Schools Tube, along with notes and video clips showing how.
 
Embedding sound files into a custom page.
 
 
 
Sample User Agreement Forms:
 
 
 
The form presented as a survey (any schools who would like a copy of this should email graham.dean@blackburn.gov.uk ) - need to be logged in to access
 
 
Sample Survey - Suitable for key stage 1 - to find out about Internet access at home (this can be made available for you to adapt).
 
 
 
 
User Manager tools
 

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The learning platform itself will always be "a work in progress" and as such content should not be taken as definitive statements of Blackburn with Darwen Education Department policy.