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Title: DyKnow Training

DyKnow Training
  • Ver 5.0 June 2008
  • Brad OBrien

  • What we will be covering today
  • Setting up a class
  • Joining/Starting a session
  • Importing PowerPoint
  • Student/Instructor Options
  • Taking Notes
  • Saving Notebooks
  • Monitor

Setup DyKnow 5.0
  • Setting up DyKnow 5.1
  • What version do I have? (Help/About)
  • We Will be using the 5.1 client installed the
    old version (4.x) will NOT work
  • F\install\Dyknow\dyknowinstall51_86.exe
  • Client Only Install for Instructors
  • Server sdsmt-cp01

Setting up a class
  • DyKnow Explorer
  • My Current Classes
  • Insert/Class Folder
  • Please follow these naming conventions
  • SOC 100 MWF 8-9am
  • Section Number of your class

Joining a Class
  • Click on Show Offered Classes
  • Click on DyKnow Training SDSMT
  • Click on Enroll?
  • Once I start the session, you can then Join

Import PowerPoint
  • Can be done at the start of the session
  • Larger Powerpoint presentations should be
    imported before the class.
  • Use DyKnow Explorer to import larger powerpoints
    into your class.
  • Go to the class you want to import your
  • Select File/Import and select the PowerPoint
  • Things that dont work as of yet web links,
    sound, transitioning slides, etc. Basically,
    DyKnow just takes snapshots of slides.

  • The Tack
  • Tacked Out (Manual Sync)
  • Tacked In (Auto Sync)
  • Status Syncd
  • Status Not Syncd push to Sync
  • Students can tack in/out to lag behind and finish
  • Instructors can set the default to keep students

Panel Navigation
  • First Panel of Notebook (Powerpoint Presentation)
  • Previous Panel
  • Next Panel
  • Last Panel of Notebook
  • Add Blank panel to the end of the notebook
  • Add next prepared panel to the end of the notebook

Film Strip Viewer
  • Displays all panels that have been appended in
    the current session pressing it again removes
    the filmstrip view
  • Allows navigation to a panel with just one click

My DyKnow Page
Offered Classes Current Classes New/Open
Notebook Monitor Create Class Start
Session Join Session
Private Notes
  • Icon to toggle private notes section
  • Private Keyboard Notes
  • Private Freehand Notes (using the pen)
  • Completely private for both instructor and
  • (if not using the overhead projector)
  • Private notes have blank page for each new panel

Writing and Editing
  • Lasso Tool
  • Line Thickness
  • Pen
  • Full Panel Text
  • Highlighter
  • Eraser
  • Text Box
  • Recent Colors
  • Justification for text
  • Text formatting
  • Lists

Text is handled much like Microsoft word. You
can use either the Full Panel Text (it uses the
full panel as if it were a blank page) or the
Text box (if you want text in only a certain area
of the page)
Shapes View/Toolbars/Shapes allows you to
draw lines, arrows, boxes, circles, and tables.
Use the drawing tools
  • Draw a circle here
  • Draw a rectangle here
  • Draw and arrow from the rectangle to the circle
  • Use the text tool to type your name
  • Use the lasso tool and erase your name

Saving Current Tool Settings
  • Tools/Save Current Tool Settings
  • Saves time by using your tool preferences

How to deal with ink on the slides
  • Instructors and students can write on the panel
  • Use a text box and remind students that you will
    NOT write in that box it is for their use
  • Use Private Notes whenever possible

Student writes here
Multiple Choice Polling
  • Students can participate in real-time multiple
    choice questions (you need the question embedded
    into your Powerpoint students will only see
    boxes to select you can not send the text for
    the questions.)
  • Answers are automatically graphed (anonymously)

To request answers press the button at the top
of the screen select the appropriate boxes
and hit the Request Answers button hit the Show
Results to see the class answers.
Your Question
  • Who makes the best Pizza in Rapid City
  • a) Pizza Hut
  • b) Dominoes
  • c) Papa Johns
  • d) Mom
  • e) I dont eat that junk

Submitting Panels by Students
  • Students click this button to submit their panels
  • Instructors can display students panels
  • Allows anonymous submissions

  • 44
  • a,e,i,o
  • There was a farmer, had a dog
  • What was the dogs name?

Submit your answers when finished
Adding Web Links to your Panels
  • Bryan Schumachers Web Page
  • Need to use Insert/Link from DyKnow Web Links
    need to be inserted after the fact through the
    DyKnow application they will NOT work otherwise.

Participant Status
  • Shows who is currently viewing your class
  • Shows how well your students are understanding
    the concepts.

Request Participants Status
Students click on one of the Status symbols to
show their level of understanding
Graph shows on instructors screen for student
Chat Sessions
  • Allows students and instructors to chat via the
  • Instructors can send messages to individual
    students or all students
  • Setup for a distance type setting, but could be
    used for office hours, etc.

Session Options
  • Allow anonymous Panel Submission
  • Participant Auto Synchronization
  • Turn On Turn Off
  • Attendance

  • Allows instructors to limit what students have
    access to while they are in the class
  • Students will always be able to get around
    Monitor, but the school has setup a policy on
    this specific issue.
  • Students will be monitored anywhere on campus if
    they have skipped class

Monitor Continued
  • Select the class you want to monitor

Monitor/Application Blocking Allows instructors
to setup rules
Monitor Continued Still
  • See Whos being Monitored
  • See Thumbnails of screen shots

Replay Panel
  • View/Replay Panel
  • Allows students to see the steps taken in each
    panel of the notebook (presentation)
  • Very useful for showing step by step process of
    equations, etc

Replay Panel Demonstration
Administrative Options
  • Logging into the Administrative Webpage
  • http//sdsmt-cp01.sdsmt.edu
  • Must be logged out of DyKnow application or it
    will log you out
  • Removing Students from your class
  • Checking attendance

  • What we have covered today
  • Setting up a class
  • Joining/Starting a session
  • Importing PowerPoint
  • Student/Instructor Options
  • Taking Notes
  • Saving Notebooks
  • Monitor
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