FAQ - Further Tools
This is a list of frequently asked questions about some other tools used in online teaching.
I would like to give my students access to a big file. Which tool should I use?
We recommend useing SWITCHdrive for large files. You can find a description and useful links in this document: https://edutools.unibas.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/edutools/Edutools/Steckbriefe_und_Edutools_Stand_13.03.2020_English/Exchange_of_Data_13.03.pdf.
You can then share the link to the file on e.g. ADAM. For videos, we recommend to use SWITCHtube. To apply for your own SWITCHtube channel, please fill out this online form: https://nmc.unibas.ch/switchtube/.
You will then be able to upload your videos and e.g. link to them in ADAM.Show answer Show question
I tried the new tools available at the University of Basel and would like to share my experiences with others. How can I do that?
Please send a short feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use your experiences when preparing new information material (anonymously of course).Show answer Show question
I encounter problems with the availability or stability of tools powered by SWITCH. Where can I find information?
SWITCH has published a corona virus info page: https://www.switch.ch/corona/.
There you can find reports about the current availability and stability of all SWITCH services as well as links to specific support.Show answer Show question
I recorded my lecture as audio file and would like to edit it. Which tools are recommended to do that?
The New Media Center recommends the free and open source audio editor and recorder Oceanaudio.
A tutorial about how to use this software to edit audio files can be found on the following page: https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/en/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/tonaufnahmen-mit-voice-recording-software-95/schneiden-von-audioaufnahmen-598Show answer Show question
Is there a guide on how to produce PowerPoint presentations with speech/sound?
The New Media Center has posted an online tutorial for that: https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/en/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/Show answer Show question
When I convert my slides including audio into a PDF, the sound gets lost. What can I do?
This is a more complicated problem and several solutions only work on certain PDF viewers.
As an alternative we recommend "RECORDING WITH VOICE RECORDING SOFTWARE", see chapter 3 here https://tales.nmc.unibas.ch/de/online-lehrveranstaltungen-17/tonaufnahmen-mit-powerpoint-97/vorgehen-2-588.
The final .mp3 files can then be separately linked to ADAM.Show answer Show question