Instructor Notes

Updated Jun 26, 2020

Instructors can add extra information and instructions to existing HOL content. Text, images, and videos can be added to the Exploration Content pages and the Experimentation Exercise pages. Note that HOL content cannot be removed.

Please be advised that any added notes intending to change our procedures, and potentially present a safety hazard for students, will result in liability passing to the institution that added such notes.

In the Navigation Dropdown, select the lesson and section to add information to.

HOL Cloud Procedures for Instructors.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Note that section overview pages cannot be edited.

Using the pulldown menus at the top, navigate to the page to edit.

HOL Cloud Procedures for Instructors.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Select the bubble with the plus sign on the right hand side of the page along a blue line.

The blue line indicates a break in our content, such as between text and images.

Adding text

Select the text tool. A comment box will appear. Click inside the comment box to add content. A tool bar will appear to allow formatting of the text. Along with the usual editing features, links and equations can be added and text can be split into separate comment boxes.

Equations must be written using LaTeX. Some resources to use:
www.latex4technics.com
www.hostmath.com
www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php

Adding Images

Select the image tool. Browse to the image file or drag and drop the image into the image panel. Use the horizontal sliding bar to adjust the size of the image. Add an image caption if desired. Add ALT text (to maintain ADA compliance) and a copyright if necessary. Supported file types: png, gif and jpg/jpeg.

Added image captions do not produce a figure number automatically. To avoid disrupting the HOL figure numbering throughout the lesson, do not include a figure number in your caption.

Adding video

Select the video tool. Browse to the video file. (Supported file types: mp4). Browse to the closed captioning file (.vtt). Add a title, description, and copyright information.

All videos must have a descriptive text transcript accessed through a hyperlink and have closed captioning enabled to maintain ADA compliance. The verbiage for a descriptive text transcript is as follows:

If needed, a descriptive text transcript is available. (hyperlink the words “descriptive text transcript” to the file). This hyperlink needs to appear above the video within a text box.

See the screenshot below.

HOL Cloud Procedures for Instructors.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Select "Save" in the toolbar.

Students will see the added content in a shaded box tagged as “INSTRUCTOR NOTES” in the upper right corner. The box will combine all sequential instructor authored text, images, and videos into a single shaded box.

To delete any added content, click the edit bubble to the right, then click the “x” in the upper right corner of the added content box. A warning modal will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete the content. Use caution, as deleted items cannot be retrieved.

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