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1 Just-in-Time Tutorials using ViewletBuilder Karen Hunt University of Winnipeg Library

2 Overview ViewletBuilder Overview Options for hosting Advice What end-users see Building a Viewlet ViewletBuilder Overview Options for hosting Advice What end-users see Building a Viewlet

3 Karen has... Been making Viewlets occasionally for 5 years Has not compared ViewletBuilder to other similar programs found this useful page in Screencast (Wikipedia)Screencast (Wikipedia) Been making Viewlets occasionally for 5 years Has not compared ViewletBuilder to other similar programs found this useful page in Screencast (Wikipedia)Screencast (Wikipedia)

4 What is ViewletBuilder Commercial software that lets you easily create Flash files ➡ Screen capture (database or webpages) ➡ Images (library tours) “Animated” style presentations equipped with play, stop, rewind and fast forward buttons Commercial software that lets you easily create Flash files ➡ Screen capture (database or webpages) ➡ Images (library tours) “Animated” style presentations equipped with play, stop, rewind and fast forward buttons

5 ViewletCentral Collects real time statistics of all activity with and within the Viewlets These statistics can be viewed by the author (or manager) through their browser and even downloaded This is good for trapping quiz results in VB Viewlets Costs Collects real time statistics of all activity with and within the Viewlets These statistics can be viewed by the author (or manager) through their browser and even downloaded This is good for trapping quiz results in VB Viewlets Costs

6 Advice Don’t even try to be perfect

7 You are Walt Disney Viewlets are animated

8 MLA Bibliography Example Uploaded to MoveableType blog Uploaded to MoveableType blog (Library News) Uploaded to Course Management System Uploaded to Course Management System (Sakai) Uploaded to Library ServerUploaded to Library Server (ftp) and linked in Information Literacy Tutorial Tried to deposit to D-Space Uploaded to MoveableType blog Uploaded to MoveableType blog (Library News) Uploaded to Course Management System Uploaded to Course Management System (Sakai) Uploaded to Library ServerUploaded to Library Server (ftp) and linked in Information Literacy Tutorial Tried to deposit to D-Space

9 Blog (Library News) Easy Black hole Which viewlets are old? Who created? Easy Black hole Which viewlets are old? Who created?

10 Course Management System Easy Black Hole In this case can’t create a durable link to it (right now) Easy Black Hole In this case can’t create a durable link to it (right now)

11 Local Server FTP or Web-form Manually create / insert links to viewlets Manage viewlets authors dates all in the same “space” FTP or Web-form Manually create / insert links to viewlets Manage viewlets authors dates all in the same “space”

12 Cost for ViewletBuilder The current list price for ViewletBuilder 4 Professional ("VBP4") is US$299. Educational (and Government) price for VBP4 is US$199. Further volume discounts begin at 5 licenses, dropping again at 10, 25, and so on. The list price of ViewletBuilder 2006 will be US$399 when it is launched. Educational pricing will start at US$249. All buyers of VBP4 after January 1, 2006 will be granted a free upgrade to VB2006 after it is launched. The current list price for ViewletBuilder 4 Professional ("VBP4") is US$299. Educational (and Government) price for VBP4 is US$199. Further volume discounts begin at 5 licenses, dropping again at 10, 25, and so on. The list price of ViewletBuilder 2006 will be US$399 when it is launched. Educational pricing will start at US$249. All buyers of VBP4 after January 1, 2006 will be granted a free upgrade to VB2006 after it is launched.

13 Where to get it Download from QarbonQarbon Except Mac version Try out - will publish with banners Get the license before you spend much time developing (within 30 days) Download from QarbonQarbon Except Mac version Try out - will publish with banners Get the license before you spend much time developing (within 30 days)

14 COPPUL Project Just launched project to share tutorials amongst COPPUL members qvp (raw files for viewlets) can be shared and modified Just launched project to share tutorials amongst COPPUL members qvp (raw files for viewlets) can be shared and modified

15 Think before you start building Does the vendor have help that you can point to that is good enough? 2. Are you explaining a problem or bad software that should be fixed? 1. Does the vendor have help that you can point to that is good enough? 2. Are you explaining a problem or bad software that should be fixed?


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