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Marlene Cvetko November 18, 2009 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 293921 Make Teaching Easier with Dragon Naturally Speaking
Maximize your CCC Confer window. Mute your phone (*6) if you have visitors or noise in your office. Please note phone audio may be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions over the phone when the presenter prompts. Ask questions throughout presentation via the chat window. Housekeeping
Adjusting your computer audio 1)To listen on your computer, adjust your speaker volume 2)If youre using a phone, click on phone headset. 3)To speak youll need a microphone or USB headset. a) First, run the audio wizard Tools/Audio/Audio Setup Wizard. b) Second, press on the mic icon when its available (release when finished speaking)
Saving Files & Open/close Captions 1.Save chat window with floppy disc icon 2.Open/close captioning window with CC icon
Emoticons and Polling 1.Raise hand and Emoticons 2.Polling options
What is Dragon NaturallySpeaking? Voice activated software interface that allows the user to dictate text and key commands. Can be used to with or without keyboard and mouse input. Creates a unique voice profile in just a few minutes of training. Works with any software with a text editor. Dictating text works the same all applications. Regional accents are not generally a problem. Includes play back and read back features.
Creating a new profile Each new user must create a unique profile. The application works best to create a separate profile for recorded dictations. You can create multiple profiles for direct and recorder dictation.
Training Dragon Training takes only a few minutes Its 99% after the first training Choose from a list of readings. You can print a copy of the selection.
Accuracy Center Check the audio sound system. Reduce dictation errors. Use existing documents to improve accuracy. Create personalized commands and vocabularies. Use voice macros to insert longer text with just a few words.
Be more productive Most people can talk much faster than they can type. Reduce typographical errors. Reduce exposure to repetitive strain injuries. Improve the quality of your notes. Surf the web. Save voice files for editing. Transport voice profiles to multiple workstations. Transcribe from digital recorders.
Universally accessible Use a recorder during lectures. Transcribe for hearing impaired students. Create an archive of class materials. Create a text file for screen reader software. Create an audio file for vision impaired students. Use additional software or add-ins to create *. pdf, *.wav or *.mp3
Use voice commands to: Create, edit, and navigate documents Open applications Search files Manipulate the mouse or use keyboard commands Transcribe digital recordings Surf the web Dictate in CCCConfer Dictate using mobile phone devices
How I use it Dictate or transcribe lecture materials. Dictate and display text immediately. Dictate directly into Blackboard. Email Discussion board questions and responses Create quiz questions and answers
Ive tried Dragon with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access Internet Explorer Windows: Desktop, Paint, Calculator, Notepad, Wordpad OpenOffice: Writer, Calc, Impress WordPerfect and QuattroPro Southwestern Keyboarding Pro in the open screen Scientific Notebook Speaking NotePad Inspiration Kurzweil, ReadPlease Camtasia, Lectora Blackboard
Challenges Understanding the way voice activation responds within the application. Dictating text works the same all applications. Commands are application specific meaning that the user must know exactly what to say to make the application complete the task. Understanding the way voice activation works when dictating numbers and symbols. Speech impediments: stuttering or aphasia
Other professions that use Dragon Law and paralegals Medical Criminal Justice Business