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Zoom Related

Invitation to the MSC with teaser topics for discussion

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Herewith a standing invitation to stop in the MSC http://zoom.ref2.net
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Herewith a standing invitation to stop in the MSC http://msc.ref2.net
  Some teaser topics which may be of interest:
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  Virtual Backgrounds can become Foreground. How? Cover the Camera!
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  • Create an Image containing a PSA, Then use the [+] to add as a Virtual Background Image.
  • Create a Video with a slideshow or other movie. Then use the [+] to add it as Virtual Background Video
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  • Create an Image containing a PSA, Then use the [+] to add as a Virtual Background Image.
  • Create a Video with a slideshow or other movie. Then use the [+] to add it as Virtual Background Video.
 
    • Frame Rate, especially for a slide show, should be low to minimize file size.
    • The Free, Open Source program HandBrake [ https://handbrake.fr/ ] may be useful to convert an existing video into a format Zoom can use.
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    • I have found 6 seconds to be a useful standard display period for a slide. That seems to be just long enough to see and ideally to read. If you want it to display longer, just duplicate the slide in your stack. If your slide has an image and text, you can switch things up by changing the image, keeping the text in the same position. That keeps it visually interesting for the viewer and displayed longer for the reader.
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    • I have found 6 seconds to be a useful standard display period for a slide. That seems to be just long enough to see and ideally to read. If you want it to display longer, just duplicate the slide in your stack. If your slide has an image and text, you can switch things up by changing the image, keeping the text in the same position, or vice versa. That keeps it visually interesting for the viewer and displayed longer for the reader.
 
    • Virtual background videos should not be too long. File size and bandwidth limitations have suggested 2-3 minutes max.
  • Cover the Camera with tape or a plastic chips bag clip.
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  I use the term Tutor, to acknowledge the employees, volunteers and faculty who work in the MSC. I use the term student to refer to anyone learning in the MSC. In practice, the MSC provides a place where people help one another in any way they can. Everyone is a learning. Everyone has knowledge and skills which can be useful to someone else. Anyone is welcome to contribute from their knowledge, skills, and life experience to help someone else more happily engage with STE(A)M or simply have a better day.
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Stop in to the MSC [zoom.ref2.net],
no appointment necessary, in fact no appointment is even possible!

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Stop in to the MSC [msc.ref2.net],
no appointment necessary, in fact no appointment is even possible!

  We've always invited people to just drop in, but years ago encouraged appointments on a sign-up sheet outside the door of the MSC. People could identify themselves however they chose. What we found was that people potentially looking for help would check the sheet, and if the appointment roster was full, they would not come by, or were too shy to even come in the door at a time they were happening by. The inevitable no-shows, or merely expedient answering of questions, or encouragement of a student to work independently for a while resulted in people not coming in, despite availability of staff.
 
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