Non Registered User Feature Guide


More than Just Video Streaming...

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Opening a Window that Connects Your Schools and Communities

The growing integration of all forms of multimedia content is transforming every facet of modern life. Schools and their communities are watching more rich media than ever before, and are doing so on an ever-expanding variety of devices with high-resolution screens and broadband wireless connections. Already, your students are pioneering this brave new world. And their families expect you to not only prepare their children to live in this world, but to be leaders in it.

Eduvision Takes You There – Today

More than a powerful video streaming platform, JDL Horizons has developed Eduvision as a full-featured communications package that provides any school, association or enterprise with its own IP television broadcast service.

Your Students Are Ready for Eduvision

Every minute of every day, hours of new video content are being posted to popular online services. And most of that content is being produced by middle and high school students who go to school every morning, but do their most creative work after school hours. That’s when they create, edit and upload their videos to social networking sites that are typically blocked by school policy. Eduvision gives students a new outlet for their creativity while they’re at school – a high-quality media environment in which their work can be showcased to their peers, their families, and their community, but in a controlled setting that demonstrates a commitment to responsible use of cutting-edge technologies.

Your Teachers Are Ready for Eduvision

With Eduvision, teachers can help their students literally see their world in all its dimensions – and, in doing so, learn to effectively communicate their ideas using the techniques and standards of the digitally driven worlds they will someday take their place in: business, entertainment, communication and government. What’s more, there’s virtually no learning curve, even for the most techno-phobic. Eduvision, and the programming created through it, resides on a central offsite data hosting facility with a video content distribution network managed by JDL Horizons. There’s no complex hardware or software to master or purchase, no bandwidth constraints, and technical system administration and maintenance are transparent. Plus, by streaming video either live or on-demand, EduVision integrates seamlessly with professional development seminars and workshops for teachers.

Your School’s Communities Are Ready for Eduvision

student interviewEduvision’s promise doesn’t stop at a school’s walls. It’s a powerful tool for engaging all of the important constituencies involved in a school district. Schools become online broadcast centers, streaming live and pre-recorded programs to parents, relatives, alumni, public officials and the community at large – even to classroom partners anywhere around the world. Eduvision allows three levels of simple and easy-to-use administration: site administrator, channel manager and contributor. This allows for scheduling live events and empowers channel managers to preview and approve all video before it’s published. Because the design was made for educators, nothing goes up through an association or school’s EduVision portal without the approval of the school’s channel managers, a vital form of operating control not available in so many of the popular media outlets on the Internet today.

Are You Ready for Eduvision?

Eduvision is available for a nominal annual subscription fee, and most schools quickly offset the subscription price through sponsorships. That makes this unique service an asset to a school’s tight budgets, not an expense item. From the most widely popular to the most narrowly scoped, Eduvision gives every facet of a school’s activities a chance to be seen heard and appreciated. At the click of a mouse, your programming is instantly available to future users 24/7, whether on school grounds, at work, or in their homes.

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Purpose

This document outlines the features of the Internet Broadcasting System of Eduvision.Tv.

This system allows authorized Channel Managers, Site Administrators, and Contributor to upload videos that can be used for educational purposes.

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Intended Audience

This guide is for the Non-Registered User who can view the free videos in Eduvision.Tv video delivery portal.

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Prerequisites

Users should have access to a computer with internet access and pre-assigned user name and password to access the Eduvision.Tv site. Contact your Site Administrator for these credentials, or to request an Eduvision.Tv Subscription, register at www.eduvision.tv/schoolregister

Users should have access to properly formatted video content and associated metadata.

Eduvision.Tv currently accepts video files in the following formats:

flv, f4v, mp4, wmv, mov, *avi, m4a, vob, mpg & m4v

*avi files tend to be quite large. It is recommended this file type be transcoded to the mp4 format prior to uploading.

See Recommended Encode Settings for more information.

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Home Page Features

Home Page Main Features

Figure 1 – Home Page Main Features

  1. User Name - Displays “Guest” until an authorized user logs in. After login, Authorized User’s name is displayed.
  2. "Login" - Authorized Users click to login here. See Figure 18 for more information
  3. Site banner.
  4. CC - User can click on CC icon to ON or OFF the Closed captioning
  5. Subtitle
  6. Video Control Bar - Offers the user control over the Playback.See Figure 2 Video Control Bar for more information.
  7. Video Title - Displays the video’s title.
  8. Video Description - Displays information about the video.
  9. Click "Share" button to Share a video. See Figure 13 for more information
  10. Rating Stars - Displays user ratings on a 1-5 "Star scale". See Figure 3 Five-Star Rating Location for more information.
  11. Associated Files - Clicking the link can download associated files
  12. Views - Displays the number of time the video was viewed. Views will be displayed only if the Video viewcount is greater than 75.
  13. Click "Comment" button to Comment a video. Report possible abuse to Site Administrator. See Figure 15 for more information
  14. Go To Home Page – Click "Visit Eduvision.Tv" button to visit www.eduvision.tv.
  15. "Upload Video" - To upload a video, you must have a login else you must get registered. See Figure 18(Exists if VCC is activated)
  16. "Contact"- Click this button to email the Site Administrator.
  17. View Live Schedule – Click on "View Live Schedule" button to view the live event schedule on the site. See Figure 22 for more information.(Exists if Live Event is activated)
  18. Video Sorted Tool – Sort by Most viewed or newest New Videos See Figure 10.a and Figure 10.b for more information.
  19. Related items - Related Videos to the current Playing Video
  20. Site Search Tool - Search by channel , Search by Keyword within a channel and Tag Search. See Figure 6,Figure 7 and Figure 9 for more information.
  21. Available video list - Displays the List of approved videos.
  22. Video Popup – Appears after mouseover the video thumbnail. Displays: Video Title, Description. See Figure 11 for more information.
  23. Video List Page Index - Displays the number of pages consisting of various video titles.Clicking the number jumps to that Particular Page.

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Video Control Bar

Video Control Bar

Figure 2 – Video Control Bar

  1. "Play & Pause" button. Clicking this toggles between playing and stop the video.
  2. Elapsed Time Indicator. Displays how much of the video has been played.
  3. Play Progression Indicator. Shows how much of the video has been played in a linear scale. Can be moved forward and backward to jump to different points in the selected video.
  4. Remaining Time Indicator. Displays the amount of time remaining to play.
  5. "Full Screen" Button. Allows the viewer to expand the video window to full screen. Pressing this button when in Full screen mode, or pressing the "esc" key, returns to the normal player window.
  6. Volume Control. Click the "Volume" button  to adjust the Speaker volume. This does not change the computers audio volume. If the user's computer is muted, this control will not change the system control panel settings.

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Five-Star Rating Display

Five-Star Rating Display

Figure 3 – Five-Star Rating Display

When a video is selected, the current average of all ratings for that title will be displayed in a one to five star indicator.

Users can click on the stars to register their own rating of the video content. The next figure shows the rating options.

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Five-Star Rating Location

Figure 4 – Five-Star Rating Location

Click your mouse over the stars to set your rating. The stars turn Yellow when they are "moused over". When the mouse is released, the rating will be recorded. Only one rating is allowed per browser session.

Once the rating is recorded, the user receives the "Thanks for rating" message below their rating!!

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Site Search Tools

Site Search Tools

Figure 5 – Site Search Tools

In the bottom of the video player Site Search Tools option is present.

These tools allow the user to filter the videos on the site by keyword, channel.

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Search by Channel

Search by Channel Drop-down Box

Figure 6 – Search by Channel Drop-down Box

  1. Channel
  2. Sub-Channels

To search by Channel, click the "Drop Down Box", drag your mouse to the desired Channel.

When you release the mouse, the search for that Channel will be initiated and the results will be displayed below the search tools.

The Sub-Channels are also listed below the respective Channels,so as to display the particular videos of the sub-channels below the search tools.

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Search by Keyword within a Channel

Search by keyword within a channel

Figure 7 – Search by keyword within a channel

To search by keyword, enter one or more words and click the "Go" button.

If you want to search a specific channel with a keyword, enter your keyword & select the channel.

This will execute the search for the keyword within the channel you have selected.

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Search For Live

Search for Live

Figure 8 – Search for Live

Search for Live:

  1. Click on "View Live Schedule" golden button to view the live games.
  2. Select Live Event Schedule in the Channel dropdown to view the live games.

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Tag Search

Tag Search

Figure 9 – Tag Search

  1. Clicking "Search" button will list the video appropriate to the criteria selected in home page.
  2. Click "Cancel" button if you don’t want to search any video.
  3. Topic name. The number in the () indicates the total number of videos under the topic
  4. Criteria Name. The number in the () indicates the total number of videos under the Criteria.

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Video Sorting

Sort by Most Viewed

Figure 10.a – Sort by Most Viewed

  1. Sorted by – Most Viewed
    1. Sorting order is in terms of view count. Basically the videos which has most number of views will listed first
    Sort by New Videos

    Figure 10.b – Sort by New Videos

  2. Sorted by – New Videos
    1. Most Recently uploaded videos will be listed first

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Video List Details

Video Tooltip

Figure 11 – Video Tooltip

When a user "hovers" the mouse over the thumbnail, the pointer will displays additional information about that video.

  1. Video Title
  2. Video Description

When a video is selected, the video details are displayed 0n the right side of the player

Video List Details

Figure 12 – Video List Details

  1. Video Title
  2. Video Description
  3. Share
  4. Current Average Rating
  5. Associated Files
  6. Total Number of times a particular video was viewed (videos with view count greater than 75 will be displayed)
  7. Comment
  8. Links to Eduvision.Tv
  9. Upload video (Exists if VCC is activated)
  10. "Contact Admin" button –Click on this to Email the Site Administrator
  11. View live schedule (Exists if Live Event is activated)

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Share – Recommend to a Friend

Recommend to a Friend

Figure 13 – Recommend to a Friend

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Associated Files

Associated Files

Figure 14 – Associated Files

  • Video Title - Displays the Title of the Video.
  • File Title - Displays the Associated File title.
  • File Description - Displays the Description of the File.
  • File Type - Displays the File Type, Associated Files can be any formats.
  • File Name - Click the link to download the associated files.

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Submit your Comment here

Comment

Figure 15 – Comment

To Enter your comments, please click the comment icon.

Comment

Figure 15a – Comment

  • Enter your First Name
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Email address
  • Enter your Personalized message / comments
  • Type the Verification code as you see in CAPTCHA image [letters in a distorted picture].
  • Click Submit Button to Save your Comments.
  • Click Close Button to Exit.
  • Click Refresh to reload the page.

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Password Video

Password Tooltip

Figure 16 – Password Tooltip

When a user "hovers" the mouse over the thumbnail, the pointer will displays additional information about that video.

  1. Video Title
  2. Video Description
  3. Password Video
Password Screen

Figure 16a – Password Video

  • Enter the Password and Click Submit button to watch the Password video
  • Click Close to see default video

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Price Video

Price Tooltip

Figure 17 – Price Tooltip

When a user "hovers" the mouse over the thumbnail, the pointer will displays additional information about that video.

  1. Video Title
  2. Video Description
  3. Price Video
Payment Registration Screen

Figure 17a – Payment Registration Screen

  • Click Login to Enter your Username and Password
  • Click New User Registration to Register New Account
  • Click Login button - It will redirect to Payment Screen

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Payment Screen

Payment Screen

Figure 17b – Payment Screen

  • Name on credit card - Enter the Name on credit card
  • Card Type - Select the Card Type
  • Card Number - Enter the Card Number
  • Expiration Date - Select the Month and Year from the dropdown list
  • Security Code - Enter the Security Code
  • Street Address - Enter the Street address
  • City - Enter the City Name
  • State - Select the State from the Dropdown List
  • Zip Code - Enter the Zip code
  • Check the Save my Credit Card Information to Save your information
  • Click Submit button to Watch the Video or Live
  • Cancel - Click Cancel to Cancel the payment

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Login

Sign In Login Screen

Figure 18 – Sign In Login Screen

Clicking on the "Login" tab gives administrative personnel access to a variety of back-end functions, each of which will be explained in the pages that follow.

When the "Login" tab is clicked, login screen appears.

Enter your assigned User Name and Password and press "Enter" or click the "Login" button to access the Control Panel.

You can click the "Recover Username or Password" button to recover the username or password associated with your User Name. You must either know your Email ID or User Name to recover the username or password associated with your User Name.

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Recover User Name or Password

Recover User Name or Password Screen

Figure 19 – Recover User Name or Password Screen

To recover user name - For the registered user:

  • Enter Your Email Address as given in the registration page.
  • Type the Verification code as you see in CAPTCHA image [letters in a distorted picture].
  • Click the "Mail Me" button. A List of usernames associated with the Email Address will be mailed to you.

  • To recover password - For the registered user:

  • Enter your User Name.
  • Type the Verification code as you see in the CAPTCHA [letters in a distorted picture] image.
  • Click "Mail Me" button to receive an email containing your password.

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New User Registration

User Register Screen

Figure 20 – User Login Screen

Clicking Login redirects to Login screen.

  1. If you have already registered at this site you can sign in with the ID you have already created
  2. If you are a new user , fill the form given below
User Register Screen

Figure 20a – User Register Screen

  1. Enter the First name and Middle name of the User.
  2. Enter the Last name of the User.
  3. Enter the Desired user name
  4. Enter the password.
  5. Re-Enter the Password in Confirm password.
  6. Enter Email Id of the User.
  7. Enter Phone number of the User.
  8. Enter Alternate phone number of the User.
  9. Type the verification code as you see in the CAPTCHA image [letters in a distorted picture]. To get a new verification code Click the "Get new verification code" link.
  10. Select the check box to accept the terms and conditions given in the "Terms and Conditions" link.
  11. Click the "Submit" button to save the details or "Cancel" to clear the details. Once the user is registered successfully, it redirects to welcome page.

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Viewing the Live Broad Cast

End Users view the live broadcast by selecting….

Watch Live Event Menu Selection

Figure 21 - Watch Live Event Menu Selection

Selecting “Watch Live Event” presents the screen below.

Live Broadcast Selection

Figure 22 - Live Broadcast Selection

End Users can watch any published live event by clicking on the "Watch Now" button.

Live View Screen

Figure 23 - Live View Screen

To Enter your comments, please Click the Comment icon.

Live Comments

Figure 24 - Live Comments

  • Enter your First Name
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Email address
  • Enter your Personalized message / comments
  • Type the Verification code as you see in CAPTCHA image [letters in a distorted picture].
  • Click Submit Button to Save your Comments.
  • Click Close Button to Exit.
  • Click Refresh to reload the page.
Live Event Preview Tooltip

Figure 25 - Live Event Preview Tooltip

  • Click the Watch now button to make the Payment
  • Click the Preview button to Preview the video and Make the Payment

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Payment Screen

Figure 26 - Payment Screen

  • Click Login to Enter your Username and Password
  • Click New User Registration to Register New Account
  • Click Login button - It will redirect to Payment Screen, See Make Payment for more information

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Live Event Prepay Tooltip

Figure 27 -Live Event Prepay Tooltip

When a user "hovers" the mouse over the thumbnail, the pointer will displays additional information about that video.

  1. Live Title
  2. Live Description
  3. Price Live

Click Prepay button - It will redirect to Payment Screen, See Make Payment for more information

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Contact JDL Horizons for More Information

If you like what you see in these examples of Eduvision.Tv, and you’d like to have your own Eduvision.Tv site for your site, site district or Institution of higher education, contact info@jdlhorizons.com

Contact JDL Horizons

Figure 28 - Contact JDL Horizons

We look forward to hearing from you soon and adding your institution to this exciting site!!!

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Table of Figures

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