If you have started thinking about inserting content into HallConnect you may have already considered some county subscriptions and wondered how others are inserting them. County subscriptions are preferable to school or individual subscriptions as all of our users that will search our repositories will be able to use them.
SAFARI Montage is a content management system that you may already be familiar with as many Hall County teachers uploaded assets to SAFARI Montage after “mining for digital assets” during 2011 post-planning sessions. SAFARI Montage contains student/ teacher made assets, county subscriptions and some school-level subscriptions.
Once you have found the right video, chapter of a video, playlist, etc. from SAFARI Montage follow the permanent links icon and select the School Guest Student Account style, copy this link and paste it under the Choose Web Site … button. As soon as you insert the link, preview it to be sure it is as expected, then select OK.
Integration with SAFARI Montage into HallConnect is not yet complete. Until that integration is complete your students will need to open another tab and sign into SAFARI Montage (the same way they log onto a HallCo computer) to view the desired content within HallConnect.
Notice that if you want students to open another tab it is a good idea to insert an Instructor Note to Student with this item, but you may also want to already have practiced this procedure or noted the directions in an item viewed prior to this document or somehow how make it part of their logging in procedures.
An optional item enhancement is under the Visibility and Completion tab to the right. You already know the length of the video, chapter, or playlist from SAFARI Montage. If you desire you can set the required amount of time to be spent on this item. This item will be marked as completed when that amount of time is spent on that item. Additionally you can mark that the student has to complete this item before moving on to the next item. If you set a time in minutes that means the video will need to play for a certain duration before the student can go to the next item. You may want to use this only with required viewing and sparingly to keep the novelty alive.