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New Student Tutorials for OAKS 10.3!

Posted on 12 May 2014 | 9:54 am — 

The Library has created new student tutorials for OAKS 10.3.  Please feel free to share or embed these tutorials or our playlist in your classes. The tutorials are captioned and fully accessible for your students.  Individual tutorials are available on the Library YouTube Channel, below you will see our newly created OAKS 10.3 Student Tutorials Playlist.

YouTube: Making Videos Accessible the Easy Way!

Posted on 30 April 2014 | 1:17 pm — 

This tutorial demonstrates YouTube’s built in capabilities to caption videos easily by typing video transcripts directly into the YouTube interface and using the automatic timing feature. This tutorial was adapted from the YouTube Help Center available at Make sure to visit this site for additional tutorials.

YouTube: Making Videos Accessible the Easy Way! (URL/YouTube)

Submitted by Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem, College of Charleston Libraries

Introducing OAKS Version 10 – Coming December 18th!

Posted on 16 December 2012 | 6:12 pm — 

The new version of OAKS that will be available December 18th!  This new version contains user interface changes for a more intuitive experience for all users.  There are also new features and functions in some of the most popular tools including Dropbox, Discussions, and Grades.

To help you and your students make a smooth transition to the new interface Student Computing Support and the Library have created new OAKS student tutorials for version 10Feel free to link or embed our student tutorials in your courses! Tutorials include:

  1. OAKS Overview for Students – Logging in and Course Navigation (v10)
    This tutorial contains instructions for logging in to OAKS, a navigation overview, and a brief description of the tools featured in the OAKS version 10 upgrade. Topics covered include My Home, My Course pages, and Navigation Bar tools. Information on where to find additional student tutorials on how to use OAKS and resources/contact information for finding assistance when experiencing difficulties with OAKS is also included.
  2. OAKS Overview for Students – Course Content (v10)
    Topics covered include viewing, bookmarking, downloading, and printing course content.
  3. OAKS Overview for Students – Communication Tools: Chat, Classlist, Discussions (v10)
    Topics covered include viewing the Classlist, sending email from OAKS, composing and replying to Discussions, and subscribing to Discussions via email and text.
  4. OAKS Student Overview – Grades Tools: Checklist, Dropbox, Grades, Quizzes and Surveys (v10)
    Topics covered include viewing a Checklist, downloading and submitting assignments using the Dropbox, viewing the grade book, taking and submitting a quiz using the Quizzes tool, and viewing the Surveys tool.
  5. OAKS Student Overview – Management Tools: Attendance, Calendar, and Groups (v10)
    Topics covered include viewing Attendance Registers, viewing and adding tasks to the Calendar, viewing groups, and self-enrolling in Instructor created Groups.

These OAKS student tutorials are also available on the OAKS Support Blog, the Library YouTube Channel, and in our Ask Us! Knowledgebase in the OAKS category!

Have a great break.  We look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year!

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