ABOUT THE RESOURCE
Xerte Online Toolkits is an easy-to-use tool developed by the University of Nottingham, UK, which helps non-technical staff to create accessible, multimedia e-learning materials (including, for example, web guides, 'how to' guides, demonstration materials, as well as more traditional e-learning materials for teaching purposes).
Once you have installed Xerte Online Toolkits on your server, all objects created in Xerte Online Toolkits are given a stable and unique URL. The software automatically builds into all objects the option for users to change the colour of the background, the size and type of text, the ability to navigate entirely by keyboard, and text-to-speech (currently only when viewed in Internet Explorer) to read aloud the object's contents.
This webinar by EIFL-FOSS programme manager Simon Ball focuses on:
- Getting started with Xerte Online Toolkits
- Creating your first object
- Adding pages to your object
- Incorporating multimedia
- 'Hidden' features such as Narration
- Other FOSS tools that help you get the best from Xerte
Slides in PDF format
(www. youtube.com/watch?v=uiPsVsU-XRw ) Short overview video
(jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/pages/detail/online_resources/Xerte_Getting_started) Step-by-step teaching guides from (jisctechdis.ac.uk/xerte) JISC TechDis