Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OverDrive Offers Two New Training Sessions

OverDrive has scheduled two new training sessions to help librarians help your patrons. These are free and do not require advance registration. Just show and enjoy.

Browse, Check Out, Download -  Friday, April 8th at 9:30 AM CDT (Access Code: 5736012)
Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download OverDrive media. At the end of this course, staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive service.
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Who should attend: All staff.

Patron Assistance: Become an OverDrive Download Library Specialist - Friday, April 29th at 9:30 AM CDT (Access Code: 5736001)
Description: We'll help take your understanding of your OverDrive service to the next level so you can share your knowledge through support and training. We'll review frequently asked questions, support tips, and online help resources.
Duration: 1 hour.
Who should attend: Project Coordinators, Technical Support, Community Outreach, Training, and Public Service staff.

CONFERENCE SETUP: Please complete all steps below.
The training will be conducted using ReadyTalk, which uses online web sharing and telephone conferencing.
 Step 1: Conference testing and setup - At least one day prior to conference
1. Test your computer: Go to http://test.readytalk.com/.
If your computer is setup properly for the conference, you'll see a green circle with a check mark.  If not, instructions will be provided to install an Adobe Flash Plugin.
2. Internet connection: OverDrive recommends using a hard line Internet connection rather than a wireless connection.
3. Audio connection:  A speaker phone is recommended for the audio conference. If your location wishes to attend but cannot dial in due to limited phone lines, please contact your OverDrive Project Manager for additional information. ReadyTalk allows up to 96 locations to call in to each training.
4. Location: For the benefit of others on the call, please choose a quiet location for your training.

Step 2: Web Conference Login - 10 to 15 minutes before the training begins
1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').
2. Open your Internet browser and go to: http://www.readytalk.com/.
3. Locate the 'Join a Meeting' box. Enter your access code.
4. Next, Ready Talk will display the 'Participant Registration' screen. Please enter your information as prompted, and our staff will send follow-up information after the call.

 Step 3: Audio Conference Login (required for audio) - 5 minutes before the training begins
1. Make a note of the ReadyTalk access code listed in this email for the date and time you are attending (from 'Conference Details').
2. Dial the appropriate number from your touch-tone phone. Participants within US / Canada: 1.866.740.1260
3. When prompted by the audio conference, enter your ReadyTalk access code.
(Mark Beatty, mbeatty@wils.wisc.edu - WiLS, 728 State St. Madison WI 53726 (608) 265-5719 http://www.wils.wisc.edu/)

No comments:

Post a Comment