Customize your lessons even further with the Learn Screen Notes tool, which allows you to add your own content to our pre-created Learn screens. If you want to take full advantage of all that this tool has to offer, try out the six expanded uses below!
1. Embed videos.
Have you uploaded a video to YouTube to help explain a certain concept to students, or love a video that you can share with your class? Easily embed it within the notes.
In YouTube, select the Share option of a video, then copy and paste the code within the Embed area:
Next, when you’re logged into Learn Screen Notes from your Grade Book, select the Source option at the top of the menu. Paste the code into the field. If needed, you can change the width and height of the video. Deselect the Source button.
You can then preview what students will see when they log into their courseware and enter the Learn mode:
2. Embed Google Docs.
This option is a great way for you to share more in-depth notes that you’ve typed up for class.
**First, make sure your document is uploaded to Google Drive.**
Open Google Site (New > More > Google Site).
Select From Drive, then select the file you wish to embed.
Copy and paste the embedded file into Word, and you’ll get a link similar to this:
(The part in red will be unique to the document you select.)
Then, use the following HTML code, replacing what’s in red with the corresponding part in your Google link:
<p><iframe align=”middle” class=”YMEQtf L6cTce-purZT L6cTce-pSzOP” frameborder=”0″ height=”700″ scrolling=”yes” src=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5e341lLJGwcXFSYUFCQW9aX28/preview?authuser=0″ width=”700″></iframe></p>
In your Learn Screen Notes, select the Source button at the top of the menu, then paste your HTML code. Deselect the Source button, then use Preview to check things out:
3. Embed interactive elements.
A few instructors we work with have told us about Geogebra and Desmos, which are two websites that let you create interactive graphs and elements. You can share these within your Learn Screen Notes easily!
After you create your graph, select the Share option at the top of the page. Choose Embed, then copy the code.
In your Learn Screen Notes, select the Source button, paste the link into the notes section, then deselect Source. Choose Preview to see what it looks like for your students:
In Geogebra, select the menu option next to the interactive element (the symbol with three dots), then Share. Choose the </> Embed link and copy the code.
When you’re in your Learn Screen notes, follow the same steps as those for inserting Desmos graphs.
4. Add images.
If an image is online, you can just copy and paste it into your notes!
If you take a photo of your lecture notes or scan them and save them as an image, you’ll just need to copy and paste it into a Google Doc. Then, copy the image from the Google Doc and paste it into your Learn Screen Notes.
5. Embed Google Slides.
Add any PowerPoint presentation that you’ve created for class directly into the Hawkes courseware using Google Slides. (And remember Hawkes has PowerPoint presentations available at http://www.hawkeslearning.com/Instructors/InstructorResources.htm!) Just make sure you upload your presentation to your Google Drive, then follow these quick steps:
When you’re in Google Slides, open up the presentation. Select File > Publish to web > Embed. Then, copy the code provided.
In your Learn Screen Notes…you guessed it! Select Source, paste the code, deselect Source, and then choose Preview to check it out:
6. Embed Google Forms.
Want to add in quick quizzes to check in on students’ progress within Learn, or even polls regarding the lesson content? Now you can using Google Forms!
First, create your Google Form. Select the Send button in the top right, then “< >.” Copy the HTML code.
Once you’re in your Learn Screen Notes, follow the usual steps: select Source, paste the code, deselect Source, and then choose Preview.
If you have any questions on using Learn Screen Notes, contact your Training & Support Specialist at 1-800-426-9538.