TaskStream

TaskStream Announcements

Welcome back to a new school year! If you will be using TaskStream, here are some announcements that you may find helpful:

If this is your first time using TaskStream as an evaluator, please read this list of suggestions:

 First-time TaskStream Evaluators

The complete list of self-enrollment codes can be found here:

TaskStream Self-Enrollment Codes

If you or your students need help compressing video files, we recommend using Handbrake. See this post for more information:

Compressing videos

If you have any questions related to TaskStream, please contact Betsy Kersey, the E-Portfolio Coordinator, at edit@purdue.edu. Happy computing!

– Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

Compress and Trim Video With Handbrake

Dear TaskStream Users,

If you have recorded a video with a cell phone or camcorder that is too big to upload to TaskStream, please see the following document for instructions on using Handbrake to easily  trim and compress your video:

   http://edit.education.purdue.edu/ts/Handbrake-Video-Editing.pdf (PDF)

To see a video of how this works, see below:

 

Direct link to the video:

   http://edit.education.purdue.edu/TS/Handbrake-How-To-Video.mp4

If you have any questions or problems with your TaskStream video, please contact us at: edit@purdue.edu.

Thank you!

— Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

Top Five Things You Need To Know About TaskStream

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Dear Students using TaskStream,

PLEASE NOTE the following five things you need to know about TaskStream:

  1. Make sure you have created your TaskStream account
  2. Make sure you can log in to your TaskStream account
  3. Make sure you can find your program in TaskStream
  4. Make sure you can locate your instructor when you submit work in TaskStream
  5. Become familiar with uploading documents, videos, or other artifacts into TaskStream

A diagram of the TaskStream process is listed in the following PDF file.

TaskStream Process Diagram (PDF)

More information can be found here

https://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/taskstream/taskstream-information-for-students/#upload

TaskStream Program Not Showing

If your TaskStream program is not showing when you log into TaskStream, then you need to be enrolled in the program.

There are two ways students can be enrolled in a TaskStream program (enrollment is not automatic):

1. Either the student or their instructor can email edit@purdue.edu and ask that they be enrolled in a specified program.

2. The student can self-enroll using the enrollment code and the instructions found at the bottom of the TaskStream Home screen that says:  “Don’t see your program?  If you have a self-enrollment code, enter it here to enroll yourself as an author. If you do not have your code, please contact your instructor or the Taskstream Coordinator at your Institution.” Enrollment codes can be located here:

http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/taskstream/taskstream-self-enrollment

iMovie Video Export Options

If you’re preparing a video to be uploaded to TaskStream using iMovie on a Mac, here is a PDF document with screenshots showing how to export your video:

http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/iMovie-Export-Options.pdf

In general, if your video looks “fuzzy” after you export it, you may need to choose a larger size to render the video.  The more a video is compressed, the more quality / clarity is lost.

Please note that TaskStream allows a video file upload size of up to 500 MB.

Purchase Your TaskSteam Account Online

Dear Teacher Education Students,

As of Fall 2012 all students should purchase their TaskStream accounts directly from TaskStream at the following address:

https://www.taskstream.com/pub/Enroll/Default.asp

If you have any questions, please contact your course instructor or the E-Portfolio Coordinator.  Please create your account early in the semester to ensure everything is working properly before your course deadlines approach!

Thank you!

–Education IT

TaskStream Process Diagram

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Dear Faculty and Instructors Using TaskStream,

It is important to understand the process of the TaskStream system. TaskStream operates differently than Blackboard or any other Purdue online academic content management system, such as MyPurdue or OnePurdue.

A diagram of the TaskStream process is listed in the following PDF file.

TaskStream Process Diagram (PDF)

Feel free to email edit@purdue.edu if you have any questions or would like to meet for further assistance.  If you don’t have a PDF reader installed on your computer, you can downlad it from here.

Thank you!

–Education IT (edit@purdue.edu)

Filled: e-Portfolio Coordinator for Fall 2012

This position has been filled.  Thank you to all who applied! 

— Education IT

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Dear Education Graduate Students,

The Purdue College of Education is seeking a ½ time E-Portfolio Graduate Assistant to start August 2012. This position will assist with the management of the Electronic Portfolio System used within the Purdue Teacher Education Program, providing administrative and technical support and training to faculty, instructors and students.  For more information about the position, please see this PDF document:

E-Portfolio Graduate Assistant Position – August 2012 (pdf)
http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2012-08_ePortfolio_GA.pdf  

If you think you might be a good match for this position, please send your resume to bob@purdue.edu.  Thank you!

Regards,
Bob

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Locating Items Requiring Evaluation in TaskStream

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Dear Faculty and Instructors Using TaskStream,

It is important to complete TaskStream evaluations for each semester. Evaluation data needs to be date stamped for each semester so that it can be reported. The steps to locate your outstanding evaluations are listed in the following PDF file.

Please see the following PDF file about locating items requiring evaluation in TaskStream.

Locating Items Requiring Evaluation in TaskStream (PDF)

Feel free to email edit@purdue.edu if you have any questions or would like to meet for further assistance.  If you don’t have a PDF reader installed in your computer, you can downlad it from here.

Thank you!

June Chen (E-Portfolio Coordinator)

Top Five Things You Need To Know About TaskStream

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Dear Students using TaskStream,

PLEASE NOTE the following five things you need to know about TaskStream:

  1.  Make sure you have created your TaskStream account
  2.  Make sure you can log in to your TaskStream account
  3.  Make sure you can find your program in TaskStream
  4.  Make sure you can locate your instructor when you submit work in TaskStream
  5.  Become familiar with uploading documents, videos, or other artifacts into TaskStream

A diagram of the TaskStream process is listed in the following PDF file.

TaskStream Process Diagram (PDF)

More information can be found here

http://social.education.purdue.edu/edit/taskstream/taskstream-information-for-students/#upload