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:

https://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

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:

Self-Enrollment Codes

 

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

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)

Locating Items Requiring Evaluation in TaskStream

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

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

TaskStream Is Sorting My Documents

Dear TaskStream Users,

Are you uploading multiple documents to TaskStream and finding that they are not appearing in the order you expected?

The problem you are experiencing is likely caused by TaskStream sorting the files in alphabetical order.  So… if you prefix each of your file names with a zero + a number before uploading them, that will ensure that they sort correctly. For example:

01 my file.doc
02 my file.doc
03 my file.doc
04 my file.doc
05 my file.doc

10 my file.doc
11 my file.doc
12 my file.doc

The key step in the process is to place a zero “0” at the beginning of each of the files numbered 01 through 09 … but not for the files numbered 10 or greater.  The zero “0” must be the first character in the file name in files 01 through 09.

You will then need to: (a) remove all the documents from TaskStream; (b) rename the documents on your local computer BEFORE uploading to TaskStream; and (c) then re-upload them.

If you are still having difficulties, this video may help:

Hope this helps.  Have a great week! 🙂

–Education IT