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SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library: Early Childhood Inclusion Training Resources That Work

 

 

 

Links to Player Downloads

QuickTime (required to view videos)

VLC (an alternative video player)

Flash Player (required to view tutorials)

Acrobat Reader (required for Windows users to view pdf files)

 

Downloading PDF Files

If clicking a materials link does not automatically initiate a download (instead the PDF file is displayed in your browser), you will need to manually download the PDF. You can do this by going back to the page which displays the link. Hold your mouse over the link and then right click your mouse. A contextual menu will open. Select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As".

 

For print purposes we recommend downloading the PDF version.

 

Windows & Mac OS 9 Users

To view a PDF file you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Acrobat Reader is available FREE from the Adobe Website, which includes detailed information on how to download and install Acrobat Reader.

 

Mac OSX Users

To view a PDF file you do NOT need Acrobat Reader, however you may choose to use Acrobat Reader if you so desire. Apple's "Preview" application will allow you to view a PDF file. If you are using a Mac and have a one button mouse, hold the control button while clicking the mouse. A contextual menu will open. Select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As".

 

Downloading Videos

If clicking a video title doesn't automatically initiate a download (instead the movie plays in your browser), you will need to manually download the video. You can accomplish this by going back to the page which displays the video link. Windows Users: hold your mouse over the link and then right click your mouse. A contextual menu will open. Select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As". If you are using a Mac, and have a one button mouse, hold the control button while clicking the mouse. A contextual menu will open. Select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As".

 

All files can be downloaded, regardless of the connection type; however the download times for dial-up users will take longer.

 

Viewing a Video

To view a video you must have QuickTime installed on your computer. QuickTime operates on Windows and Mac systems and is available FREE. To obtain QuickTime visit the Apple Website to download the latest version. The Apple website contains information on how to install QuickTime and can provide you with tech support for the installation process should you encounter any problems. These movies have been compressed as mpeg-4 codec and hold the file extension of .mp4.

 

The videos are designed to be downloaded and then viewed locally on your computer using QuickTime Pro. If you choose to save the video to a CD/DVD or flash drive, be sure to copy the file back to your computer's hard drive for optimal playback.

 

If QuickTime isn't working for you, try using the VLC medial player. It too is free and will operate on Windows and Mac systems.

 

If you intend to view the videos without downloading them, you will need a broadband connection. All files can be downloaded, regardless of the connection type; however the download times for dial-up users will take longer.

 

We strongly recommend viewing the views locally on your computer vs. viewing them through your browser. Please read the downloading videos (above) for details on how to download a file if you computer does not automatically do this for you upon click.

 

Downloading Zip Files

In some instances, multiple files have been grouped in one file called a Zip file (with “.zip” being the extension in the file’s name). By downloading this file you avoid having to download numerous files separately.

 

If clicking a .zip link does not automatically initiate a download, you will need to manually download the .zip file. You can do this by going back to the page which displays the link. Hold your mouse over the link and then right click your mouse. A contextual menu will open. Select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As". If you are using a Mac and have a one button mouse, hold the control button while clicking the mouse. A contextual menu will open. Select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As".

 

Once you have downloaded the .zip file you need to "unzip" it. If you are using Apple's OS X, Windows XP or Vista, no special software is required. Double clicking the .zip file will “unpack” its contents. To unzip on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, you need to download WinZip and utilize the trial version.

 

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