Widgets Guide – Students

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Link to File

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard, Sites

Creates a download link to a file, such as an Excel or Word document. Linked files must be stored on the VLE.

Tip: Linked files must be uploaded to Frog before they can be used.

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RSS Feed

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard, Sites

The RSS Feed allows you to place an RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed onto your site. This will support RSS2 and 4.1 formats of RSS feeds.

Tip: Educational RSS feeds can be found on the internet.

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Time

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard

The Time widget displays the time as a digital clock. The displayed time is taken from the device being used. There are no settings for this widget.

Tip: If the time is wrong, check the time settings of your device.

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Embed Website

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Sites

Allows you to embed a website so that a website is displayed inside your site. Some websites, for example Google, will not appear in this widget as they cannot be placed in a frame on another site.

Tip: When using Google Chrome Browser, click the shield icon in the address bar to allow unsecure content to display.

Learn More: How to unblock a blocked embedded website
How to add a presentation using the embed website widget

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Phrase of the Day

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard, Sites

Allows an inspirational quote or phrase to be placed on your site. The text editor can be used to change the colour, font size and styling etc. Images can be inserted and text hyperlinked.

Tip: Inspirational images can be used instead of a phrase.

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Media

 

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard, Sites

Allows the inclusion of images, videos and audio files in your site. The files can be uploaded to the VLE or linked from Discover and the FrogStore. Maximum file size for upload is 100MB.

Tip: Accepted file types:

x-m4v, mpeg, mpeg3, jpeg, x-flv, png, ogg, flv, quicktime, mpg, mov, x-msvideo, x-shockwave-flash, m4v, mp4, x-mp3, mp3, ogg, swf, gif, jpg, webm, avi

Learn More:  How to Add an Image or Video

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Wall

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Sites

Creates a discussion wall within your site. Users can leave comments on the wall that others can respond to. Unlike a Forum only one topic can be used per Wall. Replies to your posts will appear in your Notifications panel.

Tip: Site must be shared with ‘Can contribute’ permissions.

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User Info

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students

Use with:  My Dashboard

Displays information about the logged in user. It gives the user’s name, class, school and email address. There are no settings for this widget.

Tip: User Info widget is a great way for you to learn your YES ID.

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File Drop

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard
Creates a window that files can be uploaded into or downloaded from.

Tip: Can be configured to allow users to view all files or just their own.

Can be configured to allow/disallow users to delete their files.

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Site Link

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Dashboards, Sites
Creates a link on your site to any other site within the VLE that you have permission to see. Tip: Can be used to give Parents access to sites they cannot normally access.

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Text

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with: Sites
Used to add text to your site. Text can be typed directly or copied and pasted from other sources. The text editor can be used to change the colour, font size and styling etc. Images can be inserted and text hyperlinked.

Tip: Always remember to credit the original author when copying text from websites.

Learn more: How to Use the Text Widget Within a Site

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App Link

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students

Use with: My Dashboard, Sites

Creates a link to an application within the VLE that you have permission to use. Tip: Place this widget on your dashboard to link to an App you use often. E.g. Assignments.

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External Link

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with: My Dashboard, Sites
Creates a link to an external website. Linked websites open in a new window or tab depending on the browser settings. Icons and website descriptions can also be added.

Tip: If a website cannot be viewed using the embed website widget (such as Google) then use this widget instead.

Learn more: How to Add an External Link

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SCORM

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with: Assignments, Sites

Allows SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) content to be used within a site. SCORM packages are provide free for use within Frog by the MOE and cover a wide variety of subjects. To use SCORM place the SCORM widget on a site and search for the package to use in the settings panel.

Tip: To view the current list of MOE SCORM content please go to:

http://spp.moe.edu.my

 

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Forum

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with: Sites
The forum widget allows you to have discussions on your site with all users being able to contribute on posts that have been made. Important topics can be made ‘sticky’ meaning that they will always appear at the top of the Forum list.

Tip: Sites must be shared with ‘Can contribute’ permissions.

Learn more: How to Add a Discussion Forum to a Site

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Quick Launch

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with: My Dashboard
Creates a copy of your Quick Launch menu on your dashboard or site. The icons displayed here are boldly presented in a tiled fashion, useful when using the Frog VLE on a touch screen device. The edit feature allows you to add or remove icons to suit your needs.

Tip: Removing or adding icons in the widget, will also remove or add icons in your Quick Launch menu on the Frog Bar.

Learn more: How to Use the Quick Launch Widget

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The Pond

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard
Places a Pond RSS feed on your site.

Tip: The content of The Pond is continuously being updated.

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Notes

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard
Displays your reminders, to do lists and website links on your Dashboard. The text editor can be used to change the colour, font size and styling etc. Images can be inserted and text hyperlinked. Tip: Links to commonly used Google Docs can be pasted in the Notes Widget to allow faster access.
Learn more: How to Add a Notes Widget

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Notifications

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard
The notification widget displays all your notifications on your dashboard. Notifications from the calendar, assignments, walls, polls and forms are shown. Tip: Notifications can be deleted by clicking the X in the corner of each message.

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Calendar

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Dashboards, Sites

Displays between 5 and 15 entries from a selected calendar.

Tip: The Calendar Widget does not display the whole calendar, just a list view of future events.

Learn more: How to Add a Calendar Widget

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