Widgets Guide – Frog Admin

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Text Activity

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers Use with:  Assignments

When added to a site forms part of an assignment activity. The teacher types the instructions in the widget settings panel. The student submits the response back to the teacher by typing into a built in Text Editor.

Tip: Submitted text assignments can be viewed in the marking section of the Assignment app. They do not appear in the site itself.
Learn More: How to Add a Text Activity Widget

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Link to File

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Dashboards, 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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MoE RSS

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers Use with:  School Dashboard
Displays the Ministry of Education RSS feed. This is refreshed every 10 minutes with any new information. There are 3 sections – KPM, JPN & PPD. Because they are regional, the JPN and PPD feeds must be entered manually by the Frog Admin.

Tip: JPN and PPD RSS feeds can be obtained from your regional JPN website.

Learn more: How to Edit the School Dashboard

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RSS Feed

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Dashboards, 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 dashboard or site. When used on a dashboard, the embedded site will automatically download into the Frog VLE each time a user logs in. Unless you specifically want to do this, a better alternative is to use the Site Link widget instead, as the site is only loaded when clicked on by the user

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

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Phrase of the Day

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Dashboards, 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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Notice Board

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers Use with:  School Dashboard, Sites

Displays a notice board on your site. Those who have permission can submit to the noticeboard. Other users notices are read only, but you can delete your own notices.

Tip: Sites shared with ‘Can contribute’  will allow users to add to the noticeboard.

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Media

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  Dashboards, 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 a Video to a Site

 

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Poll

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

Allows the creation and usage of Polls within a site. Only one question can be asked per Poll. If multiple questions are required then the Forms Widget should be used.

Tip: Site must be shared with ‘Can contribute’ permissions.
Data can be exported from the Data Viewer as a .CSV file.

Learn more: How to Import a Poll into a Site

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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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Random Name

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

When a group name is entered, the Random Name Widget will spin the names of everyone in that group. When it stops the teachers could ask that person to answer a question or perform a task.

Tip: Can only be used with existing groups. If a group is not found ask your Frog Admin to set one up for you.

Learn more: How to Add a New Group
Learn more:
How To Use the Random Name Widget

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Quiz

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers Use with:  Assignments, Sites
Used to display quizzes within a site or as part of an assignment. Quizzes cannot be created inside a site. They must be created in the Quizzes section of the FrogDrive.

Tip: Quiz options become available once a quiz is imported. These are available in the settings panel.
Site must be shared with ‘Can contribute’ permissions.

Learn more: How to Import a Quiz into a Site

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Form

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers Use with:  Sites

Allows the creation and usage of Forms within a site. In this widget, users are given the option of Single Line, Paragraph, Checkboxes, Multiple Choice and Dropdown for their form layout.

Tip: Sites containing a Form must be shared with ‘Can contribute’ permissions.
Data can be exported from the Data Viewer as a .CSV file.

Learn more: How to Import a Form into a Site

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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 students to learn their YES ID.

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File Drop

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers, Students Use with:  My Dashboard, Assignments
Creates a window that files can be uploaded into or downloaded from. When used as part of an assignment a student is able to upload their work to their teacher for marking.

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: To save time Frog Admins can add the Users and Groups apps to their dashboard for one click access.

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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.

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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: Forum admins can specify whether users can delete a post once posted. Options are: never, within a specified timeframe and always.
Site 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: Sites
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 your and other users Quick Launch menus.

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 Pond has student focused content so place this Widget where students can view it.

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School Notices

Available to: Frog Admin, Teachers Use with:  School Dashboard
The school notices widget is usually used by the Frog Admin to update the school notice board with events and announcements. The text editor can be used to change the colour, font size and styling etc. Images can be inserted and text hyperlinked.

Tip: The School Notices is usually only used on the School Dashboard.

Learn more: School Dashboard Widgets
Learn more:
How to Update the School Notices

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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.

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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 entries.

Learn more: How to Create Your School Calendar

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