Sticky Campus Partner Organisation What does the new Wyvern Training Portal offer you? With comprehensive tutorials on Assistive Technology and Microsoft Office, it is the perfect addition for students in receipt of DSA. Our Tutorials Include: Up to 90 second bite-size videos, for bite-size learning Visual graphics to enhance the learning experience Professional narrative Optional subtitles for the videos Printable PDF guides for each video In Addition: Live chat support with our fully certified Assistive Technology trainers Available on multiple devices (i.e. laptop, phone, tablet) Cloud based with regular updates Kramer VIA Training To complement the Sticky Campus project, Wyvern Portal are constructing videos so that students and academics can get on-line training videos to help them with the key functionality and features of Kramer’s VIA for collaborative learning; how to get the App, how to connect, how to collaborate, etc.  Alongside the videos themselves, which are professionally voiced and contain graphic overlays to help the learning process, is the same option to download a printable PDF that is available as an accompaniment to all videos.  And one advantage of being a cloud-based service is that students can access them at a time that best suits their personal needs, with another being the ability to update and add new videos as often as required/requested. About the Wyvern Portal  Since humble beginnings in 1984 as a typewriter and stationery business, Wyvern Business Systems (WBS) is a company that has adapted and almost reinvented itself over the last thirty-three years to offer sales and support of new technologies as they’ve come along.   One of those reinventions – and a rather successful one – saw WBS become a specialist provider of assistive technologies to college and university students who were entitled to support through the government-funded Disabled Students Allowance. For over 15 years, WBS has not only been providing specialist hardware and software to help those with learning differences caused, for example, by their dyslexia, hearing or sight requirement, but providing training and support at a time and place required by the student. For those of us fortunate enough not to have these requirements, technology enables us to do tasks that make us more efficient or make life easier.  For students with these learning differences, assistive technology makes things possible.  One recent development at WBS, was to create the “Wyvern Portal,” a source of training videos that students can access at a time and place convenient to themselves.    The first videos provided support on a wide range of assistive software programmes, which individual students could have access to, or universities could subscribe to a site licence.  Understood in 90 seconds (or less) What has made the Wyvern Portal stand out from its competitors, is the large number of videos available that each deal concisely with just one topic.   How many times have you watched something on-line, only for it to take ages to finally get to the information you want? Each Wyvern Portal video deals with just one topic and, the video to teach it to you, lasts for no longer than 90 seconds.   If you need to take another look at the video, you’re straight back to just the training you need. Microsoft Office Building on the success of offering this precise training on over 20 assistive technologies; from text readers to mind-mapping to speech recognition, the Wyvern Portal has extended its library of training to cover Microsoft Office.  Now, the same 90-seconds-or-less format to provide highly valuable training to all students and universities, not just those with assistive requirements, on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher.  Even businesses are making use of the bite-sized approach. Student Feedback: “The Wyvern Training portal has been invaluable to my current success at University. Since I have started using the software, I have found myself with a number of questions of how to use the software. The problem with this is the majority of work I do is during evenings or on weekends. Whilst using Mindview, I needed assistance with exporting my mind map but had forgotten how to do this from the training I was given. Luckily, from access to the portal, I was able to access a Video which explained this for me and also printed off a pdf which I have saved to my portfolio for future reference. I have found myself in similar situations using my audio notetaker and Dragon software, but the available videos and assistance of live chat has answered my important query there and then. Thank you, Wyvern,!’’ Contact Wyvern Business Systems enquiries@wbs.uk.com Tel: +44 (0) 1432 271233 Wyvern House Netherwood Road Rotherwas Industrial Estate Hereford HR2 6JJ
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Watch This Video! This is a sample video that demonstrates how to use Text to Speech in Microsoft Word™.  I thought that this might only be useful for people with sight problems, or dyslexia, but in the last few weeks since I discovered this, I’ve been using it all the time to check emails, letters, etc., before sending them.  Yes, it adds more time to the process, but it helps to eliminate the errors you don’t identify when you just read back text that you’ve created yourself.    
© Droitwich.net - 2017
Sticky Campus Partner Organisation What does the new Wyvern Training Portal offer you? With comprehensive tutorials on Assistive Technology and Microsoft Office, it is the perfect addition for students in receipt of DSA. Our Tutorials Include: Up to 90 second bite-size videos, for bite-size learning Visual graphics to enhance the learning experience Professional narrative Optional subtitles for the videos Printable PDF guides for each video In Addition: Live chat support with our fully certified Assistive Technology trainers Available on multiple devices (i.e. laptop, phone, tablet) Cloud based with regular updates Kramer VIA Training To complement the Sticky Campus project, Wyvern Portal are constructing videos so that students and academics can get on-line training videos to help them with the key functionality and features of Kramer’s VIA for collaborative learning; how to get the App, how to connect, how to collaborate, etc.  Alongside the videos themselves, which are professionally voiced and contain graphic overlays to help the learning process, is the same option to download a printable PDF that is available as an accompaniment to all videos.  And one advantage of being a cloud-based service is that students can access them at a time that best suits their personal needs, with another being the ability to update and add new videos as often as required/requested. About the Wyvern Portal  Since humble beginnings in 1984 as a typewriter and stationery business, Wyvern Business Systems (WBS) is a company that has adapted and almost reinvented itself over the last thirty-three years to offer sales and support of new technologies as they’ve come along.   One of those reinventions – and a rather successful one – saw WBS become a specialist provider of assistive technologies to college and university students who were entitled to support through the government- funded Disabled Students Allowance. For over 15 years, WBS has not only been providing specialist hardware and software to help those with learning differences caused, for example, by their dyslexia, hearing or sight requirement, but providing training and support at a time and place required by the student. For those of us fortunate enough not to have these requirements, technology enables us to do tasks that make us more efficient or make life easier.  For students with these learning differences, assistive technology makes things possible.  One recent development at WBS, was to create the “Wyvern Portal,” a source of training videos that students can access at a time and place convenient to themselves.    The first videos provided support on a wide range of assistive software programmes, which individual students could have access to, or universities could subscribe to a site licence.  Understood in 90 seconds (or less) What has made the Wyvern Portal stand out from its competitors, is the large number of videos available that each deal concisely with just one topic.   How many times have you watched something on-line, only for it to take ages to finally get to the information you want? Each Wyvern Portal video deals with just one topic and, the video to teach it to you, lasts for no longer than 90 seconds.   If you need to take another look at the video, you’re straight back to just the training you need. Microsoft Office Building on the success of offering this precise training on over 20 assistive technologies; from text readers to mind-mapping to speech recognition, the Wyvern Portal has extended its library of training to cover Microsoft Office.  Now, the same 90-seconds-or-less format to provide highly valuable training to all students and universities, not just those with assistive requirements, on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher.  Even businesses are making use of the bite-sized approach. Student Feedback: “The Wyvern Training portal has been invaluable to my current success at University. Since I have started using the software, I have found myself with a number of questions of how to use the software. The problem with this is the majority of work I do is during evenings or on weekends. Whilst using Mindview, I needed assistance with exporting my mind map but had forgotten how to do this from the training I was given. Luckily, from access to the portal, I was able to access a Video which explained this for me and also printed off a pdf which I have saved to my portfolio for future reference. I have found myself in similar situations using my audio notetaker and Dragon software, but the available videos and assistance of live chat has answered my important query there and then. Thank you, Wyvern,!’’ Contact Wyvern Business Systems enquiries@wbs.uk.com Tel: +44 (0) 1432 271233 Wyvern House Netherwood Road Rotherwas Industrial Estate Hereford HR2 6JJ
Watch This Video! This is a sample video that demonstrates how to use Text to Speech in Microsoft Word™.  I thought that this might only be useful for people with sight problems, or dyslexia, but in the last few weeks since I discovered this, I’ve been using it all the time to check emails, letters, etc., before sending them.  Yes, it adds more time to the process, but it helps to eliminate the errors you don’t identify when you just read back text that you’ve created yourself.    
Visit the WBS Website