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Dr. Alice A. Christie's EDT 546: Burning CDs and DVDs

Preparing to Burn Your Electronic Portfolio to CD ROM

Before burning your electronic portfolio to CD ROM, there are a number of important steps to take to assure that your CD ROM will work properly. I have listed these as a series of questions below. Be sure you can answer YES to each question before your begin the burning process.

YES

NO

Are all your Electronic Portfolio files in one folder?

YES

NO

Does that folder have an appropriate name?

YES

NO

Is the Players Folder inside that folder?

YES

NO

Do all your files have an extension (for example, .ppt .pps .jpg
.doc .pdf .html or .htm)

YES

NO

Have you created a file that explains how to navigate through
your Electronic Portfolio?

YES

NO

Does this file provide directions for installing the Players?

YES

NO

Have you named this file Start.rtf?

YES

NO

Is your Start.txt file inside your folder?

YES

NO

Have you named the file where your audience will start with an appropriate name such as index.html or Open.ppt or Begin.pdf?

YES

NO

Is this file inside your folder?

YES

NO

Have you placed three spaces before the Start.rtf file?

YES

NO

Have you placed two spaces before the Open.ppt or Begin.pdf file? Do not place two spaces before your index.html file if you are placing your Electronic Portfolio on the Web.

YES

NO

Have you made a copy of your folder on the Desktop?

YES

NO

Have you made a copy of your folder on the Class server in the Final Portfolios Folder?

YES

NO

Have you checked to see that all your links are appropriate and working?

YES

NO

Have you changed your view to Icon View?

YES

NO

Have you arranged the icons and sized the window so your readers will see only the Start.rtf file, the index.html or Open.ppt or Begin.pdf file, and the Players Folder when they open your CD ROM?

YES

NO

Have you named your folder the name you wish to appear when your CD ROM is opened?

YES

NO

Have you asked a peer to review your CD ROM for clarity, form and content?

YES

NO

Have you tested your Electronic Portfolio and ALL the links on a computer other than the one on which you created it?

If you can answer YES to all these questions, you are ready to burn!
Congratulations!

 

   

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