How to View
Recorded VISIT Lessons and Presentations
On this page, we give you instructions for obtaining and playing
back VISITview-based lessons and presentations.
The instructors have recorded these lessons so you may
gain many of the benefits of the teletraining sessions, even
though you could not participate in them.
At the end of the page are links to a few examples (including presentations).
Note: the complete list of sanctioned lessons is available
only through the main
VISIT Training Sessions page. Please
go there to get supported lesson materials for all VISIT
training. The purpose of this page is to provide information
on how to playback the recorded sessions, and to provide a few
examples of the technology.
What you need
To watch and listen to these sessions,
you will need the computer that has a sound card with speakers
attached, or headphones. (If you start the session and no audio
is heard, be sure that the speaker volume is high enough and
that the speakers are not muted.) It is easiest to use a
Windows-based machine, if possible.
How to use the recorded audio session
- For each session you want to watch, you need to
download one of the files for the session. As you can see from the
list above, most sessions are available in two types of files:
For Windows-based machines you should download the Installer
file that installs the session and provides you with a folder in
your Start Menu with the shortcuts to run the session startup.
For other systems, (or if you cannot use the Installer
above) you must first install the Java Runtime
Environment for your operating system.
Get the ZIP archive with the desired session in it, and unzip it's
contents into a new directory. You will then need edit to the
visitauto.bat file to invoke the java
virtual machine (named 'jre' or 'java'), before running it.
- After you install the session do one of the following:
- If you are running Windows and installed the session using
the Windows Installer, then just click on the shortcut
(by default, this is intalled in your
Start Menu -> Programs -> (name of session) folder).
- If you are running Windows, but installed from the ZIP archive
(or the self-extracting version of the session), then just run the
visitauto.bat file which is located in the session's
- or, if you are not running Windows and installed the
session from a ZIP archive, edit and run the
visitauto.bat file in the session directory. (See
information above about first installing the Java Runtime for your
- After the two windows come up, move the little control window
and then click it's Next button
- "Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show..."
A few examples of recorded VISIT Lessons and Presentations
Here we present just a couple of examples. The complete list of recorded sessions is availble under the
VISIT Teletraining Student Guide -- look for
the microphone icons
Some lessons can be played right through your browser, as well. For example (just clikc the links):
Please go to the VISITview
This work is supported by NOAA through
CIMSS, CIRA, and COMET,