Training Sessions

The VISIT Program

VISIT People


Links / Tutorials


Page Form Last Updated by:
Tom Whittaker
December, 2014

VISITview® Home Page

page created November 4th, 1998
last modified October, 2013
last software update December 14th, 2009

Site Index & Quick Reference

VISITview® is a teletraining and real-time collaboration tool developed for the National Weather Service VISIT program to meet the needs of science training of their forecasters.  While it emphasizes functions needed to realize these goals, it can be used for any lawful application where image animations, zooming, colorizing, and the like are needed. It uses an integrated whiteboard/blackboard and provides for a chat function as well as page-by-page quizzes and external links, to connect instructor(s) to many students. You may also record voice and all "annotation" activities for synchronized playback has been added to VISITview®'s capabilities.

NWS Teletraining

VISIT project homepage

Quick-Start for VISIT Teletraining

On-line VISITview® lessons

Viewing Recorded Lessons

Instructors' tips for making better lessons

Real-time collaborations

World-wide satellite imagery

GOES Derived Products

RAMSDIS On-Line Americas Collaboration/Briefing Page

How is it done?

Just looking??

Try it out - join a live session

Using the controls


Slides from various Training & Presentations

FAQ, Terminology, Etc.

Old words with new definitions

Sample lesson installation instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Making your own lessons

Getting started with VISITview®

VISITview®-based lesson: How to Make a VISITview® Lesson

Updated!! On-line, step-by-step tutorial

Voice & annotation recording

Details, details, details

Using the controls

Setting up a server

HTML parameters

Download VISITview® !!

What are all these files?

vvinstall.exe - the contents of but installed with InstallAnywhere® which creates a folder with icons to launch common processes (~16.2MB) - Windows 95/98/NT/2K/XP/Vista/7 only. (Or via FTP.) - all the code and template files you need (~15.5MB) (Or via FTP.) - just the Java class files - useful for updates (~210KB) - just the class files needed for lessons - useful for updates (~135KB)

tutorial_images.exe - sample images for the VISITview® Tutorial (~3MB)

View release & update history
(last software update/release: December 14th, 2009)


This work is supported by NOAA through the Cooperative Institutes (CIMSS and CIRA).

Please see the copyright notice. VISITview® is a Trademark registered to the Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, in The United States of America.