Welcome!I’m glad you got here! We’ll start shortly. In the meantime, check your audio setup to be able to talk and listen. From the Elluminate toolbar, upper left, select Tools -> Audio -> Audio Setup Wizard. If the Audio Setup Wizard fails, check that your computer recognizes your audio device: In Elluminate: Tools -> Audio -> Select Input Device PC Users (Windows XP): check Sounds and Audio Devices in the computer’s Control Panel. Mac users: -> System Preferences -> Sound If your USB-connected device isn’t working, did you connect it before you launched Elluminate? If not, exit Elluminate now, connect your device, re-enter Elluminate, and run the Audio Setup Wizard. For technical problems, help is available through the Tech Support tab on the course toolbar.
Listening and Talking Headphones or ear buds are highly recommended over external speakers. A microphone in, or plugged into your computer will be OK, but optimal equipment is a combined headphone and microphone headset (illustrated here). Headphones provide clear sound, and the headset microphone reduces background noise and echo. To talk, “grab” the microphone by clicking on the microphone icon, bottom left of screen. The session moderator controls the number simultaneous speakersOff: permitted in the session, so you may need to raise your hand by clicking on the icon. When you are done speaking, hand off the microphone by clicking again onOn: the microphone icon. When grey, your microphone is off; when lit up, your mic is on.