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  • 1. Wimba Presenters Guide for the North Dakota University System
  • 2. Presenter Access
    • Navigate your web browser to:
    • http://www.ndivnlc.horizonwimba.com/
    • If you have not used Wimba before, click on Setup Wizard to ensure you have the necessary settings.
  • 3. Presenter Access
    • Login in with the User Name and Password you were provided as a presenter.
  • 4. Lobby
    • Once you have logged in, you will enter an area referred to as the “Lobby”.
    • Find the room you will use for your presentation. Using your mouse, left click on it.
  • 5. Content Frame Presenter Console Text Chat Area Participant Area Media Bar
  • 6. Presenter’s Console: Access Content
    • To access PowerPoint and other preloaded items such as polls, click on Default Content Folder box to select which content you want to view/present.
    • Click the to display the items.
    • Click the Go button to display the folder selected.
    • The allows you to preview your slide before viewing by clicking on it.
    • To advance slides, use the right and left arrow keys.
    • To import PowerPoint slide on the fly, click on the and follow instructions.
  • 7. Presentation Console: e Board Click on eBoard and tools will be displayed at left. Arrow: click on arrow to change direction Pencil: writing tool Line : click & hold where you want line to begin, drag to where you want line to end, and release mouse button. Ellipse: click your mouse and drag until size you want, and release. You can adjust line thickness and color. T for Text: type by pressing T and then click where you want to begin. Select text color first. Undo last change. Line Thickness Color Palette : for drawing and text tools Erases all drawings on e-Board Clear slide removes EVERYTHING from e-Board Import image or graphic Save what is displayed as a slide in the Content Folder. Screen Grab allows you to post a screen shot of your desktop Enable allows you to give control to a participant e-Board is similar to a white board allowing you to draw, write or add text.
  • 8. Presenter’s Console: Display Web Page Step 1: Click on Web Step 2: A pop up box will appear. Fill in the URL and select how you wish to display Step 3: Click on “Show Web Page” Note: The participants will see the web site, however; they will NOT see the navigation movements made by the presenter. You will need to verbally clue participants on where to navigate on the web site.
  • 9. Presenter’s Console: Application Share
    • Application Share can be used for:
    • Sharing a document or another software program. Examples: Share a Word document or Excel spreadsheet
    • Demonstrating actions by the presenter or student of their desktop.
  • 10. Application Share: How to … STEP 1: Click on “Share” in the presenter’s console
    • STEP 2:
    • Determine whose desktop you are sharing or whether you just want to provide Cursor Control.
    • Select where to display – current Content Frame or open a New Window
    • Click on Begin Sharing
  • 11. Application Share: Content View
    • If you selected to view in Content Frame, you have 3 options :
    • Window: allows you to show one
    • window on your desktop.
    • Screen Area: preferred. You will be
    • able to set the size of your viewing area.
    • A draw box will appear – drag the lines
    • around the area you wish to share.
    • Full desktop: your entire desktop
    • will be in view
    • Select OK, when ready.
    TIPS: Have the document you wish to share open on your desktop before beginning App Share. Ask students if they can see the document.
  • 12. Application Share: End Sharing STEP 1: Click on “Share” in the presenter’s console STEP 2: Click on Cancel
  • 13. Accessing Breakout Rooms
    • Most Wimba rooms will have been created with at least 3 breakout rooms.
    • Click on Breakout Rooms, in the Presenters Console,
  • 14. Breakout Rooms: Distribute Students
    • You can distribute students in the breakout rooms either AUTOMATICALLY or MANUALLY.
    • You can not archive in the breakout rooms.
    • As an instructor/presenter, you can move yourself from one room to another.
  • 15. Breakout Rooms: Automatic Distribution
    • Click on Automatic
    • Select the number of breakout rooms you wish to use, this will automatically move the students.
    • Click on the MOVE button.
  • 16. Breakout Rooms: Manual
    • Select MANUAL
    • Click on student’s name and drag them to the breakout room.
    • For a group of students – hold down CTRL key to select more than one.
    • To move them back to the Main Room, click on each name and drag them to the Main Room.
  • 17. Breakout Rooms: Showing PowerPoint
    • Step 1: In the Main Room under Presenter’s Console, select your PowerPoint Slides in the drop down box and click on Go.
    • Step 2. Click on the Preview button for the slide you wish to show
  • 18. Breakout Rooms: Showing PowerPoint (cont.)
    • Step 3: This box will pop up - which will allow you to Push Slide to which room you want. Select All Breakout Rooms or a specific breakout room.
    • Step 4: Click on Push Slide. This will move the slide to the selected room
  • 19. Enabling E-Board for Students STEP 1: From the Presenter’s Console, click on e-Board so the tools on the left show. STEP 2: Click on ENABLE in the e-Board tools.
  • 20. Enabling E-board for Students (cont.)
    • STEP 3: Click on name of individual to allow and click on Update OR if you want all students to have access, click Enable All.
    • Name or Names will then be displayed in the Enabled box.
  • 21. Disable E-board for Students
    • To Disable –
    • Click on Student’s name and click on Update OR if more than one student, click Disable All
  • 22. Uploading PowerPoint on the Fly
    • It is recommended that you load PowerPoints prior to class as it will take time to load if doing it on the fly.
    • In the Presenter’s Console select the PowerPoint Upload icon
  • 23. Uploading PowerPoint on the Fly
    • STEP 1: Click on Browse to locate the PowerPoint file on your computer.
    • STEP 2: Select where you wish to display the PowerPoint. E-board is recommended so you can annotate the slide.
    • STEP 3: Click on IMPORT
  • 24. Archiving a Class/Session
    • STEP 1: Click on the START ARCHIVE in the Presenter’s Console. It will switch color from a black target to red .
    • STEP 2: A pop up box will ask if you wish to Archive. Click OK. An audio announcement: “Archiving is started” will follow.
    • The words “archiver” and “encorder_on” will appear in the People box, indicating it is working.
  • 25. Archiving a Class/Session (cont.)
    • To Stop Archive, click on the Archive button. A pop up window will ask you to click OK.
    • A message prompt will follow stating “Archive has been stopped. The Archive is being saved. Archive is complete.”
    • The Archive button will return to a black color.
  • 26. Accessing Archive
    • To make archives available to participants after the event, contact your Wimba Campus Contact person.
    • They will activate (open) the session and distribute the necessary information. A URL on where to access the archive will be sent to you to forward to those attending your session OR make available on a website.