Wimba Classroom: Facilitators

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A few orientation slides for facilitators using Wimba Classroom at UBC.

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  • Wimba Classroom: Facilitators

    1. 1. Getting Started with Wimba Live Classroom <ul><ul><li>Just a few things for facilitators to know… </li></ul></ul>brought to you by the Office of Learning Technology
    2. 2. What Is Wimba Classroom? <ul><ul><li>An online platform that allows you to connect in real time with others. Features: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File uploads (ppt, pdf) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video/voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presenter on the fly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakout rooms </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What Can I Use It For? <ul><ul><li>Connect with colleagues or students not on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presentations/idea sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhancing WebCT Vista with real time communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>training </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Get equipped <ul><ul><li>For best experience: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a headset with a microphone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a network or cable connection if possible. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Preparation <ul><ul><li>The wizard will help you ensure your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is set to run Wimba by checking for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop-up blockers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct java version </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Create/Upload Content: Step1 Note: you’ll need to be in the Admin interface – access assigned to you by OLT
    7. 7. Create/Upload Content: Step2
    8. 8. Create/Upload Content: Step3
    9. 9. Wimba Classroom Interface From Wimba Classroom: Webhelp Presenter Guide
    10. 10. Do a run through <ul><ul><li>Practice with colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add interactive features (polls) to gage student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself with all Wimba features you plan to use. </li></ul></ul>Resource: Webhelp from Wimba: http://webhelp.wimba.com/WC/v5_2/Presenter_Guide/
    11. 11. Before Your Session: Invite Participants <ul><li>Send an email with login instructions and classroom url </li></ul><ul><li>Remind students to run the wizard at least an hour before session start. </li></ul>1
    12. 12. At the Start: Run a Sound Check <ul><li>Can you hear the Presenter? if you can hear presenter if you cannot hear the presenter </li></ul>
    13. 13. During: Welcome and Orient Participants <ul><li>Welcome participants using voice </li></ul><ul><li>or video </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Lock Talk feature for easier communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish some basic ground rules (how to ask questions, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul>1
    14. 14. Manage interactions <ul><li>Individually: yes/no, hand raise, emoticons </li></ul><ul><li>Globally: Use Actions to clear yes/no, hand raise, emoticons. </li></ul>1
    15. 15. Manage communication <ul><li>Individually: yes/no, hand raise, emoticons </li></ul><ul><li>Globally: Use Actions to clear yes/no, hand raise, emoticons. </li></ul>1
    16. 16. Delivering content <ul><li>The presenter’s console contains all the features you need for a live presentation. </li></ul>1
    17. 17. Delivering content <ul><li>the web button lets you show a web page on the fly </li></ul><ul><li>the eBoard launches your whiteboard app that lets you draw, type text and import slides or graphics </li></ul><ul><li>the Import PPT button lets you upload content on the fly </li></ul><ul><li>the previous slide button moves you back a slide </li></ul><ul><li>the next slide button advances your slides </li></ul>1
    18. 18. Get 24x7 Technical Support : <ul><li>1.866.350.4978 (US & Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>brought to you by the Office of Learning Technology

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