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  • Getting Started with Wimba’s Live Classroom
      • Just a few things for facilitators to know…
      • Facilitators: Emily Renoe & Andre Malan, CTLT
  • Agenda
    • Brief introduction to Wimba Classroom collaboration tool
    • Tips for Success
    • Why use Live Classroom?
    • Uses for Live Classroom
    • Handson – uploading content
  • What is Live Classroom?
    • Wimba Live Classroom is virtual classroom software that combines state-of-the-art interactive technologies such as voice, application sharing, polling and whiteboarding. It enables facilitators to add greater interaction to their online delivery and to foster better communication with participants.
    • Organizations can also use it for online meetings, briefing sessions, presentations, interviewing potential employees, conference sessions and professional development events.
  • Live Classroom Interface From Wimba Classroom: Webhelp Presenter Guide Content Frame Presenter’s Console Text Chat Frame Participant Frame Branding Frame Audio and Links
  • Tip #1: Preparation
      • Run the setup wizard which will ensure your computer is set to run Wimba by checking for:
        • Pop-up blockers
        • Supported browsers
        • Correct java version
      • Technical Support
        • 866-350-4978 (Canada/USA)
  • Tip #2: Equipment
      • For best experience:
      • use a headset with a microphone.
      • use a network or cable connection if possible.
  • Tip #3: Communicate
    • Before the session:
    • Using LC inside WebCT Vista: let them know where to find the LC in your vista course
    • Using LC outside WebCT Vista: Send an email with login instructions and classroom url
    • Remind participants to run the wizard at least an hour before session start.
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  • Tip #4: Sound Check
    • If yes, please select the button
    • If no, please select the button for assistance
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  • Tip #5: Manage Interactions
    • Individually: yes/no, hand raise, emoticons
    • Globally: Use Actions to clear yes/no, hand raise, emoticons.
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  • Tip #5: Manage Interactions
    • Individually: yes/no, hand raise, emoticons
    • Globally: Use Actions to clear yes/no, hand raise, emoticons.
    1 Tip #5 cont’d…
  • Tip #5: Manage Interactions
    • During the session:
    • Welcome participants using voice or video
    • Use the Lock Talk feature for easier communication.
    • Establish some basic ground rules (how to ask questions, etc)
    • Keep it simple
    1 Tip #5 cont’d…
  • Delivering content
    • The presenter’s console:
      • Web – show a web page on the fly
      • eBoard whiteboard app that lets you draw, type text, import slides or graphics
      • Share – share your computer screen
      • Import PPT content on the fly
      • Archive your session
      • Breakout Rooms – divide a large class for collaborative activity
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  • Why Use Live Classroom?
    • Integration with WebCT Vista
    • Screen sharing
    • Access anytime/anywhere
    • Instructor control of settings
    • Breakout rooms for private discussions
    • Archived audio can be exported as .mp3 and distributed as podcast for mobile access
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  • Uses for Live Classroom?
    • Answer student questions
    • Polling or surveys
    • Online lecture/presentation
    • Online office hours
    • Interviews
    • Guest presentation
    • Group collaborration
    • Other ideas?
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  • Hot Tip: Do a dry run through
      • Practice with colleagues
      • Before you start using Live Classroom, familiarize yourself with all Wimba features.
      • Be prepared to be confused at first – there’s A LOT to manage!
    Resource: Webhelp from Wilma: http://webhelp.wimba.com/WC/v5_2/Presenter_Guide/
  • Handson
    • Exit Live Classroom
    • Login to Emily – Live Classroom vista section