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  1. 1. Integrating Art and Science:A Collaborative Teacher Program<br />AN INTRODUCTION ON<br />HOW TO USE ONLINE TOOLS:<br />Epsilen & Elluminate<br />Summer 2011<br />
  2. 2. EPSILEN<br />It is a website that provides an integrated environment for online learning. On Epsilen:<br />Instructors can set up groups and courses.<br />Participants can join groups and take the courses they need.<br />All site users can interact through e-mail, forums, blogs, course chats, and wikis.<br />The Epsilen experience—referred to as the Epsilen Environment—is built around three main components:<br />eLearning<br />ePortfolios<br />Networking<br />
  3. 3. ePortfolios<br />Courses<br />
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  6. 6. By Email Invitation Only<br />
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  9. 9. ELLUMINATE<br />Elluminate is a user-friendly web conferencing tool that allows participants to interact in real time over regular Internet connections.<br />Elluminateallows users to view PowerPoint presentations and share applications (i.e., Word documents, Excel documents, etc.) while listening and talking over the Internet.<br />In addition, Elluminate allows users to chat online and transfer files at any time during the online session.<br />
  10. 10. ELLUMINATE<br />There is a one-time downloading of software needed to connect your computer to Elluminate.<br />After that, all you'll need to do is connect to the weblink to join Elluminate sessions.<br />In order to participate, you will need speakers and a microphone or a headset, which is a set of headphones with a microphone incorporated.<br />An inexpensive headset, available at Radio Shack for under $20, works fine. (Note: If you do not have a microphone, you can still participate in the meeting by typing in your comments and questions. You will need speakers in order to hear the session.)<br />
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  13. 13. Tips on Participating in an ElluminateLive! Session<br />Find a comfortable place with no distractions.<br />Use the Audio Wizard to ensure that your audio is working correctly prior to your session.<br />Take the ElluminateLive! Online Orientation or refer to the ElluminateLive! Participant Guide for information on all the features prior to your first session.<br />https://www.elluminate.com/resources/orientation/v10/index.php<br />This information and more is available at <br />http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1279<br />
  14. 14. Tips on Participating in an ElluminateLive! Session<br />Be sure to join the session 5-10 minutes prior to the start. <br />Set your Connection Speed to the Internet.Use the Audio Setup Wizard to test your microphone and speakers.<br />Participate in the session by responding to polls and providing feedback to the moderator.<br />Raise your hand when you have a question or a comment.<br />Use Chat to send text messages to other participants and the moderator during the session.<br />Remember that running other applications on your computer can slow your connection to ElluminateLive!<br />
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  16. 16. Checking System Requirement<br />Use following link to check to make sure your computer is compatible<br />http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1279<br />
  17. 17. Additional Resources<br /><ul><li>You can download the following files in
  18. 18. Epsilen/Course/Drop Boxes/Step-by-Step Resources Folder
  19. 19. Elluminate Quick Reference Guide
  20. 20. Getting Started in Epsilen: A Booklet
  21. 21. How to create your ePortfolio</li></li></ul><li>
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  23. 23. Creating your ePortfolio<br /><ul><li>We would love to get to know you!
  24. 24. Add a picture of you
  25. 25. Tell us a little bit more about you in your ePortfolio site</li></li></ul><li>
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  27. 27. Creating your ePortfolio<br /><ul><li>You need to exit the Course site first
  28. 28. Back in “My Portal” section, click on “My ePortfolio”</li></li></ul><li>
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  30. 30. THANK YOU<br /><ul><li>Please feel free to contact us if you need any technical support
  31. 31. See you in these online learning environments</li>