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This slide set gives details in the basic operation of Blackboard Collaborate Webconferencing software including use in conjunction with D2L

This slide set gives details in the basic operation of Blackboard Collaborate Webconferencing software including use in conjunction with D2L

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  • Learning Technology ServicesInspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Possible Uses• Online office hours• Guest expert lectures• Class meetings• Small group work• Student presentations• Others? Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Caveats• Have a plan!• Only use needed features• Respect any time, any place• Teach tools to students, guest experts• Remind students of etiquette• Save things you need to keep Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • What Disappears?• When everyone logs out of a meeting room: –Slides –Whiteboards –Chat –Web tours –Breakout rooms –Polling results –Quizzes Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Minimum Requirements• Windows – XP (32 bit) – Vista (32 or 64 bit) – 7 (32 or 64 bit)• Mac – OS X 10.5 (32 or 64 bit) – OS X 10.6 (32 or 64 bit)• Linux – Ubuntu 9.10 (64 bit) Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Minimum Requirements• Java Version 1.5 or higher• 250 MB RAM• 20 MB free disk space• Internet connection• Windows or Linux: soundcard with speakers and microphone or headset• Macs: internal, USB, or external iSight microphone Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Test Your System• http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1473• In Step 1, ensure that you are getting green check marks. – If necessary, make the recommended updates• In Step 2, click on the link to enter the Configuration Room. This will help to ensure that you can enter a meeting successfully. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Getting Started• Log in to your course• Click on Online Rooms• Online Rooms must be enabled by LTS Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Online Rooms Area• No rooms at first• You must make your own rooms• You can make many rooms• Define purpose for rooms Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Creating a Room• Click on New Room button• Name room• Set availability dates• Less than one year Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Set Advanced Properties• Set properties• Set “per room”• Let’s Discuss options• Changing options later? Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Adding Internal Attendees• Must be enrolled in course• Select users fromlist• Click on Add button Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Adding External Attendees• Enter email address• Click on Add• Attendee gets email with link• Does NOT require attendee to be enrolled in course Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Entering a Room• Click on List Rooms button• Find Room• Click on room’s name Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • In the Room – First Things• Click Dismiss on moderator message• Decide on recording Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • The Interface UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • The Content Area• Load content• Navigate slides• Start recording• Use annotations• Change modes• Start Timer Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Loading Whiteboard Content• Requires Moderator status –PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) –OpenOffice (varies by platform) –Image Files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png) –Whiteboard Files (.wbd) –Protected Whiteboard Files (.wbp) UNIT NAME HERE Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at: www.uwstout.edu Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Uploading Content • Click Load Content button to upload • Click New Page icon for blank whiteboardLocated in upper left-hand corner of Content Area Located in upper right-hand corner of Content Area Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Uploading Content• Choose: – Import Images as Individual Pages – Place Images on Current Page Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Uploading Content• Make sure PowerPoint is closed• Error message if PowerPoint is open Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Participants Window• Shows attendees Global Permission Controls• Permission controls• Raise Hand Feature• Emoticons• Away Indicator• Activity Indicators• Polling Results Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Chat• Chat to: –Room –Moderators –Participants• Public or Private• Chat files savable• Moderator Private Chat Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Whiteboard Tools• Selection tool• Pointer• Pen & Highlighter• Filled Rectangle & Ellipse• Rectangle & Ellipse• Line• Screen Capture• Clip Art Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Whiteboard Tools Options• Color• Opacity Opacity• Thickness• Typeface Color Thickness Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Audio Audio Setup Wizard Button• Click to open/close mic• Audio Setup Wizard• Adjustable Volume• Default=1 speaker• Use headset• No phone service Open Microphone Indicator Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Video Preview• Video Preview• Adjust camera before transmission Video Preview Button Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Video Shown• Transmits webcam• Settings – Frame rate – Display speaker name – Default=1 camera• Video icon shown in participants window Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Polling• Yes/No, Multiple Choice• Show results in Participant Window Tally – Moderators only – To everyone Polling Responses• Lock responses• Publish results Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Blackboard Collaborate ExperienceA. I have never used Blackboard CollaborateB. I have attended a Blackboard Collaborate sessionC. I have presented using Blackboard CollaborateD. I am an expert user Please cast your vote by clicking A, B, C, or D in the polling area of the Participants Window Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Quiz Manager• Quizzes – Create – Load from file – View – Save – Edit – Delete Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Timer• Moderator sets length & name• Count down or up• Show – Moderators only – To all• Timer expiration – Display message – Play sound Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • File Transfer• Files• Files on Websites• Upload/download• Save• Prompt attendees Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Web Tour• Guided or unguided• Moderator chooses URL• Forward/Back buttons• Add URL to Chat as hyperlink• Open URL in Browser Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Multimedia Library• Files and websites• Download indicator• File types –Windows Media (.wmv) –MPEG (.mpg, .mpe, .mpeg) –MPEG4 (.m4v, .mp4) –MP3 Audio (.mp3) –QuickTime (.qt, .mov) –Flash/Shockwave (.swf) Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Sharing• Share an application• Share desktop or application• Pause and resume• Snapshot to whiteboard• Share control with others Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Breakout Rooms• On the fly or planned• Audio splitting• Assignment options• Add content to rooms• Choose # of rooms• Choose room names Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Archives• Recordings of meetings• Playback in D2L• Edit visibility Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Interactivity• Plan/design for interaction• Use a variety of available tools• If not constant, every 3 minutes• Can be simple• Encourage student-student interaction• Without interaction learning becomes passive Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Suggestions• Practice using tools & features• Do a “dry run” with students –Helps familiarize students with tools, environment –Discover any tech problems before session• Ensure that students use Audio Setup Wizard Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • What We’ve Been Using• Logitech USB Headset H530• Logitech Quickcam Fusion• Use or pick your own –Hardware is not supplied by LTS Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • ResourcesModerator’s Guidehttp://library.blackboard.com/ref/3c5e63f9-3950-444f-85f3-1b0d759f084d/index.htmGetting Started for Moderators Quick ReferenceGuidehttp://www.blackboard.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=299e2a12-d3ec-4a17-8ba1-42d62db5f816Participant’s Guidehttp://library.blackboard.com/ref/8fb6da4a-0569-4d9e-89f3-c32ec8370cd9/index.htmGetting Started for Participants Quick ReferenceGuidehttp://www.blackboard.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=8e4e8c28-de07-4bb0-a26f-8c1a28f335cd Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • More Resources• Learn@UW (D2L) Email –learn@uwstout.edu• Rich Berg – bergr@uwstout.edu – 232-1223• Jamison Patrick – partickj@uwstout.edu – 232-4038 Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
  • Questions? Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu