Welcome to theIntermediate eLive sessionFacilitator: Susie Macfarlane
How confident are you to change the number ofaudio channels in eLive?A)totally confidentB)Pretty sureB) I think I know…C) no idea!
After this session you will be able to:1. Understand the interactive activities available in eLive2. Create poll questions to survey students and obtain feedback3. Send files in eLive using File Transfer4. Facilitate student group work using breakout rooms5. Guide website visits with web tour6. Record eLive sessions and provide access to recordings7. Plan a structured, interactive eLive sessionLearning Outcomes
Deliver information- Orientation to unit- Lecturing- Explaining assignments- Exam preparation and revisionTutorials and Student-centred learning activities- Discussion in small groups- debates- Students research website, report backStudent lead teaching- Student presentations- Student meet to work on group projectsSupervisionTeaching and Learning activities in eLive
• Detailed participant Elluminate Accessibility Guide• http://www.elluminate.com/resources/training/104-V10_participants_accessiblity_guide.pdf• EDU staff may wish to explore together some ofthe accessibility functions within eLive.Elive Accessibility
• Enables session attendee to transcribe audioinformation during a session– Text can be viewed (optional)– Text can be saved to text file• Two Closed-Captioning Windows:– One for entering Closed- Captioning– One for reading the textClosed captioning
Use Polling to:1) learn about your students2) diagnose their initial views or levels ofunderstanding3) understand their expectations4) evaluate their learning after the sessionInteraction tools - Polling
A. Engages students in active learningB. I can get feedback from students on theirunderstandingC. Students participation in discussionD. Enhances sense of connectedness and socialpresenceE. otherWhat is the most valuable aspect of eLive?
To Poll students• Go to Tools > Polling > Choose your answer typeInteraction tools - Polling
A. I have never used eLiveB. I have used but not taught with eLiveC. I have talked in eLiveD. I have delivered content in eLive using PowerPointE. I have taught in eLive using activities such asvisiting websites, used the breakout rooms, or sentand shared filesYour most advanced use of eLive?
To Publish results• Tools > Polling > Publish results to whiteboard– or click the Toolbar button– You can also publish to Moderator only• You can create a new screen if required (button at bottomleft of whiteboard)Interaction tools - Polling
Polling ResultsTo prevent students viewing others’ responses(for example when doing revision questions):Menu: Tools > Polling > Make Responses VisibleTo lock responses and prevent further changes:Menu: Tools > Polling > Lock Responses
• How could you use polling in your teaching ineLive?Teaching approaches
• The file is sent live and is also in recordingYou can send a Unit guide, questionnaire, tutorial activity etcNote: Students with learning difficulties require time to go throughdocuments so ensure the document is uploaded on DSO wellprior to eLive sessionFile Transfer
• Send a file in eLiveHint: File Transfer buttonFile Transfer - activity
• How would you use file transfer in your teaching?File Transfer – Teaching approaches
• Send students to Breakout roomsMenu: Tools > Breakout rooms > Distribute Participants• Return all students to Main roomMenu: Tools > Breakout rooms > Return to Main roomThe optimum group size may depend on how comfortable students are ineLive and with eachother, and how many have headsets. Groups of 3 or 4seem to work well, but 2 is fine if both have headsets and are comfortable.Breakout Rooms
Each participant1. Send us all to breakout roomsMenu: Tools > Breakout rooms > Distribute Participants2. Return us to main roomMenu: Tools > Breakout rooms > Return to Main RoomBreakout rooms - activity
• Plan how and why you will use Breakout Rooms (discusswith colleague or me if you wish)• Practice the whole process so you test each step• Have your and students’ resources prepared• Clearly explain the activity to participants– Outline what the activity is and each persons’ role– Clearly state how much time participants will have and that youwill return them to the Main room at the end– Send a whiteboard explaining the activity into the rooms to keepparticipants on task• Make sure each room has one user with headsetTeaching approaches
• To send a Whiteboard screen into Breakout RoomsMenu: Tools > Whiteboard > Copy screen to breakout room• To bring students Whiteboard screen in from Breakout roomMenu: Tools > Whiteboard > Copy Breakout rooms to main roomBreakout Rooms – whiteboard / slides
• To move Participants to another roomRight click on their name > Move to Breakout Room #2• To move yourself to a Breakout room to talk to studentsRight click on your own name > Send to Breakout Room #2Breakout Rooms - moving
• To start timer:– Tools > Timer > Start Timer– or toolbar button• Choose countdown options• Timer will display in all rooms• Choose Participants or Moderators onlyUsing Timer to time activities
• How would you use breakout rooms in yourteaching?Breakout rooms – Teaching approaches
• Web tour - all participants see web site with moderator• Web tour teaching approaches– Academic skills: search skills, library database, Turnitin– Key sites: Cochrane review, WHO, NHRMC, Health sitesMenu: Tools > Web tour (or use the button)Web TourHint: have your websites addresses prepared or open in another browser window so you cancopy them and don’t have to type them.
There are two web tour modes:1.Tour Guide – all participants see your page2.Independent – each participants browses website independentlyYou can take students to a website, then deselect “TourGuide”, so allowing them to explore the siteYou can also click “Publish url” so the link appears in the chat windowand students can visit the website themselves later or in recordingWeb Tour - modes
Web tours enable you to:• Expose students to high quality online resources:– Searching: library database, Google scholar– Resources: the Cochrane Review, NHMRC, etc• Engage students in a self-directed search in an area of their interestthen report findings (10 mins)• Answer their own questionsImpact on students:– Exposes students to high quality materials– Builds confidence and familiarity in searching and reporting back– Engages students in active experiential learningWeb tour: Teaching approaches
• Each person take turns to take us to a websiteand show us around.• HINT: have website open in another window, soyou can copy and paste the web address into theeLive web tour.Web Tour - activity
• How would you use the Web Tour in yourteaching?Web Tour – Teaching approaches
• It’s a good idea to record all eLive sessions so studentswho were unable to attend can watch• Let students know you are recording session (legal requ.)• Put the session link on DSO (Instructions are on next slide).• If personal things are discussed and you are not sure itshould be publicly available, don’t post recording, insteaddiscuss with Unit team.Recording the eLive session
• Go to http://elive.deakin.edu.au/• Click on Recordings tab• Log in with your username and password in the top right• In calendar, click on the date the session was held• You may need to scroll to another screen to see your unitname in the list.• Right click on Session name > Choose “Properties”• Copy the url of the session• Paste it in the eLive folder in your DSO unit for students• Inform students that the session recording is availableTo provide link to recording:
a) Role of session: How are you using eLive in yourunit? What function is it performing?- Engagement, social connectedness (eLive is brilliant for this)- Content delivery (hint: boring! never just this!!!)- Online tutorial - Learning activities and discussion- Supervision meeting- Assistance with assessment (online office hours)1. Planning your session
b) What are the intended learning outcomes of yoursession?• What do you want students to learn?• How can you get them to do this?• How will you know they have achieved the LOs?• How will the students know?1. Planning your session
• Create a Powerpoint or other resources withcontent, activities, questions• Upload the Powerpoint and all websites or otherapplications prior to session• Be online early to greet students coming in2. Preparing for your session
Possible eLive session plan• Check tech issues Check if participants can hear and see• eLive orientation Explain interface, etiquette, play on whiteboard• Social connection Discussion or get to know you activity (vital in eLive)• Prior knowledge Find out students’ previous experience andcurrent understanding of topic• Teach Moderator explains information or content• Check understanding Students explain or respond to content• Learning activity Questionnaire, answer in chat box, research website• Group Discussion Consolidate learning by sharing learningCheck for responses, questions, ask for feedback• Finish Summarise session, explain next steps3. Session structure
A. Web tourB. Breakout roomsC. Document sharingD. PollingE. Sending filesWhat is the best feature of eLive?
• You may wish to practice with colleaguesexplaining a concept and running a small activityin eLive• Plan your sessions and create resources• Discuss and get feedback from colleagues or Susie• Ask a colleague to join with you for first session(and reciprocate if you can )What next?
ITL eLive help guideshttp://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/guide-list.phpElluminate Live documentationhttp://www.elluminate.com/support/docs/9.5/moderator.jspeLive Interface guideStaff: http://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/qg-elive-use-interface.pdfStudents: http://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/qg-elive-participants.pdfLow bandwidth best practice guidehttp://www.elluminate.com/support/docs/Best_Practices_for_Low_Bandwidth_Connections.pdfeLive 9.5 upgrade – new featureshttp://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/qg-elive-new-features.pdfResources
Issue SolutionPowerPoint doesn’t load Prevent: close PowerPoint files prior to uploadingTry again[fix] Use another browserStudent wants to load Ppt [fix] Make them moderator (right click on their name)Can’t select files to share [Prevent]: Open files prior to launching eLive[Prevent]: Keep files on same monitor as eLiveWeb tour doesn’t launch [Work around]: Paste URL in chat box so participantscan open website on their own computerTroubleshooting solutions (advanced)
Issue SolutionAudio cuts out [f] Reduce audio channels to 1: Tools > Audio > Max sim speakersHeadset notworking[P] Plug in headset before launching eLive[f] Audio check: Tools > Audio > Audio setup wizard[f] Audio check: Tools > Audio > Select Input/Output Device[f] Control panel: Set headset as default deviceYour mike lockedoff (as channelunavailable)[f] Increase number mikes: Tools > Audio > max sim speakers[f] Turn off students mike in Participant Permissions window,then turn permission back onStudent speakerfeedback[P] Ask student to turn off mike when not talking[P] Suggest students use headset next timeStudent audiodelay[f] Suggest student reduce connection speed setting:Tools > Preferences > Connection > Connection SpeedTroubleshooting Audio
Issue SolutionStudent unable toaccess sessionCheck they are in the right placeCheck they have downloaded Java filesAsk them to try another browserAsk them to contact ITSDStudent ejected Continue session, welcome them when they return, at end ofsession cover areas they missedYou are ejected Return to sessionUse another browser to enter sessionRestart computer and re-enter sessionTroubleshooting Access