Once upon a time
There was Elluminate
Then Blackboard bought it
Now it’s Blackboard Collaborate
We use this one: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
There are many versions
• They are all a little different
• In general they tend to get better and better
• Be aware: func...
What you can do in such programs

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
What you can do in such programs
• Text chat
– move the text chat around on the screen
– un-dock it

• Speak by clicking o...
How to upload a PPT

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
You can also …
• Show your video
• Share a whiteboard with text and image tools
• Screen / application share
– You can scr...
This BbC virtual room thanks to …
http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
Pssst: Wanna be a moderator?

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
On PC Download the jnlp file, run it

On an iPad, just run the app
Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
Moderators can
•
•
•
•
•
•

Control what features available to participants
Set number of mics / videos at any one time
Mu...
Moderator tools

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
First thing, run Audio Wizard

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
How to reserve the Webheads VRoom
Add an event to this calendar
http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

Click a date to
...
What can you do with BbC?
• Participate in EVO Electronic Village Online Jan
12-Feb 16, 2014
http://evosessions.pbworks.co...
Give a presentation in 2014!
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
Are teachers interested?

From a Socrative Poll
Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
Can you use this with students?

Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
Vance Stevens
vstevens@hct.ac.ae

HCT / AAMC / CERT / KBZAC
http://vances/slideshare.net
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Vance Stevens introduces teachers in Al Ain UAE to Bb Collaborate

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First time users of Blackboard Collaborate / Elluminate are introduced to the program as a tool for distributed teacher professional development and possible student collaboration

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Vance Stevens introduces teachers in Al Ain UAE to Bb Collaborate

  1. 1. Once upon a time There was Elluminate
  2. 2. Then Blackboard bought it Now it’s Blackboard Collaborate We use this one: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
  3. 3. There are many versions • They are all a little different • In general they tend to get better and better • Be aware: functionality may differ – from one version to the next – But they all work about the same • They are all easy for most people to use • They are similar to Adobe Connect Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  4. 4. What you can do in such programs Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  5. 5. What you can do in such programs • Text chat – move the text chat around on the screen – un-dock it • Speak by clicking on a mic icon • Raise your hand / use emoticons • Upload PowerPoint or other presentation formats Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  6. 6. How to upload a PPT Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  7. 7. You can also … • Show your video • Share a whiteboard with text and image tools • Screen / application share – You can scroll and others see what you see – It can lag on remote computers (or even yours) • Conduct guided web tours – Fast, but no control over scroll • Conduct polls (Or use Socrative instead) Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  8. 8. This BbC virtual room thanks to … http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  9. 9. Pssst: Wanna be a moderator? Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  10. 10. On PC Download the jnlp file, run it On an iPad, just run the app Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  11. 11. Moderators can • • • • • • Control what features available to participants Set number of mics / videos at any one time Mute, eject, participants Start / pause / stop recordings See ALL the chat (even private chat) Make other participants moderators Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  12. 12. Moderator tools Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  13. 13. First thing, run Audio Wizard Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  14. 14. How to reserve the Webheads VRoom Add an event to this calendar http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen Click a date to get the popup Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  15. 15. What can you do with BbC? • Participate in EVO Electronic Village Online Jan 12-Feb 16, 2014 http://evosessions.pbworks.com • Listen live to CALL Interest Section sessions at the TESOL conference in Portland http://steeringcallis.pbworks.com/w/page/65329431 /Web%20Cast%20Team%20and%20Schedule • Access weekly Learning2gether sessions http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206 114/volunteersneeded Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  16. 16. Give a presentation in 2014! http://www.globaleducationconference.com/ Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  17. 17. Are teachers interested? From a Socrative Poll Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  18. 18. Can you use this with students? Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  19. 19. Vance Stevens vstevens@hct.ac.ae HCT / AAMC / CERT / KBZAC http://vances/slideshare.net
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