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

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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  • 1. Once upon a time There was Elluminate
  • 2. Then Blackboard bought it Now it’s Blackboard Collaborate We use this one: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
  • 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. What you can do in such programs Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 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. How to upload a PPT Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 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. This BbC virtual room thanks to … http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 9. Pssst: Wanna be a moderator? Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 10. On PC Download the jnlp file, run it On an iPad, just run the app Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 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. Moderator tools Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 13. First thing, run Audio Wizard Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 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. 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. Give a presentation in 2014! http://www.globaleducationconference.com/ Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 17. Are teachers interested? From a Socrative Poll Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 18. Can you use this with students? Vance Stevens Dec 5, 2013
  • 19. Vance Stevens vstevens@hct.ac.ae HCT / AAMC / CERT / KBZAC http://vances/slideshare.net