WELCOME! An Introduction to Online Learning via WebEx1
Topics Covered Part I – Synchronous Learning Defined & System Checks Part II – Guidance for a Successful Online Participant Experience Part III – Using Basic WebEx Features
Getting Ready for Your First Online Session Part I – Synchronous Online Learning Defined and Your System Check3
What is synchronous online learning?Synchronous onlinelearning means that thelearning event is timecoordinated.In other words, people(including the facilitatorand participants) “attend”the session at the sametime.
What does synchronous online learningmean for me as a participant? It means… Everyone will be able to hear and see what’s going on at the same time What you do can impact the learning experience of others in the “room.”
Completing Your SystemCheck You should have/will receive via email instructions for testing your computer system. This check ensures your weekly access into each online session. The system check it critical, especially for Mac users. This check ensures that the right software is loaded on your computer.
Getting Ready for Your First Online Session Part II – Tips for a Great Online Learning Experience7
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Getting Ready for Your First Online Session Part III – Using Basic WebEx Features11
What is WebEx?WebEx is an on-demand collaboration tool. When you enterWebEx, it will look similar to the image below.
How to Use Basic WebEx FeaturesThere are 8 WebEx features you‟ll need to useat various time during the online sessions.The next several slides will introduce you toeach feature.
How to Use Basic WebEx Features (cont.) Join a Session Give Feedback Use Chat
Join a SessionYou will receive an email with instructions for joininga session similar to the email portion pictured below.Joining a session involves the following steps –1. Join the Online Session2. Join the Teleconference
Give FeedbackDuring your sessions, you‟ll be able to interact withyour facilitator using 3 feedback functions – Raise Your Hand for topic-related questions that need an immediate facilitator response Say “Yes” with a green “Checkmark √” Say “No” with a red “X”These function buttons are located on theFeedback Toolbar at the bottom of the participantpanel on the right side of your screen.Click once to activate a feedback button. Click onthe icon a second time to clear it.
Use ChatChat is a great way to ask questions, makecomments, and facilitate interactive activities.To Use Chat,1. Click in the text box located in the chat panel on the right side of your screen Steps 1 and 22. Enter your question or comment3. Make sure the Send to: field indicates “All Participants” so that everyone can see your question or comment. If necessary, change Step 4 Step 3 the Send to: recipient by clicking on the drop down button.4. Click the button.
How to Use Basic WebEx Features (cont.) Use Q&A Respond to Polls Join Break-Outs
Use Q&A (If Applicable)Q&A offers another way to communicate and collaborate in WebEx. Your facilitatorwill decide if Q&A is used during your workshop.To Use Q&A,1. Click in the text box located in the Q&A panel on the right side of your screen2. Enter your question or comment.3. Click the button.4. Replies appear in the white space above the „Select a question‟ text box. Steps 1 and 2 Step 3
Respond to PollsPolls allow your facilitator to ask a question andhave participants select an answer from a set ofchoices. The facilitator can quickly see how theentire group has responded to the questionpolled. Step 1To Respond to a Poll,1. On the poll panel, review the question(s) and click to select your choice from the set of options.2. Click the button.Note: Time limit and time elapsed informationruns above the poll questions. Watch your time. Step 2
Join a Break-Out (If Applicable)Your facilitator might encourage participants to work in virtual break-outs for smallgroup activities. The break-out session looks like the main interface. Your phoneline follows, so everyone in your break-out will be able to hear you.Your facilitator will decide if this feature is used in your workshop.To Join a Break-Out,1. Click the “Yes” button in the „Breakout Session‟ dialog box.2. Click “Yes” again in the „Switch to Breakout Session Teleconference‟ dialog box.To Rejoin the Large Group,1. You are automatically returned to the “main room” by the event producer.
Mute and UnmuteMore Annotation ToolsWebExTools!
Mute and UnmuteIn a synchronous learning environment, it is possible to see and heareverything done by the facilitator and the participants. Reduce distractionsto learning by muting and unmuting your phone when necessary.To Mute Your Phone, *1. Press 6 on your telephone keypad.To Unmute Your Phone,1. Press #6 on your telephone keypad.
About Annotation ToolsAt the appropriate time, your facilitator will allow you touse annotation tools to point to and select an option, Annotationand/or type text onto the whiteboard. Toolbar To Use the Pointer, To Use the Text Type, 1. Click on the located in the 1. Click on the located in the Annotation Toolbar at the top of Annotation Toolbar at the top of your screen. your screen. 2. Place your cursor at the desired 2. Place your cursor at the desired location on the screen, and click location, and click to activate your mouse to reveal your the tool. Type as you normally pointer. Your pointer will have a would. Your text will be a color color assigned to you and will assigned to you. include your name. 3. Your facilitator will turn off the 3. Your facilitator will turn off your Text Type tool after the exercise. pointer after the exercise.
Q&A Session That’s It! We’re sure you’ll enjoy your online experience! More Questions? Contact Mark Kendrick, Program Coordinator 703.683.5851 email@example.com