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A "how to" workshop for the use of Pronto at the University of Winchester

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Wimb a pronto

  1. 1. WimbA Pronto, 09/08/10<br />Dr Bex Lewis<br />
  2. 2. Wimba Pronto: The Session<br />How to create a Pronto account<br />How to install Pronto at home<br />Password Recovery<br />Customisation (e.g. appearance, status update)<br />Etiquette for Wimba Pronto<br />Holding an ‘office hour’<br />
  3. 3. Do you have?<br />USB headset with integrated microphone?<br />Module on the Learning Network in which you can practice?<br />
  4. 4. The Big Picture: Why E-tools?<br />The tangible benefits identified through the case studies are wide-ranging but can be summarised under the following broad headings:<br />Cost Savings/Resource Efficiency<br />Recruitment and Retention<br />Skills and Employment<br />Student Achievement<br />Inclusion<br />Widening Participation and Social Equality<br />Other Benefits<br />http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/case-studies/tangible/tb-briefing-paper.pdf<br />
  5. 5. Synchronous/Asynchronous<br />Synchronous e-learning<br />Works in ‘real time’<br />Uses tools such as<br />Videoconferencing <br />Chat<br />Aids the development of learning communities<br />Social Learning, less isolation<br />Avoids frustration in getting fast responses to queries<br />Asynchronous e-learning<br />Occurring at different times<br />Uses tools such as<br />Email<br />Discussion boards<br />Supports work relations among learners and with teachers<br />Flexible, especially for part-timers<br />Learners can log on to an e-learning environment at any time and download documents or send messages to teachers or peers.<br />Students may spend more time refining their contributions, which are generally considered more thoughtful compared to synchronous communication.<br />http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AsynchronousandSynchronousELea/163445<br />Image: http://www.kollewin.com/EX/09-15-11/synchronous-vs-asynchronous-collaboration-by-Ramius.gif<br />
  6. 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO-n3UBjAcY<br /><ul><li>Every time someone says “Blackboard”, substitute “Moodle/The Learning Network”
  7. 7. Further Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Z81D3Q2Kg</li></li></ul><li>Learning Situations for Wimba Pronto?<br />Group discussion...<br />
  8. 8. How to create a Pronto account<br />On the Learning Network: http://learn.winchester.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1203<br />Scroll down till you see this link on the right (see below)<br />Using this link for Wimba Pronto ensures that the system knows you are a member of Winchester staff/students, and makes the process of creating the ID (a one off process) very simple. <br />To access the system from there just go through your ‘start’ menu as you would for other programs. All programs  Pronto<br />
  9. 9. Wimba Pronto<br />“Classmates”<br />Staff/Students are listed according to whether they are in a specific module.<br /> Everyone here is “offline”, but the left-hand dot will change colour as these options demonstrate. <br />
  10. 10. How to install Pronto at home<br />https://pronto.wimba.com/user/faces/settings.xhtml<br />“Download Wimba Pronto”<br />“Save File” (ProntoSetUp.exe)<br />Run & follow prompts<br />
  11. 11. Password Recovery<br />https://pronto.wimba.com/user/<br />
  12. 12. Customisation: Appearance<br />Pronto  Preferences  Profile<br />Add <br />Email<br />Short biography (of help internally)<br />Choose Picture (it resizes it)<br />Click [+] to add web addresses<br />
  13. 13. Customisation: Status Update<br />Select [+]<br />Write in “Title”, note only 1st word easily visible<br />Select “OK”<br />Choose from “drop-down box: <br />
  14. 14. Privacy Options<br />Pronto  Preferences  Privacy<br />[+] ProntoID (not email address), i.e. Bex is drbexl<br />Sign in as invisible<br />Don’t show when I am typing<br />Make me invisible to anyone not in my classes or contacts<br />
  15. 15. Other Screens in Preferences (1)<br />
  16. 16. Other Screens in Preferences (2)<br />
  17. 17. Options<br />In Pronto, go to “View”<br />Show Offline Contacts<br />Show Blocked Contacts<br />Show Classmates Without Pronto<br />Sort Contacts by First/Last Name<br />Sort Contacts by Availability<br />Show Group Counts<br />Expand/Collapse All Groups<br />Show Status Messages<br />
  18. 18. Adding “Contacts<br />By default  “Recently Added”<br />New Group?<br /> Actions <br /> New Group<br /> Choose Name<br />Drag & Drop<br />Double Click to view Bio (if added)<br />
  19. 19. Group Chat<br />Great for regularly used groups<br /> Actions<br /> Invite to Group Chat<br />Select Group or “New Group Chat”<br />Option to add more users<br />Awaiting connection<br />Just communicate… <br />
  20. 20. Functions<br /><ul><li>AppShare
  21. 21. Drag the box to thesize you need
  22. 22. Share that portion of your screen
  23. 23. Conference</li></ul>Call<br /><ul><li>Click on “Talk”</li></ul>to start<br />conversation<br /><ul><li>Whiteboard
  24. 24. Use editing tools
  25. 25. Import Images, or use ‘Gallery’
  26. 26. New Canvas, see edits below
  27. 27. ‘Permissions’ allows others to edit
  28. 28. Save (as .wwb)
  29. 29. Save canvas (as .pdf)
  30. 30. Video-Call
  31. 31. Select the‘shut-eye’ toactivate yourwebcam
  32. 32. Click on “Talk”</li></ul>to start<br />conversation<br />
  33. 33. Chatlogs<br />
  34. 34. Adding an External Contact<br /><ul><li>Useful for working with other universities which have Pronto
  35. 35. You will need to know their ProntoID
  36. 36. Add to your contacts list, in a group if desired</li></ul>Actions  Add Contact<br />
  37. 37. Holding an ‘office hour’<br />Drop Down Box<br /> Office Hours<br />Chat Window Opens<br />Student names appear, usually with reason<br />‘Promote’/Automatic Promotion? <br />Demote or right-click on a user to remove them from the room<br />Preferably: You will need to have advised your students what time(s) you will be available<br />
  38. 38. Custom Office Hours<br />Add “Title”<br />Change settings, including <br />Allowing/disallowing student chat in the waiting room<br />Automatic promotion<br />not requiring a reason for entering<br />Add a custom “Greeting” for the waiting room<br />
  39. 39. Students can join…<br />Student double-clicks the name of the user whose Office Hours they wish to join.<br />Selects ‘Join’<br />Provides reason for joining<br />Joins “waiting Room”<br />
  40. 40. Sending a Message to the Waiting Room<br />
  41. 41. Ending an Office Hours Session<br />To End an Office Hours Session<br />Do one of the following:<br />Close the Office Hours Owner Window.<br />Change your status in the Status Bar to a non-Office Hours status.<br />If there are participants in the Waiting Room, the Close Office Hours window opens and gives you the option to send a message to the Waiting Room. Do one of the following:<br />Type a message in the text box and click Send.<br />Click Don't Send to end the Office Hours session without sending a message.<br />If there are no participants in the Waiting Room, a dialog appears asking you if you are sure that you want to close Office Hours. Click Close.<br />
  42. 42. Etiquette for Wimba Pronto<br />Have some practice sessions with others online before using for key sessions<br />Before beginning an AppShare, shut down or minimise any items which you do not want visible (e.g. Data which is sensitive) <br />Be cautious about using video & appshare simultaneously, as they are both bandwidth intensive. Be aware of users on low strength connections.<br />Arrive early for office hours to ensure that all the technology is working properly, and that you are available at the start of the session.<br />Check that your audio is working well. <br />If students are likely to be in the Waiting Room for a while, consider sending a message saying that it will be a while before you can work with them.<br />Set expectations re: the correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and avoid the use of “text message” speech/acronyms<br />Retain all chat logs, in case one is needed for a grade appeal, etc.<br />
  43. 43. More?<br />For Quick-start guides and further information go to: http://www.wimba.com/services/instructor/pronto/, or http://learn.winchester.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1203#section-9 on the Learning Network<br />
  44. 44. Final Thoughts: Possibilities for Wimba Pronto?<br />Group discussion...<br />
  45. 45. Thank you for <br />your timeQUESTIONS?<br />
  46. 46. Further Information<br />24/7 Wimba support on 0800 007 6788<br />http://webhelp.wimba.com/WP/v3_1/en/User_Guide/<br />Learning Network: http://learn.winchester.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1203<br />Twitter: http://twitter.com/blwinch<br />Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106375376072443&ref=ts<br />Blog: http://ltinpractice.blogspot.com/<br />Email: bex.lewis@winchester.ac.uk<br />

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