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Wimba Pronto (Re-Edit)


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A reworking of the material available for Wimba Pronto training at the University of Winchester.

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Wimba Pronto (Re-Edit)

  1. 1. WimbAPronto<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. Synchronous/Asynchronous<br />Synchronous e-learning<br />Works in ‘real time’<br />Uses tools such as<br />Videoconferencing <br />Chat, including Pronto<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 /><br />Image:<br />
  5. 5.<br /><ul><li>Every time someone says “Blackboard”, substitute “Moodle/The Learning Network”
  6. 6. Further Video:</li></li></ul><li>DISCUSS: Situations for use of Wimba Pronto?<br />Where are you anticipating using Wimba Pronto?<br />What benefits is Wimba Pronto offering?<br />Time?<br />Environmental?<br />Opportunity to meet more frequently?<br />What is Wimba Pronto adding to ‘the student experience’? <br />
  7. 7. Download information for students:<br />PRACTICAL<br />
  8. 8. How to create a Pronto account<br />On the Learning Network:<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 /><br />“Download Wimba Pronto”<br />“Save File” (ProntoSetUp.exe)<br />Run & follow prompts<br />
  11. 11. Password Recovery<br /><br />
  13. 13. 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 />
  14. 14. 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 />
  15. 15. 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 />
  16. 16. Other Screens in Preferences (1)<br />
  17. 17. Other Screens in Preferences (2)<br />
  18. 18. 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 />
  19. 19. You will automatically see those from your enrolled modules, so long as they have a Pronto account…<br />CONNECT WITH OTHERS<br />
  20. 20. 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 />
  21. 21. 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 />
  22. 22. Function: Conference Call<br /><ul><li>Select a name in the right hand list
  23. 23. Select  Headphones
  24. 24. Click on “Talk” to start conversation</li></li></ul><li>Functions: Video Call<br /><ul><li>Continue from the previous slide
  25. 25. Select  Webcam icon
  26. 26. Select the ‘shut-eye’ to activate your webcam
  27. 27. Click on “Talk” to start conversation</li></ul>Note: Video uses up more bandwidth, so think whether you need it.<br />
  28. 28. Functions: Whiteboard<br /><ul><li>Select Whiteboard
  29. 29. Use editing tools
  30. 30. Import Images, or use ‘Gallery’
  31. 31. New Canvas, see edits below
  32. 32. ‘Permissions’ allows others to edit
  33. 33. Save (as .wwb)
  34. 34. Save canvas (as .pdf)</li></ul>Note: Not always available on the University computers.<br />
  35. 35. Functions: AppShare<br /><ul><li>Share areas of your screen
  36. 36. Select  AppShare
  37. 37. Drag the box to the size you need
  38. 38. The box defines the area of your screen to be shared so ensure that you have shut down email, etc. beforehand</li></ul>Note: We’ve been having some issues with AppShare, under investigation<br />
  39. 39. Adding an External Contact<br /><ul><li>Useful for working with other universities which have Pronto
  40. 40. You will need to know their ProntoID
  41. 41. Add to your contacts list, in a group if desired</li></ul>Actions  Add Contact<br />
  42. 42. <ul><li>Any time of day – you choose and advertise to other staff/students
  43. 43. Not restricted geographically</li></ul>HOLDING OFFICE HOURS<br />
  44. 44. Holding an ‘office hour’<br />Drop Down Box<br /> Office Hours<br />Your status changes from ‘available’ to Office Hours<br />Chat Window Opens<br />Student names appear, they will have been asked for a 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 />
  45. 45. 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 />
  46. 46. 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 />
  47. 47. Sending a Message to the Waiting Room<br />
  48. 48. 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 />
  49. 49. As with all meetings & classes, it’s important to establish the ‘rules of engagement’. <br />ETIQUETTE<br />
  50. 50. 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 />
  51. 51. Chatlogs<br /><ul><li>If you’re interested in keeping a record, investigate chatlogs – see what they keep a record of.
  52. 52. Do a search for ‘chatlog’ to identify where these save on your computer.
  53. 53. If this is key, consider using Wimba Classroom archiving facilities instead.</li></li></ul><li>More?<br />Quick-start guides:<br />Further information: on the Learning Network <br />See more information on the blog.<br />
  54. 54. DISCUSS: Final Thoughts: Possibilities for Wimba Pronto?<br />So now what do you think Wimba Pronto can do for you?<br />What new ideas do you now have?<br />What further help do you still need?<br />
  55. 55. Thank you for <br />your timeQUESTIONS?<br />
  56. 56. Further Information<br />Learning Network:<br />Twitter:<br />Facebook:<br />Blog:<br />Email:<br />