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Getting Started in Live Classroom


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Getting Started in Live Classroom

  1. 1. Getting Started with Wimba’s Live Classroom <ul><ul><li>Just a few things for facilitators to know… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitators: Emily Renoe & Andre Malan, CTLT </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Brief introduction to Wimba Classroom collaboration tool </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Why use Live Classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Uses for Live Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Handson – uploading content </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Live Classroom? <ul><li>Wimba Live Classroom is virtual classroom software that combines state-of-the-art interactive technologies such as voice, application sharing, polling and whiteboarding. It enables facilitators to add greater interaction to their online delivery and to foster better communication with participants. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations can also use it for online meetings, briefing sessions, presentations, interviewing potential employees, conference sessions and professional development events. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Live Classroom Interface From Wimba Classroom: Webhelp Presenter Guide Content Frame Presenter’s Console Text Chat Frame Participant Frame Branding Frame Audio and Links
  5. 5. Tip #1: Preparation <ul><ul><li>Run the setup wizard which will ensure your computer is set to run Wimba by checking for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pop-up blockers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supported browsers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Correct java version </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>866-350-4978 (Canada/USA) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tip #2: Equipment <ul><ul><li>For best experience: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a headset with a microphone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use a network or cable connection if possible. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tip #3: Communicate <ul><li>Before the session: </li></ul><ul><li>Using LC inside WebCT Vista: let them know where to find the LC in your vista course </li></ul><ul><li>Using LC outside WebCT Vista: Send an email with login instructions and classroom url </li></ul><ul><li>Remind participants to run the wizard at least an hour before session start. </li></ul>1
  8. 8. Tip #4: Sound Check <ul><li>If yes, please select the button </li></ul><ul><li>If no, please select the button for assistance </li></ul>1
  9. 9. Tip #5: Manage Interactions <ul><li>Individually: yes/no, hand raise, emoticons </li></ul><ul><li>Globally: Use Actions to clear yes/no, hand raise, emoticons. </li></ul>1
  10. 10. Tip #5: Manage Interactions <ul><li>Individually: yes/no, hand raise, emoticons </li></ul><ul><li>Globally: Use Actions to clear yes/no, hand raise, emoticons. </li></ul>1 Tip #5 cont’d…
  11. 11. Tip #5: Manage Interactions <ul><li>During the session: </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome participants using voice or video </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Lock Talk feature for easier communication. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish some basic ground rules (how to ask questions, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul>1 Tip #5 cont’d…
  12. 12. Delivering content <ul><li>The presenter’s console: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web – show a web page on the fly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBoard whiteboard app that lets you draw, type text, import slides or graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share – share your computer screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import PPT content on the fly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive your session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakout Rooms – divide a large class for collaborative activity </li></ul></ul>1
  13. 13. Why Use Live Classroom? <ul><li>Integration with WebCT Vista </li></ul><ul><li>Screen sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Access anytime/anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor control of settings </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout rooms for private discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Archived audio can be exported as .mp3 and distributed as podcast for mobile access </li></ul>1
  14. 14. Uses for Live Classroom? <ul><li>Answer student questions </li></ul><ul><li>Polling or surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Online lecture/presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Online office hours </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Guest presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Group collaborration </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? </li></ul>1
  15. 15. Hot Tip: Do a dry run through <ul><ul><li>Practice with colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before you start using Live Classroom, familiarize yourself with all Wimba features. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be prepared to be confused at first – there’s A LOT to manage! </li></ul></ul>Resource: Webhelp from Wilma:
  16. 16. Handson <ul><li>Exit Live Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Login to Emily – Live Classroom vista section </li></ul>