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Introduction to using Elluminate Live

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Elluminate training introduction

  1. 1. Welcome to theeLive orientation sessionFacilitator: Susie Macfarlane
  2. 2. After this session you will be able to:1. Understand the uses of eLive2. Access eLive and test eLive audio3. Use the eLive interface, emoticons and whiteboard tools4. Foster student engagement using discussion, emoticonsand whiteboard tools5. Manage large groups and establish online etiquette6. Upload and use PowerPoint to deliver content and guideactivities7. Plan a structured, engaging eLive sessionLearning Outcomes
  3. 3. A. Deakin StudentB. Equity and Diversity UnitC. Faculty of HealthD. OtherWhat area of the university are you in?
  4. 4. A. 0-2 yearsB. 3-5 yearsC. 6-10 yearsD. > 10 yearsHow long have you been at Deakin?
  5. 5. • Elluminate live is called eLive at Deakin.• eLive is a learning technology, a virtual classroom• A synchronous learning environment that allows real timeinteraction• eLive is a live learning and meeting space allowing groupinteraction, collaboration, discussion + problem solving• Participants can talk + listen, type and draw, divide intogroups, share and work on documents, browse websitesAbout eLive
  6. 6. • Accessible keyboard navigation• Screen reader functionality: Jaws (need Java Access. Bridge)• Closed captioning (need a transcriber)• Accessibility options– for viewing interface– Audible notifications• Elluminate Accessibility guidewww.elluminate.com/resources/training/104-V10_participants_acceAccessibility features
  7. 7. • When real time interaction is critical• When face to face interaction is not critical• When your audience is geographically dispersed• When the topic is critical and you need to ensureparticipants complete the training or learning• You need to work collaboratively at a distanceHofman, J. (2004) The synchronous trainer’s survival guide, San Francisco: WileyWhen to use eLive
  8. 8. • Access to eLive:• When teaching, eLive is accessed via DSO unit,eLive room open 24 hrs a day. Students can enterand use room to collaborate at any time (but won’thave moderator status)• You can also create your own session for meetings• You can record sessions and provide link tostudents– (This is covered in the Intermediate eLive session, butemail me if you need to know)About eLive
  9. 9. • eLive offers great flexibility: almost anyteaching and learning activity done in theclassroom can be done in the eLive room• eLive is suitable for both off-campus and on-campus students who are unable to attend.Recording a session provides great flexibility ofaccess.About eLive
  10. 10. Deliver information- Orientation to unit- Lecturing- Explaining assignments- Exam preparation and revisionTutorials and Student-centred learning activities- Discussion in small groups- debates- Students research website, report backStudent lead teaching- Student presentations- Student meet to work on group projectsSupervisionTeaching and Learning activities in eLive
  11. 11. Ask students to test audio prior to each session:• Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard• Any problems: close eLive window, go intoControl panel and set your headset as defaultdevice• Encourage exploration if new to eLive– Try out emoticons – good for feedback – Try out drawing on whiteboard tooOrienting Participants
  12. 12. Please test your audio :• Tools > Audio > Audio Setup WizardIf you experience any problems:1) Tools > Audio > Select Input device (and output) OR2) Close eLive window, go into Control panel and set yourheadset as default device OR3) Call ITSD on 1800 721 720Orientation slide example: Testing your audio
  13. 13. • Type in the chat box•Try out the emoticons•Try drawing on the whiteboard, using the colours…•You could even upload a photo…Orientation: Try out eLive tools
  14. 14. What do you notice about the interface?
  15. 15. Provide feedback from students to facilitator• indicate understanding, agreement, confusion,disagreementInteraction tools - Emoticons
  16. 16. Provides feedback from students and facilitator toother students• indicate appreciation etcInteraction tools - Emoticons
  17. 17. • Please use Raise Hand tool if you want to speak• For those without headset, to save typing time:– For those without headsets, type your comment orquestion, then click the Raise Hand tool.– When the Moderator asks you, hit ENTER and yourquestion will appear in the chat box.Orientation Communicating in eLive
  18. 18. • Ask students to use the Raise Hand tool to indicate theywish to ask or type a question• Ask student their question, then click the number to turnit off• The next student’s number is re-numbered 1.• You can change settings in Tools > Interaction to turn offbeep.Managing communication and etiquette
  19. 19. • Use Raise Hand tool if you want to speak• For those without headset, to save typing time:– For those without headsets, type your comment orquestion, then click the Raise Hand tool.– When the Moderator asks you, hit ENTER and yourquestion will appear in the chat box.Sample slide:
  20. 20. • Useful to provide clear and timely information on DSO:– Important to set up computer 24 hrs prior to session– The purpose or topic of session– How to access eLive room, password– How to access the recording– Links to ITL help pages and IT Service Desk• This information and links are available athttp://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/qg-elive-communicatingaCommunicating with students
  21. 21. Participant toolsMenu and toolbar
  22. 22. Participant toolsWhiteboard toolbar
  23. 23. • It is recommended that you suggest that all studentsparticipating in eLive sessions purchase a headset$15: Verbatim headset + mic – Delux 41802Available online or at stores including CitySoftware hereRequired equipment: headset
  24. 24. • Provide structure and clarity just as in classroom• Bring in your personality!• Make them feel welcome – greet everyone byname as they enter and say goodbye when thesession is finished• Talk slowly and clearly• Check for understanding using Emoticons andticksInteracting with students
  25. 25. 1. eLive Participant orientation guide2. Orientation slides3. ITL Participant Quick Reference Guide(I will publish the web address in the chat box so you can click on itand open it up)http://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/qg-elive-participants.pdfOrienting Participants - Resources
  26. 26. • Have clear learning objectives just as in f2f• Create a Powerpoint with content, activities,questions• Upload the Powerpoint and all websites or otherapplications prior to session• Be online early to greet students coming in• Test for student understanding frequentlyPatience, humour, warmth and student-centredlearning approaches work very well in eLivePlan your session
  27. 27. PowerPoint presentations structure the session and guide activities.Participants can write on blank screens or blank areas of slides, butcannot make or edit slides.1. Close the PowerPoint program on your computer2. Click the “Load a Presentation” button to the left of the whiteboard3. Choose “after current screen”4. If you cant see you PowerPoint files, you need to change the defaultfile type (next slide)Uploading a PowerPoint presentation
  28. 28. • Click the drop down menu “Files of Type”• Choose “PowerPoint files” and your files will now be visible• Choose from Import Options on the right• Select your File, click OpenUploading a PowerPoint presentation
  29. 29. • You can then move back and forwards through your presentation• If “Follow moderator” is ticked, students see same screen• We will practice uploading Powerpoints inBreakout rooms• In Breakout rooms, each room has its own whiteboardand can have a different PowerPoint presentation• These screens can be brought back into the main roomUploading a PowerPoint presentation
  30. 30. A. I have never used eLiveB. I have used but not taught with eLiveC. I have talked in eLiveD. I have delivered content in eLive using PowerPointE. I have taught in eLive using activities such asvisiting websites, used the breakout rooms, or sentand shared filesYour most advanced use of eLive?
  31. 31. Use Polling to:1) learn about your students2) diagnose their initial views or levels ofunderstanding3) understand their expectations4) evaluate their learning after the sessionInteraction tools - Polling
  32. 32. To Poll students• Go to Tools > Polling > Choose your answer typeInteraction tools - Polling
  33. 33. Polling ResultsTo prevent students viewing others’ responses(for example when doing revision questions):Menu: Tools > Polling > Make Responses VisibleTo lock responses and prevent further changes:Menu: Tools > Polling > Lock Responses
  34. 34. To Publish results• Tools > Polling > Publish statistics to whiteboard– or click the Toolbar button– You can also publish to Moderator only• You can create a new screen if required (button at bottomleft of whiteboard)Interaction tools - Polling
  35. 35. • What ideas do you have about a session you willrun?• Other questions?Questions
  36. 36. a) Role of session: How are you using eLive in yourunit? What function is it performing?- Engagement, social connectedness (eLive is brilliant for this)- Content delivery (hint: boring! never just this!!!)- Online tutorial - Learning activities and discussion- Supervision meeting- Assistance with assessment (online office hours)1. Planning your session
  37. 37. b) What are the intended learning outcomes of yoursession?• What do you want students to learn?• How can you get them to do this?• How will you know they have achieved the LOs?• How will the students know?1. Planning your session
  38. 38. • Create a Powerpoint or other resources withcontent, activities, questions• Upload the Powerpoint and all websites or otherapplications prior to session• Be online early to greet students coming in2. Preparing for your session
  39. 39. Possible eLive session plan• Check tech issues Check if participants can hear and see• eLive orientation Explain interface, etiquette, play on whiteboard• Social connection Discussion or get to know you activity (vital in eLive)• Prior knowledge Find out students’ previous experience andcurrent understanding of topic• Teach Moderator explains information or content• Check understanding Students explain or respond to content• Learning activity Questionnaire, answer in chat box, research website• Group Discussion Consolidate learning by sharing learningCheck for responses, questions, ask for feedback• Finish Summarise session, explain next steps3. Session structure
  40. 40. • You may wish to practice with colleaguesexplaining a concept and running a small activityin eLive• Plan your sessions and create resources• Get feedback from colleagues or Susie• Ask a colleague to join with you for first session(and reciprocate if you can )• Detailed guide available (I will send it)What next?
  41. 41. ITL eLive help guideshttp://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/guide-list.phpElluminate Live documentationhttp://www.elluminate.com/support/docs/9.5/moderator.jspeLive Interface guideStaff: www.deakin.edu.au/itl/assets/resources/dso/guides/qg-elive-use-interface.pdfStudents: www.deakin.edu.au/itl/assets/resources/dso/guides/qg-elive-participants.pdfLow bandwidth best practice guidehttp://www.elluminate.com/support/docs/Best_Practices_for_Low_Bandwidth_Connections.pdfhttp://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/dso/guides/qg-elive-new-features.pdfResources
  42. 42. Thanks everyone!susiem@deakin.edu.au9251 7790

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