Facilitating in Elluminate <ul><li>You will be using a variety of tools to make your pitch to your co learners in this cou...
Virtual Facilitator (Moderator)  – <ul><li>&quot; Facilitators stimulate learner participation and interaction by using sm...
Content  –  your PowerPoint <ul><li>Make sure the content you create is easy to see.  </li></ul><ul><li>Keep background te...
Content cont… <ul><li>Avoid using bright colours </li></ul><ul><li>Check download times for websites </li></ul><ul><li>Avo...
 
During your presentation <ul><li>Slow things down </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for responses </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practi...
Optimise your connection speed <ul><li>Set your Connection Speed to the Internet  </li></ul><ul><li>Open the Preferences d...
Tips <ul><li>Name your slides to make it easier to move to the correct one during a session </li></ul><ul><li>Use the volu...
Tips <ul><li>Use the chat to post any links or to have a back channel of communication </li></ul>
Tips <ul><li>Pose questions so participants can use the emoticons to give you feedback </li></ul>
Tips <ul><li>Encourage people to raise their hands if they have a question </li></ul>
Tips <ul><li>Consider how you want people to communicate (all or once or one at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>This is done by ...
Web tour Tips <ul><li>Move smoothly  between actions.  </li></ul><ul><li>Remember there will be a delay if you use the Web...
Tips – Sites with Log in <ul><li>For websites that require users to log in it will be easier to use  Application Sharing  ...
Application Sharing Tips <ul><li>Application Sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Have the applications open on your computer that y...
Layout Tips <ul><li>You will be prompted that you are application sharing.  You may experience a disruption to your layout...
Tips <ul><li>You will be prompted that you are application sharing.  </li></ul><ul><li>The applications may load at differ...
Tips - Polling <ul><li>Poll the participants at various intervals to obtain feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from Yes/No,...
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Presentation for ACFE TAA elearning facilitation unit delivered for CAE by Michael Gwyther from yum productions

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Elluminate Facilitation Tips

  1. 1. Facilitating in Elluminate <ul><li>You will be using a variety of tools to make your pitch to your co learners in this course. </li></ul><ul><li>This PowerPoint and the first online session will support you to choose the tools you want to use and how to prepare your content and interactions. </li></ul>Where we seem t be going
  2. 2. Virtual Facilitator (Moderator) – <ul><li>&quot; Facilitators stimulate learner participation and interaction by using small group discussions, collaborative projects, case studies....” </li></ul>Where we seem to be going
  3. 3. Content – your PowerPoint <ul><li>Make sure the content you create is easy to see.  </li></ul><ul><li>Keep background templates simple so that they  don't distract from the content you want to share.   </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid  gradient colors in the background.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use a font type and size that is easy to read (no smaller than a 12 point standard font such as Arial, Verdana or Times New Roman).    </li></ul><ul><li>Use visuals whenever possible especially for  complex processes or procedures.  </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid slide after slide of bulleted lists. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Content cont… <ul><li>Avoid using bright colours </li></ul><ul><li>Check download times for websites </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid lag times, pre-load everything </li></ul>
  5. 6. During your presentation <ul><li>Slow things down </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for responses </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practice, practice </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a brain fog moment ask a question. </li></ul><ul><li>Divert so you can collect your thoughts </li></ul>
  6. 7. Optimise your connection speed <ul><li>Set your Connection Speed to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Open the Preferences dialog under the Tools>> Preferences . </li></ul><ul><li>Select Connection choose the correct speed from the Connection Speed drop-down menu. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Tips <ul><li>Name your slides to make it easier to move to the correct one during a session </li></ul><ul><li>Use the volume slider to monitor your volume rather than continually saying “Can you hear me” </li></ul>
  8. 9. Tips <ul><li>Use the chat to post any links or to have a back channel of communication </li></ul>
  9. 10. Tips <ul><li>Pose questions so participants can use the emoticons to give you feedback </li></ul>
  10. 11. Tips <ul><li>Encourage people to raise their hands if they have a question </li></ul>
  11. 12. Tips <ul><li>Consider how you want people to communicate (all or once or one at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>This is done by selecting Tools > Audio > Maximum Simultaneous Talkers. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Web tour Tips <ul><li>Move smoothly between actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember there will be a delay if you use the WebTour so let your audience know what you are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Tools>>Start a Web Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the URL that you wish to tour and then click OK </li></ul>
  13. 14. Tips – Sites with Log in <ul><li>For websites that require users to log in it will be easier to use Application Sharing as participants will then be able to view your view of the website. </li></ul><ul><li>Have all of the website URLs that you will be using in your session ready to copy and paste from a text document. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Application Sharing Tips <ul><li>Application Sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Have the applications open on your computer that you want to share. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing by region allows you to share multiple applications and windows simultaneously. </li></ul><ul><li>When sharing by application, any new windows that open relating to the application will also be shared. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools >>Application Sharing >>Begin Hosting Application </li></ul>
  15. 16. Layout Tips <ul><li>You will be prompted that you are application sharing. You may experience a disruption to your layout. You can fix this </li></ul>
  16. 17. Tips <ul><li>You will be prompted that you are application sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>The applications may load at different speeds on users computers. These colored indicators lights represent the length of the delay. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Tips - Polling <ul><li>Poll the participants at various intervals to obtain feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from Yes/No, Multiple choice (3­5 responses)   </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a question and have the participants answer using the  polling response buttons located on their toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>To publish a copy of the polling statistics to the whiteboard, click on the toolbar or click the Publish to  Whiteboard button on the Polling Statistics window.  </li></ul>

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