Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Wimba Synchronous tool within Blackboard."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to Wimba Synchronous tool within Blackboard
Wimba? What is it? –Wimba is a “Live Classroom” within Blackboard that allows the instructor and students to hold “virtual” classes Who can access? –Any enrolled student that is listed in that Blackboard course can access
Getting Started What do I do first? –Log into Blackboard –Access your class Two ways to access Wimba –Click Communication then click Live Classrooms; or –Click Wimba Live shortcut button
Entering Room Click the room listed (named by your instructor) under the title section to enter
What to do now? The first time you use Wimba you want to go through the Setup Wizard The wizard will test your computer to ensure that you can access all the features of a “live classroom” To begin, click on “Setup Wizard”
Wizard Steps The Setup Wizard will go through a number of tests to ensure your computer is ready After each test is completed successfully a check mark will be placed next in the applicable box To begin the Wizard, click on the Start button at the bottom right hand corner of the screen
Decisions, decisions? Pop-ups –You must disable the Internet pop-up blocker –Select to “allow pop-ups” option when prompted –If you still receive an error message, retry the test while holding down the CTRL key Signed Applet –“Allow always” to allow “Live Classroom Audio” Playback and Recording –You will headset with a microphone Quicktime –You must have Quicktime (version 7.1.3) installed (free download) Make sure that you read and follow the instructions listed for that specific test!
Signed Applet When you click “next” you will receive a “warning – security” popup. Click option to allow Click Next
Audio Playback You will need headphones or speakers connected to your computer Once audio player is loaded a greeting will play, if you hear the greeting, click Next If you do not hear the greeting click the “Troubleshoot” hyperlink
Audio Recording You will need headphones or speakers connected to your computer After you hear a set of tones, hold down the “Talk” button and speak into your microphone. You should hear your voice played back (there will be a few seconds delay between when you speak and when you hear yourself If you do not hear the greeting click the “Troubleshoot..” hyperlink
QuickTime You will need headphones or speakers connected to your computer QuickTime player will play music and a short animation will appear at the bottom of the page. –This may take a few seconds to load so be a little patient Click Next If you do not hear the greeting click the “Troubleshoot” hyperlink
Congratulations! Successfully completed! Click Finished You do not need to run the Wizard again unless: –You are using a different computer or –Other people use the computer or –You install new applications that may affect your current settings You are ready to Enter your class!
Enter Room Select Enter Room You will connect to your classroom –The next slide will give you a brief overview of the options
Room Interface Participant List area Press/hold Talk button to speak Content Frame area Text chat frame Hand raising Yes/No answering Exit – logs out Wimba Back to room listings Help !
Need more? On-line demos - http://www.wimba.com/products/liveclassroom/ Online training seminars –http://www.wimba.com/support/liveclassroom/training.php –Support (24x7) –Phone: 866.350.4978 (US & Canada) –Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com Support center (FAQs) –http://www.wimba.com/technicalsupport/ Product Manuals –http://www.wimba.com/support/liveclassroom/docs.php