Department of Online Learning
Designer Group Meeting Summary
the Horizon Wimba Live Classroom in WebCT
first WebCT Designers Group Meeting of the Fall 2006 semester took
place on September 28 and introduced faculty to the HorizonWimba
Live Classroom. The Live Classroom is a synchronous collaboration
tool can extend the functionality of WebCT by providing designers
with the opportunity to utilize real time two-way audio to communicate
with students. It provides the opportunity to share content such
as PowerPoint presentations in real time with students, conduct
polls, share applications, and archive your Horizon Wimba Live Classroom
sessions so that students who miss the sessions or need reinforcement
of the material can view the archive at their convenience.
During the meeting,
an overview of the tool was provided along with the many benefits
that can be realized from using the Live Classroom in WebCT. A live
demo was also provided where participants were able to see a PowerPoint
presentation, hear audio, participate in a poll and learn how easy
it is to add the tool to a course in WebCT. Finally, faculty were
provided with steps for getting started using the tool.
Distance Learning Librarian, also spoke on resources available to
online students. It was advised that faculty members might introduce
the Tutorial to their students, or require students to go through
the tutorial as an assignment.
the library’s online resources were promoted and a bunch of
handouts about Information Literacy Tutorial, Q&ANJ online reference,
citation guides, etc. were distributed. These handouts may be obtained
by contacting Xiaoli in the library.
Live Classroom Handout
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