Wimba Classroom

What is Wimba Classroom

Wimba Classroom allows staff to deliver and record any live session to students. It combines Powerpoint, audio and/or video and an online chat area. It is most typically used to deliver an online lecture and discussion. This is ideal for staff on distance or blended learning programmes, but it could be used to create materials or support learning in campus based courses. It could also be used a variety of situations such as holding virtual meetings.

How is it done?

  • The lecturer and students log on to Blackboard at a given time.
  • The lecturer creates a new instance of the Wimba Classroom, and students join that session.
  • The lecturer can then choose to allow students to ask questions or even work in groups.
  • The sessions can be broadcast using audio, or audio and video.
  • The session can be recorded and archived.

    Wimba For Students

    Wimba Students' Guide document contains information on how to use Wimba Classroom to support your learning. It outlines how to access Wimba Classroom and use the tool. The above link will take you to the student help resource.

    1. What is Wimba Classroom?

    2. Getting Ready to use Wimba Classroom

    3. Test your computer using the Wimba Wizard

    4. How do I find Wimba Classroom in Blackboard?

    5. The Wimba Classroom Interface

    6. Video and Audio

    7. Communication

    8. Accessibility

    Wimba For Staff

    Wimba Staff Guide document contains information on how to create learning resources for Wimba classroom, uploading resources, adding wimba classroom to the Left Hand Navigation Panel...etc.

    1. What is Wimba Classroom?

    2. The Wimba Classroom Interface.

    3. Creating Learning Resources to Wimba Classroom.

    4. How do I find Wimba Classroom in Blackboard?

    5. The Wimba Classroom Interface .

    6. Advanced Functionality.

    7. Keeping Remote Students Engaged.

    8. Teaching Session Cheacklist.

    Video Case Study

    This section will intoduce you to various discussion board case studies. This technology uses conventional powerpoints and audio broadcast of the lectureer (and Video via Web Cam). It has also the ability to archive and store any presentation for future uses.



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