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Using Wimba Classroom (within Vista)
For Instructors - Order of operations at start of class
- Mic up.
- Login to Vista
- Find course, Select Teach Tab, Click on the Wimba Classroom tool
- Click on the 'Enter this Room' button
- Turn 'Lock Talk' on
Option A: PowerPoint recorded via AppShare
- Open PowerPoint
- Start Archive
- Start 'Share' in Wimba Classroom
- Select 'Desktop'
- Start PowerPoint Slide Show (fullscreen)
- Present in PowerPoint as usual
- When finished presentation, stop screen share.
- Stop Archive recording
Option B: PowerPoint embedded into Wimba Classroom
- Upload PowerPoint using the Upload on the Fly button
- Start Archive
- Present PowerPoint slides within Wimba
- When finished, stop Archive recording
- Archive automatically available in corresponding Vista section
- Students can manually download MP4/MP3 versions if desired (for offline viewing and/or mobile viewing)
- It takes 3-4 minutes to get Wimba Classroom fully up and running (login to archive initiation)
- instructor uses powerpoint/keynote/any application as usual
- MP4 export a-ok
- TOC in Wimba archive not very detailed
- less prone to technical difficulties
- animations not included in powerpoint are lost
- Wimba via Vista - Archives automatically show up in Vista section and are available for students once 'opened' - only registered students can view.
- Wimba via Vista - Students can download MP4/MP3 versions for viewing offline or on a mobile device
- Mediasite - Archives can be linked to within Vista or other. Requires Silverlight for viewing.
- YouTube Edu - Wimba MP4s manually uploaded and would be open to the world - Organized by Playlist - YouTube pretty much works on everything
- Kaltura MediaHub - Wimba MP4s would have to be uploaded. open to the world out of box. CWL could be used as a gate, however, this would take some development time