Many faculty consider live, personal interaction to be the most valuable element of quality teaching and learning experiences. Wimba Classroom (now Blackboard Collaborate) is an online collaboration suite that integrates with Blackboard and allows educators and students to engage in meaningful and memorable interactions by combining interactive technologies with instructional best practices.
Some of the features of Wimba Classroom include:
Examples of a few possible applications of an online collaboration suite in a 21st century learning environment include:
Presenters should provide participants with the following link to the setup wizard and encourage participants to run the setup wizard on their computer several days prior to the session: http://niulive.wimba.com/wizard/launcher.cgi
If participants experience any technical difficulties preventing them from successfully completing the setup wizard, they should call Wimba (now Blackboard Collaborate) 24/7 toll free technical support at (877) 382-2293 or submit a trouble ticket.
The following free guides are available for participants using Wimba Classroom:
The University of Massachusetts Boston has many helpful resources for using Wimba Classroom, including technical requirements and troubleshooting: http://www.dlvpc.umb.edu/wimbasupport.htm
Last Updated: 7/28/2011