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Wimba Classroom Online Collaboration Suite

Date Posted: 7/30/2008

After reviewing feedback from faculty regarding the Wimba Classroom pilot, the Provost's Office has decided to continue the Wimba Classroom license. Therefore, the Wimba Classroom tool will continue to be available in Blackboard for all NIU faculty to utilize in extending their communications with students throughout the 2008-2009 academic year.

To request that Wimba Classroom be enabled in your Blackboard course(s), each semester after requesting the creation of your Blackboard courses, simply complete the online request form at

A wealth of helpful documentation, video tutorials, and online training resources regarding Wimba Classroom are available at

Those planning on using Wimba Classroom this fall you may find the upcoming online workshop, "Success with Wimba Classroom" to be of great benefit. This one hour introductory session is designed to equip you with the five teaching tips for engaging, interactive sessions. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare your participants before attending your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants. Best practice tips will be covered regarding your content along with an overview of the importance of archives. Complete details are available at

Need Technical Assistance?

Call the IT Service Desk at 815.753.8100 or email

Need Assistance Teaching with Blackboard?

Call the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at 815.753.0595 or email

Keeping Current

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