For my Kiwi readers…
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We are pleased to present to you the next three webinars, part of the DEANZ webinar series:
THIS WEEK: Friday 22nd May at 2pm: MOOCs, distance education, and why the latter wins – Mark Nichols (Open Polytechnic, DEANZ president)
Thursday July 2nd at 11am: Moving out of the computer room: Otago’s virtual desktop – Emerson Pratt (University of Otago)
August: Assessment in OFDL environments, Sharon Coulter (Open Polytechnic)
– further details closer to the time
Instructions for the first time users
If this is your first time attending a Blackboard Collaborate session, it is recommended that you review the requirements and setup your equipment at our getting started page: http://tinyurl.com/firsttimewc
You may need to download and install the Collaborate Launcher. Please allow at least 15 minutes before joining a session to do this.
If you have any technical issues, please use one of the contact methods on the Behind The Blackboard website to connect with the free, 24/7 helpdesk: http://blackboard.force.com/btbb_publichome?dfprod=Collaborate
As for equipment, you are encouraged to have a headset with a microphone attached. If you do not have one, no problem! You can use computer speakers to listen and/or a built-in or external microphone. If you do not have a microphone, you can communicate using the text chat.
———- Day of the Meeting ———-
It is recommended that you join the session at least 15 minutes before the start time to test your equipment and the software.
1. Navigate to the DEANZ Webinar Room https://au-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=2014018&password=M.8A68FF612E4FDE5067A6D72C23FFFF
2. Enter your name as the “Display name” (this will appear in the participant list in the meeting room)
3. Accept any security confirmation requests
4. Once your name appears in the Participants section in the top-left corner of the Collaborate window, you’ll know that you’ve successfully joined the session. Other participants won’t be able to hear you until you’ve pressed “Talk” to turn your microphone on.
With best regards