Wimba for Instructors
Updated 12/3/2012: As part of the Real-Time Virtual Classroom / Web Conferencing Project, a new tool for online collaboration and video-conferencing has been selected. The new product, Fuze Meeting, will replace Wimba Classroom effective January 14, 2013. Please note that this will not replace other available tools such as SLU Global (Blackboard) or Tegrity.
Wimba Classroom will no longer be available effective January 14, 2013. Existing Wimba Classroom content and recordings will not be retained as we move forward with the release of Fuze Meeting. More information about Fuze Meeting is available here.
Wimba Classroom is an online, real-time collaboration tool that provides:
- Slides (PowerPoint)
- Application sharing
- Multi-way audio - Voice Over IP (VOIP)
- Multi-way video
- Participant feedback
- Breakout rooms
- Live sessions that can also be archived for later playback
- Archived session audio that can be downloaded as an MP3 file
Wimba Classroom can be accessed via SLU's Blackboard CE Course Management System. This integration provides an easy method to add a Wimba session to a Blackboard class that automatically sets the instructor(s) up as the presenter(s) and the students as participants.
As the presenter in a Wimba Classroom session, instructors are in control of all aspects of the online event. Instructors can upload a PowerPoint presentation for slides in the content frame, share applications or your entire desktop, and allow participants (students) to use features such as chat and audio. As the presenter, instructors are responsible for managing the session and participants.
Please choose from the links to the left for information on conducting a Wimba Classroom session.
Please note: Wimba offers a phone line to call in to if you are having problems using the built-in VOIP feature. This is a long-distance number that IS NOT toll free. If you choose this option, you are accepting responsibility for any charges incurred. SLU is not responsible for any charges incurred using the dial-in phone audio option.