Wimba for Students
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 participants in a Wimba Classroom session, students have different abilities to interact as part of the session depending on how the presenter (the instructor) sets up the room. Students will be able to see the content that the presenter has set up for the session and hear their audio. Students also may be able to provide feedback to the presenter, use the text chat tool, and use a microphone to speak with everyone in the session.
Please choose from the links to the left for information on participating in 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.