Wimba Classroom
 
  What is Wimba Classroom:
Wimba Classroom is a real-time virtual classroom environment with features that include audio/video, application sharing, content display, polling, white-boarding, text chat, and more. It allows faculty to use a virtual classroom to broadcast live lectures, hold online meetings, and arrange various teaching/learning activities such as office hours, tutoring, team projects, guest speakers, etc.
 
  How and Who:
Your instructor will schedule all Wimba Classroom meetings in advance.
 
  Requirements

You will need a computer that meets the following specificaitons:

Participant Requirements
  • Windows 2000+, Mac OSX 10.3+* or Linux**
  • 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • IE 6.0+, Safari 1.2+, Firefox 1.5 - 2.0 (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)
  • Internet access at 56k or above
Presenter Requirements
  • Windows 2000+, Mac OSX 10.3+* or Linux**
  • 256 MB RAM (higher recommended)
  • IE 6.0+, Safari 1.2+, Firefox 1.5 - 2.0 (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)
  • Internet access at 56k or above (Broadband strongly recommended)

* Mac OS X 10.3 is not supported for Wimba Classroom 5.1.1+ * IE for Mac not supported ** Presenters cannot display content via Application Sharing using Linux. However, participants using Linux can view Application Sharing content **Audio and Video is only compatible with Linux on Wimba Classroom versions 4.2+

Buy or Borrow...
...a headset with microphone so that you can work hands-free. An inexpensive headset from Office Depot or Best Buys ($15-30.00) is fine.

 
 

Setup:
Wimba provides a set up wizard to help you get started with using Wimba Classroom.
Follow this link to access the wizard to set up your computer for Wimba Classroom.

 
 

Usually Wimba Classroom links directly from the GeorgiaVIEW Vista 8 course section that does not require you to enter any additional log in information. For the purpose of this demonstration, you will be logging into a demonstration room that requires you to simply enter a username. No password is required.

Login:
Follow this link and Log in to preview the Wimba Classroom interface.
Below is an example of the screen that you should see when you attempt to log in.

log in image


Finally:
Once you have successfully logged into to Wimba Classroom, take a moment to become familiar with the interface. Once inside the actual classroom you can review the different interface components.

Tech Support:
technicalsupport@horizonwimba.com
866-350-4978 (24/7 and can be called by faculty and students)