PRESENTING OR VOLUNTEER MODERATING AT THE SUMMIT
(If you are looking for the volunteer signup page, it is HERE.)
Because presenters are responsible for being familiar enough with Collaborate to present, below is a calendar of live trainings for presenters and volunteer moderators for the world-wide virtual summit. To present or moderate a session, you will use the Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) platform, and the training sessions are held in Blackboard Collaborate to help you prepare and ask any questions you might have. You only need to attend one session.
To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please use THIS LINK. "Step 1" will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then "Step 2" lets you actually go into a test session. Please do this in advance of the training, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble.
A headset/mic combination works best for your voice participation, although you can use a stand-alone mic to speak and earbuds for listening. If you need to listen through your computer speakers, just be aware that there will be an echoing problem if you don't turn off your mic when you're not speaking (there's no echo-cancellation in this environment). If you want to use a webcam to broadcast yourself live during your presentation, be sure to configure this in advance.
Collaborate has a number of great features, and short introductory video to the technology can be seen HERE. We also recommend that you sign up at the WeCollaborate user community for support and advice. You can also get a free, 30-day, 25-seat trial of Collaborate HERE (at the end of the trial, you'll automatically be transitioned to a 3-person vRoom).
There is, additionally, web / print training material HERE (click on the "For Moderators" link to see moderator-specific material).
The live training sessions are listed below. They are in a Google calendar, and listed in US - Eastern Daylight Time by default. Please open the Google Calendar link at the bottom of the box to convert to your own time zone!
All the training sessions are held in a Collaborate room you access by clicking HERE. They will also be recorded and listed on this page, so if you cannot make a live session please watch one of the recorded ones.
TRAINING RECORDINGS (you only need to watch one):
18 April 2012 - https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2012-04-18.1736.M.87F328D3829B214EA38969AB6307F2.vcr&sid=2008350
TRAINING PRESENTATION FILE is HERE.