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Ready for a Live Online Classroom Experience?

We are now offering live online classes using the award winning Collaboration Suite called Wimba!  This suite of tools allows us to offer online live classes using a robust set of tools to create a virtual classroom. 

The design and ease-of-use of this suite of tools ensures that faculty and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face.  Tools such as polling, white boarding, presenter-on-the-fly, resizable chat areas and participant lists, usage analytics tools, and MP3/MP4 downloads of archives sessions enable further dynamic interaction between students and faculty.

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Students who would like to participate in these courses will be required to attend a brief orientation session.  If you will be participating from home you will need a computer with 512 MB (1 GB or higher recommended) RAM, Internet access at 56k or above (broadband recommended), a soundcard with microphone and speakers (or a webcam). Wimba is compatible with Windows 7x, Vista, XP, Mac OSX 10.4-10.6.  It is compatible with Internet Explorer 7.0-8.0 or Firefox 3.0-3.5.  Java v.6+ (1.6) for XP/Vista/Win7 or Java v.5+ (1.5) with XP/Vista only.  On the Mac platform Safari 3.0-4.0, and Firefox 3.0-3.5 are compatible.  The Java version would be either 5.+ or 6.+.   

Resources:

Wimba Student Guide
Wimba Support

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