Wimba Live Classroom is a fully-featured, live, virtual classroom solution that includes audio, video, application sharing and content display. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face.
Support of audio, video, application sharing, and content display is just the starting point of Wimba Classroom's capabilities. Advanced features such as polling, whiteboarding, presenter on-the-fly, re-sizable chat areas and participant lists, usage analytics tools, and MP3 downloads enable further dynamic interaction between students and educators.
Wimba Live Classroom is integrated into the course management system so it has the same look and feel as other tools, significantly reducing barriers of adoption and minimizing learning curves. Wimba Live Classroom tool appears within your Blackboard Vista like any other resource; if you know how to add content to you your Bb Vista course, you already know how to add Wimba Live Classroom!
The information on this page and more can be found at the Wimba website.
Wimba offers free online demonstrations of Wimba Live Classroom! Registration is required. To register, click here.
For more info on Wimba Live Classroom, visit the website: http://www.wimba.com/products/wimba_classroom/.
"It's important to note that having a camera installed is not a requirement for using the Wimba Classroom. Anyone capable of passing all the tests in the Wizard will be able to view video broadcasts from those who have cameras installed. However, if you would like to broadcast video from your location, you will need to have a camera installed. Below, you'll find a list of cameras which have been tested for Wimba Classroom.
The number of cameras available for consumers is very lengthy so we've identified a select number of popular cameras and tested them for use with multi-way video in the Wimba Classroom. Although you may have a camera which is not on the recommended list below, it does not mean that it will not work with Wimba Classroom.
(retrieved from http://www.wimba.com/technicalsupport, 10/22/08)."
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