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====Meetings (BigBlueButton)====
====Meetings (BigBlueButton)====
* [http://www.bigbluebutton.org/overview/ What can an instructor do with the Meetings tool/BigBlueButton?] (BigBlueButton)
* [http://courses.durhamtech.edu/wiki/index.php/Sakai:_Meetings Meetings] (DTCC)
* Minimum computer requirements
** Students and Instructors: You must use a web browser running Adobe Flash 10.3 or higher, according to [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#What_are_the_minimum_requirements_for_the_BigBlueButton_client? BigBlueButton ].
***To check your web browser flash version (and download the latest version), visit [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html Adobe's Flash Version Check]
** Students and Instructors: If using a Mac, please follow the [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#What_are_the_minimum_requirements_for_the_BigBlueButton_client? instructions and link] provided by BigBlueButton
** Instructors and Presenters only: To share your desktop, you must have Java installed on your desktop [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#What_is_needed_to_run_desktop_sharing? BigBlueButton Instructor/Presenter Set-up Instructions]
** Recommended Number of Users per meeting session: 25 or less. According to [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#How_many_simultaneous_users_can_BigBlueButton_support BigBlueButton], you may experience performance problems with more than 25 students in a single session. 
* Presentations
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#Can_I_uploaded_Microsoft_Office_2007_documents_to_BigBlueButton Can I upload Microsoft documents to BigBlueButton?] Tip: Save your file as a PDF (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#As_a_presenter_the_preview_window_is_too_small_and_I_can%27t Will my animations in PowerPoint convert when uploading to BigBlueButton?] No (BigBlueButton)
** Is there a page limit for uploaded files? 100 pages. ([http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#Can_I_increase_the_100_page_limit_for_uploads? BigBlueButton])
* Desktop Sharing
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#What_is_needed_to_run_desktop_sharing? What does an instructor need to do to share their desktop?] Tip: You must download Java (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#Can_I_share_a_specific_window_when_sharing_my_desktop Can I share a specific window when sharing my desktop?] Tip: Yes (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#As_a_presenter_the_preview_window_is_too_small_and_I_can%27t As a presenter, in addition to BigBlueButton, I see a small preview window. What do my students see?] (BigBlueButton)
* Voice Conference
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#How_can%27t_others_hear_me_in_the_voice_conference? Why can't others hear me when I join  the voice conference?] (BigBlueButton)
** Why do others only hear part of my audio? Your microphone volume may be too low. Move your microphone closer to your mouth. You may need to change the [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#How_can%27t_others_hear_me_in_the_voice_conference? volume setting of your microphone]. (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#Why_do_I_hear_music_when_I_join_the_voice_conference? Why do I hear music when I join a voice conference?] (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#Why_is_there_an_echo_in_the_voice_conference? Why is there an echo in the voice conference?] Tip: Students should use headsets or the presenter can mute students (BigBlueButton) 
* Chat
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#How_can_I_copy_all_chat_messages_to_the_clipboard? How can I copy all chat messages to the clipboard?] (BigBlueButton)
<!--* Record and Playback
** Is there a record start/stop button? No.
** How do I set up a recording? When you create a meeting, you can click on the box beside Recording.
** When does a recording start and stop? BigBlueButton will record all of the meeting, from the time the first person joins to when the last person leaves. When you set up a meeting, you can also state it's duration, therefore, a meeting may also end when it reaches your stated meeting duration. (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#What_parts_of_the_session_does_BigBlueButton_record? What parts of the session does BigBlueButton record?] Tip: Presently, whiteboard and mouse movements are not recorded (BigBlueButton)
** [http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/FAQ#What_browsers_support_playback What web browsers play recordings?] Tip: Firefox and Chrome, not Internet Explorer or Safari. (BigBlueButton)
** Can I download recordings? Not at this time. This is an open source product. Recording capabilities were a recent update for BigBlueButton.-->
* Tutorials
** [http://www.bigbluebutton.org/videos/ Instructor and Student] (BigBlueButton)
====Roster tool====
====Roster tool====
* [http://courses.durhamtech.edu/wiki/index.php/Sakai_Tools:_Roster Roster] (DTCC)
* [http://courses.durhamtech.edu/wiki/index.php/Sakai_Tools:_Roster Roster] (DTCC)

Revision as of 11:51, 29 April 2013

Communication Tools




  • Forums (including Forum Topic grading) (DTCC)

Meetings (BigBlueButton)

Roster tool

Schedule (Calendar) tool

Sign-up tool