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Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning software solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets. Wimba’s Publishing Services and Solutions are widely adopted in academic publishing.

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Wimba Pronto

Wimba Pronto is the only instant messaging system designed for educators to advance and promote learning. Wimba Pronto includes unique features to specifically benefit students, teachers, and educational institutions including:

  • Blended Audio and Video Conferencing
  • Application Sharing
  • State-of-the-art Whiteboard
  • Queued Chat for Tutoring and Office Hours
  • Automatic Population of Classmates and Courses
  • Instant Access to Campus Services
  • Instant School-Wide Notifications
  • Universal Accessibility
  • Spanish Language Preference

For more information visit the Wimba Pronto Product page.

Wimba Pronto Installation

Login to eLearn

Visit www.stevens.edu/elearn and login to view your classes. Click on the channels link in the top right corner of the page as shown below.

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Add External Courses Channel

Check the box next to "External Courses" and Save as shown below.

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New Link

eLearn will now have a new section on your main page called "External Courses" with a link to Wimba Pronto. Click this link.

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Signup for Wimba

Your pipeline username should carry over from eLearn into the first field. Fill out this form and Submit. You should receive an email confirmation. Click the link in this email to activate your account.

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Download Wimba Pronto

When you activate your account from the email confirmation, it will bring you to a page with the following button to download Wimba Pronto.

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Install Pronto

After downloading Wimba Pronto from the step above, run the installer. You can now use Wimba Pronto.

Wimba Classroom

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Wimba Classroom 6.0, cornerstone of the Wimba Collaboration Suite 6.0, is a live, virtual classroom environment with robust features that include audio, video, application sharing and content display, and MP4 capabilities. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face. Advanced features such as polling, whiteboarding, presenter on-the-fly, resizable chat areas and participant lists, usage analytics tools, and MP3 or MP4 downloads enable further dynamic interaction between students and educators.

Features

Discussion & Interaction

  • Break-Out Rooms
  • Emoticons
  • Public and Private Chat
  • Follow-The-Speaker Video
  • Multi-way Video and Audio (Voice over IP)
  • Presenter On-The-Fly
  • Polls, Quizzes & Surveys

Instruction & Reinforcement

  • Robust Electronic Whiteboard
  • Application Sharing
  • Flexible Content Area

Classroom Management

  • Content Upload and Storage
  • Auto-populated Participant List
  • Usage Insight
  • Full-Featured Classroom Archiving

Convenient & Easy-to-Use

  • Telephone Access
  • MP3 and MP4 Downloads
  • Technology Appropriate for Online Education
  • Accessible to the Impaired
  • Seamless CMS Integration
  • Robust, 24 x 7 Technical Support from Wimba

Using Wimba Classroom With eLearn

The following link is a video tutorial on "How to add Wimba Classroom to your eLearn course". http://www.wimba.com/assets/videos/Add_Classroom_Vista_custom/Add_Classroom_Vista_custom.htm

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