To offer live online instruction, Wimba Classroom
and Adobe Connect
are online collaborative learning services administrated by ETSU eLearning. Using in-classroom webcams and microphones, instructors can deliver live instruction enhanced by a number of online tools that give students a more direct opportunity to interact with the live classroom. Wimba Classroom
and Adobe Connect
may be accessed through any up-to-date flash enabled web browser making it an easy, flexible, alternative for the individual student.
Wimba Classroom is a live, virtual classroom environment facilitating the sharing of audio, video, applications, and content (computer screen.) Designed for ease of use, it offers additional collaboration features such as polling, whiteboard, changing presenter on the fly, re sizable chat areas, participant lists, and file sharing to enable dynamic interaction between students and educators. Lectures can then be captured and played back on demand online.
Integrated help features make it easy for instructors to get the assistance they need quickly and directly.
Many eLearning classes are offered through a combination of Wimba Classroom, live ITV class, and lecture capture.
Adobe Connect is web conferencing software designed to securely share presentations and multimedia from a computer desktop and get feedback from hundreds of participants. It uses a web browser with the Flash Player runtime, a common component on most systems.
Featuring content (computer screen) sharing, quick content creation, polling, surveys, and easily integrated third party management system integration along with audio and video interactivity make it a quick, convenient, compatible virtual meeting room solution.