First, thanks to campus webmaster Deirdre Spencer for moving the library’s former “Faculty Technology Development” blog to the hnu.edu webspace and giving it a spiffy new design! It also has a new title, Hawk Bytes, and will also be featuring guest contributors.
Now to the announcement: faculty and staff are advised that Collaborate, Blackboard’s interactive, real-time web-based online learning product, is available in Blackboard through late December 2011 through a campus-wide pilot.
Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) is used widely for online instruction, but it is also used for tutoring, advising, online group study, prerecorded sessions to cover instructor absences, meetings, and any other setting where people need to meet in real-time but cannot meet face-to-face.
Anyone with access to Blackboard is welcome to explore and use Collaborate. To set up a Collaborate session, within Blackboard go to Control Panel/Course Tools/Blackboard Collaborate.
If you would like to schedule a 20-minute Collaborate orientation, contact Karen Schneider at the Library (email@example.com). The Library also has headphones for checkout.
For project background, tips, use cases, and project participants, see the HNU Collaborate Pilot Project guide: http://hnu.libguides.com/collaborate
Let us know if you have any questions!
HNU Collaborate Pilot Project Lead Participants
Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Chair, Education
Dr. Carina Ljungwald, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Karen Schneider and Nicole Greenland, Library