Last week was SABA and here are a few more ways to connect Real Time!

Last week’s post was from a colleague about using SABA Webconferencing and a colleague posted a comment about using Webex to meet and work with students.  Here are some other resources available at ECU for meeting remotely with students, staff or faculty.  They are

Lync – Available to students, faculty and staff, Lync integrates seamlessly with email, calendar and the ECU address book* to allow instant text messages, video conferences, online presentations and even group conferencing. Lync allows true collaborative desktop sharing among attendees for quick project edits and live brainstorming.

One of the most-requested Lync features is the ability to invite non-ECU participants to a meeting or presentation.

WebEx – PLEASE NOTE: WebEx has recently been approved for use with HIPAA information and is in the approval process for use with FERPA.

Collaborate with colleagues anywhere, anytime from the Web through a browser or mobile app. Share files, a presentation or just work through a project from where you are. Sharing your expertise is easy using Cisco WebEx.

To get started using WebEx, open the comprehensive how-to document on this page or access the how-to videos from Cisco

Skype for Business – Available to student through their Office 365 ProPlus account, Skype for Business integrates seamlessly with email, Microsoft Office, calendar and the ECU address book to allow instant text messages, video conferences, online presentations and even group conferencing. Skype for Business allows true collaborative desktop sharing among attendees for quick project edits and live brainstormin

Jabber – Conference from anywhere, at anytime from your own Mac or Windows desktop or laptop using Cisco Jabber. Features include video, desktop sharing and conferencing. Camera, microphone and speakers required. Request a Cisco Jabber account through http://ithelp.ecu.edu. See these Jabber instructions to get started.

Videoconference System is available here in HSB 1355.

 

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SABA Webconferencing – Have you tried it

Instead of my talking about a tool here is a faculty’s thoughts on using SABA Web Conferencing

“As far as Saba it has worked fairly smoothly, and some students use it for office hours, as much as students use it for office hours, but I have used it for study guide sessions and this week I have been using it for group presentations. As long as the student has a good internet connection there isn’t usually a problem. The issues I have run into are the following:

1. Sometimes the links Saba provides for the students to log in doesn’t work correctly or it won’t let the students in and they have to keep trying.

2. Right now it isn’t supported on the most recent Mac platform which is problematic for students with those computers. [it is supported now]

3. It is somewhat cumbersome to set up as an instructor but running the session it has been fairly smooth.

Hope that helps some. Of course I have the occasional student that complains just because they aren’t as good with technology but for online classes this has really helped me give a more connected class and availability, especially with being in a different state.”

Want to give it a try?  Contact OET!

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