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When ultra-fast broadband comes to you, where to start? - with Douglas Harré

Posted by Tessa Gray

When: 22 Mar 2012

Venue: Blackboard Collaborate online tool

Fees: free :)

Organiser: Tessa Gray - Enabling e-Learning Community

Contact: enabling.elearning@tetoitupu.org

Douglas Harré is in the hotseat this week taking questions on how to prepare your school for ultra-fast broadband. This session is an opportunity for you to Q&A with Douglas.

Date and time: 22 March, 3.30pm - 4.30pm.

Schools are a priority target group for connection to the fibre rollout. The Ministry of Education is paying for the cost of fibre to your school gate. However there will be other costs involved.

Douglas will discuss what investments your school may require a range to maximise the educational opportunities soon to become available. These include:

  • property/infrastructure (e.g school networks)
  • internal capability of staff
  • paying for new and innovative services

This session will cover these topics (and more) and allow you to gain a deeper insight to the programme itself and the wider opportunities to be afforded.

Register below...


Logging in:

Login link will be live from 2.30pm https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2010234&password=M.259EDD01EA31FCC675DE9AB481C438

Prior to the day

You will need to ensure your computer is ready to launch a desktop application to view this workshop in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Elluminate). If you have already used Blackboard Collaborate before, you will not need to do the following.

Step 1:

Please go to Blackboard Collaborate First Time Users/Checking system requirements and see if you have the green tick. If you do, congratulations you may move to the next part of the set up. If you see the red cross you need to follow the instructions to download Java Web Start.

If you are unable to do this, please contact your own technical support people immediately. If you can download it and the red cross changes to a green tick, then it's time to move onto the next step.

Step 2:

Join the Configuration Room to test your connection and configure your audio. To view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit www.elluminate.com/support


We recommend you login from at least 3pm to give yourself time to trouble shoot. Contact your admin support in the first instance if you are having issues. It is recommended you wear a set of headphones, headsets or echo cancellation microphone/speakers to help avoid any sound issues. Please feel free to contact Tessa prior to this meeting, if you have any queries.

We look forward to connecting with you during this time.