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LIVE Webinar: e-Learning tools in Literacy - writing using digital tools

Posted by Tessa Gray

When: 15:45 - 16:45, 3 Dec 2014

Venue: Blackboard Collaborate

Fees: FREE

Organiser: Tessa Gray - Enabling e-Learning online facilitator

Contact: tessa.gray@core-ed.net

LIVE Webinar: e-Learning tools in Literacy - writing using digital tools, Wednesday 3 December, 3.45-4.35pm, Jill Hammonds

Inside the Blended e-Learning Literacy group, there’s a link to Writing that reads,

Writing - engaging for some and a huge brick wall for others.  The e-Learning tools create opportunities for these struggling writers to level the playing field and achieve success and satisfaction, while equally providing an exciting and challenging platform for more able students.  This section aims to explore the pedagogy and the tools to make writing enjoyable for all students.

Come join the founder of the Blended e-Learning Literacy group Jill Hammonds, as we explore ways to use digital tools to ignite, support and extend literacy skills - for all writers. Your ideas, experiences and strategies are welcome during this webinar.

You might also like to access more wisdom and support around Writing using digital tools, in this VLN group that Jill has started. Please feel free to join this group for more learning conversations.

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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 27 May, if you have any queries.

We look forward to connecting with you during this time.


Extra information for Mac users:

Affected Platforms

Mac OSX 10.8.4


Recent security changes released by Apple may prevent Web Conferencing customers from launching Blackboard Collaborate sessions and recordings. Customers using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 will be affected. The security changes no longer allow users to auto-launch JNLP files. 

For additional details and information regarding how to enter sessions or play recordings if you have installed this update please reference knowledge base article 2940. 

Thank you and regards,
Your Blackboard Collaborate Support Team