Free Online Workshop: Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom

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Jason Rhode is leading an online session Thu., Oct. 16th from 12-1pm CDT entitled, “Conducting Online Office Hours Using Wimba Classroom.” Here’s the description of the session: Whether teaching in a traditional face-to-face, hybrid, or online course, offering optional office hours provides students with the opportunity to seek further clarification and assistance, enriching the learning experience. The Wimba Classroom online collaboration suite is one technology that integrates seamlessly with Blackboard … Read More

Upcoming Free Wimba Webinars

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Wimba is offering these free online seminars exclusively to education professionals like you. Register now and if you miss the event you’ll receive an archived link of the session which you can view at your convenience. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues. How Using Wimba Supports Cognitive Processes Resulting in Higher Retention Rates Presented by: Lisa Frazier, MED, Curriculum Development Specialist/ Instructional Technologist, Great … Read More


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Ever print a webpage only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space and other junk you don’t want? PrintWhatYouLike is a free webpage editor that gives you control of how webpages look when printed. Here’s how it works: Enter the url of a page you wish to print Edit the page until it contains only what you want to print Print It! Only your modified page will … Read More

Enabling Guest Access to Wimba Classroom

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This 4 minute tutorial provides steps on how to enable guest access to a Wimba Classroom via Blackboard, making it possible for a guest presenter to participate in a synchronous online session using Wimba Classroom without needing a NIU AccountID or password:   For a video podcast version of this tutorial, subscribe to the “New Blackboard Features & Tools” podcast in iTunes or visit

Constructivism: A Holistic Approach to Teaching and Learning

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Constructivism is about how students learn – that students construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world through experiences and by reflecting on those experiences. Instructors help make connections between facts and ways learners ask questions, explore options, and assess prior knowledge. This online workshop by Dr. Janet Giesen provides an overview of constructivism and ways instructors can use this approach in teaching and students in their learning. Click … Read More

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