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Tegrity Usage Report for the Spring 2013 semester (Jan 13 – May 9, 2013) for all of WSU
- Total viewing time: 18,838 hours 33 minutes and 23 seconds (equals one person dedicated to 785 days of non-stop watching)
- Total times viewed: 61,899
- Total recording duration: 1,889 hours, 55 minutes, and 59 seconds
- Total number of recordings: 6,539
- Total number of Podcast downloads: 665
- Total number of MP3 downloads: 347
- Total number of session downloads: 268
For a graph of usage over the last few semesters, see the Weekly and All-time Snapshot Report.
Total usage of Tegrity since Fall 2011:
- Total number of viewers: 5664
- Total views: 181,686
- Total duration of views: 43,325 hours, 39 minutes, and 40 seconds
- Total recordings: 22,034
Once you have created a virtual room with Collaborate, you can now enter the session.
- Click on the link that has the name of your session under the communicate tab.
Click on your session name to initiate Collaborate
- This will launch Blackboard Collaborate, click OK, as shown below, to allow the Java Start Web Launcher.
Collaborate Java Start Dialog window
- Depending on whether you have ever used Collaborate before, it could take a minute to load the Collaborate window. When everything is loaded, you should see a window like the one shown below. Note you can maximize the window, and you can click the Start button to initiate the recording of your session.
- If you want a student to make the recording, you’ll either have to give the student moderator privileges in Collaborate, or you would need to request to have their account upgraded to instructor or TA with instructor privileges (the grade book can be removed from that student, if that is what you wanted.)
- To pause or stop the recording, click the recording button, as shown below:
Stop or pause the recording
- When everyone leaves this session, Collaborate will create the recording, and post it in the communicate area, under recordings, the same place where you go to enter the open forum (duration of posting the recording varies, depending on how long the session was). If you wish to view a past recording, click on recordings, and put the correct date range in there. So in this case, just make sure the “From” field has a date and time that is before you started the recording, see below:
Access the recordings
Now, all you do is click on the recording to open up the recording
More information about Blackboard Collaborate, both for instructors, moderators, and participants:
If you would like to start collaborating remotely, whether this is creating a virtual classroom, or hosting and participating in a virtual meeting, you can do so with Blackboard Collaborate. This tool will allow you to utilize video, audio, text chat, whiteboard sharing, show a presentation, do a virtual tour, or allow screen sharing with students or colleagues. The Collaborate web conferencing application is easy to set up from within any of your Angel course sites. You can also record a session for those who can’t make it, or for use in future classes.
View these demos to learn more about Blackboard Collaborate.
Most users of Collaborate would like to meet multiple times during the semester, or the year using Collaborate, so it is easiest to create a session for the duration of a semester, or even the entire year. When you want to record, Collaborate will only record the session, and will stop recording when no one is logged into the virtual room.
- To create a virtual room in your Angel course, first log into one of your Angel courses where you wish to create the virtual room, and click on the Communicate tab. You will see the, “Collaborate Live” nugget likely a ways down the page. Hover your mouse over this box, until you see a pencil icon, click the icon to create a new session. (see screenshot below, click on image to enlarge)
Creating a new Collaborate session
- On the next screen, click, “Add Session” to create a new session.
- Add a descriptive title that will become the link, and then make sure you add three hours as Angel creates this session in Eastern time. So if your session starts right away, make sure it has 3 hours added to it for the starting time. You can leave the “Never Repeats” setting.
Compensate for Eastern timezone
- You can now add any other session settings from the other tabs in this menu, such as how many simultaneous talkers (leave at 1 or two if you don’t want too much confusion in the audio). You can always change some of these attributes while in session, but this can be helpful if for example, you wish everyone to be a moderator in each session. By making it a default, everyone automatically is given the permissions to use whiteboard, chat, video etc.
Add session attributes
- Once you’ve created the session, they will show up in the Session Editor as shown below. You can click on the Edit button to make further changes, or you can click on the session name to open the session.
Session edit area
- You can now click on “Exit Session Editor” to go back to the main communicate area in your Angel course. The newly created session should be showing if you made it start that same day. If it is on a future date, you can adust the date fields, and click on “Go” to display the event or room, see example below.
Change the dates