When: 12 Noon (PST) Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Who: Frank Fucile, BCcampus
Frank assists B.C. post-secondary institutions to implement BCcampus shared services including Moodle, Desire2Learn, Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate. He also manages and facilitates the BCcampus Sandbox environment to promote the use of new and upcoming educational technologies.
Frank has been working in the field of education for over 20 years and has had the opportunity to participate in many exciting new educational technology projects at the secondary, post-secondary, non-profit, and corporate level. Franks main areas of interest are in LMS Platforms, Webconferencing, Web 2.0, Cloud Based Technology, Mobile Learning, and Open Resources. In his “spare” time he enjoys fly fishing, camping, theatre, and cooking (then eating – http://tinyurl.com/frankflyfishing
Session Description: Big Blue Button – Open Source Webconferencing
Are you looking for a web conferencing tool as an alternative to your existing system? Or are you looking for a system to introduce your community to web conferencing. Big Blue Button is an open source software tool that has been developed right here in Canada – http://www.bigbluebutton.org/history. It has all the features necessary to conduct online synchronous sessions with your students and faculty. Big Blue Button includes the following features: Record/Playback, Whiteboard, Desktop Sharing, Integrated VOIP, Presentation, and Webcam. Come and join me to explore Big Blue Button in this informal T.E.L.L. session.
Where: For this T.E.L.L. session we will be using the following ETUG Big Blue Button room. To prepare for the session :
1. Take a few minutes and watch this 3 minute video that will give you an overview of Big Blue Button – http://youtu.be/U8P9RJDk42M
2. On Feb 26, go to the ETUG Big Blue Button room http://etug.bigbluebutton.org. The session will start shortly after Noon (PST) but it is a good idea to login a few minutes earlier.
3. Login with username: FirstName LastName + Institution (For Example = Frank Fucile @ BCcampus) Password: welcome
If you would like you can dial-in this teleconference number for the audio portion and/or you can use your headset over VOIP.
Conference ID: 87412
If you have any questions about the session please feel free to contact Frank Fucile:
Frank Fucile Manager, Client Services
Tel 250.760.0805 Mob 250.217.7541
Why: Lunch n’ Learn sessions are opportunities to learn together about current topics of interest to educational practitioners. Participants are encouraged to remix and repurpose materials used in these sessions for use at their own institutions. There is no charge or registration required. Grab your lunch and join us!
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