Office Of Smith IT
Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall, Rm 3520
College Park, MD 20742
(for Blackboard Requests)
Mon-Fri (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Wimba Live-Classroom & Podcaster Tools
Wimba Live Classroom is a live, virtual classroom
environment with features that include audio, video,
application sharing and content display. Sessions may be
archived for future review.
Advanced features such as polling, white boarding, presenter
on-the-fly, resizable chat areas and participant lists,
usage analytics tools, and MP3 downloads enable further
interaction between students and educators.
The podcaster tool allows instructors to post audio which
can then be played back from within ba's audio
environment Or transported outside the BB environment into a
mobile audio player such as iPod or like device.
The podcaster tool is also a great tool for guests lectures.
What you can do is have a guest record an audio file and
then you can simply upload that audio file into your
Because of the podcaster's unique ability to create audio
that can be easily transported to student's mp3 players, the
podcaster makes course material more accessible to students
across their busy schedules. Below are several use cases
which play off the strengths it's additional flexibility: