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Loading Content into a Wimba Event

Loading Content

Wimba content can be loaded four ways. Select the option below that is more appropriate for how you will be loading content to be taken to that section.

Uploading Content through myWPI

  1. Access your course or organization myWPI site.
  2. Click Course Tools > Wimba Classroom.
  3. Click the name of the Wimba room you plan to add content to from the list.
  4. From the Wimba Classroom page, click the Add & Manage Content button.

  5. Click the Add & Manage Room Content link to upload or change existing content.
  6. A new window opens. It is recommended that you first create a new folder if you have not already done so to organize your content. Click the New Folder button.

  7. Enter a title for your new folder (e.g. "Presentation Materials for Class 1," "Diffusion Lecture," etc.) and click Create.
  8. Your new folder appears in the Presentation Content list. Click the title to access that folder.
  9. Click Browse to locate a file on your computer to upload. If you want eBoard controls to be active when the file is displayed, leave this option checked and click Add.
  10. Your file will be uploaded to Wimba as an image (this will remove any custom animations or slide transitions).
  11. Make any changes on the next page to the item titles and their target location and click Save Changes.
  12. Upload any other content items you have and close the window when you are done to return to myWPI.

Note

Want to share a website or poll instead of a file? In step 9, instead of browsing for content, enter in a URL or select your poll type to continue.

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Uploading Content through the Admin Panel

  1. In your browser, navigate to http://wpiclassroom.wimba.com/admin.
  2. Enter in the username and password assigned to you by the ATC.

Don't have a username and password?

Contact wimba@wpi.edu for more information.

  1. Once you are logged in to the Admin Panel, click the name of your Wimba room from the list.
  2. You will be brought to the Modify Room page. It is recommended that you first create a new folder if you have not already done so to organize your content. Click the New Folder button.

  3. Enter a title for your new folder (e.g. "Presentation Materials for Class 1," "Diffusion Lecture," etc.) and click Create.
  4. Your new folder appears in the Presentation Content list. Click the title to access that folder.
  5. Click Browse to locate a file on your computer to upload. If you want eBoard controls to be active when the file is displayed, leave this option checked and click Add.
  6. Your file will be uploaded to Wimba as an image (in PowerPoint, animations and slide transitions will be flattened).
  7. Make any changes on the next page to the item titles and their target location and click Save Changes.
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Uploading PowerPoint on the fly

Note

You can only upload PowerPoint on the fly when you are in a live Wimba session. Other file types must be preloaded. If you have a different file type that you'd like to share on the fly, consider using Application Sharing.

  1. From an active Wimba session, navigate to the content folder where you want to upload a PowerPoint file to.
  2. Click the Import PowerPoint button.

  3. Browse for the presentation file on your computer.
  4. Select whether you want the presentation to be displayed in the eBoard, Content Frame, or in a new window and click Import.
  5. Your file will upload and will be available in the folder you selected.
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Sharing Webpages

This feature is useful if you are leading an information session and want your participants to be able to browse a website on their own. Participants can bookmark the website in their browser, view it later, or continue reading after the event is over.

Caution

Websites can be shared with participants, but when sent, a new browser window opens on each participant's computer screen. You cannot control the page they click to if they decide to browse on their own. If you would like to control how they view a webpage, consider sharing a web session via Application Sharing.

  1. To share a website, click the Web button in the Presenter's console.

  2. In the window, enter in the URL for the webpage you want to share.

Caution

Selecting to display in the Content Frame does not give you control over participants' viewing. They can still click around on their own when viewing a webpage this way. It is recommended you leave the default setting as a new window.

  1. Click Show Web Page to send the webpage to participants. It will open using their default web browser.

Caution

Do not share links to myWPI as they will not work and could kick you out of your Wimba session if you activated your event through myWPI..

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Last modified: Sep 06, 2012, 16:10 EDT
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