Learning2gether about streaming the 1st live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

Learning2gether Episode #374

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On Sunday, Oct 29, at 1400 UTC, Learning2gether hosted the 1st live event in this year’s EVO2018 Moderator Training series.  This is where the moderators whose proposals were accepted receive any help needed over 4 weeks time to bring them up to prime time readiness.

This first session was billed as:
Week 1 meet and greet EVO2018 Moderator Training, Oct-Nov 2017

The event was held in Bb Collaborate (BbC) and streamed on YouTube/live. In this way, anyone not able to enter BbC would be able to watch and listen to the stream, and interact with us in either the YouTube or Chatwing text chat spaces. The idea was to model for moderators one way they might conduct their own live sessions.  

All moderators and participants in the EVO2018 moderator training sessions are welcome to join us in BbC, and anyone else interested was welcome to tune in to the stream and interact with us at http://chatwing.com/vancestev 

Where? Blackboard Collaborate

Participants were instructed to come to Bb Collaborate directly or watch the stream on YouTube Live. For BbC, start here: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/


Streamed video recording and mp3 from Bb Collaborate posted above

Here is the BbC / Elluminate recording

And the chat transcripts for participants in the stream on YouTube Live chat, in text chat from Bb Collaborate, and from Chatwing universal synchronous chat space

We tried to prepare in advance in case of participants encountering problems

  • We set up a stream for anyone to watch and listen.
    Find the LIVE stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/
  • You can get help and interact with us during the session in text chat at
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.

Important, in preparation for this

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

  1. Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
  2. follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
  3. At the HOME tab log in and ENTER NOW
  4. Report to us if you are unable to connect. We can help.
    You can leave messages here on any day, at any time: http://chatwing.com/vancestev

If you can’t open the collab file that should launch the program

  1. right click on the collab file
  2. select open with
  3. and try to open it with the Bb Collaborate exe file

On a PC, the Bb Collaborate exe LAUNCH file can usually be found down this path

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Blackboard\Blackboard Collaborate Launcher\

Where YourUserName is the user name you use to log on to your computer

Here are more instructions

First download and install the Blackboard Collaborate launcher as explained here:

Then, with the BbC launcher installed on your machine 

  • Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ and follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
  • You will see that BbC downloads a tiny meeting.collab file, in the same way it does every time you actually join a meeting
  • Double click on this file to open the room, be patient and say OK to all the warnings it gives you – because it is OK 🙂
  • You’ve done your tech check and all’s OK ?
    • Then at the time of the meeting just put in your name and click “enter now”,
    • once again open the (new each time)  “meeting.collab” file to enter the room

It is also possible (and sometimes easier) to join the meeting from a mobile device – check out “using a mobile device” here 

Still need help?

Chat with us in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev and we’ll try to help you


Earlier events

Sun Oct 22 LEARNING2GETHER with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities



Sat Oct 28 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 hosts Sarah Thomas – Learning with your PLN

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Connecting the Dots: Learning with your PLN” with Sarah Thomas

We are thrilled to have the always energetic, passionate educational leader, Dr. Sarah Thomas, joining us today to share her vision for connected educators which inspired the creation of EduMatch. Sarah is a model for all of us as someone who is constantly thinking “outside the box” through her inspiration, reflections, challenging questions, cheerleading of the work of other educators and hard work as she spreads her message about the importance of being a connected educator.
Webinar Description: With seven billion people in the world, we each represent a tiny dot…but what a beautiful picture we make when we begin to connect! Sarah Thomas, founder of EduMatch, outlines the story behind the magical moment when the project emerged sporadically from a conversation with a fellow educator. Follow the evolution of this series of grassroots connections (and related projects), which has spread internationally. By the end of the session, educators will be encouraged to seize their own “magical moments,” and to fuel these through the power of connectivity.

Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Sarah is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published two collaborative books, EduMatch Snapshot in Education (2016) and The #EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide (2017). Sarah is also on the leadership team of the ISTE Digital Equity PLN. Sarah was awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen prestigious award at ISTE 2017, “ISTE’s Making IT Happen Award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students,” Sarah inspired educators at ISTE with her talk on “Being a Learner and Building a Personal Learning Family.”

Sarah is passionate about best practices, such as flipped/blended learning and gamification, and her passion has expanded to helping educators connect globally. This is the rationale behind the EduMatch project, which she founded in September 2014. The project belongs to all EduMatchers, and together they have grown it to include Voxer, guest blogging, and a weekly Twitter chat/podcast. Their newest development is the publishing arm of EduMatch, under which we have released two books to date. Sarah loves to connect with other educators because she strongly believes that we are all experts at something, and can learn so much from each other! Her mantra: “Let your voice be heard, and let’s all grow together.”

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Becoming a Better Teacher” session with Rushton Hurley. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network


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