Learning2gether with the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

Learning2gether Episode #376

On Sunday Nov 12 Learning2gether hosted the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

Where? Join us in Blackboard Collaborate

Come to Bb Collaborate directly, http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org

or watch the stream on YouTube Live

Elluminate recording link:


In case of problems

  • We we will set up a stream for you to watch and listen to.
    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 http://chatwing.com/vancestev
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.


What should you do?

Join the room at http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org


This is a good option for holding your own EVO events; BbC (Blackboard Collaborate) should be able to accommodate all who try to connect. So it’s worthwhile to try and get it working. Then you can explain to others how you did it (that’s what moderators do 🙂

In preparation

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

  1. Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
  2. Follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
    direct link here http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/tech-check/
  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

For those still having problems with this consult the tutorial here


And especially this video created by EVOMC co-moderator Vance explaining how to brute force your BbC into cooperating with your recalcitrant .collab files


Earlier events

Sun Nov 5 1400 UTC 2nd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in WizIQ


Sat Nov 11 0900 PT Classroom 2.0 hosts Tiffany Whitehead on Media LIteracy

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Media Literacy” with Tiffany Whitehead

We are thrilled to welcome Tiffany Whitehead, librarian extraordinaire, as our special guest presenter to share her insights and resources on helping students understand news literacy! Librarians play such an important role as the educational hub in our schools and there is so much we can learn from them. This is perfect timing as we celebrate Media Literacy Week, Nov. 6-10, 2017. Media Literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, COMMUNICATE and CREATE using all forms of communication. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
Webinar Description: News Literacy: Teaching students to be discerning in a world of fake news, clickbait, and extreme bias

Teaching news literacy is more necessary and challenging than ever in a world where news is delivered at a constant pace from a broad range of sources. Since social media and filter bubbles can make it challenging to access unbiased, factual information, we must equip students to be critical as they access news sources for a variety of purposes. This lecture-style session will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.

Tiffany Whitehead, aka the Mighty Little Librarian, is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is the Director of Library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Tiff earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her graduate degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University. She has served as the President for ISTE’s Librarians Network and was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers. She was the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award.

You can follow Tiff on Twitter @librarian_tiff

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 “Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps”session with Tara Martin. 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

One thought on “Learning2gether with the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

  1. Pingback: Final live event in EVO moderator development for 2017 in preparation for EVO2018 | Learning2gether

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