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Web Conferencing

Web Conferencing: online lectures, guest speakers, virtual office hours

Teach and learn from anywhere with the new Learn@UW web conferencing tool!
Web conferencing is now available as part of the Learn@UW suite of teaching and learning tools. Instructors can use the web conferencing tool to create easy-to-use virtual classrooms and meeting spaces for live discussions, student presentations, office hours, guest lectures and more.
Web conferencing, offered through Blackboard Collaborate, includes close integration with Learn@UW. Instructors and TAs can now create and manage web conferences, all from within the familiar Learn@UW interface. Likewise, students are able to participate in and access recorded web conferences through their Learn@UW courses. The web conferencing tool provides:
•       Live and recorded audio/video
•       Screen and application sharing
•       PowerPoint sharing
•       Collaborative whiteboards
•       Interactive polling
•       Group text chat
•       Attendance tracking
•       New! Session preparation (Download NetID required)
•       New! Export recorded sessions (Download NetID required)
Getting Started
Getting started with web conferencing is easy! Use these instructions to learn how to enable the web conferencing tool in your Learn@UW course. Web conferencing is also available as a stand-alone tool (not accessed through Learn@UW) at no license cost for users. For more information, please visit doit.wisc.edu/collaborate.