Webinar - is useful instrument for learning people that was added to Collaborator. The webinars go online and include all of the main functions:
- the viewing and controlling the list of the participants;
- transfer the rights management from tutor to participants;
- multilateral video and audio conference;
- the attaching any kind of office documents or PDF files;
- present attaching files to the users, use image editing buttons online;
- use text chat;
- the demonstration of the computer screen for the participants;
- webinar recording.
Open source software BigBlueButton ( http://bigbluebutton.org ) is used for video conferencing. The system is designed primarily for distance learning.
The webinar in the system Collaborator is presented in an easy and familiar to users education tasks format. The creating and the assigning users as similar to other types of tasks.
The creating of webinar-task
For creations of webinar-tasks need to push the button in the menu Learning resources - Tasks. In the field Type choose from the drop dawn list the value Webinar. After this will be able all of the blocks and fields to setting webinar-task.
The field Name (1) is required. Fields Description and Tags can fill for additional information and easy searching in the tasks list.
In the block Date for the task (2) need to specify the date and time of the video conference. The number of web-conferences at a time is limited by site settings. Available the conduction no more than two webinars.
Block Webinar recording adds the ability to record webinar.
Assign users to webinar-task
To assign users access all the tools. In addition, it is possible to determine the tutors of the webinar.
Report for webinar-task
During and after the end of the webinar can open Report webinar. In the report there are all the assigned users and information about their participant in the webinar.
After the ending of the webinar all assigned users on the task get access to webinar recording and can view video after clicking on the link in the task. The video will be available if the tutor do the recording.