Elluminate Web Meeting
A "WebMeeting" is a web conference conducted using software called "Elluminate". It is a virtual classroom in which you will meet in "real time".
To use Elluminate you will need
- A computer with internet connection
- A web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape or Safari.
- Software called "Java Webstart" installed on your computer - if you do not have this free software you will need to install it.
- Speakers or headphones
- A microphone if you will use the audio channel - text based "chat" is also available.
All UAS courses will have a "Web Meeting" room which can be accessed from UAS Online. Your instructor may also send you a link to the meeting or post that link on another website.
- Setting up your computer to use Elluminate
- Headphones and microphones
- Testing Elluminate and adjusting your audio
- Connecting to a WebMeeting for your class
Before you use Elluminate for the first time you will need to install Java Webstart. Each time the meeting starts it will download additional software from the Elluminate server, but this doesn't need to be "installed" by an administrator.
- Go to the following Web page:
- The website will detect whether or not you have Java Webstart installed.
- If you do not have the required software you can follow a link to install it (you must have administrative priviledges on your computer for this step).
This page also contains documentation for Elluminate. As a student you will generally be a Participant in the class, but if you are asked to give a presentation your instructor may make you a Moderator.
You will need a microphone and headphones or speakers to use the audio channel in Elluminate. The microphone does not have to be very expensive to work well with Elluminate.
- Go to Elluminate Live! First Time Users
- Click on the text "Configuration Room" to enter an Elluminate test room.
- You will get various types of security warnings and messages as Elluminate starts up - exact details will vary depending on your computer configuration and the browser you are using.
- Enter any name you like to login
- You will see instructions for testing the sound level on your speakers/headphones and microphones
The Elluminate support site has additional helpful documents and troubleshooting wizards. They refer to version 8 of Elluminate but most of the material will also apply to version 7 (currently in use on the UAS campus).
- Depending on whether the instructor has restricted access to their Webmeeting, it may or may not be necessary to login to the UAS Online
- If you are logged in you can click on the link to the Webmeeting - either on the homepage or the blue navigation bar - and when you enter the meeting you will be identified by the name in your UAS Online profile.
- If you are not logged in and the instructor has allowed access to the general public you will be asked to enter a name. This should be your own name (ie. first name and possibly last name) not a Userid. This name will be used to identify you on the Elluminate participant list.
- An instructor may also post a direct link to the WebMeeting in an email or on another website.
As the meeting software starts up you will get various types of security warnings. The number of warnings and their exact type will vary depending on how your computer is configured and which browser you are using (Internet Explorer or Firefox, etc)
- More information about entering the Webmeeting (PDF | 124 KB)
If you have problems entering a webmeeting, contact the UAS helpdesk in Juneau - 1-800-465-6400