Elluminate has a whole range of features that many people are not really aware of. So I thought maybe a series of short posts on some of these features might be useful to others. Here goes with the first one!
Did you know?
If you are a moderator/facilitator you can see who makes which contributions to the whiteboard. This is very useful for a number of reasons – the importance of these will vary depending on your participants:
- You can ask contributors by name to expand or elaborate on their contribution
- Allows you to attribute contributions (useful if posting about a session later)
- Enables you to help and encourage those who are not participating
- You can evaluate individual contributions for assessment purposes
- Lets you target individual help to anyone who is using an inappropriate whiteboard tool for a purpose
- Allows monitoring and management of inappropriate participant use of whiteboard eg language
Some of the above are particularly useful for me in that our assessment is competency based and that I work with a number of school age students identified as Youth at Risk. So if a student is making innapropriate comments on the whiteboard or indulging in bullying I can protect others by removing the ability of that student to write on the whiteboard
To see who has written what:
1. Go to Tools
2. Mouse down to Whiteboard
3. Select Explore Objects
The object list appears in order with most recent change/edit last, in a new resizable, movable window that you can position anywhere on your screen including outside the Elluminate window.
Have fun! Surprise your participants when you know by magic “who did that?”