A Virtual Classroom tool is a great tool if you or students require a level of flexibility. It provides a great solution to scheduling problems, for when you wish to provide additional sessions, or for when you and your students are in different locations.
The tool available within UCD is Collaborate Ultra. It can provide a social, collaborative and interactive learning experience, and is available from within Brightspace. Business eLearning have a dedicated media suite where you can host a class. The eLearning suite is sound-proofed and has all the necessary equipment you would require to provide a professional, problem-free, virtual class. We are located on site, so can support you during class.
Collaborate Ultra uses modern web technologies which means you don't need to install Java or a launcher. While it works in all modern browsers it works best with Google Chrome.
Dr Linda Dowling-Hetherington
Testimonial: Linda uses Collaborate Ultra virtual classroom tool to give lectures on two Management Practice project-based modules.
The feedback from students has been very positive. They benefit from hearing each other’s questions, while the instructor benefits from the flexibility of the service...
Using Collaborate Ultra
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