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Lecture Recording and Live Online Meetings

Record lectures and have live web conferences through applications that you access through Pilot.

Panopto for Lecture Capture and Video Hosting

Add narration to PowerPoint to make video that learners watch at their convenience. In addition to slides, you can record any application, including your whole desktop. Also, you can record video of yourself or anything your camera captures.

Panopto is integrated with Pilot. When you record video, it’s automatically available in your course.

You can even upload existing video from your computer. Panopto serves as a YouTube-like platform that’s password protected for course videos.

Panopto Tutorials

Video: Panopto Overview


Collaborate for Live Online Class Meetings

Meet with students live online through Pilot using Collaborate Ultra. Narrate a slide show, share a white board that you and your students can draw on, use break-out rooms for small group discussions, and much more.

It can be found in the Communication Menu and when you select it, there is a ready to use virtual live classroom (named the Course Room) at the top of the screen and you (and your students) just click on it to enter it. If desired, shortcut/link can be added into Content in Pilot as well. Just choose Add Existing Activities from any existing module, then choose External Learning tools and then Collaborate Ultra.

Video: Blackboard Collaborate Overview


Webex Education Connector

The Cisco Webex Education Connector is an external learning tool in Pilot that is used for conducting classes in a live virtual classroom. This tool can be used to schedule virtual class meetings, promote online group work, and to schedule virtual office hours using Cisco Webex Meetings.


Browser Requirements

While Webex is compatible with most browsers, we strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The links to download these web browsers are found below:

            Google Chrome

            Mozilla Firefox

How to Add the Webex Education Connector to Pilot

To utilize the Webex Education Connector in your course, you must add the Webex External Learning Tool in Pilot by going to your Content tab and creating a module. We suggest creating a module labeled, “Webex” or “Class Meeting.” This makes the link easy to find for the students.

Once you have created a module for your Webex Education Connector, you will go into that module and click on the gray button labeled Add Existing Activities and select External Learning Tools.

This action will open a small window with all the External Learning Tools that are offered in Pilot. You will scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and click on Webex.

After selecting Webex, it will populate in your chosen module as a link for both you and your students to access.


Setting up your Webex Education Connector

To customize your preferences in the Webex Education Connector, click on the Webex link in your Content module. If this is the first time you have accessed the tool, it will automatically take you to the Setup tab.

In the Setup tab, you can customize the following Webex Education Connector preferences:


Support Links for Instructors

Webex and Collaborate Ultra Quick Tips

Virtual Classroom Best Practices

Support Links for Students