This web page will help you prepare your computer for our Elluminate Live! sessions. If you have further questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first step is to prepare your computer – the one you’ll be using for your BIS courses – to run Elluminate Live!. Elluminate Live! is a collaboration tool that will allow you to meet with students and instructors via the web.
Headset with microphone
(See below for more information about headsets.)
Prepare your computer
Three steps for "First Time Users"
Step 1 - Java software check. This step ensures you have the correct version of Java software on your system. If not you'll be instructed to download the software from the Java website. It's free. The download will take about five minutes.
Step 2 - Complete your setup. You do this by entering an Elluminate Live! test classroom as directed and testing your connection and audio.
Step 3 - Learn more about Elluminate Live!. Listen to a brief 5-minute tutorial for Elluminate Live! participants. Select the "Recorded Introduction" option from Step 3 or just click on this link
You're done! You're ready to attend an Elluminate Live! "Get Acquainted" session.
If you are enrolled in a blended course that uses Elluminate, you are required to purchase a headset with a microphone. Headsets with an integrated microphone run from $15 to $40 and can be purchased at Staples, Office Depot, Circuit City, Best Buy, on-line (e.g. www.pcconnection.com) or at any computer or electronics store. If your computer has two adjacent pink and green inputs (in back for a desktop, back or sides on a laptop), you can use the less expensive variety with similarly color coded input jacks for the microphone (pink) and headset (green). If not, you’ll need to purchase a more expensive headset that connects to your computer through the USB port.
If your computer has a built in microphone (as do, e.g., most Mac computers), you will be able to participate in the session without a headset but a headset is strongly recommended for more than occasional use of Elluminate.
Log into Blackboard at
with your Blackboard user name and password.
Select Elluminate Live! from the navigation bar on the left side.
Click on the link to our Elluminate Live! classroo.
Once you're in the classroom, select
from the menu bar to check your audio and adjust your microphone and speaker volume.
For the first session, please log in about 30 minutes prior to the start of class. After this, log in 5 -10 minutes before class begins.
BIS students are expected to have home access to an Internet-enabled computer system sufficient to comfortably support the following:
A high-speed Internet connection (broadband, network or ISDN), as opposed to a slower dial-up connection, is strongly recommended. A high-speed Internet connection will optimize access to the UVa web learning tools including electronic course materials, the UVa library, Blackboard, Elluminate Live! and Toolkit. A home printer is also strongly recommended.
Students in the BIS program are expected to check their UVa email account on a daily basis for information from BIS staff and faculty members.
Additional Elluminate Live! Information