BIS Blended Learning Project
Blended Learning "WEBINARS"

For BIS Instructors
Tuesdays, 5:00 - 5:30 PM and Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:30 PM

BIS will offer a series of “Blended Learning Webinars” – online web-based seminars – to discuss our program’s commitment and approach to blended learning and to acquaint you with Elluminate Live!, our new web-based e-learning tool. Each seminar will last no more than thirty minutes. You can mix and match. Attend just one, a few or all of them – as many times as you like. They’ll be held on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 PM and Thursday’s at 12:00 PM throughout the fall and spring semester. The webinars will also be recorded and available at any time in a web-based archive.

The first webinar – “What’s Elluminate Live?” - is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00 PM. We’ll rotate through a series of topics including:

What’s Elluminate Live? A quick introduction

  • What’s Blended Learning? From chalkboard to Blackboard to e-board
  • Ten Ways to Use Blackboard in Your Classes
  • What’s Involved in Teaching a Distance Learning Course?
  • Integrating Blackboard and Elluminate: What you need to know.
  • Virtual Office Hours: Why and how?
  • “Elluminating” Mentoring: Mentoring online
  • Group Work at a Distance: Virtual breakouts and workshops
  • Pushing the Blackboard Envelope: Video, audio, wikis, podcasts and webcasts

All you need to join a webinar is a computer with a solid internet connection. If you would like to participate fully, you’ll also need a headset with a microphone. If you don't have a headset with a microphone, you can still join, listen and submit questions via the text chat facility. Loaner headsets are available at the BIS office. Contact for details. We hope to see you in the “webinar” some time this summer.

Joining a Webinar
To join a webinar, click on the following link

BIS Blended Learning Classroom

or go to

about 10 minutes prior to the meeting time. Enter your name when prompted. No password is required.

Once you're in the classroom, select "Audio" from the menu bar and then "Audio Setup Wizard" to adjust your audio.

If you’d like to insure in advance that your computer is ready for the webinar, simply go to

and complete Step1 and Step 2.

If you have questions or comments at any time use the Questions & Comments button to the left or contact: