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==Step 1 - Check requirements==
 
==Step 1 - Check requirements==
===Network===
 
#'''<font color="red">Fast broadband internet connection => 256KiB/s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibyte kilo bytes per second]</font>'''. ''(Not required when connecting on campus)''<br>Test your internet connection speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
 
#'''<font color="red">Ensure that your internet connection does not block the ports required by BBB</font>''', namely 80 (HTTP), 9123 (Desktop Sharing), and 1935 (RTMP).<br>''If you have strange problems when connecting, ask your local IT support for help to ensure the ports are open to the internet.''
 
  
 
===Software===
 
===Software===
''Microsoft Internet Explorer does not work with this system, Google Chrome is the preferred web browser.''
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The latest Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers work if the following are installed.
  
# Use the latest Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browser.<br> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox ''(Google Chrome is preferred)''
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# Java Plugin: http://java.com/en/download
# ''If using Mozilla Firefox, install the Java Plugin.''<br>http://java.com/en/download/help/firefox_online_install.xml
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# Adobe Flash Plugin: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
# ''If using Mozilla Firefox, install the Adobe Flash Plugin.''<br>http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
 
  
 
===Hardware===
 
===Hardware===
====AUDIO SETUP VIDEO====
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====Audio Setup Video====
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See video below.
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<html5media width="560" height="315">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y__UsUrRx0</html5media>
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====[[Webinar/Hardware|Advanced Hardware Help]]====
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Click on the heading above.
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====Webcam Best Practice====
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See video below.
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<html5media width="560" height="315">File:Edtech-webcam.mp4</html5media>
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===Network===
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#'''<font color="red">Fast broadband internet connection => 256KiB/s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibyte kilo bytes per second]</font>'''. ''(Not required when connecting on campus)''<br>Test your internet connection speed at: http://fast.com OR http://www.speedtest.net
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#'''<font color="red">Ensure that your internet connection does not block the ports required by BBB</font>''', namely 80 (HTTP), 9123 (Desktop Sharing), and 1935 (RTMP).<br>''If you have strange problems when connecting, ask your local IT support for help to ensure the ports are open to the internet.''
  
<html5media width="640" height="360">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y__UsUrRx0</html5media>
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==Step 2 - Check that the technical setup detailed above is correct==
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Go to the following link;
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'''http://tex.sun.ac.za/check/'''
  
====WEBCAM SETUP VIDEO====
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If there are any problems, return to the setup steps above and try to fix the problem.
<html5media width="640" height="320">File:Edtech-webcam.mp4</html5media>
 
  
====[[Webinar/Hardware|ADVANCED HARDWARE HELP]]====
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If you need to, ask your local IT support for help to setup the software and hardware.
Click on the heading above.
 
  
==Step 2 - Join the "Demo" Webinar Session==
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==Step 3 - Join the "Demo" Webinar Session==
 
Go to the following web address:
 
Go to the following web address:
  '''<big>http://tex.sun.ac.za</big>'''
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  '''http://tex.sun.ac.za'''
  
 
#Type in your name. ''(Your first name is good enough)''
 
#Type in your name. ''(Your first name is good enough)''
 
#Click '''JOIN'''.
 
#Click '''JOIN'''.
 
#Follow the instructions for audio configuration.
 
#Follow the instructions for audio configuration.
 
'''<font color="red"><big>PLEASE NOTE:</big></font>'''
 
*''Normally each session has a presenter, a number of viewers and a moderator who manages the session.''
 
*''[[Webinar/Session|Click here]], for advanced session help.''
 
 
==More Help==
 
===YouTube Videos===
 
*[http://youtu.be/4Y__UsUrRx0 Audio Setup]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh0bEk3YSwI;feature=youtu.be Viewer Overview]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9mbw00P9W0&feature=youtu.be Presenter Overview]
 
  
 
===Screen Layout===
 
===Screen Layout===
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#''Presentation:'' This is where the presenters will display and manage their presentation.
 
#''Presentation:'' This is where the presenters will display and manage their presentation.
  
===Time Zone Conversion===
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==Session Help==
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===Viewer Overview===
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<html5media width="560" height="315">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh0bEk3YSwI</html5media>
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===Presenter Overview===
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<html5media width="560" height="315">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9mbw00P9W0</html5media>
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===[[Webinar/Session|Advanced Session Help]]===
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Click on the heading above.
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==Time Zone Conversion==
 
Please check the links below to synchronise times on different continents for meetings.
 
Please check the links below to synchronise times on different continents for meetings.
  
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*http://24timezones.com
 
*http://24timezones.com
  
===[[Webinar/BBB_System|Advanced System Configuration]]===
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==[[Webinar/BBB_System|Advanced System Configuration]]==

Latest revision as of 23:19, 8 March 2017

Introduction

This page contains instructions on how to use the big blue button (BBB) webinar server for an online meeting/presentation using the Stellenbosch University Library webinar server.

Please do a test, with a colleague/friend on the internet, before going live - the server is available for testing any time of the day

Step 1 - Check requirements

Software

The latest Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers work if the following are installed.

  1. Java Plugin: http://java.com/en/download
  2. Adobe Flash Plugin: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

Hardware

Audio Setup Video

See video below.

Advanced Hardware Help

Click on the heading above.

Webcam Best Practice

See video below.

Network

  1. Fast broadband internet connection => 256KiB/s kilo bytes per second. (Not required when connecting on campus)
    Test your internet connection speed at: http://fast.com OR http://www.speedtest.net
  2. Ensure that your internet connection does not block the ports required by BBB, namely 80 (HTTP), 9123 (Desktop Sharing), and 1935 (RTMP).
    If you have strange problems when connecting, ask your local IT support for help to ensure the ports are open to the internet.

Step 2 - Check that the technical setup detailed above is correct

Go to the following link;

http://tex.sun.ac.za/check/

If there are any problems, return to the setup steps above and try to fix the problem.

If you need to, ask your local IT support for help to setup the software and hardware.

Step 3 - Join the "Demo" Webinar Session

Go to the following web address:

http://tex.sun.ac.za
  1. Type in your name. (Your first name is good enough)
  2. Click JOIN.
  3. Follow the instructions for audio configuration.

Screen Layout

  1. Users: Refers to all users. You should be able to see the names of all the users once they have logged in.
  2. Webcam: Real-time image of presenters.
  3. Chat: Area where you can type questions to the presenters.
  4. Presentation: This is where the presenters will display and manage their presentation.

Session Help

Viewer Overview

Presenter Overview

Advanced Session Help

Click on the heading above.

Time Zone Conversion

Please check the links below to synchronise times on different continents for meetings.

South Africa is in the following time zone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Standard_Time or UTC+2:00

Advanced System Configuration