Wimba, Software, and Plug-In Support
It is highly recommended that faculty and students run the Wimba Wizard well before your scheduled virtual class session. This checks to make sure your computer is setup and ready to use Wimba. If you have any trouble, please contact Wimba Technical Support. Wimba has 24x7 personal technical support available for all users, including faculty, staff, and students. You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free, 866.350.4978.
WIMBA/JAVA issues on Mac - A new version of JAVA has been release for the Mac. Please see the following link on how to update JAVA on the Macintosh: Mac JAVA Update Procedure. Please call 866.350.4978 if you need assitance upgrading your Java.
When running the wizard, you may not need to complete the step requring voice recording. STUDENTS: this is required only if your instructor or professor has asked you to speak within the Wimba Classroom using a headset.
Wimba Wizard - Click this link to run the Wimba Wimba Wizard.
Wimba Wizard Tutorial - Example of how to run the wizard and obtain plug-ins if needed.
Computer Requirements - Computer minimum requirements for using the Wimba Classroom.
Getting Ready to Use the Wimba Classroom Guide - This includes system requirements, wizard details, and headset recommendations. (STUDENTS note that headsets are not required unless you are instructed by your instructor or professor to use a headset and speak within the Wimba Classroom.)
Here you will find links to download all the plug-ins that Blackboard
recommends you have installed on your system. Click on the logo or
the link to download the plug-in.
Apple QuickTime adds over 200 digital media capabilities and capabilities
to your Mac or PC. Besides letting you enjoy MP3 music, QuickTime
supports key standards for web streaming as well as every major
file format for imagesincluding JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PICT, PNG,
MJPEG, GIF and Flash.
Shockwave & Flash
Macromedia Shockwave, Flash, and Authorware Players are the Web
standard for entertaining, engaging, rich-media playback. Macromedia
Web Players display content such as interactive multimedia product
demos and training, e-merchandising applications, and rich-media
RealPlayer Basic is a free plug-in that plays online audio and
video content, music, and entertainment.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader is free, and freely distributable,
software that lets you view and print millions of Portable Document
Format (PDF) files.
Windows Media Player
Microsoft® Windows Media Player contains a set of digital
media components that displays news, information, and entertainment
in audio and video format.
Microsoft Office Converters & Viewers
Office Converters & Viewers
With the help of these converters and viewers from Microsoft, you
can share your Microsoft Office files with people who have versions
of Office applications different than your own, or even with people
who don't have Office at all.