photo © 2006 Tod Baker | more info (via: Wylio)There is another webinar playground for Opal (the webinar service SCASL is providing) tonight at 7PM. There was one Monday afternoon this week at 4:00PM that was attended by very few–me included. I could not get in because I use a Mac computer. But my friend Chris Craft down the road in Columbia got in on his—grrr!
Anyway, the SCASL Information Technology committee is planning some dynamic future webinars–one being a session on Ebook readers and their viability in a school library–so our committee is having these “playground” sessions for SCASL members (and yes even nonmembers for now) to allow those interested an opportunity to join in, look around, see how it works, and let those in the virtual room help you troubleshoot issues. Plan to “drop-in” for a look around so you can be ready for those dynamic future webinars coming soon.
Wonder if we can figure out a way to give re-certification credits for attendance/participation?
I had posted the above to the SCASL Listserv, and Heather Loy, the SCASL IT Chair promptly responded with our session connection details! Here is her message:
Thank you for the plug, Cathy! and for the excellent description. Here are the instructions for accessing the webinar.
To Access OPAL use the following URL: http://www.conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rsc4e9d46972ae
Enter your full/real name for your username so we know who you are! ex: Heather Loy
Leave the password field blank.
You can use the online room OR download the plug-in software to your computer.
OPAL works on both Mac and Windows platforms – although very rudimentary on both the Mac download and the Mac/PC web interface.
Only the downloaded version gives you full access to the program features.
However, you do NOT have to download anything as the online version will allow you to view the webinar and participate in the chat.
If you use the plug-in version you may need to enter/change the server # to 184.108.40.206 and the room id to rsc4e9d46972ae
If you have a headset/microphone, please hook it up prior to the session – in order to interact by voice. (Not a requirement, but it is a great way for you to participate/share with the group!) If using your laptop or computer’s internal mic and speaker to talk, please be sure to mute your speaker before turning/accepting the microphone in order to reduce the “echo effect.”
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Heather Loy, SCASL IT Committee Chair