Academic Technology  |  WIMBA - Accessing Wimba for Students/Guests


This guide will help students and guests enter Wimba classrooms in which they have access to.

Instructors and Presenters, click here for instructions to enter Wimba classrooms you control.

There are two ways to enter a Wimba Classroom, through Desire2Learn (D2L) or directly through the web address.

 

Enter a Wimba Classroom through D2L


Only students with access to the D2L course will be able to enter the Wimba Classroom using this method. If you are a guest or student without access to D2L, scroll down to the Enter Wimba Classroom directly from a Browser section.

1.  Log into your D2L course. (elearn.etsu.edu)

2.  Select the Wimba link from the widget on the left side of your course home screen.

3.  Select the class launcher link to begin Wimba.

4. The Participant Login screen should pop up in a new browser or tab. If your browser automatically blocks pop-ups, this screen may not appear. To turn off the pop-up blocker in common browsers, see this guide.

The Participant Login screen should have filled in the Room ID for you.

5. Enter your name. This is not a username and can be formated any way you wish.

6. Select 'Enter'

7. If you have not run the Setup Wizard, a screen will give you the opportunity to do so here. If you have run it and are sure your browser, mic and camera are all working properly, there is a link at the bottom to skip the wizard.

Click here for a Setup Wizard guide.

8. After you have completed the Setup Wizard (or if you skipped it) you will enter the Wimba Classroom.

Enter a Wimba Classroom directly from a Browser


1. Open a web browser. Wimba supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari

2. Type this URL into the address bar or click on the link: http://etsulive.wimba.com

3. This will bring you to a page with three questions. Participant Login, Presenter Login and run the Setup Wizard.

If you have not run the Setup Wizard, do so now. Click here for a Setup Wizard guide.

If you have either finished the Setup Wizard or skipped it, select Participant Login.

4. The Participant Login screen will ask you for a Room ID and your Name.

The Room ID let's Wimba know what room you want to enter. Each Wimba classroom has a unique ID. The Room ID is something the instructor will provide. It is probably listed in your D2L class under the wimba menu item. 

5. Enter your name. This is not a username and can be formatted any way you wish.

6. Select 'Enter'

7. If you have not run the Setup Wizard, a screen will give you the opportunity to do so here. If you have run it and are sure that your browser, mic and camera are all working properly, there is a link at the bottom to skip the wizard.

Click here for a Setup Wizard guide.

8. After you have completed the Setup Wizard (or if you skipped it) you will enter the Lobby. Here you will see a list of open Wimba Classrooms that you can access with the Room ID you entered. Click on the class you wish to enter.

If You Need Help


Guides, contact information and other help can be found at ETSU's Wimba page:

http://www.etsu.edu/wimba

A more in-depth presenter guide can be found at this URL, explaining the Wimba classroom with its tools and options in greater detail: http://webhelp.wimba.com/WC/v6_1/Presenter_Guide/

 

Wimba’s support center can be located here: http://d2.parature.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8052

 

Wimba offers 24/7 support by phone: (877) 382-2293.