How to use Elluminate
- 1 What is Elluminate?
- 2 What do you need to join an Elluminate session?
- 3 A few days (or hours) before your scheduled Elluminate session
- 4 Joining the meeting -- be early
What is Elluminate?
Elluminate Live is proprietary web conferencing software which enables facilitators and participants to connect and interact with audio, video and text over the web using a web-browser. This corporate promotional video provides and overview of the system.
What do you need to join an Elluminate session?
A few days (or hours) before your scheduled Elluminate session
If you haven't attended an Elluminate session before, we recommend that you attempt to log in to your scheduled meeting room a few days, or at least a few hours before the scheduled session to make sure that your computer hardware, network and firewall policies at your institution allows you to download and operate the software. Follow the instructions on screen once you log into the meeting room.
If you don't have Java installed, you may need to download and install the software. If you plan to use a computer at your institution, you may find that your organisation's firewall and access policies prevent you from downloading the software or using voice technologies on your network. So it is important that you check this out with your IT department beforehand.
Joining the meeting -- be early
We recommended that you log on at least 10-15 minutes early so you can setup your audio properly and familiarise yourself with the environment. Note that depending on the speed of your internet connection, it may take a few minutes to download the software used to run the session.
Log in to your meeting room
To join the meeting, all you have to do is click on the URL or link that your facilitator or instructor has provided. This will take you to the login page for your session.
You do not need a password - Use the "guest" option and just type your own name where it says "Display Name".
(Note: If you are using Firefox on Linux and receive an error saying "DynamicProxyManager: Invalid Proxy Type", then you will need to reconfigure your Firefox proxy settings. This is easier than it sounds, and a quick note on how to do this is here.)
It may take a few minutes for the necessary software to download. Follow the instructions on screen and make sure you select the "open with" option. Click OK and Wait for the download to finish. The meeting room should launch automatically when the download is finished.
Configure your audio settings
The next step is to configure your audio settings. It is best to do this before the meeting starts. After the meeting room has launched (see screen below) choose the following menu options:
- Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard and follow the instructions on screen or download these instructions provided by Elluminate Live.
Familiarise yourself with the interface
There are three things you need to know to participate in the meeting:
- Raising your hand if you want to speak
- Typing messages in the text chat box - hit enter to post your message to the group attending the session.
- Activating your microphone (you must click on the microphone button to speak after your facilitator has given you the go ahead to speak).
This resource has been adapted from guidelines developed by Sarah Stewart.