This is an invitation to attend another web-conference discussing
subjects pertaining to WeBWorK. This one will take place this
Wednesday February 24th at 5pm EST.
This week we will be doing a second web-conference on using WW
in High Schools. We hope to have input from a diverse group of high school teachers who use WeBWorK to discuss the advantages and difficulties of
using WeBWorK in High Schools.
This week we'll be returning to using Adobe Connect, and instructions for joining the meeting are below. Our first trial with DimDim did not go smoothly, and we apologize to those who tried to participate. We very much appreciate your interest and we hope you'll join us this week.
We will continue to experiment with DimDim and we may move to that platform after we have a better understanding of how to ensure that it functions smoothly. (We had similiar difficulties when we started with Adobe Connect!).
We hope to make web-conferences at this Wednesday 5pm time a regular
event -- scheduled every two weeks. (And we would love to have
volunteers for presenters/discussion leaders.) You can find recordings
of some previous web-conferences, resources for those web-conferences,
and the announcements of future web-conferences on the WeBWork wiki at
If you are interested in joining read the information on connecting at
the bottom of the page. It is worthwhile running the check to make
sure that you have the necessary software. It takes only a few
minutes to make the check.
The purpose of the web conferences would be to help maintain
continuity of the WeBWorK community and WeBWorK development between
meetings that take place at the Joint Math Meetings, Mathfest and
If you are interested and have time we hope that you will join us for
It will be good to talk with each of you again. Feel free to forward
this announcement to others who might be interested in attending.
Also, feel free to contact me if you have any questions (aubreyja at gmail)
Information for connecting to the web-conference
To access the meeting go to:
You can then login as a guest just by entering your name in the guest
login box. A few tips to make things run smoothly:
*If this is your first web-conference, it may be worthwhile to log in
5-10 minutes early, and I can help you get your audio set up (this is
usually the hardest part for first time participants. It's not
difficult to do, but occasionally some configuration is required.)
*I recommend accessing the meeting from a relatively fast wired,
rather than wireless, connection.
*For audio, a headset tends to work best, but whatever you use, please
make sure your computer's settings for audio in and audio out
correspond to what you expect to use.
*To make sure you computer has the necessary software to go
(You should be able to use any operating system for which adobe
produces a compatible flash player)
*It isn't necessary to have a web-cam, but Adobe Connect supports them
if you do have them.
Feel free to forward this to others who might be interested.