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The "englitchat"
Chat Room

Chat Room Access Instructions

Archive of Past Chats

EngLitChat History



HOW TO GET IT
In order to engage in the weekly chat sessions in this class, you need to go to www.cccconfer.org. Click on the JOIN A CLASS OR MEETING in the lower left of the page. The next page will offer all of the rooms for that day. Find mine: either eng 101 or eng 103 at 7 pm. My name will also be listed. Choose the appropriate meeting name from the list and click the CONNECT button to the right of the meeting name. You will be prompted to enter your information...a name, a valid email address, an in-chat handle (keep it clean) and the passcode you will find listed below.

Mac each week instructions:
You will be asked to DOWNLOAD THE LAUNCHER. You will be asked to SAVE the file. Do so. The program will deposit an icon (meeting.collab) on your desktop (or the place you normally receive downloads) that you then open (usually by clicking on the DOWNLOAD arrow on your browser or cliking on the file directly). A security warning will pop up. Allow the program to RUN. The program will open a multipaned window on your desktop and you are in.

PC First time instructions:
When you first use CCCConfer, you will need to install the launcher. The program will recognize you have not done so. You will be asked to DOWNLOAD THE LAUNCHER. You will be asked to SAVE the file. Do so by clicking OK. The program will deposit an icon (BlackboardCollaborateLauncher-Win.msi) on your desktop (or the place you normally receive downloads) that you then open (usually by clicking on the DOWNLOAD arrow on your browser or clicking on the file directly). A LAUNCHER SETUP will pop up. Click NEXT, then INSTALL. It will install some information and then you push the FINISH button when prompted to do so. You only need to do this ONCE.

PC each week instructions:
At the CCCConfer website, the program wil recognize the launcher is installed. You will be asked to DOWNLOAD THE LAUNCHER. You will be asked to OPEN WITH the file. Do so by clicking OK. The program will deposit an icon (meeting.collab) on your desktop (or the place you normally receive downloads) that will then automatically open. (If it does not within 15 seconds, you can prompt it yourself, usually by clicking on the DOWNLOAD arrow on your browser or clicking on the file directly). A security warning will pop up. Allow the program to RUN. The program will open a multipaned window on your desktop and you are in.

Once you are in:
To send a message, just place your cursor in the smaller rectangular box in the bottom of the left side of the window under the word CHAT next to the greyed-out smiley face emoticon and type away...hit your ENTER button and it will appear in the room. If you want the chat room to be more prominent (we will not be using the whiteboard that dominates the right side of the screen), drag the chat box over to the right and place it in your chat room more prominently in the middle of the window.

101
passcode: 990052

103
passcode: 340761

213
passcode: 564444

Anyone can use this, including MAC people....make sure you have downloaded the latest java applet and that you open the file that gets downloaded... SEE YOU THERE!!!



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Last modified: February 22, 2017