What is Elluminate?

This web-based application is a synchronous communication tool or an “online interactive classroom” that instructors may use to hold ‘live’ classroom chat sessions, virtual office hours, etc. If an instructor plans to use Elluminate, an email with specific instructions (within login and password) will be emailed to students.

To successfully use Elluminate, you will need:

  1. A computer headset with a microphone
  2. Check to make sure you have system requirements to run Elluminate Live! Version 9.6+ http://support.elluminate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=2653&task=knowledge&questionID=1106 (which includes the latest Java webstart applet – see ‘technical requirements’ below).
  3. View the student overview on How to Use Elluminate Guide: http://media.cte.usf.edu/elluminatestudents.html


For additional information on Elluminate, visit: www.cte.usf.edu/elluminate/index.htm