Spring 2011 Online Workshop Info

Join Us for an EET Workshop!

The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) Workshops project is offering a free online workshop on the EET chapter, Life in Extreme Environments , on Monday, April 25th. After the workshop, we will ask you to complete an online survey. We will also ask you to implement what you have learned with your students and share the results of your implementation. You will receive $120 stipend after your classroom implementation.

Before the Workshop: Confirm Your Participation

To confirm your participation, complete the PreWorkshop Survey.

Before the Workshop: Configure Your Computer for Elluminate Live!

Elluminate Access and Firewalls
Participants connecting to Elluminate from behind a firewall should consult their school technical support personnel or consider taking the workshop using their home computer. Elluminate (as with any remote demonstration/collaboration tool) requires you to download and install files. If you are unable to download files, or do not have administrative privileges to perform installations on your computer, you may not be able to participate in an Elluminate session without additional assistance. Plan ahead!


Elluminate Live!
is a Java-based, real-time web collaboration environment built specifically for live multimedia collaboration. It offers features such as direct messaging, application sharing, file transfer, and interactive whiteboards. Before the workshop, please check your computer's configuration in the setting where you will be taking the workshop.

  1. Enable your browser to pop up new windows. Click the Support tab First Time Users .
  2. Your computer's operating system will be detected by Elluminate. If Java Web Start is already installed on your computer, you can proceed to Step 2 of the First Time User's webpage. If not, follow the on-screen instructions for installing Java Web Start. NOTE: Macs running OS X are already configured to use Elluminate.
  3. Click on the Configuration Room link on the First Time User's webpage to bring up a demo Eluminate page on your browser. This step is optional, but recommended. You will be asked to allow access to your computer and download of a file. This file (meeting.jnlp) may appear in your downloads folder or on your desktop and this java file may begin to load Eluminate Live! automatically or wait for you to doube-click it. It will load the Elluminate telconferencing pages onto your computer. You can exit the Elluminate webpages when you have entered the Configuration Room. You are all set to take the workshop.
    This is the screen you should see in the Test Room confirming that your computer is properly configured for Elluminate Live.


Before the Workshop: Download Data and Install Software

The workshop facilitators will demonstrate the data analysis techniques of Life in Extreme Environments through Elluminate. You will get the most out of the workshop if you try to work along with the facilitators. To do this, you will want to make sure that you

Participating in the Workshop


During the Workshop

Here are some links that we will refer to: