The Current is a speed networking webinar series for university professionals engaged in water-related extension and research. The North Central Region Water Network and Extension Directors from all 12 North Central states are sponsoring the seven part series to highlight the best water-related research and Extension programming in the region. Webinars will run for 60 minutes, with four 10 minute project snapshots and 20 minutes of QA/peer-to-peer interaction. Please join us. We promise your calendar won’t mind.
June 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Midwest Cover Crops Council
May 13, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Managing Agricultural Drainage Water (Recording coming soon!)
June 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Cover Crops
July 15, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Harmful Algal Blooms
August 19, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Agricultural Irrigation Management
September 16, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Citizen Water Quality Monitoring
October 21, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Farmer Leadership in Watershed Management
November 18, 2015, 2:00-3:00 CT: Stormwater
Please take a few minutes to test your computer equipment. You may need to update software so test your equipment a day or two before the webinar event.
We use Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) for the audio portion of these sessions. You will need computer speakers or a headset in order to listen.
Help and Technical Support
The top technical issues:
1. A common problem a first-time user may encounter is the installation of meeting.jnlp or meeting.collab. Although the file is automatically downloaded, it requires administrator rights for the computer being used before it will install. Sometimes this file will initiate installation on its own. If it does not, you will need to locate the file and start the installation process manually. If you are unable to install meeting.jnlp or meeting.collabplease login with your administrator account and reinitiate installation. If problems persist, check with your local computer administrator for assistance.
2. A Java applet is used to make the connection between your computer and the online conference. A computer may be running an earlier version of Java so that it can continue to work with older software. To use that computer the version of Java will have to be updated. If this is not practical, consider using another computer for connecting to the conference.
In addition, you may be able to participate via your cell phone. Check your app store for the Blackboard Collaborate app.