Wimba Voice 5.2 Expands Audio Collaboration Capabilities

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Education technology developer Wimba has released Wimba Voice 5.2, an update to the company's audio module for its Collaboration Suite, which also includes Wimba Classroom, Wimba Create, and Wimba Pronto. The new version expands the tool's functionality and end-user features and enhances some existing features.

Wimba Voice adds voice and audio capabilities for online courses, including import and export of MP3 and WAV audio, and can be used for podcasting applications. Voice messages can be embedded in course pages and in threaded discussions, as well as live group discussions.

Version 5.2 adds several new features and includes enhancements to previous features, including:

  • Enhanced volume controls;
  • Improved accuracy for fast forward and rewind;
  • Expanded audio input and output options;
  • Improved time indicators;
  • A new continuous playback option; and
  • An updated user interface.

Wimba Voice is part of the Wimba Collaboration Suite. The update is available now, as is a demo version.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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