To support UNC during the Centra Trial, the TLTC has compiled this growing list of resources. If you know of other relevant material, please .

Getting Started

First Course in Centra -- (for schedule and registration)
This free online session from Centra introduces you to the participant interface and to the tools that might be used during a Centra session: Centra Symposium, Conference, and eMeeting are presented.

Self-paced Tutorial
This self-paced tutorial hosted on the Centra server walks through the main features of Centra Virtual Classroom, eMeeting, and Web

Going Further

Centra Leader Guide (PDF)
This PDF file walks through all aspects of leading a Centra session and provides tips for facilitating a group online.

Centra Job Aids and Quick Reference Guides
This is a collection of checklists, guides, and learning objects created by Centra. They cover specific topics including aspects of session design, creating content, and leading sessions.

Documentation for Centra 7.5
This site provides an extensive PDF guide for our version of Centra, 7.5. It also includes links to technical bulletins, white papers, and more.

Case studies and Effective Practices

Centra Case Studies
Centra has several user stories on its website, including two from Stanford and the University of Tennessee.

UNC Use of Synchronous Learning Tools
This is a document the TLTC compiled illustrating the use of synchronous learning tools by faculty and staff across the UNC system. It was created during our Elluminate trial, but could also apply to Centra.

If you have any further questions or feedback about the Centra Trial, the SLMS Task Force, or this web page, please contact:

Faith Dabney
TLTC, Project and Communication Manager

Last Modified October 27, 2006
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