Creating a Synchronous learning environment for your Distance Education classes.

Elluminate at NC State



Moderators can be thought of as instructors in a classroom. They have control over all activities in a room. Moderators can take and give away privileges from participants, and they also have access to more tools than participants.

Only NCSU faculty, staff, and graduate students may request moderator accounts. Rooms can have more than one moderator. Additional moderators are set up either at the time of room creation or live during the meeting.


Participants can be thought of as students in a classroom. Participants can engage in all of the activities in the room, but only if the moderator has granted those privileges to the participant. Participants do not need an Elluminate account to join a meeting. Participants will only need to provide their name (and potentially a password) to join a meeting.

''Note: Unityids are NOT required to participate in an Elluminate Session''

Setting Up a Conference

Requesting a Moderator account

Elluminate Live Manager

Today's Practice Conference


  • Audio Conference
  • WhiteBoard
  • Upload PowerPoint


  • Share Applications
  • Small Group Discussions


  • Video Conference

Tech Specs:

'''Configuration Test'''

Step 1 - Java software check
Step 2 - Complete your setup
*Join the Configuration Room to test your connection and configure your audio.
Step 3 - Learn more about Elluminate Live!
  • Online Orientation
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Recorded Introduction

Audio Setup Wizard
Use Headphones & Mic

Student Instructions


You can use the following instructions for your students who will be using Elluminate. Replace anything in brackets [] with your own information.

Our Elluminate session [meeting name] is scheduled for [date] [time]. You can connect to the session by going to [Elluminate meeting URL]. Before connecting to Elluminate for the first time, make sure to complete the Configuration setup. You MUST do this at least 24 hours ahead of time.

Please use the same location and equipment that you will use when you attend the actual Elluminate session(s) to complete the following steps:

1. Go to

2. Make sure Step 1 shows a green check. If you do not see a green check, follow the instructions to obtain the latest version of Java.

3. Enter the Configuration Room as outlined in Step 2. Follow the directions in the Configuration Room to test your audio setup.

If you have ANY PROBLEMS configuring Elluminate, call 866-388-8674, option 2. Elluminate Live! support is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week.

To join the session:

1. Go to [Elluminate meeting URL].

2. Under section 2, "User Authentication", select "Guest."

3. Type in your email address.

4. Type in your name.

5. Type in the session password if prompted.

6. Click "Log In." If you have any problems logging in to the session or hearing the audio, call 866-388-8674, option 2.