Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'webconferencing'

Get in Sync with Web Conferencing: A Guide for Online Instructors

Asynchronous web-based learning environments–those not constrained by location and time–often fail to effectively facilitate the type of social interaction that is essential to the learning process. Web conferencing can provide a means to achieve greater social interaction in largely asynchronous courses.

Sharing a Screen Simplifies Support

Over the years CCNMTL staff have assisted many instructors using course websites and tools. One of the most effective ways to help faculty members has been to sit down with individuals at a computer in our Faculty Support Lab (in...

BigBlueButton: Simple, Open-Source Web Conferencing

BigBlueButton is an open-source web conferencing platform with a simple vision, that “starting a web conference should be as easy as clicking a single metaphorical big blue button.” It is also a platform that is designed for use in higher...

Hands-on with “On Air” (a Google+ Hangouts Tool)

By Dan Beeby, Jami Carlacio, Brian O'Hagan, and Steve Welsh Google+ offers a number of features that aim to rethink how people stay in touch and keep connected. One of the social network’s features that provides a unique tool for...

Add Video Chat to Any Website using TokBox

TokBox, the video conferencing service, has moved toward supporting their OpenTok API and has closed down its stand-alone video conferencing service. (See also our recent entry on Zipcast for a product based on their OpenTok API.) TokBox will now focus...

Slides + Video + Synchronicity = Zipcast

Zipcast is a new tool from the makers of SlideShare with which you can lead a video-enhanced live presentation to a private or public group. With the tagline "it's free and simple, no downloads for anyone," the makers of Zipcast...

Turn Your iPhone Into a Simple PA System

There are times when being able to amplify your voice is beneficial in a classroom or in a video conference scenario. An iPhone app that uses the phone built-in mic and creates a pass-through to the phone output may do...

Videoconferencing Classroom Scenarios

Using video to have a live conversation with a distant party once required expensive, dedicated videoconferencing equipment. While such systems continue to offer the highest-quality video and audio available, recent developments have brought videoconferencing to the masses. Today, just about...

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