Web Conferencing Tools
What are Web Conferencing Tools
Web Conferencing is the ability to converse with others through the internet by way of text, voice, and/or video. Conversations may be synchronous (delivered in a steady stream to viewers) or asynchronous (messages posted and engaged with at another user’s own pace).
Similar to a phone conversation or video conference call, online conversation involves transmitting audiovisual content between users.
What is the purpose of Web Conferencing Tools
Web Conferencing is a convenient way to engage and converse with others. It is an inexpensive way to conduct meetings, or engage with students outside of class. Many web conferencing platforms allow for recorded video, which makes it possible to use them for recording lectures.
In teaching and learning, web conferencing tools could be used to connect with colleagues, hold meetings, host online office hours or tutorials, facilitate group work, or connect classes to guest lecturers who cannot be present in person.
How to use Web Conferencing Tools
There are many options for web conferencing available. Some are accessible through stand-alone applications, while others are available through a web browser. To get started with web conferencing, choose a platform such as Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams and learn how you need to access the service. All web conferencing platforms will require a webcam and a microphone.
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