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What conferencing tools are available for virtual collaboration with video?

Web conferencing allows you to interact with others over the Internet. You can share your video, your computer screen, initiate a poll, and chat with attendees.

ACCC offers web conferencing solutions through several applications:
  • Webex is a video and audio conference web application that combines web-based meetings with integrated collaboration tools such as whiteboard, chat, and screen share.

  • Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing system that facilitates real-time online teaching and learning. Blackboard Collaborate is available to all UIC Blackboard users. Instructors and TAs can create individual (and repeat) web conferencing sessions on their own without requesting a session to be created or activated. All session links and recordings are located under Course Tools > Blackboard Collaborate.

  • Zoom is an alternative solution for meeting online with instructors and students. Zoom at UIC has been integrated with the Blackboard Learn system for the ease of instructors and students.

  • Google Hangouts Meet provides web conferencing options - with phone call-in capability. This solution works well for students and small groups (please note this solution may not be available in certain countries):

  • Microsoft Teams provides collaboration tools and allows for conferencing - though only using computer audio (your computer’s microphone and speakers, or a headset). There is no phone call-in capability unless using the Teams mobile app:

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Owner:Elizabeth R.Group:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
Created:2017-08-01 16:09 CDTUpdated:2020-03-28 10:42 CDT
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