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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. go.uic.edu/webex

  • 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. go.uic.edu/blackboard-zoom

  • 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): go.uic.edu/google-meet

  • 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: go.uic.edu/microsoft-teams

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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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