Technology Enhanced Learning: Collaboration



Over 2,500 educational institutions use Zoom for virtual classrooms, online courses, group projects, and more. With Zoom you can easily bring in virtual guest lecturers, run virtual office hours, promote team meetings for study groups and team projects, and run a 'borderless classroom with remote participants who can see your presentation as well as each other.

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VoiceThread bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online presentations. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file. You can create VoiceThread in your Blackboard course and use it as a multimedia alternative to the traditional BB discussion thread.

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Piazza is a wiki style Q & A platform that is designed to connect students and professors. Questions and answers are community edited. Students can ask questions anonymously and others can contribute answers. Instructor endorsements of good questions and answers let instructors push the class in the right direction. Because this is integrated into Blackboard users are automatically enrolled and don't need to sign in.

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Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education is a suite of free productivity tools for classroom collaboration. Create, share, and edit files in real-time. Use on any device. Along with all the functionality of your personal Google account, the FHSU account offers Google Classroom, shared access to Drive, Calendars and Docs, additional storage, and no advertising.

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Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool designed for running a synchronous online classroom. Participants and moderators can share audio and video, there is a chat option, whiteboard option, web tour mode, and you can also share applications from your desktop.

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