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  1. 1. 1Lebanese University Specialization: Education TechnologyFaculty of Education Course: Introduction to TechnologyProf: Dr. Ibrahim KebbePrepared by Nathalie GehaDate of presentation 14/1/2013Google Docs, Gimp and Oovoo
  2. 2. 2ContentsPlan de Google Docs...........................................................................................................................4Plan of Gimp ....................................................................................................................................25Plan of Oovoo ..................................................................................................................................48
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  4. 4. 4Plan de Google DocsI. IntroductionII. DefinitionIII. Advantages and featuresIV. How to use Google docsCreate a Google AccountCreate a Google AccountGoogle Docs main windowThe navigation menuCreate a New DocumentRename a New DocumentThe Documents sheetScreenshots of some sheets on Google DocsResearch inside Google DocsSave a New DocumentAdd Comments to a DocumentCollaborating and Sharing a DocumentSharing SettingsUpload an Existing DocumentThe menu barThe Settings menuScreenshot of some options of the settings menuV. Conclusion
  5. 5. 5I. IntroductionWith Google Docs you can create document, upload them, download them, save them online and work in collaboration together toachieve a goal.Programs and Platforms for collaboration are designed to help people involved in a common task. Google Docstransformsthe way documents are shared to enable more effective team collaboration.II. DefinitionGoogle Docs is a free service from Google that enables you to access online applications for making a variety of documents, including wordprocessing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and forms. Google docs have been replaced by Google Drive it allows usersto create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronizationservice by Google that was released on April 24, 2012. Google Drive is now the home of Google Docs.III. Advantage and featuresYou can safely storage your works with auto save.Ability to access Google Docs on the Internet, by Firefox or Internet Explorer.Familiar desktop and toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font…Edit and access your documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any computer with an Internet connectionYou can upload your files. Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc.Create basic documents from scratch, including sorting by columns, adding tables, images, formulas, changing fonts and more.You can maintain responsibility for your own account and determining who can gain access to files that you want to shareEasily find your documents by organizing them into folders. Drag and drop your documents into as many folders as you want.You can easily save your documents to your own computer in DOC, XLS, CSV, ODS, ODT, PDF, RTF and HTML formats and export copies.The Mobile Android Google Docs app is available for free on the Google Play Store, allows users to view, edit, and create Google Docs
  6. 6. 6IV. How to use Google DocsCreate a Google AccountGo to http://docs.google.com or www.drive.google.com,if you already have a Google account or a Gmail type in your Email and passwordto sign in. Otherwise click on the sign up button Fill in all of the required form to sign up for the account, and click on Create My Account.
  7. 7. 7Google Docs main windowNow that you have created a Google account and are able to access Google Docs you can begin creating or adding documents to youraccount. The Gmail account on theright let us access:Account options like image, language, security and account management.The privacy policy inform us about the productWe can sign in to another account by using the “add account” buttonWe can sign out using the sign out button.
  8. 8. 8The navigation menuMy drive is the Home page of Google Docs.Shared with meFiles others have shared with u. Say goodbye to email attachments and hello to real time collaborationStarredStarred Google Docs, Files or folders, click the star next to something that u want to easily find later.RecentFind everything in Google Drive you’ve recently opened or editedActivitySee live updates for everything you and others have modified
  9. 9. 9Offline DocsEdit Google Documents and view Google Spreadsheets offlineAll itemsAll items you have created or uploaded on Google doc from docs, files or foldersTrashMove files you don’t need any more to the trash. Click “empty trash” to permanently delete items and free up storage space.Owner, type, more..Thisfunction can help us search for anitem; all documents are stored in groups. Google Docs helps you get to your files faster. Search forcontent by keyword and filter by file type.
  10. 10. 10Create a New Documentyou may noticed to big create button, if u click on it you have seven options : documents equal to word document, presentation equal topower point spreadsheet equivalent to excel, forms is for doing a survey and questionnaire, drawing is for diagram, folder is where u canstore your documents in.
  11. 11. 11Rename a New DocumentIf we open a document,the first thing we notice that it open in a new tab,so we still have access to my main document page. The firstthing we have to do is give the document aname. We can click on the “untitled document” so we can enter a new document name. Typein the new document name and click OK.
  12. 12. 12The Documents sheetThis document looks very similar to Microsoft word you have the options like file, edit, view, insert, format, tools, table and help. Then wehave the toolbar so you can copy, paste, bold, underline, italicize, and many other editing options
  13. 13. 13Screenshots of some sheets on Google Docs
  14. 14. 14Research inside Google DocsWe can insert a image by uploading it from a album that already exist on the computer or take a snapshot with the camera or use thesearch option to find a picture on the internet all we have to do is to white the subject we are searching for in the search bar
  15. 15. 15Save a New DocumentGoogle drive hasan auto safe featured that save your document every second if u notice the file menu there is no place for us to hit save,it save faster than we can manually do it.
  16. 16. 16Add Comments to a DocumentIf we click on comment button, we can write comments or discuss and we can make the discussion hidden if we click on resolve. We alsocan edit or delete the comment. If we click on the notification settings a box will appear so we can choose the notification options.
  17. 17. 17Collaborating and Sharing a DocumentA wonderful feature of Google Docs is the ability to share your work with others. You have many options to do this. You can give access toa document where the viewers are only able to read the document and not make any changes. You can also give access to a documentwhere people can collaborate with you by making changes. You will be able to see the changes that each person has made to yourdocument. Click on All Items in your left navigation menu to show all the items that you have in your Google Docs account. Selectwhichone you would like to share with another person by clicking the checkbox in front of the document. Then the More Actions willappear click on the Share button
  18. 18. 18Sharing SettingsTo share the document we can click on the share button, a box will appear. This box contains a link to share with other to collaborate with.We can share via Email, Gmail, face book and twitter. We can modify who will have access. We have three options public, anyone with thelink or private. We can also add people who can edit the document, comment or view. You have the option to invite others tobe Collaborators or Viewers. Collaborators are able to view as well as edit any documents that you share using this option. Viewers areonly able to view the document. They are not able to make any changes to the document. After selecting the Collaborator or Vieweroption you will need to type in the email addresses of the people with whom you would like to share the document. Separate addresseswith a comma.
  19. 19. 19Upload an Existing DocumentIn order to upload an existing document you just need to click on the red Upload button on the Menu bar beside the create button. Wewill have two choices to upload a file or a folder. Then you will need to click on the Browse button and find the document that you wouldlike to upload.Once we choose the file from the computer uploading will begin. We can convert the file to Google Docs format or leave itas it is. Your file should now appear in your main window
  20. 20. 20The menu barNew folder:In Google Docs you have the same option for organizing your files like o your computer. By clicking on the new folder iconyou can create a new folder and give it a name, or by clicking on the create button. you can use this tool to manage all the documentsin separate folders.Sort: this option helps us sort the items by title or dates modified. it’s always better to sort by last modified so if someone else made achange or wrote a comment on a document you will see it directly on the topSwitch to list:this option transforms all the items in a list modeSwitch to Grid:this option transform all the items in a grid mode
  21. 21. 21The Settings menuSettings buttonThree display density: comfortable with a large space between the lines, cozy regularspacing and compact with a minimum spacing.Settings: by clicking setting a new page will open where we can change the language,choose a time zone, choose update indicator and edit profileUpload settings: confirm setting before each upload and convert uploaded filesManage apps: this tool help us to get more applicationKeyboard shortcuts: by memorizing the keyboard shortcuts we can use Google docseasily by clicking a letter from the keyboard.Help: the help tool can provide answers to our questions and help us use Google docs.We can learn or fix a issueSend feedback: the feedback option let you send Google suggestions about theproducts. They welcome problems reports, feature ideas and general comments
  22. 22. 22Screenshot of some options of the settings menu
  23. 23. 23V. ConclusionGoogle Docs lets you choose exactly who gets your files. You don’t need email attachments anymore. Just share your file, folder, or GoogleDoc from any device. Google Docs lets you continue to create, access, and collaborate in a version-free world. The only disadvantage isthat if someone determines your secret password or manages to steal your password, he could log in to your account and viewconfidential files, alter documents or delete them.
  24. 24. 24GIMP
  25. 25. 25Plan of GimpI. IntroductionII. DefinitionIII. Advantages and featuresIV. How to use GimpDownloadThe setupMain Windows in GIMPThe ToolboxForeground/Background colors DialogTool Options dialogThe Channels, Undo, Layers dialogBrushes, Patterns, Gradients dialogCreate and open an imageThe active imageTools descriptionsThe menu BarV. Conclusion
  26. 26. 26I. IntroductionImage editing software has become necessary in this digital age. To create a web interface or simply cropping and enhancing your familyphotos you need software like Photoshop, Fireworks and GIMP. GIMP is a powerful open source image editor that can be used in all majoroperating systems. It has a huge set of retouching tools that will allow you to perform advanced image retouching and manipulation.II. DefinitionGIMP stands for the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is an image retouching and editing tool. There are versions of GIMP tailored formost operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. Gimp is a freesoftware graphics application for the editing and creation of original images, photos, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art.III. Advantages and featuresGimp has many advantages and features:Touch up photos, Resize graphics, Scan photos, Export graphics to web format, Create animated GIFs, and much more.Support for a wide range of file formats, including GIF, JPEG, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PS, PDF, PCX, BMP and many others.GIMPs most advantage is its price. The entire program is free for anyone to download, and its use is not restricted.Supporting layers and layer masks, and tools needed specifically for photo enhancement.Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin.A full suite of painting tools including brushes, a pencil, an airbrush, cloning, etc.Full Alpha channel support for working with transparency.Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip.
  27. 27. 27IV. How to use GimpDownloadYou can download GIMP for free from the GIMP website, http://www.gimp.org. Gimp is an offline program once downloaded you canwork without an internet connection.
  28. 28. 28The setupInstalling GIMP is just a matter of clicking on the installation file that you downloaded. Clicking on the file will launch an installation wizard.Gimp shortcut will appear on the desktop and when u click on it Gimp software will open.
  29. 29. 29Main Windows in GIMPThe screenshot above shows the most basic arrangement of GIMP windows.
  30. 30. 301. The ToolboxThe toolbox is the heart of GIMP. Here is a quick tour of what you will find there. In the Toolbox, as in most parts of GIMP, moving themouse over something and letting it rest for a moment, usually displays a “tooltip” that describes the thing. Short cut keys are alsofrequently shown in the tooltip. In many cases, you can move the mouse over an item and press the F1 key to get help about the thingthat is underneath the mouse.Tool icons: These icons are buttons which activate tools: selecting parts of images, painting an image, transforming an image, etc...You can add a Tool icon, Brush-Pattern-Gradient icons through Edit → Preferences → Toolbox: Tools configuration.The tools can be thought of as falling into five categories, you can open a tool by clicking on it in the toolbox windows or by openingthe tools option in the menu bar:- Selection tools: specify or modify the portion of the image that will be affected by subsequent actions; Rectangle Select, EllipseSelect, Free Select, Foreground Select, Fuzzy Select, By Color Select, Intelligent scissors.- Paint tools: alter the colors in some part of the image; Bucket Fill, Blend, Pencil, Paintbrush, Eraser, Airbrush, Ink, Clone, Heal,Perspective Clone, Blur/Sharpen, Smudge, Dodge/Burn.- Transform tools: alter the geometry of the image; Align, Move, Crop, Rotate, Scale, Shear, Perspective, Flip, Cage transform.- Other tools: dont fall into the other four categories; Paths,Color Picker, Zoom in & out, Measure, Text.2. Foreground/Background colors or FG/BG Color DialogThe Color dialog lets you manage and pick up new colors. You can use it into five different modes: GIMP, CMYK, Triangle, Watercolor andScales. It has an interesting eyedropper to pick up a color anywhere on your screen. The color areas here show you GIMPs currentforeground and background colors, which come into play in many operations. Clicking on either one of them brings up a color selector
  31. 31. 31dialog that allows you to change to a different color. Clicking on the double-headed arrow swaps the two colors, and clicking on the smallsymbol in the lower left corner resets them to black and white.3. Tool Options dialogThe Tool Options dialog appears below the Toolbox. It is very difficult to use tools effectively without being able to manipulate theiroptions. The Tool Options appear beneath the Toolbox. If you lose it somehow, you can get it back by creating a new Tool Options dialogusing Windows → Dockable Dialogs → Tool Options and then docking it below the Toolbox. Each tool has its own specific set of options.4. The Channels, Undo, Layers dialogThe following dialogs let you control and manipulate image structures. There are multiple dialogs like Channels, Undo History dialog;Layers, Paths, Undo, Colormaps, Histogram and Navigation. You can access all the dialogs:- From the image menu: Windows → Dockable Dialogs → Layers; Channels, Tool options, BG/FG colors, Brushes, Gradients..- From the Tab menu in any Dockable dialog by clicking on and selecting Add Tab → Layers, Tool options, FG/BG colors, Brushes...
  32. 32. 32Channels: An image is composed by three colors Red, Green, Blue. The rectangular array of every color is referred to as a Channel. Youcan see these color channels with the Channels dialog. Channels can be useful when you are working on an image which needsadjustment in one particular color. For example, if you want to remove “red eye” from a photograph, you might work on the Redchannel.Undo History: This dialog shows you a list of actions you have recently performed on an image. You can Undo, Redo or Clear History.Layers: The Layers dialog is the main interface to edit modify and manage your layers. You can think of layers as a stack of slides orclothes on your body. Using layers, you can construct an image of several conceptual parts, each of which can be manipulated withoutaffecting any other part of the image. Layers are stacked on top of each other. The bottom layer is the background of the image.Other dialog: The Paths dialog is used to manage paths, allowing you to create or delete them, save them and convert them. TheHistogram dialog shows you information about the statistical distribution of color values in the active layer or selection. Thisinformation is often useful when you are trying to color balance an image. Navigation Dialog and Colormap dialog.
  33. 33. 335. Brushes, Patterns, Gradients dialogBrush/Pattern/Gradient: The Brushes dialog is used to select a brush, to use with painting tools. You can select a brush by clicking onit in the list. It will then be shown in the Brush/Pattern/Gradient area of the Toolbox. GIMP comes now with 56 brushes, the size, theratio and the angle of every brush can be set in the tool options dialog. You can also create brushes. For the Pattern, In GIMP, a patternis a small image used to fill areas by placing it side by side. And the Gradients dialog offers a gradient palette which is used to select agradient. Clicking on any of these symbols brings up a dialog window that allows you to change it.
  34. 34. 34Other dialog: Palettes Dialog set of discrete colors, in no particular order. Fonts dialog used for selecting fonts for the Text tool. TheBuffers dialog is created when you cut or copy part of image. The Images dialog displays the list of open images on your screen.Document History dialog displays the list of the documents you have opened in previous sessions. The Templates dialog allows you tomanage all templates and create one.
  35. 35. 35Create and open an image1. To create an image you can Use File → new: to open the Create a new image dialog, allowing you to name the image and choose thesize of the width and height in pixels, inches…2. The most obvious way to open an existing image is the menu. Use File → Open: to open the Open Image dialog, allowing you tonavigate to the file and click on its name. This method works well if you know the name and location of the file you want to open.3. Drag and drop an image from a file browser into the Toolbox window to open the image in its own Image window or tab.
  36. 36. 36The active imageYou can change the appearances of these options by clicking the views button in the menu bar.
  37. 37. 37Tools descriptionsRectangle Select Tool: Select a rectangular region (R) Ellipse Select tool: Select an elliptical region (E)Free Select tool: Select a hand-drawn region with free Fuzzy Select Tool: select a contiguous regionand polygonal segments (F) on the basis of color (U)
  38. 38. 38Select by Color Tool: Select regions with similar colors (Shift + O) Scissors Select Tool: Select shapes using intelligent edge-fitting (I)Foreground Select Tool: Select a region containing foreground objects. Paths Tool: Create and edit paths (B)
  39. 39. 39Color Picker Tool: Set colors from image pixels (O) Zoom Tool: Adjust the zoom level (Z)Measure Tool: Measure distance and angles (Shift + M) Move Tool: Move layers, selections, and other objects (M)
  40. 40. 40Crop Tool: Remove edge areas from image or layer (Shift + C) Rotate Tool: Rotate the layer, selection or path (Shift + R)Scale Tool: Scale the layer, selection or path (Shift + T) Shear Tool: Shear the layer, selectio or path (Shift + S)
  41. 41. 41Perspective Tool: change perspective of the layer, Cage Transform: Deform a selection with a cage (Shift + G)selection or path (Shift + P)Flip Tool: Reverse the layer, selection or path Text Tool: Create or edit text layers (T)horizontally or vertically (Shift + F)
  42. 42. 42Bucket Fill Tool: Fill selected area with a color or pattern (Shift + B) Blend Tool: Fill selected area with a color gradient (L)Pencil Tool: Hard edge painting using a brush (N) Paintbrush Tool: paint smooth strokes using a brush (P)
  43. 43. 43Eraser Tool: Erase to background or transparency using a brush (Shift + E) Airbrush Tool: Paint using a brush, with variable pressure (A)Ink Tool: Calligraphy-style painting (K) Clone Tool: Seletively copy from an image or pattern using a brush (C)
  44. 44. 44Healing Tool: Heal image irregularities (H) Blur/Sharpen Tool: Selective blurring/unblurring using a brush (Shift + U)Smudge Tool: Smudge selectively using a brush (S) Dodge/Burn Tool: Selectively lighten or darken using a brush (shift + D)
  45. 45. 45The menu BarAll the commands are accessible from the image menu bar or you can get it by right clicking on the page:File: In the File menu you can create a new image, Open an image from your computer or load an image from a network. You can alsosave Close and Quit.Edit: In the Edit menu you can Undo, Redo, cut, copy, paste, clear, Fill with FG color and pattern.Select: In The Select menu you can make all kinds of selections like Select All, select by color, Cancel selections, Invert color or layer.View: The View menu commands affect the visibility or appearance of the image like menu bar, rules, scrollbars, full screen…Image: The Image menu contains commands which use or affect the entire image, like Scale, Crop, Duplicate the image.Layers: The items on the Layer menu allow you to work on layers. Like New layer, delete layer, Duplicate layer, scale layer.Colors: the Colors menu contains commands that affect the color of the image. The Colors tools (Color Balance, Hue-Saturation,Colorize, Brightness-Contrast, Threshold, Levels, Curves, Posterize, and Desaturate) alter the distribution of colors across the entireimage.
  46. 46. 46Tools: Tools menu access all the GIMP tools and the Toolbox dialog, like Selections tools, paint tools, etc...Filters: Filter modifies the appearance of an image. You can achieve some seriously cool effects with filters. For example, there arefilters to help you distort your image or turn your basic drawing into an artistic sketch or lighting effects. There’s plenty more filters forall sorts of other effects. The filters are: Blur Filters, Enhance Filters, Distort Filters, Light and Shadow Filters, Noise Filters, Edge-DetectFilters, Generic Filters, Combine Filters, Artistic Filters, Decor Filters, Map Filters, Rendering Filters, Web Filters, Animation Filters,Alpha to Logo Filters. For example If you Select Filters > Map Filter> Fractal Trace> page curl. A dialog will open so you can change thesettings for this filter. Dont be afraid to experiment, you can always Undo. Heres what the image looks like in the end after applyinganother effect.Windows: This menu allows you to manage GIMP windows dialogs. Multi-window mode, single window mode, recently closed doks.Help: The Help menu assist you while you are working with GIMP. The GIMP-Help provides you with the information necessary tounderstand how to use The GIMP. You can get context by pressing the F1 keyV. ConclusionGimp is one of the best image manipulation software specially that it can be downloaded for free. But no version of GIMP has yet beenabsolutely perfect. All software has its own advantage and disadvantage. Gimp Text tools can’t display all the languages and comparing toPhotoshop creating text effect is difficult and managing the layers in not easy.
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  48. 48. 48Plan of OovooI. IntroductionII. DefinitionIII. Advantages and featuresIV. How to use OovooDownloading OovooInstalling OovooCreate your free Oovoo accountOovoo main menuChecking you audio and videoAdding friendsOovoo optionsOovoo contact list view optionsChat with textStart and participate in video conversationVideo chatting using FacebookOovoo toolbarRecord and send video messagesRecorded filesSend filesReceived files and video messagesThe paid featuresV. Conclusion
  49. 49. 49I. IntroductionOovoo allows registered users to communicate through free instant messaging, voice, and video chat. Oovoo conferencing softwareenables high quality video and audio calls with up to twelve locations at the same time.II. DefinitionOovoo is the next generation video communication service which brings friends, family and colleagues together through group video chatsover the Internet using PCs, Macs, iPhones and best-selling smart phones and tablets. You can easily communicate with friends who arenot on Oovoo but are online in Facebook and Twitter.III. Advantages and featuresFree featuresYou can video call and chat between a total of 12 people at a time.You can invite non-Oovoo users into the call via email, instant messaging, or social network.Video messages can be recorded and sent to another user, to email, or shared on YouTube.Multiple text chat with its own instant messenger client. The chat is supported at any time, as well as during a live video call.You can share and Send files (up to 5MB) to any Oovoo contact quickly and securely.Paid featuresYou can make a phone call to landlines and mobile phones to 70 countries worldwide.You can share the screen on your desktop live during a video call.Send large files (up to 25MB) to any Oovoo contact quickly and securely.
  50. 50. 50IV. How to use OovooDownloading OovooTo download Oovoo, visit: http://www.oovoo.com. This is the Oovoo hope page; contain all the description and features. To get startedClick on the “get Oovoo” yellow icon in the middle of the page to download Oovoo. You can click on the “get Oovoo” in the top of the pageto know more about it.
  51. 51. 51Installing OovooWhen the installation starts click on the “run” button, you will see this page that describes step by step how to continue the download.Follow the instructions listed to successfully download the program. If the program didn’t open they will send u another setup click on itand Oovoo will start and you will obtain an Oovoo icon on the desktop.
  52. 52. 52Create your free Oovoo accountBy clicking on the Oovoo icon, u can “log in” or “sign up” using your Email, name, password, birthday and gender or by connecting withFacebook.
  53. 53. 53Oovoo main menuAfter you sign in, Oovoo home page will open and you will see an “Add Friends” icon, where you can invite your friends to join you so youwill be able to chat and share video messages with them for free. If you choose Oovoo you will see just your Oovoo friends, if you chooseFacebook you will be able to chat with your online Facebook friends and invite them by Facebook to a video chat or leave an offlinemessage. If you choose all, you will see all your friends.
  54. 54. 54Checking you audio and videoThe first thing to do after signing into your new Oovoo account, is to select check your audio and video from the Help menu. Click check foryour webcam, speakers and microphone and follow the instructions in the wizard.
  55. 55. 55Adding friendsYou can add friends and invite them from Facebook, Twitter, Im, Mail, or search for them on Oovoo if they already have an Oovooaccount. If you like Oovoo, you can invite other people to become Oovoo users. Start by clicking Contacts Invite your friends. . Eachcontact receives an e-mail with a link to download Oovoo along with a request to be in contact with you
  56. 56. 56Oovoo optionsIt’s easy to view your list of friends in your Oovoo contact list. You can quickly connect to Facebook and communicate with Facebookfriends from Oovoo. You can also search the Oovoo directory for friends. When you get connected to your Facebook friends; you will beable to see who is online and offline. You can write your own status, change your account from available, busy to offline and change yourdisplay photo by right clicking on it; you can either upload a picture or take a picture using your webcam.
  57. 57. 57Oovoo contact list view optionsBy opening the menu you will have deferent settings:You can sort your contacts by status, group or view all.You can choose to see the bar for the most frequently called.You can display the icons of your friends by different view, icon view, thumbnail view and name view.The action button is the chat icon and the video message icon. You can choose to see the icons on your home page or removethem.By clicking on the chat icon, you will begin a new chat with a friend.
  58. 58. 58Chat with textTo begin a conversation select an Oovoo user from your Contact List and click the chat action button to start chatting. Click the invitebutton to invite other Oovoo users to join the chat. You can change font, send emotions, see history chats and start a video message.
  59. 59. 59Start and participate in video conversationIts easy to have face-to-face video calls by starting an Oovoo call with your Oovoo contacts or sending a video chat link with Facebookfriends. You need a headset and a good internet connection.
  60. 60. 60Video chatting using FacebookTo start a video conversations click on the video action button. Or send a link. When you receive a call, you will hear a ring. You maychoose to accept the call, reject it or chat with the caller. You can invite another user to join your ongoing conversation.
  61. 61. 61Oovoo toolbarOovoo toolbar contain:Oovoo:you can change your profile, status, language also see History chat, videos and received file and log out.Contacts: help you search for friends, add friends and see phone book. You can easily add or edit. Your phone book entries are savedon a server which is helpful when using different computers.Actions: can start a chat, a phone call, video call or send a video message and send files.Help: can answers to your questions with the Help topics option and check for updates and most important check audio and video.
  62. 62. 62Record and send video messagesSelect a user from your contact list, then click to start recording your video message or click to stop recording. If you would like topreview the message click the green button . You can always add a subject for the message in the textbox and send message to yourparticipants. Also you can upload your video to you tube.
  63. 63. 63Recorded filesThe recorded file will show all the files you recorded, uploaded and all the files in progress. You can always remove the file, uploaded toYouTube, view it, save it or remove it.
  64. 64. 64Send filesOpen Action bar and click on Send files. A standard file selection window appears. Select the file you want and click send.
  65. 65. 65Received files and video messagesWhen you receive a file or a video, an alert pops up will appear. Click Download to download it to your computer. Once the file has beendownloaded, click Open to view it. If you miss the popup alert, you can always see the messages in the Received Files folder and thenselect the file to download.
  66. 66. 66The paid featuresThe application is free to use but if you want to use premium features such as sharing your screen and blocking advertisements you willneed to purchase a plan and if you want to dial landline and mobile phone numbers, you need to purchase Oovoo credit.V. ConclusionOovoo is an instant messaging clientdeveloped by Oovoo for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android and IOS. It was released in 2007, andis similar to Skype. Oovoo can be used for online contacting conferencing, online training, and online collaborating. Oovoo allowsbusinesses to connect with colleagues and contacts to reduce spending time on travel.

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