Live Collaboration Tools and Online Meeting Spaces

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Get introduced to Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, and other tools designed to let students and instructors work and speak synchronously online, allowing for more dynamic live conversations even in online-only courses.

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  • Live Collaboration Tools and Online Meeting Spaces

    1. 1. Office of Learning &Technology Purdue University North Central
    2. 2.  We will cover:  Live Collaboration & Online Meetings ▪ Adobe Connect ▪ Google Hangout ▪ Join.me  CloudTools ▪ DropBox ▪ Evernote ▪ Google Drive/Docs
    3. 3.  Adobe Connect is a richWeb communication system that allows users to reach others online anytime with multimedia.  What can it be used for?  Webinars  Classroom Lectures  Virtual Office Hours  Distance Learning  Professional Development  User Collaboration on content
    4. 4.  All users with a career account have access  Faculty & Staff can request an Author and Meeting Host Role: http://www.purdue.edu/apps/GoMeetRequest/  Need a webcam and microphone  Recommended  Cameras: Logitech  Headsets: Plantronics  Create a Meeting Room  Can create multiple rooms for a variety of purposes  Meeting sessions can be recorded and played back at a later time  Roles  Host: Full control of the meeting  Presenter: Camera, audio, and share access  Participant:View access
    5. 5.  Set your meeting up in advance:  CheckingVideo/Audio controls  Uploading documents or content  Ensure all plugins (flash and connect add-in) are installed  Choose your access restriction  Anyone with the URL  Guest Permission  Only allow the instructor and other student presenters the “presenter role.”
    6. 6.  Have students use the chat feature for questions (in case they cannot use the microphone)  Practice good etiquette in the room:  Try not to speak over others  Communicate effectively  Know how to use Connect before you set up the meeting and be willing to show others how to use it.  In case your students are not as tech-savvy as you are
    7. 7.  Create a Host Role inAdobe Connect  http://www.purdue.edu/apps/GoMeetRequest/  Login to Adobe Connect  https://www.itap.purdue.edu/learning/tools/gome et/  Create a Meeting
    8. 8.  Inside the Meeting room  Share your webcam  Connect your microphone  Record the meeting  Locate the meeting link  Practice  Uploading a file  Using the whiteboard  Setting up a poll  Setting up your layout
    9. 9.  Google Hangout is a free alternative to Adobe Connect if your students need a meeting room or a tool for collaboration  http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/  Available on:  Windows  Mac  Tablets (iOS & Android)  Mobile Devices (iOS & Android)
    10. 10.  Uses  Collaboration on Projects  Virtual Meeting Spaces  Share content such as photos and videos  Group conversations  Have up to 10 users on a single hangout  Camera and Microphones can be used  Can share your screen to present ideas or assist with something
    11. 11.  Create a Google Account  http://www.google.com/  Start a Hangout  Set up your camera and microphone  Share your screen
    12. 12.  Join.Me: https://join.me/  A great application to use to quickly share your screen with others.  Available for PC and Mac  No payment required for basic account  No install needed  Specs  Up to 10 meeting participants  Share your screen  Allow others to control your screen  Chat and file sharing  Viewing for iOS and Android  Need something more robust? TryTeamViewer.
    13. 13.  Start a Join.Me session  https://join.me/  Allow others to view your session  Allow others control of your screen
    14. 14.  Dropbox  A cloud-based storage space  Great for storing class files ▪ Able to share files or folders with anyone ▪ Can collaborate on files with other Dropbox users  Accessible on the web or a mobile device from anywhere with internet access  Can install the client on your computer to sync your files
    15. 15.  Google Docs & Drive  Google Drive is a cloud-based storage space for users with a Google account ▪ Documents created in Google Docs can be stored and shared using Google Drive  Google Docs is a service that allows users to create, edit, and manage files that were create in office or with the Docs interface. ▪ Similar to MS Office with limited functionality ▪ Can share your docs for collaboration
    16. 16.  Dropbox  Set up a Dropbox account: https://db.tt/WMoTuUy  Download the client to your computer  Download the app to your smartphone  Upload files to Dropbox ▪ Share a file with someone  Google Docs  Create a Google Doc  Share it with someone
    17. 17.  Wiki  Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com  Great use for collaborating on a document or project  Blog  EduBlogs: http://www.edublogs.org  Edmodo: http://www.edmodo.com  A great resource for a class site or a project  CollaborativeTools: https://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Coll aborative+Tools
    18. 18. Reach us at:  pncolt@pnc.edu  Twitter and Facebook: @PNCOLT  http://www.pnc.edu/distance for all workshop notes, links, and training needs

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