Blue Jackets have looked at many different website
forums, social networks, emails and software
applications to come up with the best few to use for
communications. Many of them have different pros and
cons, but few very important features for us were:
Ability to get ahold of one another quickly, that
everyone would be able to use it, send and receive
documents and images, also free and easy to sign up
Collaboration Tools Con.
Some of the best choices that we have come up with
All of these communication techniques had most of the
features we were looking for, some had better pros
it is a software for calling ,seeing, messaging and sharing
Pros- Account and the latest download are both free
-Free video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype
-Instant messaging and file sharing
Cons-Requires a webcam if you want other people to see
-Requires an internet connection
-Requires a pc or mobile device with a microphone
and speakers or headset attached
iLearn is a Learning Management System (LMS) that SF State has adopted
to enhance online student learning and collaboration.
Pros- Every sfsu student has an account
- Assessing teammates performance and gathering their feedback
- Sharing online resources
Cons-It works only for sfsu students
- Requires an internet connection
- Cannot connect with other people asap
is a cloud computing service that allows multiples users to author and co-author documents using normal and
popular Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access. Since SkyDrive is a
cloud/web-based service, users can collaborate at their convenience.
a) Allows users to edit documents when/where they want to. Since it is a web-based service, it can be accessed
anywhere. Users do not need to be together.
b) Ease of use - many people are already familiar with Microsoft Office applications so there is little-to-no
learning curve involved.
c) Projects and documents can be accessed and edited from various devices. SkyDrive works on multiple
platforms (such as Mac or PC) and multiple devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones).
a) Needs an internet connection to work.
b) Documents cannot usually be translated to other similar applications. Not everyone uses Microsoft Office.
c) There is no direct communication feature. If users wish to communicate with other users, they must do so on
A social networking connects people with friends and family. That also
has an instant message application.
A) Free and easy to sign up.
B) Easy to access on the go through the mobile device
C)can upload pictures and document.
A) Need internet connection.
B) Not every mobile can be used.
C) Some countries cannot use Facebook.(ex: China, North Korea)
Mobile application that can be downloaded on a smartphone.
A) Free application.
B) Easy to access on the go.
C) Create group message and free to send pictures and
A) Can only access on a smartphone.
B) Cannot send large files.
C) Cannot use without internet.
Facebook is our group winner.
It is the easiest way for our group to communicate due
to everyone having facebook. Most of us also have
smartphone, which made it easy to get ahold of one
another on the go. Facebook having a group chat it
makes it easy to include everyone all the time. Also that
everyone has their profile on facebook it makes it more
personal when we can see a persons picture who we’re