Real-Time Collaboration Tools
- Real-time collaboration uses the Internet to communicate with co-workers as if they were in the same room. Real-time collaboration involves several kinds of synchronous communication tools such as:
- Instant messaging
- Group chat
- Whiteboard collaboration
- Application sharing
- Desktop sharing
- Voice over IP
- Video and audio conferencing tools
Supported environments are:
Internet-based video conferencing - The University of Iowa supports video conferencing solutions that follow the International Telecommunications Union H.323 Internet-based multimedia communications systems standard.
Web-based Conferencing - Support is provided for web-based meetings, classrooms, and virtual office hours. Moderator-led interactions are possible from any location using a computer and an Internet connection.
Another option is Access Grid, an open source solution.
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