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
  • Co-browsing
  • 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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Keywords: web conferencing, video conferencing, live meetings, Elluminate Live!, Elluminate, Polycom, LifeSize

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