Webcast Academy participants use a variety of tools to help uscollaborate. Whenever possible, free tools are used in order to make collaboration methods as replicable as possible. We often experiement with new products and services, but the tools described below will likely be replaced by others over time.
Once you're in the chat, make sure to bookmark the chat in your skype program and do not 'leave'. If you do so, you will need ot be re-added.
Skype 3.x users, watch this screencast to see the basics of skype group chatting.
Skype 4.x users, watch this screencast
Social Bookmarking - below is information about what we've used in the past. During planning sessions for the Class of 4.1, we will be discussing social bookmarking options.
Diigo Webcast Academy Group Diigo is a social bookmarking site that we use to collect bookmarks. Support material here. Any time you come across a webcasting related website that you think would be of interest to the community, please post it here. Please do not use this for posting links to blogs, personal sites, search pages, or other Diigo groups.
Desktop Sharing - This allows for live viewing of remote desktops and can be very helpful in troubleshotting webcasting challenges. The most common tools currently used are Mikogo, Yugma, & Vyew.
Screencasting - Tools that allow you to record a video of your desktop. Useful for asynchrounously providing details of webcasting challenges and solutions. Options include:
- Jing Project - easy screencast publishing
- Camtasia - Media Recording
- Camstudio - free screencast software
- SnapZPro - Media Recording