Video Conferencing Tools
Video Conferencing Tools at Delaware Tech
Delaware Tech currently supports three video conferencing tools for use within our Learning Management System (LMS) and general college use. Skype for Business is installed on every college computer and provides video conferencing as well as built-in IM. YouSeeU provides two versions of their tool for use within the D2L LMS. The tools include virtual classroom and video assignment. Zoom combines video conferencing, webinars, and mobile capabilities into one collaborative solution. Below is a brief description of the capabilities and links to training for each of these three systems.
Skype for Business
Record meetings, share your screen, and annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people. Use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during your business meetings to make them more productive. Getting your team together is as easy as sharing a link. With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you. Select a link below for on-line tutorials, information, and support.
YouSeeU Virtual Classroom
Virtual Classrooms by YouSeeU allows you to create a synchronous meeting with an individual student or multiple students in your course and allows you to save your sessions and post them within D2L Learning Management System (LMS) as a resource. You can also share your screen, just a window, share documents, use a whiteboard to illustrate you message. Additionally, you can also do a number of synchronous activities such as role play, group projects, student lead video conferences, and real-time engagement with each other. Please note that YouSeeU is available only within D2L. Select a link below for on-line tutorials, information, and support.
YouSeeU Video Assignment
YouSeeU is a robust, assignment driven student video platform centered around feedback—both educator as well as peer-to-peer. YouSeeU allows students to submit asynchronous presentations, conduct key-skills demonstrations, or high-stakes oral quizzes/exams. All of this is put into a structured workflow with time-stamped feedback, coaching, and self-critique lets your learners continuously improve their skills. You can also create assignments and provide feedback tailored to each individual’s learning path as well as foster engagement with peer review and group projects. Please note that YouSeeU is available only within D2L. Select a link below for on-line tutorials, information, and support.
Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom provides a video conferencing tool for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. The system provides screen or window sharing as well as a whiteboard for illustrations and diagrams. Sharing files is also easy with a drag and drop capability and annotation or co-annotation features along the ability for notes or commenting on documents. Group collaboration allows for easy creation of groups as well as the ability to invite others to join in. Virtual meetings can also be recorded in MP4 or M4A video formats for future reference. Zoom provides free use of their tool but with limitations to 40 minutes and 25 participants with no recording options. The college provides a limited number of “Pro Accounts” which may be requested from the link below but we encourage you to try the “Free Account” to make sure it meets your needs. Select the link below for on-line tutorials, information, and support.
Google Hangouts Meet
Google Hangouts Meet is the newest version of Google Hangouts. It allows you to hold video conferences with up to 25 participants. Meetings can easily be scheduled ahead of time or created on the fly. Participants have a number of ways to join the video call, including simply clicking on a link and following simple on-screen prompts. It works on both desktop computers and mobile devices.