There are several video conferencing solutions available to connect dHL Experts and educators. Since dHL Experts usually have a preferred way to connect, be sure to read your Expert’s complete profile before contacting your IT department.
Free Video conferencing Platforms
WebEx web conferencing combines file and presentation sharing with voice, HD video and new Meeting Spaces. You’re free to meet anywhere, anytime, and work together in shared meeting spaces with up to 3 people for free.
Hangouts is Google’s free videoconferencing platform. You can add apps to your hangouts to watch YouTube videos, draw pictures, or share your screen to collaborate.
Media-ting a Hangout (Thank you @HJ_DeWaard)
Access free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, send instant messages, and share files. For a fee you can include group calls for up to 10 people.
Zoom offers users a variety of plans, including a free Basic Personal Meeting Room. The Basic plan provides users with a meeting room that hosts up to 100 people, with a 40 minute time limit on meetings, an unlimited number of meetings as well as online support.
Platforms Only Available in Ontario, Canada
Contact North | Contact Nord
Contact North | Contact Nord is Ontario’s distance education and training network serving more than 600 small, rural, remote, Aboriginal and Francophone communities across the province. Contact North I Contact Nord is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario partnering with Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 20 public universities, and hundreds of school boards to offer local access to education and training opportunities.
Subscription Based Videoconferencing Platforms
Adobe® Connect™ is a web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. It powers web conferencing solutions end-to-end, on virtually any device, and enables organizations from leading corporations to fundamentally improve productivity. Note: All Ontario school boards are licensed to use Adobe Connect. Contact your Tech Department for your free account.
FieldTripZoom provides a cost effective high definition video conferencing solution to enable schools and content providers such as museums, zoos and parks to connect with each other, offering unique educational experiences. Their hosted “cloud-based” service requires only a PC or Mac, but is also able to connect with traditional videoconferencing equipment, bridging old and new technologies while maintaining the highest level of video quality.
NOTE: If you are booking a session through the Connect2Texas network, you will connect using Zoom at no cost.
Videoconferencing Etiquette and Tips
Video Conferencing Etiquette and Tips
Video Conferncing Etiquette and Tips is a small collection of eMagazine articles by universities and businesses providing information and best practices for video conferencing. Feel free to leave a comment on the Google Doc with your links to other articles of resources you’ve found helpful!
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