Web conferencing tools allow faculty, staff, and students to interact live via a web interface. Web conferencing allows anyone with a computer and internet connection to interact with two-way audio, video, chat, screen-sharing, and more.
You can use web conferencing tools to:
- Facilitate live classroom sessions
- Bring in guest speakers from distant locations
- Provide online student group work spaces
- Host meetings with remote colleagues
- "Winterize your course" and meet virtually during inclement weather
- Conduct virtual office hours
There are currently two Appalachian sanctioned web conferencing tools.
We also recently added Zoom as a web conferencing tool that can be used inside or outside AsULearn. All faculty, staff, and students have Zoom Pro accounts and are equally able to use this product, both to host and to attend meetings.
For Zoom you will need:
- An Appalachian log in
- Zoom application
- Zoom Client for Meetings on a PC, Mac or Linux operating system
- Zoom mobile app on an iOS or Andriod device
Zoom meetings allow for up to 300 participants, and we have additional options for large meetings and webinars over 300 participants.
Google Meet is part of the Google Apps for Education suite and is available to all Appalachian users via their Mountaineer Apps account.
For Google Meet you will need:
- Your Mountaineer Apps/Google account
- Access to your computer's microphone and camera
- A supported web browser or the latest version of the Meet app
Google Meet allows for 100 participants in a video meeting.