Skype – Otago Connect
These tools facilitate desktop to desktop text, voice and video communication.
Skype enables text and voice conversations, free, with other Skype users, or at a cost, to landlines and mobile phones.
Otago Connect (powered by Adobe Connect) is a web-based conferencing system. You can text, talk and video each other as well as share documents, presentations, video clips, collaborate on a whiteboard, and poll participants.
Why or When to use this tool
Anytime you would like to communicate ‘in person’ with dispersed colleagues.
Skype you can use like a phone, with video, or like a conference call – nationally and internationally.
Otago Connect you can use for meetings, classes, tutorials, webinars; any time you would like a group of people together in one space.
Formally supported by the University of Otago?
Skype – No
Otago Connect – Yes
Find information / Support / Help here:
Skype web page is here: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home
Otago Connect information is here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/its/services/teaching/otago023671.html
Which one to use?
Check out this flowchart