Featured Communication and Discussion Tools

Chatzy provides a chat service that allows its users to create chat rooms, send out invitations to people they know, and communicate privately in these chat rooms. It is often used as a back channel for side conversations during presentations.(www.chatzy.com)
FlashMeeting is an online meeting application that allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Someone books a meeting and informs participants, who can then click on the link to enter the meeting at an arranged time. (http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net)
Mikogo is a cross-platform desktop sharing tool, ideal for web conferencing, online meetings, or remote support.(www.mikogo.com)

OpenHuddle allows you to interact, in whatever way you want, with as many people, or as few, as you would like. You can choose from and use video, audio, text chat, and a drawing board in whatever way you see fit. Teachers can invite students into a “huddle” and start discussions with as little required hardware as a webcam and a headset or microphone.(www.openhuddle.com)
Scribblaris an online collaboration tool to use for training and tutoring, working with images, brainstorming, and demonstrating.It includes a real-time multiuser whiteboard, image upload and download, text chat, and live audio.(http://scribblar.com)
Skype is a free, downloadable tool that allows you to make free phone calls (with or without video) from your computer to another Skype user. You use your Internet connection to turn your computer into an Internet phone.(www.skype.com)