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Video communication

Video communication allows us to see and talk to each other over the internet and can be a very useful teaching tool, for example if it is not possible for all the participants in a meeting to be present at the same location, whether due to distance, travel costs, an illness, or for environmental reasons. On this page you can read about the applications of video communication, which software is available, and how to get started.

Recording video calls with YouTube Live

Telecollaboration is a new teaching tool that allows students in different locations to do assignments and communicate with each other and their lecturers online. The most common form of telecollaboration is the video call. Students can record their video calls so that they can review them later, and the recordings can also be used for assessments and portfolios. This article provides instructions on how to record a video using YouTube. The recordings will not be made public (the student decides who can see them).

Video communication using Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a platform for sending messages and conducting phone and video calls. This article explains how to use Hangouts for video communication. Because the University of Groningen has a Google apps for Education licence, Hangouts can be used for meetings with up to 15 people (the maximum is normally 10 people).

Last modified:01 September 2017 10.05 a.m.
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