Webinar: Tools for Online Office Hours - Appear.in

Webinar Series Two weeks ago we conducted a webinar in which we presented two conferencing tools as excellent options for holding synchronous office hours for an online class—appear.in and Blackboard Collaborate. We chose these tools, specifically, because we feel that they can be used in conjunction to respond to different needs. Blackboard Collaborate is robust, feature rich, and built into Blackboard directly, but it is also complicated. Appear.in is much simpler to use, but it can’t handle more than 6 students at a time, it isn’t built directly into Blackboard and it isn’t as feature rich. We wanted to cover how to use both tools so faculty and administrators could pick and choose what works best for them in their… Read more >>
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