DEC core collaboration tools

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Listed below are a core set of collaboration tools that are currently centrally managed within DEC at the time of writing. It is important to note that this is a core set not the definitive set. Access to other collaborative tools is permitted as long as it does not pose a security risk to the Department or students.

Tool Audience Notes
Video conferencing Students Staff Video conferencing system Integral component of the Interactive Classroom projects well as the Connection (Virtual Excursions) project.Collaborate via dedicated VC units or via mobile apps when external to DEC network.
Adobe Connect Students Staff Web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinarsCollaborate via browser or mobile apps
Bridgit Students Staff Desktop sharing and IWB collaborationCollaborate via desktop and mobile apps
Yammer Staff Allows for public and private groupsIntegrates closely with Office 365Collaborate via browser or mobile apps
Office 365 Students Staff Online productivity suite enables shared creation / editing of documents.Integrates closely with Yammer (staff only)Collaborate via browser or mobile apps
Google Docs Students Staff Online productivity suite enables shared creation / editing of documents.Collaborate via browser or mobile apps
Share.schools Staff Digital repository powered by Equella. Appropriate for teacher created contentCurrently only available to teachers in Distance Education schools.

Collaborate via browser

Scootle Staff Digital repository powered by Equella. Publicly searchableAppropriate for centrally developed and / or approved quality assured resourcesCollaborate via browser
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