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.
|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|