Q. Collaborative Technologies


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There are many ways to stay in touch with your fellow IDS Project members between Users Group meetings. If you can’t make it out for lunch or a visit, try one of these easy (and free!) collaborative technologies to stay in touch.

Google+ Hangouts

  • Required: Google+ account for everyone, Google Voice and Video Plugin, Windows XP+, Mac OS X 10.5+, or Linux
  • Allows voice, video and screen sharing


  • Required: Skype account. Skype program (requires admin. privileges)
  • Screen sharing allowed 1-on-1 for free


  • Screen-sharing only
  • FREE. Easy to install (no administrative privileges required).
  • When you run the program you’ll be given a 9 digit code (e.g. 783-273-162)
  • To share your screen, give the code to the other person and have them enter it at http://join.me


  • Group video calls with up to 12 people
  • Record and send video messages
  • Record and upload calls to YouTube
  • Send instant messages to your contacts on ooVoo
  • Set up a web chat room for free



  • Take Screenshots: Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen
  • Record Screencasts: Record up to 5 minutes of onscreen video
  • Collaborate: Jing’s older siblings – Snagit and Camtasia - are great for editing and enhanced sharing
  • Last Updated Jul 13, 2016
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  • Answered By Angela Galvan

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