Meeting, Conferencing and Virtual Classroom Tools
This page provides links to a range of e-meeting, conferencing and virtual classroom tools that can be used for creating live e-learning sessions and sharing data, audio and video.
Articles in alphabetical order.
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"AccuConference offers signature conference call services and web conferencing for eLearming. Delivering the highest quality and value in the industry, AccuConference meets all the qualifications of your conference call and web conferencing needs."
Added: 17 October 2006
"A uniquely different tool for holding online conferences and e-learning sessions. Integrates live voice and video into a truly intuitive, human environment."
Added: 18 February 2004
Watch a demo or try a free evaluation copy
"Arel develops, markets, and supports the most advanced interactive distance learning (IDL) systems. They allow thousands of remote participants in "Virtual Classrooms" or at Desktops to actively take part in training sessions presented by an expert from a broadcast center."
Added: April 2001
authorLIVE is an online, web-based collaboration system for e-tutoring and web conferences. authorLIVE has audio, video, and text chat, multiple whiteboards and document sharing, including Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, Word, Excel, images and swf files.
Added: January 2008
"With Breeze Live, you can now combine preauthored content with live interactions for a more engaging user experience. Use Microsoft PowerPoint slides, live and recorded video, Macromedia Flash animations, live screen sharing, audio, and two-way text chat to deliver measurably more effective presentations." From Macromedia
Added: 15 October 2003
Take a look at theoverview presentations
"BridgePoint is a browser-based web conferencing tool great for e-learning scenarios. BridgePoint features: Application Sharing, Remote Control, Slide Presentation (including PowerPoint upload support), URL Sharing and more. BridgePoint is simple to use and cost-effective"
Added: 27 August 2004
Try before you buy
"Centra is the world's leading provider of software infrastructure and ASP services for live eLearning and business collaboration. Our products and services are optimized for the full range of real-time internal and marketing-facing business interactions."
Updated: 18 June 2006
Centra is now part of Saba
UK based providers of audio and web conferencing to organisations around the world.
Added: 11 September 2007
based in the UK
"CityIS provide solutions video conferencing, audio conferencing and web conferencing solutions to the education sector."
Added: 19 January 2006
CityIS is a global integrated solutions provider committed to helping organisations work smarter with converged video, audio, data and web collaboration
"Claripoint is the only web conferencing product to work with just a browser. To participate in your training session, your colleagues need only go to your web address. They will not need to download any extra software or change the settings on their machine."
Updated: 18 June 2002
An innovative solution from a UK company
"Classtalk is a networked software system that facilitates the Socratic teacher by providing an effective way to manage an interactive class and involve every student. Typically a teacher using Classtalk would send three or four Classtalk tasks per hour of class time."
"With Click&Share, you can efficiently deliver presentations and classes, collaborate on documents, share applications, and more! Plus, you can increase participation and success rate by engaging your audience with quizzes and polls, Q&A sessions, and online annotations."
Added: 1 October 2005
Try the first web conferencing solution without installation
"First Virtual Communications, a premier provider of conferencing software solutions for real-time, rich media communications, is expanding its commitment to its education customers and the educational technology associations that serve them. With over 10 years experience in the market, First Virtual Communications is delivering greater customisation options for its Click to Meet integrated communications platform, applying new programs for educators and actively participating in industry-leading educational technology associations that foster partnership among academia, industry and government."
Added: 9 July 2004
Using Click to Meet, educational organisations at primary, secondary and university levels are offering direct instruction, participating in electronic field trips, interacting with remote guest lecturers and conducting meetings.
"Provides premium Web and phone conferencing solutions. Share presentations, documents, software applications, web-pages or your entire desktop. Expert 24x7 live support included."
Added: 25 May 2003
Phone and web conferencing
"Provides audio voice conference, telephone calling and interactive web conferencing services."
Added: 11 September 2005
Web conferencing is powered by Live Meeting
"Expert advisors, providing the UK's largest selection of online training tools. We currently offer free trials of the most highly rated software solution; Raindance Meeting Edition, exclusively in the UK. We provide solutions for rapid training deployments within live environments, across disperse geographical locations. From small groups to literally 1000's."
Added: 5 April 2006
CWL Technologies are based in Guildford in the UK
"Double-click conferencing is a web-assisted audio conferencing service that dials out to the attendees. Combined with sharp pricing and the ease of use, this service is ideal for conducting e-learning sessions while teacher and student can be anywhere in the world"
Added: 14 October 2005
Take a look at the Flash demo
"e-Conference Centre is the virtual classroom/boardroom of the future. Manage global communication, e-learning, sales, production and meetings without leaving the office."
Added: 29 January 2004
Contact one of their certified Internet Consultants to discuss the various options of use available, whether once a month or for unlimited annual use.
"eLecta Live allows any group, be they teachers and students, team members or associates of a multi-national company to work together in real time in a virtual room with all the facilities that are available in a physical room. The only difference is that all participants travel to the room via the internet. eLecta Live opens up a whole new world of communication and interaction."
Updated: 24 October 2006
Free demo trial account
"At Elluminate, we understand that live eLearning and Web conferencing is all about the experience. Sure, your content, instructors, and meeting facilitators have to be good. But if the user experience is poor, you put real communication in jeopardy and lose opportunities for sales, knowledge transfer, and productivity. That's why we pride ourselves on providing the BEST user experience for live, remote training and online meetings-bar none. And we can prove it! Because it's what we hear consistently from both our corporate and academic customers."
Added: 3 February 2005
Elluminate Live enables you to talk over the internet, chat online, share whiteboards and share applications.
"EMPOWER is the free version of SeeMyScreen. SeeMyScreen is a web conferencing application that allows you to show your PC's screen to other people across the Internet. The service is "view only" so there is no security risk as with other remote control style products."
Added: 21 September 2004
"All you need is a telephone bridge and a web browser. You can present at no-cost your PowerPoint presentation to up to 50 people all over the world simultaneously. Because your clients will be connected to a web server to view your screen, virtually everyone who can browse the web can attend your meeting".
eOptimize works with the existing Learning Management System and MS Exchange Server to enable course schedulers to take student's calendar, shifts, meetings, vacations, and overall availability into consideration before scheduling a course.
Added: 22 January 2008
"eZmeeting is delivering interactive, highly versatile meetings over the Internet and network that immediately impacts your organization's ability to communicate with greater speed and accuracy regardless of people's locations. Among its many striking features, eZmeeting allows proprietary information to be shared and collaborated on in real time without the need for distributing copies of the original. Data never leaves its original location. Conference members collaborate directly on the computer where the data is stored. Users from multiple locations can view, react to and markup directly and safely on the original and see the changes and additions others make in real time. The overall result is more accurate, productive, secure and faster collaboration and conferencing"
Added: 25 September 2001
Meeting software or p2p software? Both!
"Enables easy and effective communication between students and faculty. It is used by the Open University inter alia. First Class clients run on Windows, Mac, DOS or VT100 platforms.
"First Virtual brings you intuitive rich media and web conferencing with voice, video, data, text, and streaming."
Updated: 10 June 2002
Previously known as CuSeeMe.
"A free conference call service accessible anytime with call recording, podcasting, web management and 250 caller capacity. The service is free to use and offers instant sign up. Only domestic long-distance rates apply determined by the conference caller's long-distance carrier. There are no hidden costs for calling".
Added: 04 January 2007
"Genesys Conferencing is the world's largest specialist in the rapidly evolving conferencing and collaborative industry. The company provides a full range of innovative services and solutions - from real-time, collaborative conferencing services, all the way through to events and managed solutions."
Updated: 10 June 2002
Astound became Genesys Conferencing
"GoodMood WIP is a powerful and innovative online communication suite for live and recorded presentations. WIP offers webcasting, videoconferencing and WebTV tools in a single web based interface."
Added: 25 January 2005
Users only need a PC with a browser and a network connection
"GoToMeeting is the easiest and most cost-effective way to host frequent, hassle-free online meetings. Finally there's an online meeting solution that anyone can use."
Added: 11 November 2004
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"Helpmeeting is an essential building block of a total business communications system. Enabling all meeting participants to view the same screen at the same time."
Added: May 2001
"Classroom collaboration software for online education, language learning and interactive communications."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Can be integrated with Blackboard and WebCT. Watch a live demo
"You should be paying as little as $300 a month for web based application sharing, net meetings, sales presentations, software demonstrations, training sessions, distance learning connections and remote PC control for customer/technical support."
Added: 6 November 2002
Their new web conferencing solutions portal site iConfer launched 5 November
"iLinc Communications provides an organization-wide business collaboration solution for companies inside and outside of the Fortune 1000. We offer web conferencing collaboration for online business meetings, virtual classroom training and online sales training, web video conferencing, Web casts, and customer support. iLinc was developed in 1994 preceding all other Web meeting tools and elearning management systems. "
Updated: 23 January 2005
iLinc Suite includes MeetingLinc, LearningLinc, ConferenceLinc, SupportLinc
"LiveOffice's IMConferencing is the only solution available today that seamlessly integrates toll-free teleconferencing, web, audio and video conferencing with instant messaging into one, easy-to-use application."
Added: 28 October 2004
15-day free trial
"We provide customized audio, video and web conferencing solutions to organisations looking for the highest service standards around, backed by secure and reliable technology. Our approach allows you to tailor our systems to your exacting requirements providing you with a genuine, cost effective alternative to expensive in-house facilities."
Added: 2 July 2006
Company based in Southampton in the UK
Intercall offers audio conferencing, web and video conferences perfect for online meetings and e-learning collaboration
Added: 9th August 2007
"Since 1994, Interwise has been committed to delivering live collaboration and elearning solutions in one comprehensive platform. Recognized for their leadership in web conferencing and VoIP technology, Interwise continues to lead the market in integrated conferencing solutions. "
Updated: 16 October 2005
For complete enterprise-wide conferencing
"Conduct live, interactive collaborative sessions over the Internet with Microsoft Live Meeting with just a phone, a PC and an Internet connection?part of the Microsoft Office System.".
Added: 15 November 2003
This is the new and improved Placeware, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft
"Marratech offers an affordable desktop collaboration and conferencing solution with exceptionally high quality audio, video and interactive information sharing. You can meet in groups, discuss, interact and share information & applications using your apple Mac, Linux or Windows computer."
Added:17 August 2006
Reviewers Note: Free trials and live demos
"This is a software based tool for PC Labs. With MasterEye you can: Demonstrate your screen to other students - Blank students' PCs -Supervise students Screens from yours - Remote control student machines - Take screen shot - Shut down students machines - Highlight points to emphasize information graphically - Show Video clips to the entire class - Send Audio Signals to users - PC Chat with students from your desk or arrange students in workgroups so they can work together - Transfer files from your PC to one or more student PCs - Video Streaming"
Added: 17 April 2003
Download a free evaluation copy.
"Yes, it's true! Finally, web meetings made simple and affordable. Only $0.19 per minute, per person. Meet By Web web meetings will save you more than 73% compared to WebEx, 84% compared to LiveMeeting and more than 100% compared to RainDance! * NO setup fees, NO contracts, NO commitments. "
Added: 17 December 2004
Watch an instant demo of Meet By Web
"MeetingOne offers a complete suite of solutions designed to facilitate effective online training, web conferencing and event solutions. Through its partnership with Adobe Breeze, MeetingOne lets you create, manage, deploy, and track engaging online training everyone can access instantly. MeetingOne also offers online account management, facilitation services and branding."
Added: 29 April 2006
Free trial available
"Miura Conference provides combined integrated conferencing and eLearning solutions which enable businesses to manage, deliver and record interactive content. You can capture, share, and manage information and skills in a variety of formats to meet the requirements of specific learners or job tasks. Deliver highly-effective blended learning programs. In less time, at lower cost. Improving productivity in your business."
Added: 3 June 2005
Miura Conference uses Microsoft's Live Meeting web conferencing solution.
"MSHOW.comT is one of the world's leading interactive broadcasting companies, combining Web conferencing and streaming media to offer flexible Internet communication solutions."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Take the tour and watch a live demo
"Classroom Management software and virtual learning solution. Demo, monitor and assist students across your network. New version 3.01 allows tutors to restrict internet access and application usage."
Updated: 22 August 2004
Free trial available
"It's not just our conferencing product (though that's pretty amazing). And it's not just the people (though they're remarkable too). It's expertise, flexibility, and unparalleled responsiveness. It's cutting-edge technology in an easy to use package. It's dedicated customer support, start-to-finish attention to your needs, and the drive to do whatever it takes to give you flawless conferencing."
Updated: 23 January 2005
"The features of Netspoke Conferencing have been painstakingly designed to ensure that your virtual meetings are powerful, professional, and productive. Instant access and intuitive features make our service easy to use, while the Conferencing Hub gives you unparalleled access and control."
"Online meeting room with voice over IP, video, presentation area, text chat, file transfer. Ideal as a virtual classroom at a fraction of the cost of big company classes. Unlimited attendance at any time for low monthly cost."
Added: 29 August 2005
Free demonstration available
"Need to demo a new product, collaborate on design projects or conduct training worldwide? Polycom WebOffice is the answer. Polycom WebOffice offers all the real-time collaboration options you need from file, application and desktop sharing to white boarding, annotations, instant messaging, polling and more."
Added: 13 December 2002
Get a free 7-day trial
"Open access: Free conference calls with no bills, no contracts, no need to book. Just dial and go; Enhanced access: register for free and get a unique PIN"
Updated: 29 November 2005
Share service (for Enhanced access users) lets you share PowerPoint presentation and PDF files for free (http://share.powwownow.com/)
"Present Online is your source for comprehensive web-conferencing solutions. Whether your focus is staff meetings, training, marketing presentations, sales calls, or customer service, we're ready to help you make the most of your next remote meeting. Combine Present Online with an audio conference and get a full complement of tools to make your meetings visually engaging - and very effective."
Added: 8 February 2002
Quick Tour and Live Demo available
"Raindance combines your phone and computer to provide easy to use web conferencing tools. Use Raindance for everything from reservationless phone conferencing to fully interactive web conferencing that includes whiteboarding, application sharing and polling"
Updated: 10 June 2002
phone and web conferencing services
"The RoomTalk Communicator is an unlimited computer-to-computer application designed to run on the Microsoft Windows platform that allows people to talk to each other, send text-messages, and see the same website or other presentation on their screens-from anywhere in the world."
Updated: 23 January 2005
View a demo
"SANAKO's virtual meeting solutions give professionals the tools they need to be effective, results-focused and progressive. Our voice-enabled online meeting rooms offer the flexibility to convene meetings and separate participants into different focus groups for intense discussion. "
Updated 23 January 2005
"SANAKO Corporation is the foremost supplier of leading edge language teaching solutions worldwide, continuing the proud tradition of Tandberg Educational, Teleste and Divace."
"On-line meeting rooms with full voice and video capability over the internet - ideal for presentations and tutorials. High quality voice and video communication is available straight from your desktop / laptop."
Added: 24 July 2006
SBL are based in Basingstoke in the UK
"smartMeetingT is designed to be feature rich but not over engineered. Users benefit from intuitive and easy to use functionality that addresses their every day key communication and collaboration needs."
Updated: 23 January 2005
Free 30 day trial
"Make on line studying more personal - high quality voice and video communication solutions over the internet make collaborative working a real option for e-learning. It's as simple as that! Call us today to schedule your demonstration and witness the benefits."
Added: 30 March 2006
Free live web meeting to demonstrate the power of integrated voice and video meetings over the internet
"Focus your audience: live, cross-platform web presentations."
Added: 25 April 2006
teamslide is offered with a single-user, five-user and ten-user license. Who needs a license? Only you, the presenter. Each presenter can upload an unlimited number of slidesets and switch between them.
"VIA3 is a completely integrated, fully secure online collaboration solution. While other products offer forms of "teleconferencing" or "presentation pushing", they are not fully interactive. Nor do they provide the bullet-proof security that sensitive business transactions require. And because VIA3 works the way you do, there is no expensive equipment to buy, meeting rooms to book, or separate phone lines or connections to coordinate."
Added: 17 August 2003
Download VIA3 for a free 30-day test drive
"Vyew is a browser-based conferencing and always-on collaboration platform that provides instant visual communication without the need for client downloads or installations."
Added: 19 May 2006
Free. Good for small meetings as it only supports up to 20 attendees.
"Web-4M is a comprehensive collaboration and learning environment. Web-4M is an integrated suite of peer-to-peer, multi-user , and groupware tools that deliver information Just-In-Time."
Added: 21 July 2004
You can demo Web-4M
"The webconference suite allows you to present powerpoint slides, live software demonstrations or tour websites with up to 100 guests in real time."
Added: 16 February 2003
Try it for free for 3 days
"WebDemo is a web-based, real-time conference and collaboration software tool that provides an effective way to deliver electronic presentations as well as interact with an audience of remote participants." From Linktivity.
Added: 8 February 2002
Take a look at the live demo
"WebEx is the industry's most interactive online classroom for the delivery of live and on demand online training. Your trainers and students will enjoy highly dynamic and flexible online learning, supported by powerful instructional tools - with no investment in software required."
Updated: 24 May 2004
Take a look at the Quick Tour or attend a live demo
"A perfect combination of video conferencing software and virtual classroom, VCR Wizdom provides an unmatched meeting tool, ushering in immense flexibility and sophistication in the existing web based meeting structures."
Added: 17 April 2007
Free demo available
WiZiQ, the Web 2.0 online education platform, features a free virtual classroom with video, audio, text chat, whiteboard and multiple document sharing capabilities.
Added: 21 January 2008
"Live, interactive webcasting and web conferencing for associations, organizations and corporate training. Synchronous, asynchronous and CD-ROM based delivery. Unique features: Full screen slides, modem friendly, animations, on screen notes taking and smart video."
Added: 20 November 2002
Enrol in a free, live, interactive demo
"Zing helps people create new knowledge faster. Invent new products and services. Work and learn in teams. Put students in charge of their own collaborative learning. Become fantastic facilitators. Transform organisations to survive rapid change. Help people think and do the extraordinary."
Added: 25 January 2004
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