Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that enables collaborative experiences that include video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A, document sharing and much more.
Video conversations with up to 8 people for free. Also allows screenshare. No login required — no installs
Canvas is Middlebury’s learning management system, and course sites can be provisioned using CourseHub.
Canvas allows you to:
- Conduct online, asynchronous discussions with your students;
- Provide feedback and post grades for assignments;
- Upload documents, videos, audio files, and more;
- Post deadlines and reminders through the calendar and announcements;
- Manage group work assignments;
- Connect via video conference with individual students, a whole class, or guest speakers.
The Cisco Meeting App is a locally hosted video conferencing platform which offers similar functionality to Zoom.
The Hypothesis LMS app brings discussion directly to course content by enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of texts. Collaborative annotation engages students more deeply in course readings and gives teachers a view into how students are reading.
With the app installed in your LMS or course site:
Jabber is a "soft phone" client which allows Middlebury users to make and receive telephone calls from their Middlebury number.
Provision of e-mail mailing lists for announcement and discussion. Serves both the Middlebury community and broader collaborations with external institutions. Connects Middlebury experts with local community and also other professional experts beyond Middlebury. Supports administrative uses, curricular/pedagogical uses, research/scholarship uses, outreach/engagement uses, and the broader academic role of Middlebury.