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Some courses require students to give live presentations or interviews with instructors. Below is a chart representing some of the options for these.

Medium

Singular Audience Member

Multiple Audience Members

 

Text

Instant Messaging,
VH internal messaging,
Skype chat
DimDim

VH Chat,
AIM chat,
Skype chat
DimDim

 

Audio

Telephone,
Skype Chat,
GoogleTalk,

Telephone conference call,
Skype audio,

 

Video

Skype video chat,
GoogleTalk,
DimDim

DimDim

 

Screensharing
(user shows their computer screen)

Skype (latest version)
DimDim (requires Flash, screencaster)

DimDim (requires Flash, screencaster)

 

Presentation via file
(user shows just a file, such as PPT, PDF)

DimDim 

DimDim 

 

Items in purple/bold indicate special A/V Requirements (below)

A/V Requirements:

Technology

Telephone

Skype audio

Skype Video

GoogleTalk (audio)

GoogleTalk (video)

DimDim

 

 

 

 

telephone

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

webcam

 

 

x

 

x

x

 

 

 

 

audio/microphone/headset

 

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DimDim Webmeeting can work with either a headset/microphone OR a telephone conference call can be used (not both at once).