A conferencing tool is any tool that connects two or more people together at the same time at two or more locations for the purposes of communication and interaction.
Important Information before you get started: Some factors you need to consider before deciding to use video or web conferencing.
Web conferencing tools use multimedia-capable computers, a high-speed Internet connection, computer microphones and optional web cameras to enable people, sometimes large numbers, to participate in meetings or lectures usually from their own office or home.
While this section makes reference to using conferencing tools for instructional purposes, these tools are also invaluable for many administrative uses such as holding virtual meetings and bringing in guest speakers for meetings or workshops.
Conferencing tools open up teaching and collaboration opportunities such as the ability to: