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Collaboration (Chat and Virtual Classroom)

The Collaboration Tools allow users to participate in real-time lessons and discussions.  Examples of these sessions include real-time, online classroom discussions, guest speaker led sessions, Teaching Assistant sessions, and live question-and-answer sessions.  Recordings are created and made available for review.

Java Plug-in

The Java 2 Run Time Environment is required to use the Collaboration Tools.  The plug-in may be downloaded from the page that appears when a user joins a Collaboration Session, or may be found at  Take care to uninstall any existing Java plug-ins before installing a new version.

Available Tutorials:  Create/Manage Chat (PDF),  Create/Manage Virtual Classroom (PDF),  Record/Access Recorded Session (PDF)