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5.6. Alternate Communication Resources

Alternate Communication Resources

We strongly recommend communicating within the Brightspace learning environment. It is a central source for students and instructors and it documents all course activity.

With that said, we learned in the Spring of 2020, not all teaching and learning was planned by instructors or students to be "online" learning. Due to a rapid shift to online instruction, we encourage instructors to use tools and resources that give them the clearest path to major objectives with a minimal learning curve for them and their students. The intent of this page is to share some popular choices that are typically easy to use and have a low cost. Your institution may have access to site licenses to other products you should consider. 

Google Voice

Why use Google Voice? Voice allows you to do the following:

Setup Google Voice Tutorial (new window) 

Google Hangouts

Why use Google Hangouts? Hangouts allows you to do the following:

Google Hangouts – Getting Started (new window)


Why use Screencast-O-Matic? Screencast-O-Matic is one of many recording tools that are free or free to try. Your computer or camera software may allow you to record videos too. This is a popular choice that allows you to do the following:

Welcome to Screencast-O-Matic (new window)

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