At ACU you can use the following tools in LEO to communicate with your students in real-time.
Zoom is available to use at ACU for running meetings and online classrooms. It is a fast and easy to learn system that can support many users and is the most widely used online meeting room tool. Zoom includes features such as:
Hosts may record online sessions for playback later. Recordings can be saved locally or to the cloud (which are saved into Echo360 automatically).
Learn more about Zoom in the Tools section of the LEO Guides.
Adobe Connect is used at ACU to run online meetings, presentations and webinars, and as virtual teaching space for online units. It allows real-time communication through video and audio over the internet for multiple users, while also providing several interactive features, such as:
Lecturers can also record their sessions and provide these for students to view later. Using the LTI activity, students can even create their own meeting rooms to use as study groups.
Learn more about Adobe Connect Live Classrooms in the Tools section of the LEO Guides.
Chat is a simple text-based chat room tool that can be added to your LEO unit, which allows you to communicate with your students in real-time via instant messaging.
The functions provided by this activity are much simpler than those of a live classroom, and can be used where a synchronous solution is preferable to other asynchronous LEO activities.
Learn more about the Chat activity in the Tools section of the LEO Guides.
Please contact the Learning and Teaching Centre for professional development, resources and advice for your learning and teaching needs at ACU.