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Synchronous Communication

Moodle offers synchronous communication tools that allow you to participate in real-time lessons and discussions. These tools are shared online environments that allow you to participate in online lectures, virtual office hours, and engage in question and answer sessions.

Synchronous communication tools that you may encounter during your Moodle experience include:

  • BigBlueButton: a Moodle-based teleconferencing feature. Enables students and instructors to share their screen, web cam image, audio, and text-based chat.

  • Chat: this enables participants to have text-based, real-time synchronous discussions.

NOTE: You must have Java 2 RunTime Environment to use the Collaboration tools. You can download the plug-in from the page that appears when you join a Conferences session.

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