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ReadyTalk — This standard for webinar production offers integrated slides, screensharing, live moderated chat, and high-quality recorded audio. Windows LiveMeeting — Our partners at Microsoft have been innovating web conferencing tools as convergence software , allowing for integration across Microsoft Office and Outlook in addition to synchronized audio and video. This post was written by Evonne Heyning , part of TechSoup's Community team.

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WebEx GoToMeeting is also an online conferencing app. It lets you make audio and video calls, run online meetings, check my team’s presence status, and send instant messages. We thought it might be fun to share with you some TechSoup staff recommendations for apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play. This is the first of two installments on app recommendations from our TechSoup staff.

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Using Web Conferencing Software To Create A Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But wait a minute, what if I could create a screencast out of a screensharing session or using a web conference system like Ready/Talk that offers video/audio recording? So, I just plunged in with Ready/Talk and made a quick video/audio capture of me talking to myself while looking at my screen. Option 2: Record the screen locally using Camtasia while the call is live and synch and edit the audio recording from Ready/Talk. Click To Play.

The search for good web conferencing

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In my searches for tools that would allow me to start this endeavor, I had several things I wanted: Possibility of showing slides and sharing my Linux and Mac Desktop Audio conferencing (two way) Chat capabilities Clean, professional, bug-free interface Low (or no) infrastructure costs or setup Truly cross platform Inexpensive (but not necessarily free.) 15 per person/minute for audio is very tough to swallow. It does, apparently, do audio via VOIP. controlling audio etc).

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The search for good web conferencing, take 2

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But interestingly, Yugma is now integrated with Skype, which totally changes the whole audio on a separate channel issue. In doing a bit more research (which I guess I hadn’ t done this summer) it turns out that Webex seems to allow desktop sharing with Linux.

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