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It has VOIP, phone, chat and webcam capabilities and an individual is able to conduct webinars. I am still playing around with it. Educators may find it useful as it has an "Educate & Train" section.

from the website:

General Features

  • Browser-based
  • Hundreds of Active/Archived Meetings per User
  • Flexible, PowerPoint-like Authoring
  • Always-On/Persistent
  • External Publishing
  • Custom Branding
  • FREE!

thanks to knowmate Daisy W for this post



Online collaboration through the use of a secured wiki and other tools. The web collaboration site that has been online since September, 2004. Its stated purpose: to put web collaboration in the hands of people who need it without having to download or install complicated software.

Use the email addresses of the participants in the project to send an invitation. Participants can be created with varying levels of access from Administrator to read-only. Any Administrator can add additional participants. There is even a non-disclosure form in the advanced features.

from the website:  Designed for ease of use, WebHuddle overcomes many of the common challenges faced by other virtual meeting applications on the market—such as high-price to entry, compromised network security, large client downloads, and unreliability—resulting in a frustrated IT department and less than satisfactory business results.

• Cross-Platform: Use any Java-enabled computer (Linux, Windows, Unix, Mac) Learn more

• Simple: No installation needed—client runs in web browser Learn more

• Small: Thin client (about 125 KB)—loads quickly Learn more

• Secure: All data encrypted by HTTPS protocol Learn more

• Open Source: Leverage the many benefits of open source software, including value, transparency, and flexibility. If you find WebHuddle useful you may download it and freely install it on your own network.

Using WebHuddle, you have options— and flexibility. Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP. WebHuddle also offers recording capabilities—presentations can easily be recorded for playback over any web browser for those who missed the live meeting.

I was going to recommend a small cooperative note-taking software, but now I have some concerns about it. Originally, I was going to recommend Webnote. In fact, I even set up a page for the Knowplace weekend at However, as soon as I did this, I found that someone had already used the program and had left some notes. Now it could be that it is someone from this group, or it could be that it has been used previously at a Knowplace get together. Or it may not matter. What is of import, is that either way, whenever you use this type of collaborative program, care needs to be taken to select a name that is not easily discerned by any passerby. So now, I have set up a new page at (todays date).

posted by Elderbob Brannigan in the OpenWeekend Potluck session #1
Here is my contribution to this pot-luck. Wink 2 is the latest version of Wink. This version is much more useful because you can now add audio and voice narrations to your slide shows. And it can publish to SWF format for online delivery.  Oh, and it is free.

Wink can capture screen shots and actions to create flash based tutorials, without Flash or Captivate. And the presentations are editable.

Download it from

I am also keeping a list of free tools for learners and you can access it at




yousendit is a website that will store your files online to be retrieved by the recepients on their own schedule, without filling up their email program.

It only requires the recepient email to be entered but if entered your email address will appear in the from area. I would make sure that you let everyone know that you are indeed sending the file (in a separate email if you are concerned about security). Their privacy policy says that they do leave a cookie on their server to recognize you and that they store the emails on their server. This is logical as they keep the file on hand for 7 days or 25 downloads if you send it to multiple recepients.

They do post a link for you when the file has been transfered:

Your file has been successfully sent!

We've stored your file on our server and sent your recipient an email with instructions for retrieving it. The file will be available for 7 days or a limited number of downloads.

Here is a link for your reference:

The recipient gets email notification and downloads from the website.

You've got a file called "1008-093-04-1069.gif" (6 KB) waiting for download.
Message: testing the product
 You can click on the following link to retrieve your file. The link 
will expire in 7 days and will be available for a limited number of 
 Regular link (for all web browsers):
This email was automatically generated, please do not reply to it. 
For any inquiries, feel free to email
 The YouSendIt Team

Seems like an efficient way to work with files especially if you do not like to include attachments in emails. The links and references on the site indicate a number of reliable sources use and approve of the program.

Sunmitted by Helen Kershaw Sept. 24, 2005

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