Thursday, 23 April 2009

Whiteboarding - ShowDocument

I've just been browsing around the various free Whiteboarding tools out there as listed within the Best Online Collaboration tool 2009 mind map. What I was looking for was the most intuitive and least hassle to access and use.

The winner was ShowDocument. Although it's principally designed to be a document collaboration tool, the whiteboard feature is great. The fact that there is no-sign up, no download and no installation makes it perfect to fit into a course that uses a VLE which already has a login. It's best to avoid having people uses two logins where possible. There was also real-time updates which surprising was absent on many other tools.

We may well use this next term on a course at the Institute of Education. I'll record here was it goes.

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