Meet Online 🤝

There are a million ways to meet online, but there are a few we’ve found which work especially well with Aula.

This collection is helpful if you’re trying to do any of the following:

  • Deliver a synchronous lecture, seminar or any other webinar
  • Use breakout rooms for more focused discussion
  • Record meetings/seminars for students to view later on (always inform students when and how you’ll use recordings)

Choosing the right tool

Where it makes sense, try a Preferred tool first; these tools integrate well with Aula and will likely be a better experience for you and your students. However, if that doesn’t meet your needs, look for a Supported tool as these are also recommended and available for use. Finally, you may be able to get access to a tool in the Managed section, but these are not available to all staff.

If you know another tool which might work, talk about it with your Associate Head (Student Experience) to see how to proceed.

Preferred Tools

These tools integrate well with Aula and are likely to provide the best user experience for both you and your students.

Big Blue Button
Famous for being an open source video conferencing/webinar tool aimed at educators, …
Zoom
With a reputation for being one of the most popular video conferencing …

Supported Tools

These tools are supported by IT Services and available to the wide majority of teaching staff. While they may not provide as seamless an experience with Aula as a Preferred tool, they often have a different set of features which may be more suitable for your module.

Microsoft Teams
If you've been working through the lockdown, chances are that you've had …

Managed Tools

Sometimes taking the road less travelled makes all the difference. Managed use tools aren’t available to all staff, so check with your Associate Head (Student Experience) if one of these looks best suited to your needs.

Adobe Connect
Named the Best Virtual Classroom Software by G2 Crowd in 2020, Adobe …
WebEx
WebEx, a product of Cisco is an enterprise video conferencing and webinar …

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