Real-time activities are suitable for those online courses in which most students are in the same time zone or can commit to meet at specific dates and times. Ideally, students should have a webcam and a microphone to be able to interact with others using a videoconferencing application.
All IU online courses can make use of Adobe Connect to establish synchronous videoconferences. As most current videoconferencing programs, Adobe Connect allows:
- Having students working in teams using breakout rooms.
- Using a shared digital whiteboard in which students can sketch ideas and concept maps.
- Create an online poll which can display the results instantly.
- Share documents on the fly or a remote computer’s display.