Is Zoom the best online tool to buy? Everyone is zooming as you say, but how confidential is it? How does it compare with other tools?
Have you found that Zoom works well internationally? We generally use skype because that's what our partners/ colleagues use, and its not great
How to ensure confidentiality with video conferencing?
I'm also interested in knowing about security/confidentiality levels with Zoom. And how it's possible for a large group to 'break out' into separate 'rooms' and then come back togetherl
I would like to know more about how to make online training effective and engaging, now that we're having to deliver it all virtually
I was/am running a weekly young dementia club in Sussex. Have now set up a closed Facebook group. Am getting them into a habit of weekly chat for an hour. Any advice on getting people into the habit of looking at the Facebook group? And any games or tricks to engage people who aren’t used to fb or social media?
From Alan Sparkes : @Claire Zoom did have a security worry some time ago but that was patched up and its currently under military testing ( src BBC). In my other role as a therapist Zoom has been embraced by the the therapy community for online sessions. It has been preferred over Skype as it doesn’t require you to manage your online status and receive unwanted calls
Lou Carroll : Hi all, another vote for some remote tech - I haven't tried Miro but have just started using Mural https://mural.co which is a very similar tool. I used it to run a remote, 5 hour workshop with a charity client yesterday - using Zoom for the video call and using the Zoom Rooms to do some group work. It was great! And very easy to learn to use. Possible downside - no free version. Starter version is USD 12 per month. BUT upside it is free for 90 days at the moment. Also you don't need to pay to invite external guests to collaborate.
Jo Walters : Online training - one option is e-learning platforms like Teachable and Thinkific
From Jane Moore : Hannah, I also work for a company that provides elearning software, Elucidat and yes, some elearning is dull dull dull but they have some examples which show how it can be made interesting too https://www.elucidat.com/showcase/
From stephenbarnett : Stephen here from Crossroads Care - I was/am running a weekly young dementia club in Sussex. Have now set up a closed Facebook group. Am getting them into a habit of weekly chat for an hour. Any advice on getting people into the habit of looking at the Facebook group? And any games or tricks to engage people who aren’t used to fb or social media?
From Adam Muirhead : Would they all have the Fb app on their phones?
Advice: Chat to people; Use existing comms tools, e.g. email to let people know about activities; Go where people are - hard to convert them to a new channel/format if they’re used to something else