Internal - Faculty & Staff

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting allows faculty and students to have real-time, online meetings, and classes that allow participants to collaborate via video, voice, text chat, and screen sharing.

GoToMeeting Screenshot (PC)
GoToMeeting Screenshot (Mac)

1. See and Hear Your Students

GoToMeeting enables you to see and hear your students through their webcams. You can have live, in-depth interactions and discussions a live class sessions or meetings and truly connect with students. 

2. Teach Anytime, Anywhere

GoToMeeting offers great flexibility. You can literally meet with students from any location with an Internet connection. This means you can hold class sessions or office hours or Q&A meetings from your office, your home, or a conference on the other side of the country.

3. Use Any Device

You don’t need a computer to host or participate in a live session. Using the GoToMeeting App, you can access a meeting with your tablet or smartphone. 

4. Hold Virtual Office Hours

GoToMeeting is a great tool for office hours. Keep a meeting open at a designated time and have students drop in for questions and discussion./p>

AdvantagesChallenges
Can quickly create meetings “on the fly”Good to for holding real-time meetings to collaborate virtually on group projectsSupported by Simmons service deskNo more than 25 participants allowed in a sessionRecorded sessions are saved as a file (not easy or intuitive to make available to students)Requires a solid internet connection; wired access is preferable