Synchronous tools allow students and faculty members to connect in several ways with each other and with the course content.
The tool we use allows for a completely online, synchronous exchange of audio, text chat and PowerPoint/Images sharing and annotation. Each student has her own immediate feedback options that she can click to convey understanding. Students can log into the virtual Live Classroom from any computer in any location with a high-speed Internet connection. It also has a function called “application sharing” which permits users to display their own computer screens.
Wimba Live Classroom is our current tool.