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  • Conferencing

    Whether you are working one-on-one or with a large group, online conferencing software allows you to share information with classmates or fellow researchers, wherever you are. Many tools allow sharing screens and documents, in addition to video and audio. All tools listed here are free (in general or to Virginia Tech affiliates).

  • Shared document editing

    Whether you are sitting around the same table in the library or scattered across the country, group projects often require all participants to edit the same document. These tools allow synchronous or asynchronous editing. All tools listed here are free (in general or to Virginia Tech affiliates).

  • White boards and brainstorming

    Sometime you just need to scribble your thoughts down to get them organized. Newman Library has white boards available throughout the building; when you are working virtually with your group, shared white boards replicate that experience. Brainstorming applications allow you to arrange components of your project or research topic so you can divide up responsibilities or organize a paper.



  • Anita Walz
  • Open Education and Online Learning Environments Librarian
  • 540-231-2204
  • arwalz@vt.edu
  • 207B Newman Library (0434)
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061