Below is a table of several communication tools you can use to interact with your students.
|BB Collaborate||Zoom||Google Hangouts (and Meet)||Discussion Board||VoiceThread|
|Asynchronous||yes (if recorded)||yes (if recorded)||no||yes||yes|
|Share Screen||yes||yes||yes||no||no (in recordings only)|
|Share document||yes||yes||yes||yes||no (but can present a document)|
|Whiteboard||yes||yes||no||no||no (but can draw in recordings)|
|Audio and Video Communication||yes||yes||yes||no||yes (recordings)|
|Closed Captioning||yes (captioner plus caption file upload only)||yes (live auto-captioning plus captioner)||yes (live auto-captioning plus captioner)||n/a||yes (auto-captioning plus caption file upload)|
|Integrated into Blackboard LMS||yes||no||no||yes||yes|
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