Advertisement Feature Top features education establishments look for in communications and collaboration solutions As the world tentatively re-opens, schools have been back in person for a number of months. From localised bad weather to a global pandemic, it can be hard to predict what may lead to a school closure. Personal circumstances among individual pupils or staff may also mean that the option to learn or work outside of the school premises is a requirement, aiding accessibility and inclusion. Below are the top features that education establishments like yours look for when considering communications and collaboration solutions for virtual and hybrid lessons, remote guests, remote staff meetings and training, and remote cloud telephony. Ease of use Staff and students don’t have to think about the action of delivering or attending an in-person lesson. We believe delivering or attending a virtual lesson should be frictionless. Technology should not be a barrier to learning. In fact, 98 per cent of surveyed educational institution, government, and charity users agree that GoToMeeting’s ease of use and reliability are better than the competition. Free to attend lessons and meetings Education is a right. Pupils and staff do not pay to join a lesson or meeting with GoTo. However many attendees there are, all they need is a mobile or internet connection. Accessibility options Restating our belief that technology should not be a
barrier to learning, the GoTo Suite includes critical accessibility features including high-contrast mode, meeting transcripts and captions. Enriched online learning experiences. Share materials like handouts, workbooks, and external links – before, during and after meetings. During meetings, empower pupils to engage with the content in real-time using polling, surveys and chat. Plus, use cloud storage for storing classwork, handbooks, tests, and more. Protect your students Support your duty of care with TLS encryption and 256-bit AES encryption at rest, which protect sensitive chat, session, recording, notes, and more. The GoTo Suite includes secure features for meeting hosts include password protection and meeting locks, alongside full-control over attendees (to monitor, mute or remove someone). “GoTo collaboration solutions have helped us widen access to our expertise and improved our ability to collaborate with partners and businesses. As a result, we have increased the number of life science products we support onto the market, and increased the number of businesses we can help to grow.” To find out more how the GoTo Suite has enabled Swansea University Medical School to enhance its teaching in advanced medical sciences click here.
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