Communication

Social networking platform, not unlike Facebook, that works with other Google services and allows users to connect with and see what friends are doing. Users can create posts and share links or multimedia items with select groups (called Circles). The Hangouts feature allows group video chat.

Last updated: 13 Nov 2014

Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool that allows users to organize projects in a dashboard view, containing one or more project-oriented boards. The dashboard provides a real-time overview of what is being worked on, who is working on what, and overall progress toward project milestones. Useful for organized task management, delegation, communication, and collaboration across teams.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 11 Nov 2014

Snapzen is a browser tool that is used to collaborate with others about the information on any web page - right from your browser.

Discuss information on web pages with your colleagues, friends or family. It is easy to collaborate with others because they see exactly what you see on the web pages.

If you still use copy and paste, screenshot tools, email or chat to discuss web pages, Snapzen will show you a better way.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 9 Nov 2014

TagCrowd is a web-based word cloud generator that can accept a URL, text, or an uploaded plain text file. Options are provided to show word frequency, exclude particular words, and more.

Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Slack is a team-based communication and archiving platform. It allows for both synchronous and asynchronous communications, channels for managing specific streams, full user management and integration with a wide variety of social media and storage providers. It is free for limited (rather generous) use and provides one the best means to allow for individual communication patterns within a managed project to be facilitated. Allowing for the quick and informal communications, hashtagged for quick scanning and searching as well as targeted messaging makes it a very compelling project tool.

Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Share a project action board in real time, see milestones and upcoming goals. Easy-to-use features allows for edits in the project timeline, and the tracker predicts timeline for next goal achievement based on previously entered data. You can create individual project lines, or stories, that come together to create an epic, or larger project. There are charts showing your historical trends and anything else you'd like to monitor.

Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media, including photos and videos. You can search multiple social networks from one place, drag individual elements into your timeline, and create a story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers. There are built in features to notify your followers of a story update.

Last updated: 31 Oct 2014

Open peer review tool for items in Mendeley. Offers a method to monitor all feedback on scientific work for authors and allows others to review work. A watchlist feed keeps track of mentions and reviews of papers you're interested in.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

WordPress plug-in for archiving tweets. "This plugin hasn't been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress."

Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

Google Scholar Citations lets you track citations to your publications, check who is citing your publications, graph your citations over time, compute citation metrics, and view publications by colleagues.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2014

The Altmetric Explorer is a powerful web app that allows you to track the conversations around scientific articles online. Altmetric collects and analyzes hundreds of thousands of postings about tens of thousands of articles and datasets each month. It makes this data available to end users through an intuitive user interface and to developers through an API.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Wiggio is a free service that allows users to create groups, host virtual meetings and conference calls, manage events, create to-do lists, poll members, send messages, and upload and manage folders. You can connect with your FaceBook account or create a new and free account with Wiggio. They are no longer supporting previously available Wiggio apps.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Web-based discussion tool (not a full-fledged learning management system, but you can link to Piazza from your LMS, including Blackboard, Moodle, and Coursera) that allows student to ask questions and interact with instructors and other students in a public space. A wiki style format enables collaboration in a single space and features LaTeX editor, highlighted syntax and code blocking. Questions and posts needing immediate action are highlighted and instructors endorse answers to keep the class on track. Anonymous posting encourages every student to participate.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Twitter allows users to send 140-character messages. There is a thriving digital humanities community of Twitter users. This tool is great for communicating and sharing ideas, micro-blogging, real-time communication. You can follow tweets about digital humanities https://twitter.com/hashtag/digitalhumanities.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Plugin for Omeka and WordPress that allows you to automatically tweet new additions to your Omeka archive or WordPress blog.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Create a survey to measure and record your students' progress against curriculum outcomes. Use Likert questions to rate students based on a rubric and text questions to record qualitative data to share with parents and faculty. **This item is being upgraded to PollDaddy: Your login details and account will remain the same, you will now login at Polldaddy.com.

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Skype allows free voice and video computer-to-computer calls, and calls to phone numbers for a fee. Video is only available for person-to-person calls, but multiple users can join a voice call. Skype can be used for free by educators in the classroom: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/complete-guide-to-use-of-skyp...

Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

ECHODamp is a multi-channel audio mixer and echo controller designed primarily for the High-Bandwidth Musical Video-teleconference environment and is meant for audio-engineers and musicians to share high quality audio in video-teleconferencing.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Doodle is an online scheduling tool to help collaborators find a common time to meet. An organizer can set up a number of proposed meeting times and send a survey to participants who indicate availability. The free version offers scheduling and the option for a MeetMe page, which allows users to see your available time slots; paid versions include options such as calendar integration, automatic reminders, SSL encryption, and seeing who is missing. Private plans are $39 a year and business/group plans vary in price, which is dependent on the number of Doodle organizers.

Last updated: 14 Oct 2014

Coggle is a web-based tool for non-linear structuring and visualization of information. Easy to create visually appealing diagrams with little to no technical expertise. Supports Markdown and LaTeX formatting (use LaTeX via the \\( \\) or \\[ \\] escape sequences). Users can add images by dragging and dropping them in the browser, view change history for each diagram and revert to previous states, and download their work as PDFs or images. Also enables real-time collaboration with others.

Possible use cases for Coggle may include:

Code license: Closed source
Last updated: 7 Oct 2014

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