Last week, a Request for Proposals went out for a webinar tool (like Elluminate). Parties have until April 30 with an expectation of the tool being available by the beginning of the next fiscal year.
A webinar tool will facilitate synchronous communication with voice, chat, video, and more. This would be fabulous for student group work, for online classes that could use synchronous activity (like a chemistry lab or a speech).
And the coolest thing is that the SBCTC is planning to share this with the colleges for free.It will be integrated into Angel. This is exciting and you can start planning this into your fall courses.