Web Conferencing is a web-based tool allows that faculty and students can engage as if they were in a traditional classroom with real time exchanges. You can use two-way audio, see multiple participants on video at the same time, and draw or type on an interactive whiteboard and present a wide array of content (videos, web pages, PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, etc.). desktop sharing, rich media, breakout rooms, and session recording.
In addition, you can show any application in real time and even allow students to work on the applications, share your desktop, poll students in real-time, work with them in break-out room.
The Web Conferencing tool we are using is called Collaborate. This is the tool is integrated with Blackboard and at some point will be replacing Wimba Classroom.