Platform CAI® World
Secure online spaces, tools, voice and video communication
In einer Sitzung der CAI® World können verschiedene Hilfsmittel/Tools frei angewendet werden, um Inhalte zu erarbeiten und zu strukturieren. Dabei können alle Tools von den Teilnehmenden gleichzeitig oder zeitversetzt genutzt werden. Aktionen, wie z.B. das Verschieben von Elementen, sind ohne zeitlichen Verzug bei den anderen Teilnehmenden sichtbar.
Die Tools sind inhaltlich in Formate eingebettet und erhalten so ihre Bedeutung in Prozess und Anwendungsfeld. Deshalb sind die Tools auch jeweils in ihren zugehörigen Formaten erläutert. Nachfolgend werden einige zentrale Tools geschildert, die in mehreren Formaten Anwendung finden, um einen Eindruck der Plattform zu vermitteln.
The whiteboard can be used in many ways for the development, structuring and visualization of topics, thoughts and contents. The areas of application are therefore comparable with real flipcharts, presentation boards and whiteboards. In a direct comparison, these are some of the advantages:
- Location independence (online)
- Automatic saving of the results, copies of intermediate results can be stored at any time
- Large selection of already prepared drawing elements and symbols (creativity, visual facilitation)
- Dynamic working method due to always guaranteed easy changeability of all elements
The tool provides the management and display of documents. In this way, own materials and documents can be viewed together in the session.
Documents in this context are e.g. PDF files, images or office documents. These documents can be selected from files already stored on the server or added to the document library.
Actions, measures and to-do's can be managed in the to-do list. Compared to the whiteboard, the individual tasks offer extended possibilities for entering information in a structured way. An editor can be used to keep longer results formatted. The assignment of the person in charge and the priority, among other things, also makes it possible to filter the list. In order not to miss any appointments, the due date can also be used to notify the person in charge if the task has not yet been completed by the scheduled date.
The to-do list has a special significance compared to the other tools: The entries recorded here are also available to the group in other sessions. This makes the to-do list an ideal link between individual sessions. In subsequent sessions, the open items can provide an excellent starting point for further work.
You can use desktop sharing to transfer the contents of your own screen to the other session participants ("Screen Sharing"). If you do not want to share the entire screen, you can select a single window. The other people in the session can see the selected region (screen or window) directly.
With this option further applications can be integrated into the session. This enables, for example, training with external programs, in which the session participants should get to know a work sequence. Desktop sharing can also be used to allow a person to capture thoughts that have been worked out together in an external window. All session participants then may provide further input, for example via voice communication.
The transmission of screen content is based on WebRTC technology and does not require separate software installation. Similar system requirements as for the transmission of camera and microphone are required. Additional requirements arise for the browser of the sharing person: here Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox must be used, because Apple Safari only supports viewing, not sharing.