Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Web 2.0 Wednesday! Video Conference Tools

Starting today, we will share a new web 2.0 tool with you each Wednesday.These will be resources that we currently use – or something we just found out about and want to share with everyone.

In order to get us started with a bang – today we will look at 4 free video conferencing tools. Each of these tools will allow you to connect with people in remote locations - each tool is free but there is a limit to the number of people you can communicate with.

Skype –

  • Feature include: Software download, free 2 way video calls, file sharing option

ooVoo –

  • Features include: Software download, free 2-way video calls, Record and send 1 minute video messages, Create 1 video chat room to embed on a website, Send files up to 5MB at a time.

Palbee –

  • Features include: No Software download – all web based; free video conferencing with us to 5 participants, interactive on line “white board” for collaboration, sessions can be recorded and stored on-line

Tokbox –

  • Features include: no software download – all web based (this may be preferred for school personnel who are unable to download software), free for up to 20 people at a time!

Each of these tools is free so try them all. See which features work best for you and your situation.

If you have used any of these tools, or others, share your experiences with us! Add a comment to this post.


  1. Thanks a lot for posting the videos in this blog. You gave me an idea on what to do with my next project on video conferencing. I will invite my friends to visit your blog too because I need inputs on the website.

  2. Additionally, you may try a R-HUB web conferencing server in order to conduct online meetings.