I did some more digging, and I think I found an open-source project that might surpass Wimba in terms of features and ease of use. Is a locally hosted product an option? This seems to just use the web browser as a client (nothing for users to download).








From: Demian Katz [mailto:demian.katz@villanova.edu]
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2013 11:20 AM
To: vufind-tech@lists.sourceforge.net; vufind-general@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [VuFind-General] Developers Call Update




I’ve done more research into Google Hangouts, and it looks like this just isn’t going to work for our group size – apparently we either have a 10-person video limit, or we pay to get a 15-person limit (which is still rather low), or we go to text-only chat, in which case we might as well be using IRC.


So we can either go back to Wimba, go low-tech and use IRC, or investigate other options.


For tomorrow’s call, I propose continuing with Google Hangouts since it seems rather last-minute to change, but we can fail over to IRC if the call fills up.  IRC connection information can be found here:




Let me know if you have thoughts/questions.


- Demian