Microsoft Teams Overview:
Microsoft Teams is a powerful tool that allows you to stay connected and collaborate with your colleagues and students. It brings together simultaneous document editing, chat, video conferencing, project management tools and third-party apps into one shared workspace.
Virtual Classroom Overview:
Virtual Classroom provides a seamless way to connect face-to-face with your students in DC Connect. You can schedule live classroom discussions, share your screen, poll students and even have break-out sessions for students to work together in your virtual classroom. Videos can be recorded, closed captioned and seamlessly added into your DC Connect. Other suggested uses for Virtual Classroom is to host virtual office hours.
What is the difference between MS Teams and Virtual Classroom?
When delivering your courses, are you trying to make a decision about which tool to use for optional synchronous sessions?
Microsoft Teams and Virtual Classroom are both effective tools that serve similar purposes, but they have their individual strengths.
For example, Microsoft Teams is better suited for live collaboration whereas the Virtual Classroom in DC Connect is better suited for a presentation and break-out rooms. It is up to you to choose whichever tool works best for you, your level of comfort, your content and your students! And, both of these applications are supported by Durham College.