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Overview



Uses of Online Meetings in Education


At times it is simply unfeasible or perhaps even impossible for all students and teachers to come together and hold a lesson face-to-face. Now with online meetings, teachers and students can hold lessons directly over the Internet enhancing the possibilities of Education by eliminating the need to travel long distances for a class.
Just like any other lesson, teachers can organize a lesson plan and prepare for the class. Next, they start their lesson by hosting a screen sharing online meeting. Students turn up to the “online classroom” by joining the screen sharing lesson, allowing them to view the teacher's screen content in real time.
And just like that, students and teachers can interact via online meeting and screen sharing technology as they proceed through the lesson plan.

What Online Meeting Do for Students


Online meetings give students the opportunity to step in the classroom from any place. Today people are taking part in online lessons, seminars and e-learning more and more. Online meetings allow students to participate in a lesson directly from their computer at home, just as if they were sitting in a real classroom.
With online meeting technology, teachers can offer a way to teach distance students. For the students this is a great way to never miss a lesson.

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Mikogo is great when you’re looking for a quick easy way to teach an individual or even a group of people.
Mikogo is a free screen sharing tool perfect for online meetings and distant learning, where you can share any screen content in real time and true color quality. With Mikogo you are able to tutor an individual student privately, or host a webinar with up to 10 participants attending your web presentation.
Mikogo is 100% free for all users, with no hidden catches. No feature limitations. No time limits. No cost.

As the teacher, you can simply use your free Mikogo account to start a free online meeting, receive the unique 9-digit ID and invite your students to join with the ID. Within only moments you’ll be hosting your screen sharing session in real time and in true color quality. Check out this video for a quick guide on getting started:


As the student, you can easily join directly from the Mikogo Homepage by clicking on “Join Meeting”, or by using the Mikogo software straight from your desktop. There are no registrations, and no installations for the meeting participants.
Check out this video on how to join a Mikogo meeting:


Getting a Mikogo Account and starting that first online meeting:
Step 1: Sign up for an account on the Mikogo Homepage by clicking on Get Started. This will create your account and send a confirmation email to your provided email address.
Step 2: Follow the download link provided in the email to install the Mikogo software on your computer. Once installed, the Mikogo icon (a yellow M) automatically appears in your system tray (next to your computer's clock)
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Step 3: Click on the M icon and select "Start Meeting". This will open a window that asks for your email address and password. The password was automatically made for you and supplied in the confirmation email.
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Step 4: Click OK, and you will start a meeting and receive the unique ID that your students or colleagues need to join the meeting.
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Mikogo Features
To give screen sharing greater potential and possibilities, Mikogo provides great features for all users, free of cost. While in a Mikogo online meeting users are able to:
  • screen sharing
  • switch presenters: you can grant presenting rights to a student and let them show their classwork via a live view of their screen.
  • remote control: enables remote keyboard and mouse control of a participant's screen.
  • pause transmission,
  • application selection: you can choose which applications and open windows you wish to transmit to your participants and which ones you wish to keep hidden for privacy reasons.
  • transfer files: fast transfer of files between the online meeting participants.
  • 256bit AES encryption: to ensure security.

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If you are looking to enhance your online classes with voice capability, take a look at the Mikogo Skype Extra. With this Skype Extra, you can talk over Skype and share your screen, all for free.


  • Elluminate
  • Flashmeeting
  • Skype/Skypecasts
  • Google Talk
  • Vyew

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