Material Detail: “EnVision: A tool for live web-based communication in the mathematical sciences”
EnVision: A tool for live web-based communication in the mathematical sciences
EnVision is a Web-based chat program that assists in the live communication of mathematical content. It is used by the author to conduct online office hours in introductory courses. It allows students to log in anonymously and thus reduce anxieties that they may have about seeking assistance.
EnVision has two components. The first is a shared whiteboard that the students and instructor load as a Java applet into a standard web browser. The second component is a Java-based server package that only the instructor needs to install on their web server (this is the package that allows the communication to occur).
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