VALRC Logo
Blank Image

Home |  About Us |  Professional Learning |  Program Leadership |  Regional Providers |  Events |  FAQ

Back to the Remote Learning Homepage

Communication Tools

These tools will assist programs and instructors in communicating with their students via messaging tools that can be used to send reminders, updates, and important information. Also included are web conferencing tools used to host web conferences (synchronous virtual classes, meetings, orientations, etc.) with students.

Messaging Tools
Messaging Tools

Webconferencing Tools
Web Conferencing Tools

Messaging Tools

These tools can be used for sending messages to students to communicate reminders, updates, and important information.

Remind Logo

Remind: A communication platform that allows for real-time direct messaging.

Google Voice Logo

Google Voice: A telephone service that provides call forwarding, voicemail services, voice messaging, and text messaging.

ClassPager Logo

ClassPager: A free (for up to one class) communication app that can be used to send reminders and polls to students. Students are also able to respond to messages.

Talking Points Logo

Talking Points: A free communication app that allows for multilingual communication.

WhatsApp Logo

WhatsApp: A free communication app that allows for communication via phone or video calls, as well as direct messaging. It also allows for the sending of media such as documents or videos.

Web Conferencing Tools

These tools can be used to host web conferences (synchronous virtual classes, meetings, orientations, etc.) with students. All of these tools are free or have free versions. While they all have web conferencing ability, their available tools and offerings differ.

Zoom Logo

Zoom: A web conferencing platform that allows for virtual meetings.

Google Meet Logo

Google Meet: A web conferencing platform that can be used to video conference and communicate.

Cisco Webex Logo

Webex: A web conferencing platform that allows for virtual meetings, as well as calls and messaging.

Uber Conference Logo

UberConference: A web conferencing platform that allows for virtual meetings and phone calls.

Virginia Learning Center icon Blackboard icon image vaeln listserv icon image pluggedinVA icon image VALRC Fcebook icon image VALRC Twitter icon image LinkedIn icon image GED icon image Sound Cloud logo icon image YouTube logo icon image

The Literacy Institute @ VCU  |  Privacy  |  Accessibility   |   Webmaster
The VALRC, located at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU School of Education), is funded primarily through the VA Department of Education.
3600 West Broad Street, Suite 108 Richmond, Virginia 23230  |  (804) 828-6521  |  vdesk@vcu.edu
©2020 VALRC. All rights reserved. Updated: 12-1-2020