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Mattermost is the leading open source collaboration platform supporting teamwork with a thriving community.

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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Vote Compass

A system to match voters to parties based on their concerns and preferences

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021



A system for tracking politician's promises

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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Webinar and video conferencing provider that has advanced moderation and webinar recording features. Zoom is among the most popular/utilized webinar platforms. Zoom is a good option for recording video, hosting breakout rooms, allowing for simultaneous translation, and automated closed captioning.

Little known before the pandemic, Zoom gained prominence in 2020 and is now the leading conferencing tool in 44 countries. Unlike Google Meet which only works with an Internet browser, Zoom users must download and regularly update an application on their computers and mobile devices. Zoom has added a browser-based tool, but most users still use the downloaded application.

The inconvenience of having to download a separate application is made up for by the additional tools available to meeting hosts, such as the ability to mute individuals and record meetings in the cloud. Where Zoom really stands out, however, is as a tool for webinars and with its advanced accessibility features. Automated transcription and closed captioning, while not perfect, is a great accessibility feature especially in contexts where participants are not fluent in the language used on the call. Zoom also has features that enable professional interpreters to offer simultaneous interpretation in multiple languages, a feature that has been particularly handy for NDI programs that support cross-regional dialog.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Youtube Live

A live video streaming service that integrates with Zoom and other video conferencing or webinar tools.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Similar to Google Meet or Zoom for video conferences, but more secure because the platform has end-to-end video encryption.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Drive

A cloud storage service for documents and other files.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Facebook Groups

Invite-only online groups that help create a collaborative workspace.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Jamboard

Google tool available through Google Workspace that serves a digital analog to putting stickies on a wall.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Google Meet

Integrated with Google Workspace, video conferencing tool that enables easy scheduling of group video calls, and has automated closed-captioning built in. The tool is primarily browser-based so attendees are not required to download the app to join a meeting from their computer, but joining a call does require attendees to sign into a Google account. Meet is great for larger meetings, but is less effective for webinars or meetings that require simultaneous interpretation.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021