Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Etherpad - edit documents collaboratively in real-time

I just discovered Etherpad which allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time. The pads can either be viewed in a separate web browser or can be embedded into a Moodle course.

A newly created pad will have its own unique URL, and anyone is shared the URL link can edit the pad and participate in the associated chats. Password-protected pads are also possible. Each participant is identified by a colour and a name.

Here are some ideas on what you can use Etherpad for:
  • Work collaboratively with others on one document in real time
  • Brainstorming ideas and lists
  • Sharing pieces of information when working in a group or collaborative environment
  • Improving important typing and English skills as well as critical thinking
  • Task management
  • Story writing
  • Meeting minutes
To create a Etherpad click here - http://piratepad.nl