User Tools

Site Tools



NOTE: This page is outdated, but you may still find some useful bits and pieces.

By tools we mean websites or software that can be used to support personal and group knowledge sharing. Often tools are used with methods. Today, there is a lot of talk about Social Media, so we have prepared an overview page for you on UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA.

  • Blogs
  • Blogging Tools You Might Use (All external links)
  • Community/group blogs
  • QiqoChat has a free group blogging tool where anyone in a circle/group can write a blog post and comment on each other's blog posts.
  • Calendars
  • QiqoChat has a free group calendar tool where anyone can post information about any upcoming event. The tool also makes it very simple to schedule a new audio/video chat on any topic for group members. Notifications go out to all members of the group.

- an integrated communication, collaboration and mobility suite in the cloud

- Google's suite of web based communication, collaboration and productivity suite

- Web based counterpart of MS SharePoint, Exchange and Lync Server

- a web platform for socially writing database Q/A apps that explain their answers.

- sharing and using creative content on the web (This might also be a method?)

  • CMS you might use
  • Discussion Forums and Email Lists You Might Use

- a hosted forum service with email list and web storage of messages, files and member directory. Intended for international development. You must belong to a member organization or be sponsored by one of those organizations to get a DGroup. We also have a page here on the wiki to share your experiences with DGroups.

- Free, ad supported forum with full email capability, web pages

- Free, ad supported forum with full email capability, member directory, file storage, web pages and simple polls

  • OnlineGroups.Net ( provides email lists with a web forum interface that support file-sharing and chat. Groups are on their own website with no ads. Sites with only public groups are free.
  • GroupServer (, the software that powers OnlineGroups.Net is available free and open source.
  • QiqoChat has a new tool for group conversations which works both online and via email. The tool feels like a more live version of a discussion forum, because you can see new responses streaming in. Responses are usually shorter than standard email threads, because it makes it simple to break up long replies when they contain several separate ideas. This enables the conversation to go in-depth while remaining structured.
  • Directives email (Email Francais/French)

    MailChimp (English) - Free. Helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform. Support video (Spanish).
  • Extranet
  • Intranets
  • Intranet (Français/French) (needs to be created)
  • LMSs You Might Use
  • Moodle
  • Mashups (not yet created)
  • Microblogging(Twitter/Jaiku)
  • Mindmapping
  • Newsletters (more content needed)
  • QiqoChat has a group newsletter tool where all members of a group/circle can share one link per week, and the newsletter goes out every Monday.
  • Photo Sharing Tools You Might Use
  • Flickr
  • Podcasting
  • RSS
  • Prezzi (English/Spanish) - Cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides.
  • Syndication of content
  • Tagging/SB Services You Might Use
  • Diigo
  • Telephone
  • Twitter (see Microblogging)
  • Tweetchat
  • Usability (of tools)
  • Video
  • Post-Production

- Software applications for creating video tutorials and presentations (screen video capture).

  • QiqoChat has a tool for live video chat with breakout rooms.
  • Skype
  • QiqoChat has a tool for group VoIP chats (called events), including breakout rooms.
  • Webcast
  • Websites(or Web Pages)
  • Widgets
  • Wikis
  • Wikispaces
  • Mediawiki (Page needs to be created)
  • EtherPad is an open source tool for collaborative notetaking. Many people can edit a document at the same time and see each other typing character by character.
  • QiqoChat has EtherPad embedded into its live events, written, conversations, and blog posts, so that participants can collaborate on writing notes.
  • Yammer
  • L'annuaire (Yellow pages/White Pages/Staff Directories/Français/French) (needs to be created)
kstools.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/01 00:24 by admin