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Syncronous collaboration tools in Mahara
30 April 2014, 9:01 AM
I added Mozilla's TogetherJS to my mahara as a way to experiment with a collaboration tool. This is something that I think has potential to help newbies be successful in mahara more quickly. I am curious what others have tried.
Here is a quick 2 minute video where I simulate a simple discussion between two users. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5f9M_gVPRjwNGNCNVNoLWFQNGs/edit?usp=sharing
Firefox on the right and Chrome on the left during a shared session.
08 May 2014, 10:51 PM
This is really interesting Dirk - how does it work with regards to page permissions?
Would you have to use it on commonly accessible pages, for example in Mahara groups?
09 May 2014, 5:11 PM
It seems to respect page permissions. For example, when a friend takes me along to a page to which I do not have access to, I wont see the page and will see the access denied mahara message. I can still send a chad message saying 'Hey, I don't have access to where you are taking me'.
The same is true for groups. If I create a page inside a open group and take a friend along, that friend wont see that page until he/she joins the group. So it looks to me that page permissions are working as they should.
It gets a little messy in my example when I tried to edit a page. Maybe its because I was logged in as the same user in two browsers. I'll check it out some more.
02 June 2014, 9:12 PM
This is pretty neat and has potential for troubleshooting a problem though an admin will still need to be logged in as a user since page permissions are adhered, too, but at least some of the explanations would be easier I guess.
And then of course collaborating on a group page...