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COVID-19: TeamViewer offers online collaboration software free of charge to schools, universities Featured

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Germany-based remote control and collaboration software provider TeamViewer has made its online collaboration software solution Blizz available for free to schools and universities forced into remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TeamViewer says the free Blizz licenses can enable teachers and professors to hold interactive lessons in a virtual classroom environment with up to 50 participants via video and telephone connections to help schools manage the transition to remote learning.

TeamViewer says Blizz is based on its global connectivity platform and runs on all major computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as well as a variety of operating systems, with the cloud software enabling video and audio conferencing “even with low Internet connectivity and on older computing and mobile devices”.

TeamViewer says for teaching purposes, teachers, pupils, professors and students can share their screen content with the class, exchange information via chats, share files and collaborate with on-screen annotations - and appointments for online lessons can be scheduled directly in the software and sent to participants by email.

"We hope that with this offer we can help simplify teaching during the coronavirus crisis,” said Oliver Steil, CEO, Teamviewer.

“Although video conferences and screen sharing cannot replace the full classroom or lecture hall experience, Blizz can provide a platform for our educators and students to continue to learn and collaborate while maintaining a safe social distance.”

Educational institutions can obtain more information about the free licenses offered by TeamViewer by clicking here.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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