Getting Started

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Using the Internet to collaborate with members of your organization is a no-brainer. You can build connections and create communities with people all over your state, across the country, and around the world. In this tutorial we will explore Google Apps and Zoho Wiki, and then we’ll provide a comparison of features, pros and cons, costs, and skill levels required. Consider your organization’s needs, and use the comparison tables to help you decide which tool might be right for you.

The web allows you and your staff to easily preserve and share information in a central location.

Why use the Internet to collaborate? Using a web-based platform to share resources can save you time and energy. When you’re training new staff or volunteers, working with people across distances, or revising documents, a web tool offers a centralized place to store and organize information. The tools we’ll review here can also help you preserve document versions, manage knowledge across your organization, and network with your staff and volunteers.

The report card and feature comparison table evaluate and illustrate the different features of each tool.

This tutorial will review Google Apps (Docs, Groups, and Sites) and Zoho Wiki. Each tool will be “graded” using a report card template. The report card explains each application’s cost (if there is one), key benefits and drawbacks, level of security, and time required for initial setup and ongoing maintenance. It also rates how difficult the tool is to administer and the skill level required for a user.

The feature comparison table outlines basic features and customization options and compares the tools. You can download these documents and add to or adapt them for your own organization. Please click the icon to learn more about the report card and comparison table.

Click to open interactivity The report card and feature comparison table will help you identify the right tool.

The report card and feature comparison table will help you identify the right tool.

Download the report card and feature comparison table

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