Collaboration tools and services

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Collaboration tools and services
Marina Vermezović, AMRES
Federated Identity Technology Workshop
Sofia, Bulgaria, 19. Jun 2014.
A word about popular SPs in production
federations
We have already learned that there is NO SINGLE KILLER SP
Recently started the initiative to gather the list of most popular SPs in
production federations
Work still in progress – so far received 8 answers
Some statistics/reports are publicly available:
Swedish federation – SWAMID- https://flog.sunet.se
Australian federation – AAF - https://aaf.edu.au/wpcontent/uploads/2009/09/AAF-2013-Web.pdf
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A word about popular SPs in production
federations
Statistics are made a bit differently based on the architecure of
federation
Central and hub-and-spoke federation catch all logins
Full mesh – either are gathering central statistics, or are collecting
the statistics from the central discovery service
Far most usage have the local institution services such as local portals,
virtual learning environments, intranets
Besides that, the sceen is colorfull
Elearning portals
Collaboration tools
Journals and books publishers, library portals
Various services such as timetables, software licences, sports
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning
eLearning in broad sence is using ICT techhnoligies in education
Learning Management System - LMS is software for organizing
eLearning education and courses
One of the most popular SPs in federations
Usualy universites deploy an elearning platform for the whole university
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning
Some of the features of LMS platforms:
Organize courses
Add and manage content and learning materials
Organize tests and quizes
Delegate assignements
Collaborative tools such as forums, wikis and chat
Track of student progress
Feedback, survey
Open source LMS platforms used in federations:
Moodle – far most the most popular !
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning – Moodle – list of courses
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning – Moodle, home page
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning – Moodle - forum
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning – Moodle – tests
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Collaboration tools in federation
eLearning – Moodle - grade
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Collaboration tools in federation
Filesender
Open source tool for sharing large files
Developed in the NREN community: AARNet (Australia), HEAnet
(Ireland), SURFnet (The Netherlands) and UNINETT (Norway)
Authenticated user sends the file by upolading it to the filesender.
Recipient gets email with URL on filesender where to collect the file.
Maximum size of the file and timelimit for availability of the file are
configurable by the filesender system administrator
Not used as reliable filestorage!
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Collaboration tools in federation
Filesender – sending file
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Collaboration tools in federation –
Filesender – my files
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Collaboration tools in federation –
Filesender - vaucher
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Collaboration tools in federation –
Filesender - administration
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Collaboration tools in federation
Web conference - BigBlueButton
Web conference tools enable users to participate in video conferences
from their laptop, requering only broswer, camera and headset
Very convinient for organizig meetings, webinars, lectures
BigBlueButton http://bigbluebutton.org/, opensource web conference tool
Features:
Multiple participants
Chat
Presentation sharing
Screen sharing
Whiteboard
Record and playback
Multiple layouts – meeting, videochat, lecture, webinar
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Collaboration tools in federation
Web conference – BigBlueButton + Mconf
Mconf is an open source multiconference system that you can use for
free (at mconf.org).
It is developed in the research group PRAV at UFRGS (Brazil), and
funded by Brazilian NREN RNP
It is composed of four main entities:
web portal that provides access to web conferences, shared
documents, spaces and more;
a load balancer that allows the system to scale to thousands of
users;
a web conference system powered by BigBlueButton ™
a mobile web conference client.
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Collaboration tools in federation
Web conference – BigBlueButton + Mconf
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Collaboration tools in federation
Web conference – BigBlueButton + Mconf
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
https://okeanos-global.grnet.gr/home/
okeanos global is developed and provided by Greek NREN GRNET
okeanos global provides easy creation of Virtual Machines from web
browser – up to 2 VMs, available for 6 months
Different Operating Systems - Windows, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian,
CentOS, Fedora and FreeBSD.
Up to 4 CPUs, 4GB RAM and 80GB of system disk for each user.
All VMs connected to the public Internet upon boot.
Create an isolated private network and connect VMs to them.
Custom Images - create, upload, register and then spawn VMs
from custom Images
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Okeanos - Cyclades
Pithos+ is the Virtual Storage service of ~okeanos global
Enables user to store files online, share them with friends and access
them anytime through web, client or virtual machines:
50 GBs of online storage
share files and content with other Pithos+ users or friends
Simple and intuitive Web UI to upload and organize files
Pithos+ clients to sync local folders with Pithos+
Windows, ipad, macos, iphone client applications
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Cyclades
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Okeanos - Pithos
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
Geant Intranet
Intranet for all participants of GEANT project and NREN staff:
fosters collaboration
document sharing and management
information about Tasks and Activities, roadmaps, milestones
Community section fosters discussions
PLM - Product Management Portal
All NREN GEANT participants and NREN staff have acces via their IdP
NREN staff which are not participants have only read permisiona and
write permision in Community section
GEANT participants whic are not from NREN also can acess via their
IdP, thus enabling all other users of that IdP to have read rights
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
SUNET Adobe Connect
Adobe® Connect™ is a web-based collaboration tool for participating in
and hosting virtual meetings.
Sweden NREN conctracted the Adobe Connect for whole NREN
eduGAIN users can autheticate and participate at meetings. Can get
higher priviledges in specific rooms.
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
SUNET Adobe Connect
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
SUNET Adobe Connect – SUNET users
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
SUNET Adobe Connect - SUNET users
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
SUNET Adobe Connect - SUNET users
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Collaboration tools in eduGAIN
SUNET Adobe Connect - SUNET users
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Collaboration tools in GEANT
Cloud services SA7 activity
Cloud services supported by SA7 activity:
Collaboration suites
File storage and synchronization services
Realtime communication, webconferencing services
​Infrastructure as a Service
The SA7 Task 3 team created a document MS97 (MS7.3.1), describing
the essential requirements for cloud service providers
Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership
Legal Aspects
Security
Continuity
Confidentiality
Communication
Billing
Technical Requirements
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