ICERM's IT staff supports a wide variety of virtual collaboration tools, software, and platforms. We encourage organizers to contact IT staff before your workshop in order to assure we are ready to support your virtual events.
ICERM uses Zoom as our primary video conferencing service. Workshop events can use both Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinars depending on the types of virtual sessions offered in each workshop. A short comparison of Meetings and Webinars is below. See the Zoom Introduction for more details and a full technical comparison.
Zoom Meetings provides meetings with video, audio and screen sharing for up to 300 real time participants.
Zoom Webinar is an add-on to the Zoom Meetings service that allows more formal webinar broadcasting and live-streaming outside of Zoom.
spatial.chat is a web-based “virtual party” for up to 50 guests.
Slack is an app and web based communication platform designed loosely around the classic Internet Relay Chat (IRC) model.
Zulip is an open-source web-based communication platform similar to Slack.
Long-term programs (Semester Programs and Summer@ICERM) are provided with a program mailing list via Brown's central listserv. All participants are members of the list and can use it to send email announcements to the other members of their program. Listserv is not available for short-term programs.
Overleaf is an online collaborative LaTeX editor.
JupyterHub is a collaborative, online, multi-user version of the popular Jupyter Notebook software.