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This page compiles complementary services suitable for education.

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    Aalto Wiki — Aalto Wiki is a tool for studies, research, teaching and administration.There are two types of wiki work spaces available: personal wiki pages and collaboration wiki pages. Both wiki spaces can be configured to allow or restrict users. Aalto employees can create both personal and collaboration wiki pages as Aalto Wiki’s primary purpose are to support Aalto university courses and personnel. Aalto students can create personal wiki pages. Anonymous userscan view and comment on non-restricted content. Non-Aalto users can create public accounts in order to participate in collaboration wiki spaces or subscribe to a certain content of interest.  
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    Adobe Connect — Adobe Connect (AC) is a browser-based video conferencing platform primarily for personal use. In addition to video conferences, AC is suitable for saving and sending webcasts. For instance, meeting recordings may be shared via AC after a meeting. Video conferences can also be saved for further use. AC is officially used and supported by Aalto University. The service is free to use for all Aalto students and personnel. Please find more information at https://inside.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=6655537. Adobe Connect service is provided by Funet (Finnish University and Research Network) and It's called Funet Tiimi.
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    Facebook — Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and links to news or orther interesting content on the Web, play games, chat live, and even stream live video. Users must register and create a profile account before using the service. After registration users can communicate with friends, share pictures and join groups. Service can be used for informing purposes.
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    Flickr — Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website. 
    Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account but an account must be made in order to upload content to the website. Flickr offers three types of accounts: Free, Advertisement Free and Doublr.
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    Funet FileSender — Funet FileSender is a browser-based application that allows authenticated users to share large files up to several gigabytes to other users. Free to use for all HAKA users / users of FUNET network. Non-HAKA users may share files with a help of an upload voucher from a HAKA user. The service is not suitable for sending confidential files without encryption.
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    GitHub — GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects.
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    Google+ — Google+ is a social network provided by Google. The service enables creating a profile and joining user managed groups known as Circles. Users can also for example notify about events and invite other users to join. Video calls are also made possible via the Google Hangouts service.
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    Oodi — Oodi is a University owned service. Purpose of the Oodi is to support teaching and studying in University. Enrollments into courses, study register administration and personal study plans are made via Oodi. Teachers can use Oodi for observing teaching, editing course information, founding new teaching groups, and sending emails to participating students etc.
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    Prezi — Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
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    Refworks — RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool. Refworks helps users to easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. The user may use the information to create a paper with in-text citations and a bibliography (or footnotes and endnotes). RefWorks also simplifies the process of documenting sources in the paper. The database of references is stored on the RefWorks server.
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    Second Life — Second Life is an online virtual world. Users can create an avatar with which they can explore the world and interact with other users. Second Life has also been applied to education in the form of online campuses and lectures.
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    SlideShare — SlideShare is a cloud service for slide sharing. Supported file formats are PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenOffice.
    Users can share files privately or publicly. SlideShare also provides users possibility to rate, comment, and share link to the slideshow.
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    Vimeo — Vimeo is a video-sharing website. Users can upload, view and share video content.
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    YouTube — Youtube is a video-sharing service provided by Google. The service enables the sharing of video material publicly or privately through a link. Watching videos does not require registration, but in order to upload or comment videos a Google account is needed.

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