The following tools will no longer be available in TRACS after the upgrade:
- Meetings Tool
- Questions & Answers
- Podcast Tool
Skype for Business is free for all Texas State faculty, staff, and students, and will accommodate all online meeting use cases, including face-to-face instructional teaching needs (e.g. - office hours, group meetings).
Zoom allows classes to meet and communicate in real-time online. Meetings can be joined from a variety of devices, and sessions can be recorded. Zoom accounts can only be created for scheduled Texas State Online and Hybrid courses and must be requested by the instructor of record.
Questions & Answers
Alternative: Questions & Answers allowed users to anonymously ask and answer questions within a site. The Forums tool has gained this functionality through a new "anonymous posting" setting that may be enabled on a topic.
No alternative tool or feature in TRACS will directly replace the Podcasts tool.