QiqoChat is a tool for creating highly engaging events and for building vibrant online communities between those events.
Your members will be able to build relationships and efficiently share knowledge with their peers.
Each online community (circle) on QiqoChat is equipped with the following tools. A screenshot of each is below.
- Circles, Sub-Circles and Notifications
- Live Events w/ Audio & Video Breakouts Rooms, Screensharing, & Collaborative Notes
- The Gardens
- Group/Community Calendar
- Integrate with Google Calendar
- Online Music / Dance Party
- Schedule Coordination Tool
- Peer-to-Peer Weekly Newsletter
- Written Conversations
- Questions and Recommendations
- Project Management and Task Tracking
- Uploaded Files
- Integrate with Google Drive
- Collaborative Notes
- Job Board
- Visual Problem Mapping
Circles, Sub-Circles, and Notifications
Groups on QiqoChat are called circles. Each circle is equipped with all the collaborative tools below. You can turn each tool on or off. Circles have a half-dozen powerful subscription options such as “Notify me of new events/questions/conversations/jobs/etc”. Members can set their notifications to immediate or to an hourly or daily digest.
Live Events w/ Audio & Video Breakout Rooms
Anyone in your circle can schedule a live event on any topic. Each event has 10 online “breakout tables” and you can add more if you wish. Screensharing, whiteboards, and collaborative notes (see below) are available for each breakout table. Participants can also share links with each other and preview files and websites during the event without leaving the page.
There are many ways to get creative with live events on QiqoChat.
Members of your community can visit your circle’s gardens, an aways-on space where members of your circle can connect by audio/video at that very moment.
Members can add external events from outside of QiqoChat to the calendar for their circle. Everyone who is subscribed to notifications about new events will be updated automatically. This shared calendar is a key feature for helping people make sense of all the relevant events in their community.
Integrate with Google Calendar
Your members can have the events come directly to the calendar they use on a daily basis if you integrate your Qiqo Calendar with Google Calendar. Email email@example.com for assistance.
Online Music / Dance Party
Have your members join via Zoom to be together while they watch your video on YouTube Live.
Schedule Coordination Tool
Propose several times for important live events and find the times that are convenient for the greatest number of your members. You can view this tool by clicking “View Proposed Times” and then selecting the event in question on your circle’s calendar page.
Live Chat (typing)
With QiqoChat, we provide chat to our users so that they can engage in “collaboration escalation” which means that they can connect quickly and easily through chat and then they can arrange a video chat right there on the spot or even schedule a live audio/video event for another time. This feature is enabled by default, and can be used in the bottom right corner of every page in your circle.
Peer-to-peer Weekly Newsletter
You can build an entire online community around this simple tool alone. Anyone in a QiqoChat circle can share one announcement or link per week as part of the weekly newsletter. By default, everyone in the circle receives the newsletter, and they can opt-out with one click. Surprisingly, it’s hard to find a tool for a community generated newsletter anywhere else.
Written Conversations: Live or Asynchronous
This is a powerful tool to help a small or large group of people communicate through written text. Members can schedule video chat events around any conversation (see below). Conversations have highly customizable email notification options so that participants can choose exactly how they want to be updated.
Questions & Recommendations
Members can ask each other for recommendations such as “Best way to do X?” Members can schedule video chat events around any question (see events below).
Members can gather a group of questions into a collection. New answers to any question in the collection will be visible immediately in the menu at the top of the page. Members can schedule video chat events around any collection (see events below).
Articles are a simple way to post a story or case study. Other members can add a 1-click reaction (informative, amazing, etc) or they can engage each other in the comment section.
Project Management and Task Tracking
When members of your circle want to move from communication to collaboration, you’ll find that it’s easy to track all the tasks associated with a project.
First you write a short article about your project. When you edit your article, look under “Collaboration” in the “Optional Features” section to enable the “Project Task List”. This turns your article into the collaboration center for your project.
Any member of your project team create and edit tasks associated with this project. You can assign a task to a specific individual, label it with high/medium/low priority, and mark whether it is in-progress or complete.
This is lightweight project management tool is ideal for projects in your community of practice where many people may want to help with a project, but they do not have time to learn a more complex project management tool like Asana or Trello.
Members of your circle can easily upload files to share with each other. You can comment on files, and more importantly, you can include the direct link to the resource when you post a response using the other tools (Questions, Articles, Conversations, Notes, etc).
Integrate with Google Drive
When your members search for files on Qiqo, they can also search Google Drive folders that you specify. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
This is the easiest tool on QiqoChat and a fun way for members to exchange knowledge. Members of a circle can create and share flashcards with each other. Each member can save their flashcards in different virtual piles to help with learning and studying.
Many people can edit a simple text document at the same time. All audio and video events have their own area for collaborative notes.
Members can post new job opportunities that are relevant to others.
Visual Problem Mapping
Your members can collaborate on mapping out a problem by identifying the stakeholders, outcomes, and the relationships between them. Collaborating on a common way to see the problem is a powerful first step towards solving it.
Building tools for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing is what we love to do.
Have an idea for another app we should built into the platform? Please do get in touch.
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This page is part of the Qiqo User Guide.