Inspiration

As university students who live off campus, we felt the need for a virtual studying space where any student can join.

What it does

Students can choose what courses they want to participate in and also are able to join rooms or create them should they want to lead a discussion.

How we built it

We used JavaScript, jQuery and Bootstrap for front-end, and Node.js, Express.js and Firebase for backend.

Challenges we ran into

We faced many challenges implementing the video conferencing aspect of the web app.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Setting up Firebase for authentication and realtime database is something we are very proud of implementing.

What we learned

Coming from various educational backgrounds, we learned how to work cohesively and produce great work. We all worked on frameworks and languages we were not familiar with, but the final product made the challenges we faced as a team worthwhile.

What's next for OnlineVersity

We need to finish up implementing connection for students in and out of rooms. The speech to text recognition tool works great, but we need to add people's name so we know who is speaking.

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