CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2014
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Based in Okemos, Michigan, TechSmith provides over 180 countries around the world with computer screen capture and recording software. TechSmith’s tools are designed to work across multiple devices and locations.

GroupWork for Google Chrome provides a quick and seamless way for groups of people to work collaboratively using TechSmith software, most notably Snagit and Camtasia.

GroupWork users create groups of workers and projects on which to collaborate. Groups are assigned to projects and tasks are assigned to group members.

Group members communicate by posting comments and receiving notifications within the group. GroupWork tracks upcoming deadlines by placing events on group members’ calendars.

Tracking progress is essential for any group effort. Group members can peruse through all of the tasks within a project, checking which tasks are complete and which are pending including an estimate of the time required to complete them.

GroupWork is integrated with Snagit for Chrome, a TechSmith tool used for capturing and sharing content within the Chrome web browser. GroupWork, together with Snagit for Chrome, creates an easy way to share feedback quickly and effectively.

Since GroupWork is a Chrome app, it runs on any computer that supports the Chrome web browser.

GroupWork is written in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, and utilizes AngularJS. Google Drive provides the backend.