• f00f/eris
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    187 months ago

    Revolt is the most Discord-like FOSS chat app; it’s very easy to use and customizable. Rocket.chat and Mattermost do similar things and are more oriented toward organizations (the Slack/Teams Classic use case).

  • @[email protected]
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    137 months ago

    A Matrix server with a nice web based client, hosted on premise. People are then free to choose the mobile or desktop apps they want.

    • @[email protected]
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      37 months ago

      Matrix is missing the entire voice chat, video chat, and streaming aspect of Discord.

      It has meetings and calls, but those are much less convenient to use compared to persistent voice channels, and the streaming had a lot of latency when I tried it last.

        • @[email protected]
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          118 days ago

          Nightlys are not things you should recommend for production use. Especially for (potentially) non tech savvy teachers and students.

  • ActuallyRuben
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    117 months ago

    Mattermost, it might not be the best feature-wise, but it’s open source, and a university can host it’s own server with SSO

  • @[email protected]
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    97 months ago

    Matrix / element with the jitsi voice rooms, has Discovery just like discord. You can see that people are talking in a room, and you can join the room and join the conversation. You don’t have to click on to a voice room with nobody in it.

    • Irina
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      97 months ago

      I do have experience using it, and it’s not worth looking at BigBlueButton.

      • @[email protected]
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        17 months ago

        Thanks for sharing. Anything in particular that was broken, or just a bad experience overall? I thought about spinning it up for family group video chats, but I guess I can cross that one off the list.

        • Irina
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          17 months ago

          Bad experience overall - slow and laggy. We did two lessons on it for a course and then swapped to something else (I forget what)