Recent statistics show that the number of online courses and degree programs have significantly grown over the last decade. In addition, online collaboration and teamwork in organizations has increased. As a result, numerous conferencing and collaboration tools have been developed to facilitate these activities. In this hands-on tutorial we will demonstrate the use and applications of Marratech desktop videoconferencing, Blackboard course Management System, and Elluminate Live with an emphasis of connecting dispersed collaborators. Time permitting, we will also cover innovative applications of Google Documents and Yahoo! Groups file repository features and the use of podcasting.