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Videoconferencing requires use of specialized equipment utilizing 2-way IP-supported (web-based) transmissions (video and audio) that generally are of very high quality, to bring people at different sites together at the same time. This can be as simple as a conversation between people in private offices (point-to-point) or involve several (multipoint) sites in large rooms at multiple locations. Besides the audio and visual transmission of meeting activities, videoconferencing technologies can be used to share documents and display information. Various options/locations exist on campus for this service. Currently, Distance Education rooms E301 Iacocca Hall and 410 Packard Lab and 625 in Fairchild Martindale Library have vtc capabilities. In addition, a portable unit is available for use in other locations. Contact the Office of Distance Education for more information.

The Digital Media Studio also offers several options to support phone, web and videoconferencing: Users can borrow conferencing telephones or Skype kits (USB camera and echo cancelling microphone) to use with their computer at their location or they can arrange to use our classrooms. We also offer instruction assistance in using Zoom, our video conference and recording platform. Our small classroom seats 12 and is currently equipped for IP based Videoconferencing. Our larger rooms seats 30 and can be setup for video conferences. Call 83059 for information about these resources.

Room 379 has built in web cameras in the front and back of the room along with ceiling microphones.

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