Videoconferencing is a practical and effective alternative in meeting educational or professional needs, saving time, money, and resources. Teaching, training, conferring, interviewing, and taking ITV field trips are just a few activities that work well with this technology.
Videoconferencing allows live two-way video and audio interaction between two or more sites. The distant site could be another school, business, or organization in the local area, in upper or lower Michigan, or anywhere in the world. The conference could be point-to-point (one site connected to just one other site) or, using our Codian Bridge (MCU), it could be a multi-point conference of 10 sites.
Video Bridge: We maintain a Codian SD, and a Cisco HD H.323 MCU (Multi-point Control Unit). Both units accommodate SD and HD endpoints while preserving video resolution, speed, and frame rate of each site. Both support H.329, the simultaneous viewing of video (people) and content (data/laptop).The continuous presence video allows for multiple viewing options with FAR-Site-Control by the end user. Dial In or Out with full tech support.
To schedule use of a videoconferencing cart, or support using Zoom, please call Audio Visual Services @ 906-227-2290. Faculty members may also call on the Center for Teaching & Learning at 227-2483 for assistance in developing a face-to-face or hybrid course involving videoconferencing. For all other consultation, inquiries, and videoconferencing needs, please call Audio Visual Services.
Three Full Service Distance Learning Rooms Available
Audio Visual Services supports three (fixed) distance learning rooms. These full support facilities allow participants at either end of the connection to view each other, documents, a computer desktop image, or to watch a video. Sessions can be recorded for on-demand viewing at a later time.
To schedule use of a distance learning room, please call Audio Visual Services @ 906-227-2290. Faculty members may also call on the Center for Teaching & Learning at 227-2483 for assistance in developing a face-to-face or hybrid course involving videoconferencing. For all other consultation, inquiries, and videoconferencing needs, please call Audio Visual Services.
Learning Resources Center Room 111a seats 7, with laptop docking.
Learning Resources Center Room 111b seats 32, with laptop docking, document camera, instructor & student camera and 6 microphones.
Learning Resource Center Room 109 seats 50, with laptop docking, document camera, four monitors for student viewing, instructor & student camera and microphones.
Mobile Solutions Available
Videoconferencing Portable Cart: When needed, we support local presentations requiring on-site videoconferencing. A fully interactive video conference may occur from just about any point on campus, to include a classroom, lab...preferably from a location with Ethernet access.
Videoconferencing using Zoom software: Our professional Zoom licensing allows you to take full advantage of this cloud-based service. Sending invitations by email makes it easy for participants to join via computer, smart phone, h.323 equipment (such as Polycom, Lifesize, and AVERCom), or by telephone. Zoom allows for desktop sharing, chat, and breakout rooms. Sessions of up to 100 participants can easily be recorded and saved as an mpeg4 file.
Faculty should call on the Center for Teaching & Learning @ 906-227-2483 for assistance in developing a face-to-face or hybrid course involving videoconferencing. To schedule use of portable videoconferencing equipment, support using Zoom videoconferencing software, consultation, and inquiries, please call Audio Visual Services @ 906-227-2290.
Pre-Event Location Tests
Bridge Hosting and Monitoring
Troubleshooting Distant Site Problems