Videoconferencing is a practical and effective alternative to meeting face-to-face for both educational and professional needs...saving time, money, and resources. Teaching, training, & interviewing are just a few activities that work well with this technology.
Videoconferencing allows live two-way video and audio interaction between two or more "remote" sites. Sites could be people at home, schools, businesses, or organizations in the local area, somewhere in Michigan, or anywhere in the world. The conference could be point-to-point (one site connected to just one other site) or it could be multiple connections from a variety of videoconferencing hardware, Macs & PCs.
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 click here: Schedule Courses for Videoconferencing & Recording. Faculty members are encouraged to work with 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 @ 906-227-2290.
Harden Hall 111a seats 7, with HDMI connection for laptop.
Harden Hall 111b seats 32, with HDMI connection for laptop, document camera, instructor & student camera and 6 microphones.
Harden Hall 109 seats 50, with HDMI connection for laptop, document camera, four monitors for student viewing, instructor & student camera and microphones.
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.
Videoconferencing: portable Zoom Room 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.
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.