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Video conferencing

OIT connects colleges and communities through an ever-growing video conference network by managing, maintaining and troubleshooting the video conference infrastructure of TAMHSC. Additional services include consultations, recommendations, room scheduling and classroom support.

AV Support Staff will be present in each location for video conference connection ten minutes proceeding the event start time to complete audio/video checks. Faculty/Presenters are encouraged to be present to allow for any questions/concerns to be addressed prior to the events start.

Conferencing Options

A high-speed optical network is utilized to link our institution's six academic units throughout the state. With TAMHSC campuses in nine cities, OIT uses these connections for valuable video conferencing capabilities that serve to educate students and effectively transfer information. This is an enterprise solution for instruction, collaboration and meetings which includes:

  • Tandberg video conferencing - utilizes the HSC network of hardware, software and technical support. Schedule a video conference.
  • Cisco Jabber Video - allows participants to seamlessly join into a Tandberg video conference from their personal or desktop computer
  • Web conferencing gives meeting attendees the convenience of utilizing desktop software and applications for instruction, group meetings or collaboration. Options at TAMHSC include:
    • Blackboard Collaborate - Blackboard Learn-integrated web conferencing for instructional use
    • Google+ Hangouts - allows instantaneous video chat with up to 9 people in small group meetings or collaboration
    • TTVN WebMeeting (TAMUS-based) - web conferencing that can include app sharing as well as interactive white-boarding and web surveys

For optimal utilization of web conferencing, it is recommended that you have a webcam and a microphone.

Visit our Help Desk Knowledge Base for more information about videoconferencing and classroom support.

Last edited by: luckenbill 11/18/2014

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