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Web and video conferencing solutions for smu faculty

Web and Video Conferencing Solutions for SMU Faculty

Presented by: Blair Simmons

SMU Information Technology Services

August 28, 2012

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Objectives

Identify practical uses for video communication technologies in academia

Explore video and web conferencing options available to SMU faculty members

Establish technological maturity and user proficiency with communication platforms

Objectives


Practical applications

Bridging the Distance between Campuses in academia

Face-to-Face meetings with colleagues and students

Online Education

Partnership Collaboration

Practical Applications


Challenges
Challenges in academia

  • Technology

  • People

  • Protocols


Cisco telepresence
Cisco in academiaTelePresence

  • Formerly “Tandberg”

  • Ideal for converging multiple meeting spaces

  • Highest quality video and audio

  • Connect with groups in learning centers, Sutter Health, and education partners worldwide


Smu telepresence system upgrades 2012 2013
SMU in academiaTelepresence System Upgrades: 2012 - 2013

  • High definition video

  • Conference scheduling in Outlook

  • “One button to push”

  • Remote administration of every video conference room location

  • Coming to the Bechtel Room in 2013


Microsoft lync 2010
Microsoft in academiaLync 2010

  • Ideal for face-to-face, screen-to-screen, and chat collaboration with colleagues

  • Use for ad-hoc or Outlook scheduled online meetings with one or many co-workers


Microsoft lync 2010 pro s and con s
Microsoft in academiaLync2010: Pro’s and Con’s

  • Requires installed software for presenters and collaborators

  • Other attendees can access meetings through a web browser – (MS Silverlight Plug-in required)

  • Fully integrated audio and video – no phone required

  • Accessible through the internet, office locations, and the SMU_LAWN Wireless networks.

  • No per-session cost

  • Sessions can be initiated by any faculty or staff member

  • Limited feature support for Mac and mobile

  • Displays only one attendee video at a time

  • Guest access available to students and non-SMU community members


Microsoft lync 2010 features
Microsoft in academiaLync 2010:Features

  • Outlook Integration

  • “Presence”

  • IM/Chat

  • Voice, Web, and Video Conferencing

  • Document and screen sharing

  • Remote control

  • Polls

  • Whiteboard


Cisco webex
Cisco WebEx in academia

  • Ideal for virtual classroom and synchronous online learning scenarios

  • Use for online lectures featuring guest presenters or heavy collaboration activity by students


Cisco webex pro s and con s
Cisco in academiaWebEx:Pro’s and Con’s

  • Fully Web-based (browser plug-in required)

  • Requires direct-dial phone accessibility

  • Significant per-session cost

  • Sessions must be initiated by an administrator

  • Excellent support for Mac and mobile

  • Displays multiple attendee video at a time

  • Accessible by any invitee

  • Recordable; recordings are internet accessible for a fee


Cisco webex features
Cisco WebEx: in academiaFeatures

  • IM/Chat

  • Voice, Web, and Video Conferencing

  • Simultaneous view of up to six participants

  • Screen sharing

  • Remote control

  • Polls

  • Whiteboard

  • Raise Hand


Demonstrations
Demonstrations in academia


Evolution of web conferencing at smu
Evolution of Web Conferencing at SMU in academia

  • Building the Infrastructure

  • Developing Test Cases

  • End User Upgrades

  • Faculty Proficiency Development

  • Integration into Curriculum


Questions
Questions in academia


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