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Video Conference - Multipoint Service
The University of Dayton has implemented the HD distance collaboration solution LifeSize. LifeSize closely mimics the face-to-face meeting dynamic, providing crystal clear audio and video to facilitate a superior meeting experience.
With LifeSize, you can. . .
- Host a basic video conference
- Distribute audio and video content as well as share your computer desktop and electronic files (including presentations, spreadsheets, documents)
- Connect multiple sites for your campus-hosted video conference
- Call in to a conference from many mobile devices: iOS, Android, OS X and Windows
- Record and/or provide live streaming of your conference
Where is LifeSize available on campus?
General use units are available in the LTC. Unit-purchased installations are available for department use by School of Business Davis Center, Honors and Scholars, Office of the President, Department of Languages, Nano Technology, and Information Technologies.
For more information. . .
To determine the best solution for your videoconferencing needs, contact Beth Hart, (937)229-3888, Anderson room 029, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web & Tele-Conferencing
The University of Dayton offers audio and web conferencing services to make meetings with remote parties more convenient and cost effective.
Below is a list of services, instructions on how to register, associated pricing, and other helpful information.
On-demand/reservation-less audio conferencing service
- On-demand audio conferencing – no need for reservations
- A permanent access number and pass-code are assigned to each subscriber
- Available 24 x 7 – 365 days per year!
- 24 Participants (including Chairperson) can be on a call at any given time
- Record/archive/playback your audio conference call (Additional Fees Apply)
Hosting a Phone Conference Call (PDF)
UD conference services offers global on-demand web conferencing. Manage your calls on-line, change account options, share Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with participants, and record your entire meeting including any visuals for playback later.
- Easy to use Web conferencing service integrated with Reservationless-Plus.
- Share presentations and graphics.
- Recording features that let you save synchronized audio/visual content for play back at your convenience.
- Convenient on-line playback of your recordings.
- Moderate your meetings with simple online commands.
- Upon ordering Reservationless-Plus, Web Meeting is automatically turned on.
Hosting a Web Conference (PDF)
Please contact the LTC at 937-229-4898 if you need to schedule a synchronous class or meeting involving two or more participants in different locations. The LTC offers Blackboard Collaborate for webinar hosting.
Facilitating Conference Calls
Conference calls are difficult because they do not lend themselves to some types of team activities and because you can't see - you can't see who is present, talking, and listening and you can't see the body language of the speakers and listeners. Conference calls are only one mechanism for communications with a remote team. All types of communications should be used to maximum benefit.
Best Practices for Conference Calls
1. Determine what can be handled on the call compared to videophone or face to face meeting.
Conference calls work best for:
- Providing status.
- Closing actions.
- Sharing information.
- Making simple decisions if the topics and processes are clear.
- Maintaining personal connections.
2. Ensure agendas and materials are available to all in advance (in native language). Provide a roster of planned attendees. Ensure that materials have page numbers for reference in the call.
3. Use time slicing/boxing the work to stay on track. Ensure times are clearly identified in the agenda.
4. Be sensitive to different time zones - alternate the times when calls are scheduled to share the pain.
5. Identify who is present at start and periodically throughout the meeting.
6. Identify yourself when speaking.
7. Use proper equipment - headsets, speakerphones, mute buttons. (and don't put the call on hold!)