About videoconferencing at IUSeveral options are available at Indiana University for video- and audio-enabled meetings and real-time online collaboration, including videoconferencing and client- or web-based meeting software.
On this page:
- Videoconferencing in meeting rooms
- Video- and audio-enabled meetings from your desktop
- Video Bridge and multipoint conferencing
- Client- and web-based meeting software
- Getting help
Videoconferencing in meeting rooms
At IU, most H.323 compliant (videoconferencing) hardware and software are supported. Polycom and Tandberg systems are the recommended stand-alone H.323 solutions.
To find conference rooms at IU equipped with H.323 hardware, see Search Videoconference Rooms.
At Indiana University, for information on how to use the remote control for the Tandberg video system, consult IU's Tandberg Quick Start Guide (PDF).
To reserve a videoconferencing system or schedule a videoconference, see Videoconferencing: Finding a Room. Typically, you will use Microsoft Outlook to reserve a videoconferencing room; see Scheduling meetings and reserving rooms at IU.
Video- and audio-enabled meetings from your desktop
Desktop videoconferencing allows you to participate in video- and audio-enabled meetings from your computer.
To participate in an H.323 videoconference from your desktop computer, you will need:
- Desktop videoconferencing hardware and software installed on your
Note: If you are on a Windows machine and have an IU Network ID, UITS recommends using Lync; see At IU, how can I create or join a videoconference? In Mac OS X, UITS recommends using Movi.
Note: If you use the IU Video Bridge technology, UITS recommends not upgrading to Office 2013 yet. The Lync 2013 client cannot make video calls to conferences on the IU Video Bridge (e.g.,
email@example.com) or direct calls to conference room systems. These calls will connect as audio only. If you do upgrade to 2013 but still need to participate with video in IU Video Bridge calls, you can request a Cisco Telepresence Movi account as an alternative.
- Audio capabilities (e.g., a sound card and speakers or headset)
- A reliable high-bandwidth network connection
- A standard USB webcam
Video Bridge and multipoint conferencing
UITS recommends using an ad hoc conference; see At IU, how can I create or join a videoconference?
Client- and web-based meeting software
Connect Meeting Service
IU's Connect Meeting Service (formerly called the IU Breeze Meeting Service) offers a central web-based conferencing and collaboration environment based on Adobe's Connect Enterprise Server software. With Connect Meeting, people can access a virtual meeting room through the web and collaborate online on shared content without installing videoconference software. For more, see At IU, what is the Adobe Connect Meeting Service?
Note: Connect Meeting is not standard H.323 compliant software, and will not connect directly to H.323 machines or software.
Last modified on May 15, 2013.