At IU, how can I create or join a videoconference?

Indiana University faculty or staff can create or join videoconferences using various systems.

Note:
Telephone (voice-only) participants can join a videoconference, but for conference calls involving only telephone users, use the IU Conference Call Services or UniCom/Skype for Business/Lync conference calls; see Using Skype for Business/Lync, how do I hold a conference call or online meeting?

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Creating a virtual meeting room

IU faculty and staff members can create their own "23" virtual meeting rooms; for more, see What is a "23" video bridge conference?

Connection instructions for participants

The text below contains instructions for videoconference participants to use to connect to meetings; meeting hosts can copy and paste this information into an email message to be sent to conference attendees. Be sure you replace <conference#> with your conference number throughout the message before you send it.

Please join me in my IU Virtual Meeting Room:

From a web browser (we recommend Chrome), go to https://bridge.iu.edu, enter <conference#> and your name, then click Connect.

From Skype for Business/Lync, make a video or audio call to <conference#>@vc.iu.edu.

From an IU videoconferencing room system, dial <conference#>.

From a non-IU videoconferencing room system, dial <conference#>@vc.iu.edu.

From a telephone as an audio-only participant, dial (812)856-7060 or (317)278-8080, then <conference#>.

More connection information is available at https://kb.iu.edu/d/ause. Need help? Contact the IU Video Help Desk at (812) 856-2020, cthelp@iu.edu.

Joining a videoconference

Using videoconferencing equipment

Use your videoconferencing unit remote control to enter the conference number provided by the conference organizer, and then press the green Call button.

Using a desktop or laptop computer

  • IU video bridge (recommended): Using Chrome (recommended), go to https://bridge.iu.edu and enter your conference number and display name. For more, see About the Pexip Web App.
  • Skype for Business/Lync: In the search field, type the conference number, followed by @vc.iu.edu. Right-click the resulting contact and select Start a Video Call. For a voice-only call, select Call. For more, see Using Skype for Business/Lync to connect to videoconference rooms.
  • Skype (consumer version): Add a contact named conf#@vc.iu.edu, where conf# is an IU video conference number. After a few moments, the new contact will resolve and display a green check icon. After resolving, you may place a video call to this contact to join the IU video conference.

Using a telephone

  1. Dial the Auto Attendant at 812-856-7060 or 317-278-8080.
  2. Enter the conference number provided by the organizer, followed by the # key.

If you're joining a Zoom conference, see How Do I Join by Telephone?

Using non-IU systems

Most external systems can connect to an IU video bridge by dialing the conference number or alias followed by @vc.iu.edu (e.g., 232000@vc.iu.edu or copybird@vc.iu.edu).

For videoconferencing systems at an institution that participates in the Global Dialing Scheme (GDS), direct dial using IU's GDS domestic or international institutional prefix, as follows:

  • Domestic US: Dial 11439, followed by the conference number.
  • International: Dial 0011439, followed by the conference number.

For videoconferencing endpoints outside of IU and not registered with a participating GDS gatekeeper, create or join a conference as follows:

  1. Connect to the Indiana University Guest Portal at 156.56.240.130.
  2. Activate the touchtone keypad; typically, in a videoconferencing room, you do this by pressing # (pound) on your videoconferencing system control.
  3. Press 1, enter the conference number, and then press # .
  4. Press # again to place the call.

Learning more and getting help

For more, watch a video demonstration.

For help or to learn more, contact UITS Classroom & Conferencing Support (cthelp@iu.edu, 812-856-2020, Skype for Business/Lync: cthelp).

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Last modified on 2017-06-23 11:45:30.

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