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Conferencing

Conferencing

There are a variety of options to now connect your group to remote collaborators.  

  • Teleconferencing
  • Web Conferencing
  • Video Conferencing

Telephone Conferencing

Every 7900-series Cisco IP Phone within the labs and offices support the ability to Join multiple callers.  Typically the normal Cisco phones are best suited for 1-to-1 conversations.  For those needing to support larger sized groups we recommend you sign-out the Cisco Teleconference Phone from MSL reception.

Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7937G:

  • Spec Sheet
  • User Guide
  • Note! This is only a phone and not a teleconferencing service.  You need to have your own teleconferencing account already setup with either Telus Teleconferencing or another 3rd-party provider.
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Telus Telephone Conferencing on Demand

The teleconferencing system allows our users to create large ad-hoc or operator attended teleconferences.  Access to the TELUS teleconferencing bridge is available through local and international toll-free numbers.

Scheduling a Telefone Conference

To schedule a web conference on demand requires a Telus account.  We have setup accounts for some but not all of the individual MSL labs.  Ask your lab manager for account details.  If your lab does not have a Telus account and you are a MSL/CHiBi person please contact Pal Bains, the MSL Departmental Voice Administrator, to request a TELUS account. It can take up to 48 hours for your account to be provisioned.  For more information on Telus Telephone conference, please visit: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/teleconferencing.

Web Conferencing

Telus Web conferencing on Demand

UBC IT has partnered with Telus to provide web conferencing on demand.  Web conferencing on demand offers cost effective, real time collaboration for geographically dispersed teams. Participants can share and annotate documents, make presentations and whiteboard ideas.

Scheduling a Web Conference

To schedule a web conference on demand requires a Telus account.  We have setup accounts for some but not all of the individual MSL labs.  Ask your lab manager for account details.  If your lab does not have a Telus account and you are a MSL/CHiBi person please contact Pal Bains, the MSL Departmental Voice Administrator, to request a TELUS account. It can take up to 48 hours for your account to be provisioned.

Additional Web Conferencing information

http://business.telus.com/en/enterprise/bc/conferencing/web-conferencing

Video Conferencing

BlueJeans Network 

This simple and easy-to-use videoconferencing bridge improves meeting participation, reduces travel time and improves the ability to communicate effectively with people across multiple locations, institutions and technologies. Just tell everyone — colleagues, customers, partners, suppliers, even your social network — to BYOD (bring your own device) to your meeting.

Schedule a BlueJeans Network Video Conference: https://wiki.bc.net/atl-conf/display/Services/Campus+Administrators+for+Blue+Jeans 

For complete information please visit BlueJeans Network.

Skype

Skype is a great platform for video conferencing using your laptop / desktop.  It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux.  With a free basic account you can video chat and share your desktop with any other skype user.  Using just the free account you can do a one to one video conference nicely.

Polycom RealPresence Desktop

Currently we own 1 license installed on our departmental Dell Latitude laptop.  

Additional Information: http://www.polycom.com/products-services/hd-telepresence-video-conferencing/realpresence-desktop.html

Vidyo Compute Canada (Westgrid.ca)

Vidyo is an easy-to-use HD quality videoconferencing technology that is available for many different platforms and devices. WestGrid has purchased a Vidyo Portal and Gateway and is using it for video collaboration between desktops (Windows, Mac, Linux), devices (IOS, Android) and h.323 systems. Vidyo accounts are available to researchers upon request to support their research collaboration needs. 

https://www.westgrid.ca/support/collaboration/vidyo