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Videoconferencing

Photo: ITV and Web Conferencing Room

ITSS has an interactive television classroom, Kirby Plaza 173 for UMD staff, faculty, and student use. It is staffed with a student technician who will set up the equipment, answer questions, and contact other locations if there are problems. Kirby Plaza 175a doesn't have an ITV codec but is set up for using a laptop and videoconferencing software.

  1. Kirby Plaza 173
  2. Kirby Plaza 175a

Each room has wall-mounted monitors, speakers, microphones, and cameras.

Tech support is included with each space. Rates are $30/hour for meetings and $18/hour for credit courses. Charges are made via EFS string.

To schedule a videoconference, please submit a request. Please allow at least one week's lead time (more is preferable).

Definitions

ITV (Interactive Television)
a hardware-based (codec) videoconferencing system operating over the State of Minnesota network. Bandwidth is protected from other internet traffic. It uses two cameras which can be switched back and forth (table camera and room camera).
Web Conferencing
a software-based videoconferencing system via the regular internet. We support the university recommendations of WebEx and Google Meet, which use one main camera per group.