Remote Conferencing

Whether you’re running low on meeting space and time, or are unable to physically meet with your students or colleagues who work remotely, we have a wealth of conferencing options available to bridge the gap.
Training for Online Classes & Conferencing

Training for Online Classes & Meetings

We provide one-on-one or group training during business hours for any of our supported services. Please contact us to arrange a time that suits you.

Online Classes & Web Conferencing

Online Classes & Meetings

Whether capturing a lecture, or meeting with a client remotely, we’ll streamline the setup of equipment and offer training for both web and video conferencing services.

Remote Exam Support

Remote Exam Support

During online exams we now provide first-tier phone support for issues related to eClass, Remote Proctor, and Smart Exam Monitor.

Learning Space Support

On Campus Video Meetings

We provide training, equipment, and on-site or on-call assistance to help bring distanced students into a class, connect with a group of people, or have a guest present remotely.


Training for Online Classes & Meetings

Training for Online Classes & Meetings

We provide one-on-one or group training during business hours for any of our supported services. Please contact us to arrange a time that suits you.

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Online Classes & Meetings

Zoom Webinars

Whether capturing a lecture, or meeting with a client remotely, we’ll streamline the setup of equipment and offer training for both web and video conferencing services.

Zoom Webinars
We provide the Zoom Webinar platform to host your next online event! IST’s licenses can accommodate events up to 500 or 1000 participants. We will walk you through the basic webinar setup and customizable options and can also provide training and support. Live transcription, recording and reporting also available. This service is currently available for use to all Faculty and Staff at the U of A. Standard webinars that occur during regular business hours are free of charge while highly customized webinars or after-hours support may require a fee.

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Using Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting is a synchronous presentation tool integrated with eClass that allows instructors to use video, audio, and screen sharing to interact with up to 300 students. Features include recording, breakout rooms, whiteboard, and more. This service is currently available for use to all Faculty and Staff at the U of A. Apps exist for Android and iOS devices. Learn More.

Using Google Meet
Google Meet is a synchronous platform designed for live online video meetings with up to 100 users. This application is offered as a part of the U of A's Google Suite and can integrate easily with Google Calendar and other tools. Apps also exist for Android and iOS devices. Learn More.

For more information on both tools, see this comparison chart.


Remote Exam Support

Remote Exam Support

During online exams we now provide first-tier phone support for issues related to eClass, Remote Proctor, and Smart Exam Monitor. Students and instructors can call 780-492-9332 to talk to an analyst during regular University business hours. Second-tier concerns will be escalated to the eClass team.

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For in-person exams, we provide pre-exam checks (upon request) in which we will verify that all of the computers and equipment are running properly prior to your testing date in IST supported labs. This service comes at no additional cost, but is first come, first served so be sure to engage us at least 48 business hours in advance of your exam.

For more information on online exams, or assistance with setting up your exam, please see eClass’ Online Assessment Overview article or contact them at eclass@ualberta.ca.


On Campus Video Meetings

Learning Space Support

Due to COVID we currently do not have technicians stationed on campus for immediate onsite support but we can provide immediate remote support and have someone onsite as soon as possible.

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Hybrid Classrooms

Learning Space Support

A hybrid classroom is a learning space equipped with the ability to stream a class for online learning. For more information please contact IST:

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What is in a hybrid classroom?
A hybrid Classroom is equipped with a computer, document camera, projector/display, microphone and a webcam that is connected to the room computer.
How to book a hybrid classroom?
Hybrid rooms can be booked at the Office of the Registrar(RO) More information on how to book a classroom can be found here.
How to request training for a Hybrid Classroom?

The request form for training on how to use a hybrid classroom can be found here.

For more information please contact IST.


Zoom Backgrounds

The Virtual Background feature in Zoom allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. To learn how to add a virtual background, please see Zoom's Virtual Background guide. You can upload your own images or use the follow University of Alberta backgrounds:

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