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.

Video & Web Conferencing

Whether you want to bring distanced students into a class or have a guest present remotely from abroad, IST can provide the training, equipment, and on-site or on-call assistance to help your session run smoothly.

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing provides users with convenience and flexibility to connect with a group of people by voice, regardless of where meeting attendees are based.


Video/Web Conferencing & Lecture Recording

You have a need to share information, and we have the expertise and resources to see it through. Whether you want to bring distanced students into a class, have a guest present remotely from abroad, capture your live lecture, or pre-record it for later viewing, IST can provide the training, equipment, and on-site or on-call assistance to help your session run smoothly. We’ll take care of the technology, so you can focus on the class.

We can also provide support for bringing remote examiners into candidacy exams and thesis defenses and assist staff with joining department meetings online.

Online Classes & Web Conferencing

We offer full support for three conferencing platforms, all of which allow computer audio and video, chat, screen/content sharing, and have recording capabilities. You may wish to use another platform that you are more familiar with, however we may only be able to provide limited support. Explore these platforms and their features:

Zoom Adobe Connect Google Meet
  • Partially integrated with eClass
  • Higher quality audio and video
  • Telephone integration (Canada long-distance)
  • Ability to share many types of content
  • Fully integrated with eClass
  • Hosted on campus
  • Full participant access control
  • Cannot share audio content
  • Integrated with Google Calendar
  • Great for quick meetings
  • Telephone integration (US long-distance)
Lecture Capture
Record your voice and slides and post for your students to view at a later time, using Stream2, a platform that is fully integrated with eClass.
Web Conference Rooms

There are a few rooms on North Campus dedicated to web conferencing, that are equipped with a PC, camera, and microphone. Please contact IST for more information if you're interested in booking one of these rooms.

Book Web Conferencing Equipment

Video Conferencing

For IP-based video conferencing (Polycom, LifeSize, Telehealth), dedicated hardware in a room, or on a cart is typically needed. IST has one room (Telus 145) and one cart (ECHA) on campus that can be booked based on first-come, first-served basis, and technician availability.

Book Video Conferencing Equipment

Training
For one-on-one training and assistance offered either in-person or remotely, contact us to get started.

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing provides users with convenience and flexibility to connect with a group of people by voice, regardless of where meeting attendees are based. Most University of Alberta telephones are able to connect with up to six users, providing you with conferencing capabilities through one convenient phone call.

Teleconference Booking

IST has several VoIP teleconference phones (Voice Over Internet Protocol), however there are still a few locations using traditional landlines (PBX) which will not work for teleconferencing.

Before booking equipment, be sure you have a meeting space secured. IST is not responsible for booking meeting rooms.

Book Teleconferencing Equipment

To ensure that we are able meet your request, please provide us with 3 business days notice.

Training

For one-on-one training and assistance offered either in-person or remotely, contact us to get started.

We’ve also created user friendly how-to guides to walk you through using your particular device. All guides can be found here.