You are here: Home → VideoconferencingFaculty, staff, and students can initiate, conduct, or participate in standard or high-definition videoconferences at no cost. One-to-one or one-to-many videoconferences can be scheduled in permanent room setups, elsewhere on campus using a portable endpoint, or from a desktop. Automated scheduling for recurring sessions, the ability to archive and stream content, and assistance with streaming content to up to 1,000 viewers are available.
Mobile and desktop access for iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, or Mac users is available using ClearSea. For a ClearSea account, contact the Faculty Technology Center at 479-575-7401 or email@example.com.
Although IT Services supports all videoconferencing on campus, most equipment is owned and operated by colleges, schools, or departments. Lifesize, Tandberg, and Polycom endpoints are supported, and H.323 is the campus standard. IT Services and other departments support several videoconferencing locations on campus.
The Access Grid is another videoconferencing option.
What You Can Do With Videoconferencing
- Record lectures and lessons
- Collaborate with students
- Conduct virtual field trips
- Invite guest speakers and industry experts
- Minimize travel costs
- Hold classes or office hours when physical attendance is not possible
For more information on videoconferencing and how to incorporate videoconferencing into your curriculum at the University of Arkansas, call 479-575-7401 or contact Eric Gorder at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Duncan at email@example.com, or John Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videoconferencing using the Access Grid provides a sense of virtual presence by allowing participants in multiple locations to view each other at the same time with output from multiple cameras displayed as individual video windows on a large screen at each location. The Access Grid is an Internet2 based system that multicasts separate streams of data from each camera and the audio system into the network. High-Definition (HD) is available.
Access Grid videoconferencing is available at all major higher education institutions in Arkansas and at most research universities across the country.
The Access Grid node at the University of Arkansas is located in the David W. Mullins Library, Room 225. The Access Grid is a free service available to students, staff, and faculty of the University of Arkansas.
To reserve the Access Grid or learn more, contact John Chapman at email@example.com or 479-575-2901.