Videoconferencing

FAU provides both interactive classrooms and conference rooms to the academic community on all FAU campuses. Many of these rooms are available to all colleges on a first-come first-served basis for live transmission of accredited courses to partner campuses. Interactive courses must be booked through the Registrar's office prior to the scheduling of the academic term.

Faculty and Staff

Full-Service Videoconferencing
 

Room based Videoconferencing

FAU has a number of specially designed and equipped classrooms across all campuses capable of videoconferencing.  The primary use of these facilities is to connect the campuses for academic classes or administrative meetings.  The room based VC offers the highest quality videoconferencing based on industry standards.  FAU trained technicians are available at each campus to support these meetings.

FAU is also capable of connecting to external sites using a variety of industry standards (see virtual meeting room below).  Room based videoconferencing requires a scheduling request prior to the event (we kindly request at least two business days), and is subject to room availability. 

Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMRs)

FAU uses the Cisco Meeting server to provide flexible multi-platform videoconferencing.  The VMRs not only can connect to the room based videoconferencing equipment it also allows for users to join via the web, Skype for Business, phone, or even external videoconferencing equipment. 

Videoconferencing Recording

Recording of video conferences is available on a limited basis by request. 

 
Self-service Videoconferencing
 

Administrative Meetings

Self-service videoconferencing is available using WebEx.  WebEx is a web based videoconferencing service.  WebEx is available on short notice to registered hosts and scheduling is the responsibility of the host.  WebEx host accounts are limited and as such are only suitable for users that have an on-going self-service need.  Otherwise, we ask that requestors refer to full-service videoconferencing options.

Academic classes

A version of WebEx is available via Canvas under the ‘MEETS for WebEx’ tab.  Instructors may enable this tool in canvas to use for class meetings and/or office hours. 

 

Student Videoconferencing

 

Webex Teams

Student initiated videoconferencing is available via WebEx Teams (formerly Cisco Spark).  WebEx Teams is available at https://www.webex.com/products/teams/index.html

 


 Last Modified 6/28/18