300 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
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Educational Technology is pleased to announce that the Missouri S&T campus has a high-definition video conferencing unit available for use by faculty and staff for collaborating with the other University of Missouri campuses (Columbia, Kansas City, and St. Louis).
This equipment was made possible through a grant initiated by an intercampus bioinformatics consortium for research collaboration.
Use is prioritized for researchers engaged in intercampus collaborative research projects. Others may use the equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Lifesize HD Video Conferencing Unit
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-- Top -- Where is it?
Our unit is located in Centennial Hall Room 101 (also known as the IT Collaboration Room). Stop by Room 102B (the EdTech area) in Centennial Hall and anyone there can show you where the room is and what the unit looks like.
This service is available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excepting university holidays).
-- Top -- How does it work?
Our high-definition video conferencing unit uses a Lifesize® Express™ system for high-definition point-to-point video conferencing. It also supports multipoint video conferencing and is compatible with Polycom systems. You can use this system to set up a video conference with another organization that only has Polycom. However, the signal between a Lifesize HD unit and a Polycom unit will default to the lower resolution signal. Our system was obtained through Kaleidoscope Videoconferencing.
-- Top -- How can I get started?
Contact us () for assistance in getting started. We have already programmed in the IP addresses of the other campus units, so it only takes a minute or two to initiate a call to the other campus. You will need to coordinate a time with the other parties to ensure that everyone is in place at the proper time.
You can schedule the use of the room using Outlook.
-- Top -- Before the Video Conference:
Coordinate with before the video conference session to make sure one of our technicians is available to provide some initial assistance. We will make sure the technology is working properly prior to your video conference. We can also show you how to use the remote control for the Lifesize unit (it works a little differently than other remote controls you may be familiar with).
-- Top -- Want a Demo?
If you simply want to see a demo of the technology, we can provide that too. Just contact the team and we can arrange a demonstration of how it works.
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-- Top -- Other Video Conferencing Solutions
In addition to HD Lifesize, this campus has several Polycom units. Most of the Polycom units are under the direct control of the VCC to support distance education, but others are within IT's sphere of influence. IT and Computer Science support a Polycom video conferencing unit in CS 212, for instance.