Video conferencing uses both audio and video to allow people at different sites to get together over the Internet. This can be a conversation between just two people (point-to-point) or several people at multiple locations (multi-point). Besides just the audio and visual transmission of video conferencing, it can also be used to share documents and display information on your personal computer. These features allow for improved collaboration, more personal engagement, content sharing and improved productivity all in a video solution.
Key Features and Benefits
Video Conferencing and TelePresence Systems – Harvard University has a number of Telepresence and other conferencing systems installed at most schools and locations. These rooms can be scheduled for use by contacting your school’s Media Group. For FAS, you can learn about video conferencing options through FAS Instructional Media Services.
Software Video Conferencing – Cisco Jabber Video for Telepresence (formerly known as Movi), are available for Mac’s, PC’s and mobile devices to any one with an HUID. This video conferencing software can connect to other computers or to room-based video systems.
Web Conferencing with WebEx - WebEx is a secure, cloud-based service that allows Web conferencing in a collaborative session sharing audio, video, and the desktop. It allows participants to attend meetings by phone, computer, or via iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.