Video Conferencing

The Center for Teaching and Learning has a state-of-the-art IP/Software based videoconferencing room.  Video conferencing is a way to collaborate many people over geographical distances using real-time video.

Point-to-point or multi-point connections

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides and supports innovative technological resources to enhance UGA’s instructional, research, and service missions.  Videoconferencing is just one of those resources.  It is our job to provide assistance to those on the UGA campus as well as off campus at other learning institutions and beyond. 

CTL’s videoconferencing facility seats up to 13 (additional seating can be made available). This room is ideal for small classes, guest lecturers, international classes/meetings, interviews, and other faculty development and instructional needs. Integration of Zoom or Skype and other online needs are available. 

Whether you need a point-to-point (a connection between two different locations and the simplest form of video conferencing but is limited to two points at a time) or multi-point (a connection with more than two different locations), CTL provides help with on and off site bridging needs along with training and support in the operations and best practices of videoconferencing.  The success of any videoconference is the direct result of proper planning.

Facility use, in certain instances, can be made available outside normal business hours with a scheduled CTL facilitator.

Live streaming

By combining video streaming and videoconferencing, it becomes possible for any number of people to view a videoconference. Participants who are not able to attend a scheduled session can do so by having the event streamed live. Since Streaming is a one-way delivery of media, various methods can be employed to provide a streaming participant the means to indirectly participate, including e-mail and chat rooms.  Dedicated staff are in place to ensure your event is streamed at the highest quality possible to viewers everywhere using their standard Internet connection on most devices.  CTL understands the necessity to provide turnkey solutions for clients, so we use Flash streaming as our reliable CDN solution. 

Recording

Recording and broadcasting solutions link the worlds of video streaming and video conferencing as they add the ability to record significant and important video events for later viewing.

No matter how large the audience, recorded media can be distributed among thousands of prospective attendees around the globe, delivering a continued learning experience well beyond the event.

CTL’s videoconferencing room has the ability to digitally record your sessions.  If needed, CTL staff can help direct you on how to upload these recorded sessions to a media storage platform (Kaltura) where they are stored in your own personal account.

NOTE: This room can also be used as a mid-level video recording studio.

To request use of the CTL Videoconference room, please submit the necessary form by clicking on the following link Videoconference Request Form or contact Krystal Pintar (kpintar@uga.edu, 706-542-6686).