Web Conferencing

Use UGA’s supported web conferencing tools to facilitate synchronous online class sessions, virtual office hours or online training. We can help you get started.

Web conferencing is a service that allows events to be shared across locations, allows participants to connect online, and involves real-time audio, video, text chat, and content sharing. Web conferencing has become a common way to hold impromptu or scheduled meetings between individuals from different locations. In education, web conferencing tools help to bridge the distance between teachers and learners, facilitating synchronous discussion for online lectures, office hours, and presentations.

Blackboard Collaborate, available via the Online Rooms tool in eLC, has been selected to replace Wimba Classroom as the centrally-supported tool for instructional web conferencing at UGA. Both tools are currently available for use in eLearning Commons (eLC), but support for new Wimba Classroom live sessions will end August 1, 2014. For more information, visit the web conferencing faculty support page.