Videoconferencing options at Oxford
For audio and video conferencing there is a range of options from
simple low-cost desktop solutions to more sophisticated facilities:
- Skype - This is often the simplest and cheapest solution for a
small event. A simple headset mic for input with a laptop hooked up to
a projector and speakers for output.
- For a conference consider a pre-recorded video by a speaker who
cann't attend, perhaps in combination with Skype for the Q&A session
- WebEX - a more feature-rich version of Skype for which the
University has a support service. It works very well for live web
conferences with multiple participants. WebEX works through a browser
and has an automatic booking scheduler that emails a URL to all
participants. WebEx can allow all participants to share a
presentation, a chat window and even to see a remote computer's
desktop. Licence costs £300 pa for one account. Someone in your
department may already have an account.
- Videoconferencing at the University's Media Production Unit (MPU) -
room hire, technical setup and tests are handled for you and it is
very high quality, but there is a charge and you would need to host
the event at the MPU facilities.
Media Production Unit (MPU)
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