Video Conferencing – IP conferencing


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Video Conferencing – IP conferencing

  1. 1. Video Conferencing – IP conferencing Some basic information What is video conferencing? You are using video conferencing anytime you use technology to connect 2 or more locations by video and audio Distance learning uses video conferencing • For the 2002/03 school year, NCCSC used video conferencing to broadcast the live rat dissection to other NCCSC schools • NCCSC conducted a conference with teachers in Taiwan 1
  2. 2. Why use video conferencing Allows you to bring resources into your classroom that you might not be able to experience “in person” • Virtual field trips • Watch a presentation from a school in another state of country • Share a lesson with other schools What is the cost? To communicate directly with another location (like a school or business) there is not cost to connect Many distance learning opportunities do have a fee • Indianapolis Zoo • Virtual field trips 2
  3. 3. Equipment NCCSC is using Polycom Viewstation video conferencing systems • Purchased thru Video Distance Learning grant Equipment can be moved to classroom or library for use Will only require connecting power and network cable What is what? ViewStation FX H323 • Parker, Eastwood and • Riley and Sunnyside Technology Center • Point-to-Point only • Join up to 3 add’n • 1 mic connections ViaVideo • Can add Elmo • Up to 4 cameras • Wilbur Wright and Westwood • VCR can be used • Point-to-Point only • 2 mics • Uses a camera connected to computer • Does allow application sharing 3
  4. 4. What about CU-SeeMe? This technology is best suited to a “chat” situation – not class participation • But it was a good place to start Camera worked great for one-on-one but not a large group Audio worked best with headphone/microphone • Which did not promote classroom situations Let’s go over some definitions Point-to-Point Polycom • 2 participants • Company that makes video • Remote equipment • Host • ViewStation FX Multi-Point • ViaVideo • More than 1 remote IP address Remote • Internet Protocol • Outside locations • The 11 digit number for a participating website IP-to-IP • • All website addresses • Making a direct call using translate to a number the IP address • Not using Click-to-Meet • Clearer connection 4
  5. 5. More terms… IHETS • Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System • Provides a bridge when necessary Bridge • When you let IHETS schedule your conference instead of “calling” yourself • Required when connecting with those using Vision Athena Click to Meet – a short intro A website that lists all A Green check indicates Indiana schools and “ready to call” locations that are certified Just select your participants for IP conferencing Click Call Now • Uses IHETS as a “bridge” A call made without Point and click scheduling scheduling resources will go Easy to add participants thru as long as resources (multi-point) are available. Browser-based controls There may be times when Does not show IP address of resources are already registered users booked. There is a separate handout on using Click to Meet 5
  6. 6. First steps… Determine the location of Decide if you are going to your conference connect to: • Classroom • An NCCSC school • Library • Someone else Connect equipment If you will be connecting with • Power Cord an NCCSC location • Network cable • All NCCSC locations • May require that you involved will need to make “unplug” a computer that is some setting changes already connected by a blue network cable. • Refer to the Set up handout for instructions • Unplug cable from the wall Contact that • Plug the cable provided location(NCCSC or other) to with the unit in the wall port set up a time for conference Important things to remember! Point-to-point Multi-point • Remote location in large • Suggest tent cards to view and host in a PIP in identify location as well the lower right hand as individuals corner • Recommend setting for • Picking up the remote voice activated(this is will eliminate host PIP default for CTM) • Location will be shown at • Camera moves to the bottom of screen person speaking • Use tent cards to identify • Recommend that you if more than 1 person at give your name before speaking to give the each location camera time to focus on you before you begin talking 6
  7. 7. Etiquette When you/your Don’t zoom too close location is not • No one needs to see speaking nose hairs! • Mute microphone Don’t fidget or multi- • It is very sensitive task Speak strong and No constant motion clear • This will blur the Avoid tapping picture fingers, pens, etc. Set up Arrive early If handouts required, be • Allow time for set up and sure remote location test equipment have these before Use remote to set up conference pre-set camera views if • Posting to website for desired download or email Check lighting Try to wear solid, muted Check room layout colors Red, Yellow and Orange • Avoid busy patterns or loud colors colors do not transmit • Red does not work well clearly 7
  8. 8. Additional equipment On the ViewStation FX VCR can be used to units record conference, but… • Elmo can be connected • You may need signed VCR’s can be connected permission from ALL participants • Allows you to show a • Check into this before video your conference to allow time to get permission • Check with your administrator for guidance on this one! Resources Click-To-Meet tutorial • IP Video Information for Classroom Instructors • Excellent video on conferencing etiquette • bps.ram • This link uses Real Player 8
  9. 9. Related websites Remember that there may be fees on virtual field trips and Vision Athena programs Global Schoolhouse Classroom Conferencing • K-12 Video Conferencing • SBC Videoconferencing Adventures • Vision Athena • 9