Video conferencing at UTC

codecVideo conferencing is simply point to point video calling where participants can see and hear each other. In a video conference you can have a face to face meeting with clients or colleagues in any other city in the world. Less traveling out of town means more time in the office and less travel expense.

At UTC, we use video conferencing to deliver distance programs as well as conduct meetings amongst colleagues from all 5 UT campuses or for the general community.

How does it work?

Point to point video conferencing allows us to connect with any other video conferencing site running the standard for video conferencing over the internet via IP connections. We can connect with multiple sites allowing you to meet with people in two or more video conferencing sites at one time. However, users must have an endpoint that is compatible with our own.  

 

The University is in the process of transitioning to a new option for conducting software-based face-to-face virtual meetings called Zoom.  This will remove the need to utilize static hardware that is set up in rooms and will give users the flexibility to use a computer, smart phone, telephone or legacy H.323 system for the meeting.  Faculty and staff can create an account and download the software here.  Zoom is much more user friendly when compared to Skype.  It also allows you to record those meeting sessions or interviews for review later.  Zoom will eventually be the only supported client on campus.  

  

How can I get more information?

You may contact us at wctl@utc.edu or by calling 423-425-4188.

What does it cost?

Our basic fees $75 per hour for outside clients 8-5 Monday through Friday and $125 per hour for weekend or holiday events.

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