Desktop Collaboration Video
Computers must meet minimum specifications and participants must have ear-buds or a headset. DC Video will work with the built in webcam, speakers, and microphone, but it is recommended that users select echo canceling devices. See yellow links box for more information.
Wireless networking may work, but when possible a wired network connection will provide a better experience.
To participate in a desktop collaboration video conference, you must be a certified user and your computer must meet these minimum system requirements.
To become a certified user, fill in the Request Form. Upon submitting the request, you will be contacted by a video support specialist who will create your user account, provide software, training, and do a quick audio/video test with you. You will need to contact our office at least 24 hours before your conference begins to test your new DC Video account.
Network traffic at hotels and certain geographic areas may be very heavy at certain times of the day, so testing at approximately the same time as your planned conference is always a good idea.
For Desktop/Laptop to Desktop/Laptop video conferencing we recommend using Google Hangouts. You can have up to 10 participants in a single Hangout, and these can be initiated from your Google Apps for Higher Ed account.