The Computing Services Group (CSG) provides coordination and technical support for Video Teleconference (VTC) and Distance Learning (DL) events by member of the college community. These technologies are commonly referred to by the acronym of VTC/DL.
The CSG can:
- Assist with the choice and reservation of your VTC/DL enabled spaces in MVR Hall
- Perform site-to-site testing with remote locations to ensure compatibility
- Provide guidance on best-practices for a successful event
- Train staff on the uses and limitations of the VTC/DL equipment
The college has 8 rooms with Video Teleconference (VTC) capabilities. Six of these are located in MVR Hall, while Beebe and Savage Halls each have one. The equipment is Polycom VSX 7000 and 8000 systems connecting via IP using H.323 protocol technology. All systems have content-sharing available (sharing of computer screens), while most systems have multi-point capability (up to four sites including local). The number of sites joined during an event can be expanded through CIT's Video Collaboration Services for a fee. Four VTC room in MVR Hall have multiple cameras for "teacher" and "student" views making it possible to join remote classrooms for Distance Learning.
To see the functionality of and what equipment is in the rooms, visit the CHE Rooms spreadsheet.
The following support request forms and informational guides are available to assist you in preparing for and running a successful VTC/DL event. If you have questions or concerns these cannot help you with, please contact our AV Support Specialist, Lucas Landaeta, 5-1128.
- Video Teleconference Check List (pdf): A list of the 8 general steps to getting a teleconference ready.
- Video Teleconference Preparation (pdf): This general information guide has information on setting up the event, preparing materials and presentation best practices.
Request Forms/Event Templates
- Video Teleconference Request Form (pdf): This form outlines the procedures for setting up a teleconference and includes areas to fill in all required information.
- Video Teleconference Presenter Template (pdf): A step-by-step guide with suggestions on how to start and moderate a video teleconference.
Zoom is provided free of charge for current faculty, staff, students, and affiliates at all Cornell campuses. Attendees of Zoom meetings do not need to be affiliated with Cornell. Communicate over the internet in your office, or one of our conference rooms using a Cornell computer, Zoom, a large display monitor, and telephone.
Savage Hall 403