Video Conferencing

What is Video Conferencing?

Video conferencing allows people to meet online in a virtual space using any device. There is video and sound transmitted live from anywhere in the world. All that is needed is an internet connection and a video conferencing tool. There are three supported tools that you can use:

Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing application. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 250 users per high-definition video meeting that can be recorded. The application (computer or mobile device) allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number. Google Meet integrates with G Suite versions of Google Calendar and Gmail and shows the complete list of participants and scheduled meetings. It shows a Join button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting. Ways you can use Google Meet: Live lectures / webinars; One on one virtual meetings; Group virtual meetings; or Student group work.

Zoom

Zoom is an online conferencing tool. This solution enables up to 300 users to connect per high-definition meeting. While there is a free version of Zoom available to everybody, the paid license available to Gustavus faculty, staff, and students includes additional features, as well as no time limit on the meetings.

The application (computer or mobile device) allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number. Zoom with an online plug-in can integrate with G Suite versions of Google Calendar and Gmail.

GTS has created a YouTube playlist, consisting of instructional videos created by both Zoom and our Gustavus team. This webpage also has embedded links (look for text that is colored something other than black) that will direct you to relevant information, for ease of navigation.

How do I use Video Conferencing?

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