Video conferencing at Trent enables users to connect synchronously via video and audio to external participants with optional screen sharing and collaboration. There are two types of video conferencing available: web conferencing and traditional H.323 video conferencing.
Web Video Conferencing
Trent offers Zoom web conferencing for all other video conferencing requirements. With Zoom, participants can connect from any of the following devices equipped with a webcam or microphone:
- H.323 endpoints
- Telephone (PSTN)
Zoom can be used in any of the traditional H.323 video conferencing rooms listed below, or you can connect from your own device in your office, at home, or on the road. Some departments also have meeting rooms with compatible webcams.
Zoom supports up to 300 simultaneous participants. Participants can share their desktops for viewing, annotating, and control by others in the meeting.
Some examples of common uses for Zoom web conferencing are:
- Thesis defences
- Committee meetings
- Department meetings
- Office hours
- Guest speakers via video
For more details on using Zoom, please see the Zoom: Getting Started user guide.
Traditional H.323 Video Conferencing
Trent uses Polycom hardware infrastructure to connect directly with H.323 video conferencing endpoints at other institutions for events such as thesis defences. The following bookable rooms are equipped with Polycom H.323 video conference endpoints:
- Bata Library 105.1 (IT Meeting Room)
- Gzowski 115
- Science Complex 108
- Science Complex 215
- Durham 127
The rooms must be booked with Room Bookings, and an H.323 video conference must be arranged with IT by contacting email@example.com.