Video Conferencing

Arts ISIT supports several video conferencing options that are high quality and easy to use. Depending on your needs, you may choose to host conferences from your personal computer or in one of our dedicated video conferencing rooms.

From Your Computer

Using BlueJeans, you can host video conferences from anywhere in the world with any device, as long as you have an Internet connection. This allows you to communicate across different locations and time zones, all from the convenience of your own office.

Key Features


Advantages

  • BlueJeans is compatible with other units at UBC, allowing you to easily host interdepartmental conferences.
  • Guests without BlueJeans accounts can also participate in conferences.
  • Special features include classic 1-888 telephone dial-in and screen sharing with other participants.

Compatible Software Polycom, Lifesize, Cisco, Google Video Chat, Skype.
Supported Browsers Desktop (Safari, Chrome, IE, Firefox) and mobile (iOS and Android).
Hardware BlueJeans is cloud-based, so no hardware or special conference rooms are needed.
Costs Unlimited meetings free of charge.

Getting Started

Visit BlueJeans for further instructions on how to get started, or message Arts ISIT through the contact form for more information and support.


From a Conference Room

Arts ISIT offers bookings for the LifeSize Room 200 video conferencing system, which provides high definition resolution and best motion handling with lower latency. This room is located in Buchanan C105C. Hosting from the LifeSize Room 200 saves you the trouble of downloading conferencing software and setting up audio-visual equipment, which can be useful if you do not frequently host video conferences.

Key Features


Advantages The room includes the ClickShare wireless presentation system, which allows up to 4 laptops to wirelessly display their screens onto the TV, as well as pre-existing audio-visual setups and pre-installed conferencing software.
Compatible Software LifeSize, Polycom, Skype, BlueJeans, and more.
Hardware

  • LifeSize video conferencing system
  • 720p HD pan/tilt/zoom camera
  • Omni-directional microphone
  • HDTV
  • Windows 7 computer with wireless keyboard and mouse

Costs Unlimited meetings free of charge.

Getting Started

This meeting room is bookable by any employee in the Faculty of Arts with a FASmail account using Microsoft Outlook. There are two ways to book a conference room through Arts ISIT.

  • With Microsoft Outlook: FASmail Calendar has a built-in booking system. See our how-to guides for instructions how to get started. The room is called Arts R-RM Buchanan C105C under FASmail resources.
  • Without Microsoft Outlook: Send us a booking request using the “Equipment & Room Request” form below. Select “Video Conferencing Room (BUCH C105C)” as your Conference Type, as well as any equipment you may need for the conference.

If you have any questions about or difficulty with the above methods, message us through the contact form for support.