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How to Request a Videoconference

To request assistance or reserve a classroom with video conferencing equipment, please fill out the Request for Video Conferencing form .

Interactive Video Conferencing

About Interactive Video Conferencing

Video conferencing utilizes synchronous two-way audio and two-way compressed video via the Internet. Utilizing special cameras, viewing monitors, and microphones at each location, faculty and students are able to interact with others at distant sites as easily as those located at their home campus.

The Information Technology Department supports video conferencing facilities that offer the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to communicate with one another between campuses as well as other remote sites. These facilities can be used to conduct meetings, team-teach classes between campuses, combine sections of classes, host guest speakers from around the world, and conduct job interviews.

See examples of how faculty at CCRI have utilized video conferencing

graphic of the Warwick Distance Learning Room Knight Campus - Room 4104
graphic of Flanagan Distance Learning RoomFlanagan Campus - Room 2207

Classrooms with Video Conferencing Equipment

Full-featured Distance Learning (DL) video conferencing classrooms are located on the Knight Campus, Warwick - Room 4104 and the Flanagan Campus, Lincoln - Room 2207. Additional video conferencing facilities are available in Providence, Room 1208, and Newport, Room 221.

In addition to the fixed distance learning rooms, portable video conferencing View Stations that utilize an IP connection, can also be delivered to classrooms, meeting rooms, and special events. Reservations one week in advance and a brief orientation are necessary in order to schedule and use these resources.

Equipment in the Distance Learning Classrooms

List of equipment located in each Distance Learning Classroom.

Request a Videoconference

To request assistance or reserve a classroom with video conferencing equipment, please fill out the Request for Video Conferencing form.

Teleconference Satellite Downlinks

The Classroom Support staff are available to assist CCRI faculty and staff with satellite downlinks for scheduled teleconferences using the satellite dish at the Flanagan campus only. These programs can either be viewed "live" for interactive purposes or recorded for later use.

Faculty and staff who wish to arrange a teleconference via satellite are encouraged to contact the Center for Workforce & Community Education at 401-825-2293 as far in advance as possible. When you call, you'll need to answer a few basic questions about the event and your needs.

Web Conferencing, Web Casting and Teleseminars

Web Conferencing, also referred to as desktop video conferencing, is using your computer to share and view the same information with others who are not in the same location as you. This gives you the ability to have a meeting without ever leaving your office or home. Web conferencing utilizes a desktop computer, web cam and microphone to send and receive video, audio, and text in real time via the Internet. Some desktop video conferencing software also allows screen sharing and real-time collaboration. The Department of Information Technology supports Convenos for desktop video conferencing or web conferencing.

Web Casting is simply defined as the broadcasting of audio and/or video data over the Internet in order for web users to watch or listen via a web browser. This can be in real time for a live event, or on-demand for archive material.

Teleseminars are telephone-based conferences that use audio as the primary delivery. They can be one-way where participants just listen to a presentation or two-way, where participants can interact with a presenter.

Information Technology staff can provide support for participation by faculty, staff and students in any of these mediums.

See examples of how faculty at CCRI have utilized video conferencing

Information Technology staff can provide support for participation by faculty, staff and students in any of these mediums.

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Last Updated: 12/13/12