Several rooms located on the Scarborough campus (AA160 & MW229) are equipped with dedicated video conferencing systems for communicating with students, staff, faculty, guest lecturers, and other organizations at a distance. Other meeting rooms utilize desktop video conferencing software (Jabber and Skype) and equipped with cameras and table microphones.
Mobile Video Conferencing carts are also available for use around campus if booked in advance. Please contact IITS Audio-Visual for set up and technical support.
A number of Video Conferencing facilities exist throughout the University of Toronto. If you would like to communicate at a distance with students, faculty, and administrators, please contact us with your needs:
Tel: 416.287.4357 (HELP)
Cisco Jabber is a software-based video-conferencing application for Mac or PC. Ideal for use on desktop computers and in meeting rooms where there is no dedicated video conferencing. Please visit here to request a Jabber account be set up corresponding with your UTORID. Once you have done this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have the software installed on your office computer. For home use, you can download the installer for Mac or PC. Please refer to these installation guides for further information: Mac / PC. Note: if using Jabber both at work and at home, please remember not to leave yourself logged in in multiple places.
WebEx is desktop web conferencing tool that facilitates remote collaboration and supports video, VOIP calls (via computer mic and speakers) and desktop sharing. IITS has an ongoing WebEx subscription which is available to UTSC faculty and staff for use upon request. Please email email@example.com for more info or to schedule a WebEx web conferenicng session.
Help videos on how to use Webex are available here.
UTSC Virtual Meeting Room
Whether using one of UTSC’s dedicated videoconference facilities, or with Cisco Jabber, you can connect to the UTSC virtual meeting room for online conferencing and knowledge transfer from wherever you are. This resource can be booked on the intranet site. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Skype is a free service that allows you to participate remotely in meetings from the comfort of your office. You can connect to other users in Audio-only or Audio-and-Video mode.System Requirements
- Windows, Mac OS X or Linux operating systems
- Headset or microphone and speakers
- WebCam for video-calls (Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 recommeded)
- Windows, Mac and Linux users can download Skype directly from here