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Adobe Connect to be Retired August 15

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The Office of Information Technology's Adobe Connect service will be retired on August 15 due to low usage rates. We are pleased to announce Zoom Web Conferencing as its replacement. Learn more at OIT's Zoom website.

As a part of this retirement, Adobe Connect will be disabled in Desire2Learn on August 15. To learn more about how to use Zoom with Desire2Learn please visit the tutorial, D2L - Add a Zoom Web Conference Link.

Zoom Web Conferencing Now Available

Over the last few months, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been evaluating a new web conferencing service to replace Adobe Connect, a service scheduled to be retired this summer due to low usage rates. We are pleased to announce that Zoom will replace it. Zoom is a web conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings, and collaboration into a single intuitive platform.

Zoom - Web Conferencing

Overview

Zoom is a web conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings, and collaboration into a single intuitive platform. Zoom's extensive feature set, broad compatibility with desktop and mobile devices, and multi-layered security allow CU-Boulder to have rich web conferencing experiences with both campus affiliated and unaffiliated users.

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Features

Web conferencing visual

Learn more about the features by visiting Zoom's Features page.

Cost

Cost

Zoom web conferencing is provided at no cost to CU-Boulder affiliates.

How to get it

How to get it

Basic Account

All campus affiliates have access to a basic Zoom account with their CULoginName @colorado.edu account, using Zoom's sign with Google option.

Pro Account

A limited number of Zoom Pro accounts are available for CU-Boulder, which allow unlimited meeting time. To request a Pro account please fill out the Pro account request form. Additional functionality (e.g. larger meetings, webinars, standards-based videoconferencing) can be requested through the Add-on Features request form.

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Adobe Connect - Web Conference System (RETIRED)

Overview

As of August 15, 2014, the Adobe Connect service has been officially retired.

Zoom Web Conferencing

Adobe Connect has been officially replaced by Zoom for university web conferencing needs. To learn more about Zoom, please visit the Zoom - Web Conferencing page.

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Video Conferencing - Help

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Stadium 192 Seats six participants and can be used to conduct an audio conference, or a videoconference. It has two monitors (one for seeing your local group, and one for seeing people at the remote site). It has one microphone, and a VGA connection for your laptop.
Facility Reservation Form Use this form to request the use of our facility.

 

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Video Conferencing - Stadium 192

Overview

OIT has an audio and video conferencing room in a seminar configuration in Stadium 192.  The room is off of Gate 11 at the stadium, behind the door for room 190.  This room seats seven.

This room can be used to conduct an audio conference or a video conference. It has two large monitors (one for seeing your local group or computer content, and the other for seeing people at the remote site). It has one microphone on the table, and a VGA connection for your laptop. Please note that presenters need to bring their own computers to the room.

Stadium 192 Facility

About the Facility

Location

Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 192

Max Occupancy

Seven

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Video Conferencing

Overview

Video conferencing uses telecommunications of audio and video to bring people at different sites together for a meeting. This can be a conversation between people at two videoconferencing facilities (point-to-point) or involve multiple people at more than two sites (multi-point).

CU-Boulder Provided Services

OIT provides facilities that you can access to perform point-to-point or multi-point video conferencing.

If you would like to hold a video conference, OIT has one seminar room available:

Cost

Cost

  • There is no cost to use a conferencing facility.
  • CenturyLink does charge for its services. Visit the CenturyLink website to learn more.
Who can get it

Who can get it

All campus affiliates.

How to get it

How to get it

Reserve a videoconferencing facility

Review the facility below, read the usage guidelines, collect information regarding the technical support contact(s) for the other site(s), and then fill out the linked form to make a reservation.

Vendor Solutions and Bridging Service

  • See the information above about how to get those services.
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For assistance, contact the IT Service Center.

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Voice Conferencing

Overview

A voice conference, or teleconference, is a multi-point conversation using a telephone, and has only auditory capabilities. OIT provides many options for voice conferencing at CU-Boulder.

CU-Boulder Provided Services

If you would like to hold a seminar-style teleconference, OIT has a seminar room with a teleconferencing unit. Learn more about Stadium 192.  

OIT also has teleconferencing units for check out.

Additional Conferencing Solutions

Vendor Solutions

OIT has partnered with CenturyLink to provide voice, video, and web conferencing at discounted rates.

Cost

Cost

  • There is no cost to check out a voice conferencing unit from OIT, but a speedtype is required in case the unit is not returned or damaged.
  • There is no cost to use a conferencing facility.
  • CenturyLink does charge for their services.
Who can get it

Who can get it

Faculty, staff, and IT partners.

How to get it

How to get it

Voice Conferencing Units

  • To check out a voice conferencing unit, contact the IT Service Center. You will need to pick it up at the Telecommunications Center front desk. You will need a speedtype for a damage deposit. You will also need an analog telephone line, and a power outlet 25 feet or closer to where you will place the telephone.

Miscellaneous

Related Instructions

Using Your Phone

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Conferencing Services

Overview

OIT can assist you in voice and video conferencing. To distinguish between the two: Video conferencing uses telecommunications of audio and video to bring people at different sites together for a meeting. This can be as simple as a conversation between two people in private offices (point-to-point) or involve several sites (multi-point) with more than one person in large rooms at different sites. Besides the audio and visual transmission of meeting activities, video conferencing can be used to share computer content.

It is important to differentiate video conferencing from a web conference, in which each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the Internet. This can be either a downloaded application on each of the attendees' computers or a web-based application where the attendees access the meeting by clicking on a link distributed by email (meeting invitation) to enter the conference.

A voice conference, or teleconference, is a multi-point conversation using a telephone, and has only auditory capabilities.

If our facilities cannot satisfy your needs, OIT has partnered with Verizon and CenturyLink to provide audio, video and web conferencing.

Service Who May Get It Features
Adobe Connect Faculty, Staff, and Students Adobe Connect is a desktop web conference system that allows users to meet, share, and collaborate at a distance from their desktops.
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We would like to know how campus IT services and support could be improved to meet your needs. Please send your feedback to oitfeedback@colorado.edu.

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