Videoconferencing

Students use videoconferencing to collaborate with Syracuse Law School

General Information

A videoconference is a set of interactive telecommunications technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. Albany Law School offers real-time, interactive video conferencing using H.323 IP (Internet Protocol). The goal of videoconferencing is to support distance learning, guest lecturers, and experts and to support Law School teaching and research.

Recent renovations have equipped several rooms with videoconferencing capability. U343 currently has a Tandberg 6000 which is able to conduct IP videoconferencing (209.177.52.100). Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom also has a Tandberg 6000 (209.177.52.101) and  U300 has a portable Tandberg 770 (209.177.52.103) to provide the law school staff and students with additional IP videoconferencing capabilities. In the fall of 2012, Career Services purchased a Polycom videoconferencing system to be used by students for job interviews.

How to Set Up a Videoconference

Requests for videoconferencing service need to be made at least two weeks before the scheduled conference. Albany Law School no longer supports ISDN connections. Each participating site must have a CODEC unit capable of transmitting compressed video/audio over IP (Internet Protocol). Upon receiving a videoconferencing request, a member of the Information Technology Services staff schedules a test connection with the remote site ahead of time, trouble-shoots any possible problem and establishes connection with remote site on the day of video conference.

Helpful Resources

Interactive Videoconferencing in Distance Education Guide (courtesy University of Idaho)

Videoconferencing Cookbook (courtesy www.vide.net)

Videoconferencing Request Form can be accessed here.