The Distance Learning and Videoconferencing Center utilizes videoconferencing technology which allows instructors and students to see, hear, and speak to each other in real time while they are not in the same geographical location. Students and instructors interact via audio, video, and computer network technologies. Whether you want to use videoconferencing to reach students at a distant location or to bring in an expert guest lecturer, this technology can be cost effective, time saving, and worldwide.
Desktop videoconferencing using Adobe Connect
Adobe Connect is a web-based communications tool that allows users to meet, share and collaborate virtually from their desktops. One of the advantages of this system is that there are few technical requirements to use the tool. All you need is a standard web browser and speakers. (A web camera and microphone are optional.) A PC or Mac computer can be used to access the virtual meeting.
A faculty member or administrator can use Adobe Connect to meet with students, colleagues, bring in an expert presenter or other applications that involve real time collaborative interaction among participants in different locations.
Learn more about Adobe Connect and how you can use this tool.
Webcasting allows you to reach large, geographically dispersed groups live and in living color via video streaming on the Internet. This technology provides high quality audio and video broadcasts that can be delivered to desktop or home computers. They can be archived to replay in the future or be stored on a CD-ROM. Webcasting is becoming increasingly common and is a cost effective way for delivering information to large groups simultaneously.
Our experienced technical staff will assist you in the planning and delivery of your webcast from our state-of-the-art facility. We will handle all of the technical details, set up the webcast website for you, support your live event with a team of technicians and provide you with a list of your live webcasts and archived program viewers.
Videoconferencing is a communications tool that allows individuals or groups of people in different locations to share ideas, information and media in real time through interactive audio and video connections. In many instances, it eliminates the need for travel and makes content "experts" much more accessible to those in need of their knowledge and expertise. It may allow a guest speaker or a text book author to present to students on his or her area of research or expertise. College students can earn credit for courses taught by a professor at another campus or an out-of-state institution by attending class via videoconference. Video conferencing allows the display of multi-media presentations, web based resources and sharing of other media to support your training content. Our expert technicians can work with you to locate videoconferencing facilities where you need them, arrange to have multiple locations connected at the same time, and assist you in delivering your training program from one of our two videoconferencing facilities.
Videoconferencing and Distance Learning Room on Hunter's 68th Street Campus:
The Distance Learning Room located in Room C-105 North at the 68th Street Campus seats up to 24 local students and contains the following multi-media equipment:
- Two cameras with infrared tracking
- Document camera
- Two 37" front plasma display monitors
- Two 15" rear plasma display monitors
- Twelve Student Push-to-Talk microphones
- Standard and multi-format VHS players
- CD player
- DVD player
- Large Screen multi-media PC
- Collaborative white board
- Internet capability
Mobile Video Conferencing Services
- 2 Large Screen 42’ HD LCD TV’s
- 2 Polycom HDX8000 Codecs
- 2 Hi-Def Video Conference mobile carts.