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Webconferencing

Available to: Faculty & Staff

Service Summary

Webconferencing allows users to host content driven meetings online. These meetings can be attended by anyone with a PC or Mac with an up-to-date web browser. Webconferencing focuses on delivering high quality content, such as desktop sharing, and fosters collaboration by allowing users to use chat or voice. George Mason University has a campuswide license for Blackboard Collaborate. Collaborate is an interactive real-time webconferencing and virtual classroom environment designed for teaching and learning and real-time collaboration. Collaborative Video Technologies (CVT) supports and deploys Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect allows users who have Flash installed on their PCs or Macs to host content driven collaborative online meetings.

Webconferencing advantages include:

  • Desktop sharing
  • Live chat
  • Webconferences require no advanced scheduling

How to Get this Service

  • To reserve an Adobe Connect webconference, contact CVT at 703-993-5580 or e-mail cvt@gmu.edu. Once you have received your Adobe Connect login and password from CVT, proceed to http://webcon.gmu.edu.
  • In order to utilize Adobe Connect, your system must be running the latest version of Adobe Flash. Visit the Adobe web site to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • A microphone on your device is required, but a camera is optional.

There is no charge for this service.

Availability

Web conferencing is available 24/7 from any Mac or PC.

Getting Help

For more information, call 703-993-5580 or e-mail cvt@gmu.edu.

Last modified date: August 1, 2014