VC Technologies

VC Technologies

RVS' Video Conferencing technologies use audio and video to bring people from different sites together. This can be as simple as a conversation between two people connecting from their offices in the district, or as involved as many classrooms in different sites across the country connecting for a guest speaker. RVS uses VC in schools regularly to connect with students from remote sites, and for meetings between sites. Depending on the nature of the video conference, teachers can choose to use SKYPE, Zoom web conferencing, Google Hangouts, Facetime or Polycom VC units.

Technical Requirements

SKYPE, Google Hangouts and Facetime all require a computer with a camera and, depending on the number of people participating, you may also need a microphone, speakers and projector. Zoom web conferencing can be used with any device.

If your school does not have a Polycom VC unit they can be borrowed from the Ed Centre. These units require the school to provide a network cable, a projector or monitor and in some cases a speaker. A Polycom app can also be installed on an iPad to facilitate video conferences.

Accounts & Passwords

Teachers are responsible for setting up and moderating their own SKYPE, Zoom, Google Hangout and FaceTime accounts. Accounts and passwords are not needed when using Polycom video conference equipment.

Security & Privacy Information

Schools should inform parents when students will be participating in a video conference.

Contact Person

Joan Kollewyn, Learning Specialist

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