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Web Conferencing

Web conferencing is a term for various types of online conferencing and collaborative meetings and webinars.


Web conferencing is used for synchronous meetings, including class sessions, guest lectures, team meetings, and more. Meeting hosts and participants can share screens, slide shows, explain spreadsheets, play videos, and collaborate in real time. This technology brings an unprecedented level of communication and collaboration to classrooms and meetings. 


Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform offering video, audio, screen-sharing, chat, file sharing, breakout rooms and collaboration tools. 

Microsoft Teams 

Teams are part of the NDUS Office 365 suite. Teams include a series of collaboration tools including team chats, file sharing, and video conferencing. 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra’s videoconference solution is available through Blackboard. Features include screen share, breakout groups, a virtual whiteboard, chat and polling.

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Must be a campus supported product.

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Use Cases

Web conferencing can be used for classes, allowing students to synchronously participate remotely with audio, video, and content. Web conferencing can be used in virtually any space with an internet connected device, allowing guest speakers to join classes, team meetings, interviews, and more.

Universal Design/Accessibility

Ensure that any product that is used is accessible for all students. Offer alternatives to meet the needs of students following guidelines of Universal Design for Learning

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Keywords:service, web conference, zoom, teams, collaborate, meeting, class sessions, guest lectures, team meeting, screen share, slide show, spreadsheets   Doc ID:114419
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-10-20 16:23 CDTUpdated:2022-02-02 11:29 CDT
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