Communicating in real-time with audio and video.
Videoconferencing (VC) allows for real-time video and
audio communication between participants in two or more locations. Participants
can share their computer’s screen and, depending on the room, use other
presentation devices such as document cameras or DVD players. VC can be used
for instruction, connecting with guest speakers and experts, project
collaboration, administrative meetings, or community-building activities.
Why use Videoconferencing?
Each videoconference hosted by UBC
Faculty of Medicine will be equipped with an audio bridge. This allows
participants to join by phone and provides a backup if a participant’s VC unit
fails. The audio bridge can be accessed by anyone within North America from a
touch tone phone by dialing the toll-free number and associated 5-digit conference
ID. The audio bridge number and conference ID is provided by FoM Room Booking
in the room booking confirmation.
Improved Communication across
VC can be used as a tool to promote
accurate and effective communication between participants; this is especially
beneficial to distributed teams who face greater communication challenges by
working in different locations. Wherever video is added to a meeting or
presentation, expressions of satisfaction, concern, or confusion can be easily
conveyed. By facilitating communication, VC can also make meetings more
productive and effective.
Reduced Travel Costs
With improvements in VC quality,
availability, ease of use and ability to interact and share content, the VC
service is as close to “being there” as one can get without actually making the
trip. VC can facilitate communication between people, and promote project
progress in a cost-effective manner when face-to-face meetings are impossible
To request that we record your VC event or lecture, please
complete the following Room Request Form. Select “Yes” in the “Do you want the
event recorded” field.
Undergraduate lectures can be posted to the password protected
learning management system, Entrada. No lectures will be recorded or posted to
Entrada without the explicit consent of the lecturer/presenter.
The following video allows you to
see how faculty and students perceive the recording of lectures, and what
teaching and learning implications arise from making recorded lectures
available to students within the medical curriculum.