The conferencing options from Information Services range from the simple to the robust. If you're not sure which option you need, please complete our service questionnaire so we can provide the best solution for your needs.
Information Services provides professional, high quality solutions that improve upon consumer software. For example, rather than use Skype on your desktop for a media interview, you can schedule our studio in Kidder for a high-quality Skype session.
|Conferencing Options (click links for details)||Examples|
|Audio Conferencing is a telephone (audio only) conference call among multiple locations.||• Phone interview|
|Desktop Videoconferencing lets you interact with people from your computer or device.||• 1-on-1 video meetings
• High quality connection from Media Services
|Room Videoconferencing lets you interact with people using a designated room equipped with cameras, audio systems, and technology to display documents.||• Extension offices meeting
• Online course delivery
|Streaming is a live or recorded audio and video feed of a meeting or an event.||• Public lecture
• Campus event
|Webinars let you deliver presentations to audiences from a desktop computer. Webinars may be prerecorded, while live sessions let you take questions from the audience.||• Software training
• Research presentations
|Integrated Conferencing Services blend options and add services to reach the maximum audience with the right level of interaction and pricing.|
Please complete the following questionnaire to help us identify the right solution for your event. We will respond to your submission within one working day. You may also call 541-737-2121 to discuss media production services.
Videoconferencing allows individuals or groups in multiple locations to interact and share information via two-way audio and video. Selecting the right videoconferencing solution rests on following three criteria.
Your audience's location and composition influences the solution that best fits your needs.
Videoconferencing options offer a range of audio and visual systems to successfully present and distribute information to the remote audience and to support interaction. Production tools may include cameras, microphones, and presentation software.
The level of interaction and audience participation impacts conferencing tools and production levels. If interaction is not required, it is less expensive to record the event and post online for later on-demand viewing.
Desktop videoconferencing lets you interact with people from your computer or device. It is very common thanks to the ubiquity of applications such as Skype and iChat. It can be used at no financial cost but quality can vary.
For situations where quality is a key factor — for example, when making a media appearance — contact Information Services at 541-737-2121 about using the studio facilities in Kidder Hall. We have the bandwidth and the equipment appropriate for such needs.
Meanwhile, the attributes below apply to standard, personal videoconferencing from your own computer.
Room videoconferencing is a way for groups of persons in multiple locations to interact via video and audio.
Room videoconferencing generally occurs in designated rooms that are equipped with cameras, audio systems and presentation technology. IT staff are typically on hand to run the technology, which leaves you free to concentrate on the discussion.
Streaming can refer to a live audio and video feed of a meeting or an event, such as a lecture at LaSells Stewart Center, or it can refer to a recorded feed.
MediaSpace is OSU's cloud-based solution for archiving media for on-demand viewing.
MediaSpace is a hosted service that allows you to upload and share videos. It's basically like a YouTube exclusively for the OSU community. Faculty, staff and students may upload media content themselves to the MediaSpace servers and then share the media via public websites and direct links or as embeds into Blackboard or Drupal pages.
MediaSpace (sometimes typed, erroneously, as Media Space) lets everyone with an ONID account to begin using MediaSpace.
Instructors may contact Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) for consulting on integrating your videos into your Blackboard courses and enhancing your pedagogical strategies.
This MediaSpace tutorial is itself hosted on MediaSpace. View this video at full screen for best results.
A webinar is a web based application for delivering presentations to audiences over a computer. Webinars are used to deliver information, online training materials, learning modules, and user desktop sharing. All can occur in real time or be recorded for later viewing. Presenters may choose audio-only or video-based formats.
Videoconferencing services and options are increasingly integrated to reach the maximum audience with the right level of interaction and pricing. Integrated options are used to support a large host-site audience, to reach widely scattered remote audiences, and to create more interactive, media-rich presentations.
Campus resources are available to consult and assist in designing or hosting integrated videoconferencing solutions.