Video Conferencing

The University has four classrooms and five boardrooms equipped with videoconferencing, as well as a video bridge which can accommodate 24 sites.

Videoconferencing is an interactive tool that combines the use of video, computing, and communications technologies to allow people in different locations to meet face-to-face to conduct a conference. Users see and hear each other in real-time, allowing natural conversations not possible with voice-only communications technology.

Videoconferencing plays an important role in establishing and enriching the academic, community, and professional networks involved in the teaching, learning, research, and administrative mission of the University. It offers a level of interaction among distant individuals and groups that is often necessary, but not easily available through other media. The University provides technical and pedagogical support for room system videoconferencing. The University encourages you to make use of the facilities on campus to enhance and supplement your teaching and research activities, as well as your meeting requirements. Because the use of videoconferencing technology depends upon the cooperation of users and support services from a number of departments, we have developed a detailed policy describing user and staff roles and responsibilities. We hope that the full policy will ensure optimal videoconferencing experiences. The document is available online at http://www.uwindsor.ca/its/409/videoconferencing

Two video conference rooms are available for use. These can be reserved using Microsoft Outlook; see Related Articles section on the right for detailed instructions.

Booking a Videoconference

The following information will be needed to book a videoconference:

  • Date and time of meeting;
  • the name of the person or group requesting the conference (the client);
  • the room on campus to be scheduled (the “near” end – see available facilities);
  • the videoconference site to which to connect (the “far” end);
  • technical and booking contact at the "far" end;
  • if there are costs, to whom will the invoice be sent; and
  • special requests information such as AV equipment.

Requesting Assistance

Have a question about this service? Ask it here.

To request assistance with videoconferencing, please click on the Open Ticket button on the right. This will bring up a form that you will need to fill-out and submit to open a ticket. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the ticket reference number and additional instructions.