Online/Distance-Accessible Learning

Distance-accessible Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing allows two-way voice and video connections over the Internet from videoconferencing-equipped conference rooms or using Web-based applications along with appropriately installed hardware. For more information be sure to read the minimum hardware and network requirements page.

Virtual classrooms allow you, your fellow students, and faculty to meet simultaneously using a computer, webcam, microphone, and broadband Internet connection without the need to be in the same physical room. Many School of Nursing graduate and doctoral courses use these synchronous (real time) distance-accessible virtual classrooms, which also may be used with Canvas, the learning management system used at Indiana University.

In addition to several videoconferencing rooms located in the School of Nursing, students and faculty can participate using web-based videoconferencing systems. To use the web-based Video Conferencing bridge, use the Google Chrome web browser (other browsers offer limited features).

Hardware Requirements
  • Any built-in or external USB webcam; Cisco TelePresence Precision HD USB camera is recomended for best quality video.
  • Any standard sound card (full duplex, 16-bit minimum); an analog or USB headset is recommended for best quality audio.

Support is provided for virtual classroooms and web-based conferencing by Collaboration Technologies by phone 812-856-2020 or by email, cthelp@indiana.edu.