Online/Distance-Accessible Learning

Distance-accessible Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing allows two-way voice and video connections over the Internet from installed desktop applications and hardware. For more information be sure to read the minimum hardware and network requirements page.

Virtual classrooms are classrooms on campus with the capability to connect to students at a distance. These virtual classrooms allow you, your fellow students, and faculty to meet simultaneously through the videoconferencing equipment in the classroom and your remote set-up. Many School of Nursing graduate and doctoral courses use these synchronous (same time) distance-accessible virtual classrooms along 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 collaborate using  Zoom.  Zoom is a communication and sharing application that supports screen sharing, meetings, and meeting management functions. Learn more about getting started with Zoom.

Hardware Requirements
Videoconferencing requires these additional accessories:
  • Video: Any built-in or external USB webcam; Cisco TelePresence Precision HD USB Camera is recomended for best quality video.
  • Audio: 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 videoconferencing by Collaboration Technologies by phone 812-856-2020 or by email, cthelp@indiana.edu.