Online/Distance-Accessible Learning

Distance-accessible Web conferencing

Web conferencing allows two-way voice and video connections over the Internet from installed desktop applications and hardware. 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.

Virtual classrooms are classrooms on campus with the capability to connect to students at a distance using Zoom and other technologies. 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.

Hardware Requirements

Web conferencing requires these additional accessories:
  • Video: Any built-in or external USB webcam; Cisco TelePresence Precision HD USB Camera is recommended 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 classrooms and web conferencing by Learning Spaces by phone 317-274-8400 or via webform.