Information Technology and ECTL support several applications for 1) audio/video conferencing and 2) disseminating/archiving course materials over the web:
Skype is a computer-based telephone and video conferencing application that works over the internet. The application enables users to place
Click http://www.skype.com/intl/en/prices/ for telephone and group conference pricing.
With the proper hardware and software, Skype works on most Windows and Mac computers as described below:
The following on-campus resources are available to help you install and configure Skype:
See the Skype Help pages (https://support.skype.com) for help and support.
More information coming soon.
WyoLync, based on the Microsoft Lync product, provides application and desktop sharing, videoconferencing, and recording capability. The logistics require planning and the features are restricted somewhat based on UWyo domain membership, location and operating system.
See the IT help site: http://www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/multimedia/wyolync/
The product MediaSite provides our WyoCast, a facility for lecture capture. WyoCast broadcasts and records video, audio, and presentation materials. Lectures may then be viewed online from the WyoCast website, in their entirety or through slider controls. The equipment in available in three Classroom Building rooms and by reservation for the mobile unit. Advance arrangements are necessary.
Instructors can link to the WyoCast service, the login page, via the URL "wyocast.uwyo.edu" (from a course site page, for example). The viewer's computer needs to have MS Silverlight installed. If recorded lectures are public, the students can find them in the folder list on the left, or the instructor can simply embed a link to an individual lecture, in any web page, by copying the link from "Watch" in the WyoCast catalog. If lectures are not public, instructors cannot simply link to any particular WyoCast presentation, because they are behind the authentication wall; students will have to go to the WyoCast home page and then login with their UWyo credentials.
See the IT help page: http://www.uwyo.edu/infotech/wyocast/