A choice of several personal videoconferencing programs that work on computers and select mobile devices are provided to meet the needs of CWRU users and the people they seek to contact through videoconferencing.
Cisco Jabber Video is a desktop TelePresence client that enables individuals with a webcam to participate in TelePresence meetings from their Macintosh or Windows computer. Students can download the public version of the Cisco Jabber client for free at Cisco.
Jabber can easily connect with other Jabber users and TelePresence technology, such as Cisco TelePresence Sites (CTS). To dial another Jabber user, enter their user name followed by @case.edu (faculty and staff) or @jabber.com (students). To call a CWRU bridge or videoconference site, enter a ten digit number followed by @, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org.
To communicate with videoconferencing endpoints that use IP addresses, such as Scopia users and Polycom, Lifesize, Scopia Room and Tandberg units, the Jabber user and other participating endpoints must be able to dial a special bridge number that can be reached by both TelePresence and IP numbers (e.g., 188.8.131.52 and 1.216.754.2102). Please fill out the Videoconference Request Form for assistance in coordinating a bridge connection.
Adobe Connect is a fully web-based videoconference technology. Users of Adobe Connect create reusable meeting rooms where they can hold audio and/or video conferences. Meeting rooms come with "pods" that include a whiteboard, file sharing, presentations, text chat, polling, and more. All CWRU community members can create meeting rooms and use Adobe Connect by going to connect.case.edu and logging in to the system with their CWRU Network IDs and passwords.
For more information and training materials, go to the Adobe Connect page.
Google Hangouts enable up to 10 Google users to join a web-based video chat room. Hangouts can be started using the Hangout button in the Chat gadget in webmail.case.edu or within Google+. Hangouts also can be created in Google Calendar events. Invite anyone with a CWRU or Google account to your Hangout by sharing its URL.
For more information on how to use Google Hangouts, see Google's Hangout Help page.