Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing is the broad category that encompasses all forms of hardware and software that will allow people in multiple locations to communicate with one another through simultaneous video/audio connections. Interactions are synchronous.  

Hardware Solutions (Special Room Required):  

  • TelePresence: This is a standard hardware solution that provides members of the Minnesota State Mankato community with an enterprise quality video-conferencing experience for both academic and administrative purposes.  
  • TelePresence (Immersive): This is higher-end immersive video conferencing experience that allows learners and instructors to connect across hundreds of miles as if they were in the same room. People in the remote location look life-sized and have flawless audio and video.
  • FlexSync: This is the standard classroom Zoom room setup. It has a camera, microphone, and Zoom control screen.    

Software Solutions:  

  • Zoom: A video conferencing tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, groups messaging and a software-defined conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Zoom integrates with traditional video conference rooms and TelePresence systems. Participants can also phone in.
  • Microsoft Teams: A collaboration tool that unifies cloud video conferencing, video broadcasting, chat, audio calls, and electronic document storage. Teams can be set up for classes, groups, projects and committees. 


Consultation and Scheduling

The IT Solutions team will work with you to identify your specific needs around video conferencing technologies. Once the best software package is identified we will work with you to go over basic usage, test the system, and schedule your classes.


The IT Solutions team will be available to help troubleshoot and monitor your online classroom.

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