Loyola University Chicago

Instructional Technology & Research Support

Information Technology Services

Conferencing Scenarios

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Consider using Zoom. To login, please visit https://luc.zoom.us. Most participants will be gathering in 2 or more central locations to attend the meeting. There are many spaces across LSC, WTC and HSD that provide built-in conferencing equipment. To browse a list of rooms available on the lakeside campuses, please visit http://www.luc.edu/itrs/audiovideoconferencing/built-inequipment/. Reservations can be made by using the 25Live system at https://campusres.luc.edu/25live/. For more information on spaces available at HSD, please contact edtechsupport@luc.edu.

Consider using Skype for Business. Most participants will be attending the meeting from their desktop computer or mobile device. Webcams and USB microphones are available for checkout from the Digital Media Lab by visiting http://www.luc.edu/digitalmedia/equipmentloan/. A list of recommended equipment to purchase is also available at http://www.luc.edu/itrs/audiovideoconferencing/purchasingequipment/.

Consider using Adobe Connect. To login, please visit https://connect.luc.edu. To reserve a webinar host license, please contact digitalmedia@luc.edu with your event date and time. Most participants will be attending the webinar from a desktop computer or mobile device. Webcams and USB microphones are available for checkout from the Digital Media Lab by visiting http://www.luc.edu/digitalmedia/equipmentloan/. A list of recommended equipment to purchase is also available at http://www.luc.edu/itrs/audiovideoconferencing/purchasingequipment/.

Consider using Adobe Connect. To login, please visit https://connect.luc.edu. Faculty can receive an annual host license that is renewable by completing the training. For a list of dates/times and to register online, please visit http://www.luc.edu/itrs/teachingwithtechnology/adobeconnect/adobeconnecttraining/. Most students will be attending class sessions from a desktop computer with a wired connection. Webcams and USB microphones are available for checkout to faculty and students from the Digital Media Lab by visiting http://www.luc.edu/digitalmedia/equipmentloan/. A list of recommended equipment to purchase is also available at http://www.luc.edu/itrs/audiovideoconferencing/purchasingequipment/. Technology recommendations for faculty to include in the course syllabus can be found at http://www.luc.edu/itrs/sakai/technologyexpectationsforcourses/.

Conference calls can be initiated from a campus desk phone or Polycom SoundStation. Desk phones can conference up to 6 participants including the person initiating the call. Polycom SoundStations are located in conference rooms on both campuses and available for checkout from the Digital Media Lab. SoundStations can conference up to 3 participants including the person initiating the call. For more information and dialing instructions, please visit http://www.luc.edu/its/audio_conferencing.shtml.

There are many spaces across LSC, WTC and HSD that include built-in conferencing equipment. To browse a list of rooms available on the lakeside campuses, please visit http://www.luc.edu/itrs/audiovideoconferencing/built-inequipment/. Reservations can be made by using the 25Live system at https://campusres.luc.edu/25live/. For more information on spaces available at HSD, please contact edtechsupport@luc.edu.

Loyola has established guidelines for upgrading rooms with high quality audio and video equipment that is easy to use. These are meant to serve as a starting point for considering upgrades to a private departmental space. ITS consultation is strongly recommended for general space design, pricing and vendor selection, as well as overall project management. To request an ITS consultation visit, please contact helpdesk@luc.edu.