Loyola University Chicago

Instructional Technology & Research Support

Information Technology Services

Audio & Video Conferencing

Loyola offers faculty, staff and students multiple options for audio and video conferencing. The list below provides a snapshot of tools available, and links to resources for further discovery. Check out the What Should I Use table for additional assistance in selecting the right system.

Recommended for administrative and large group meetings hosted in conference rooms with a capacity of 10 or more participants. Zoom allows for robust audio, video, file and screen sharing, collaborative editing, breakout rooms, and recording of meetings. Faculty, staff and students have the ability to schedule a Zoom meeting through the Outlook calendar, or initiate an on demand meeting by launching the Zoom application through a Loyola desktop computer or personal mobile device. To login, please visit https://luc.zoom.us.

Skype for Business
Recommended for individual and small group collaboration. Skype for Business allows audio, video, file and screen sharing, collaborative editing, real-time chat, and recording of meetings. It is readily available to faculty and staff through the Microsoft Office suite. Students have access through Microsoft Office 365. For more information, please visit http://www.luc.edu/its/resources/doc_resources.shtml. For conference calling options, please visit http://www.luc.edu/its/audio_conferencing.shtml.

Adobe Connect
This is the primary platform for courses requiring online synchronous sessions. Adobe Connect allows for audio, video, file and screen sharing, as well as full collaboration through the use of tools such as polling, whiteboarding, note taking, and breakout rooms. It also provides recording of meetings that can be watched immediately. An Adobe Connect host license is necessary in order to create and facilitate online meetings. Training is required for teaching faculty wishing to use Adobe Connect in their course(s). To login, please visit https://connect.luc.edu. For more information on the training program and to register, please visit http://www.luc.edu/itrs/teachingwithtechnology/adobe-connect.shtml. Staff and students can request a 30-day host license for delivering webinars and online meetings. To complete the request form, please visit http://www.luc.edu/digitalmedia/trainingandsupport/adobeconnect/aboutadobeconnect/requestingalicense/.

Conference Call
Recommended for 6 or less participants that require audio-only communication. 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.

Rooms and Equipment
Many rooms at Loyola include built-in audio and video that can be used with virtually any computer-initiated conferencing system (e.g., Skype for Business, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, WebEx, etc.). For a complete list of these spaces, please visit http://www.luc.edu/itrs/support/conferencingrooms.shtml. To make a room reservation, please login to 25Live at https://campusres.luc.edu/25live/ and submit a request to Campus Reservations.