Video conferencing is a technology that uses audio and video telecommunications to enable people from different sites to hold face-to-face meetings. Besides the audio and visual transmission of meeting activities, allied videoconferencing technologies can be used to share documents and display information on PowerPoint or whiteboards.
Video Conferencing Software
A video or web conferencing software is required to initiate video or web conference. Below are list of recommended software for our environment:
Skype for Business – a user account is should be associated with McDaniel Email for current Students and Faculty
Microsoft Teams – a user account is should be associated with McDaniel Email for current Students and Faculty
Areas on campus available for video conference
- Thompson Conference Room (Finance Dept.)
- HR Conference Room
- Brown Conference Room (Student Affairs)
- CIT (Instructional Technology, Merritt 105)
- Wahrhaftig Conference Room (Hoover Library)
*Reservation is done through the department
Most classrooms are also equipped with audio and video devices. If a camera is not installed, check out a loaner camera from the Office of Instructional Technology (InTech) at Merritt Hall anytime between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Should you need videoconferencing assistance, call the Help Desk at 410-871-3390 and request for an IT staff member to assist you with the process. The IT staff member will help with technical coordination of the video conference with the far-end site and operation of equipment on the day of the conference. We can also provide an initial demonstration of the capabilities of the conference room you reserved and answer any questions you may have concerning your video conference.