The campus is offering video conferencing through Blue Jeans to all faculty, staff, and students on a trial basis at no cost. The trial period ends on September 20, 2013. The service will allow you to place video calls to colleagues and collaborators around the globe. You can use the service from your computer, iPad, smart phone, or landline. Up to 25 individual sites can be connected in one conference call. Sign up using your @berkeley.edu e-mail address.
Representatives from Blue Jeans will be at Haas to conduct a training session on Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until noon in Cheit Hall Room C320. Space is limited; to attend contact Zane Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback on video conferencing pilot needed
The workgroup needs your feedback on your experience with the Blue Jeans service. Please submit your feedback.
Other video conferencing options
ReadyTalk, the current providers of audio conferencing for Berkeley and the UC System, offers videoconferencing as part of their services. If you are a ReadyTalk subscriber, you have access to their videoconferencing services. For more information, see: http://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/June2013/ReadyTalkVideoConferencing
A cross-campus workgroup, sponsored by the Office of the CIO, is looking at the endpoint videoconferencing space and will make recommendations for an enterprise solution that meets campuswide needs. The workgroup is gathering requirements, use cases, and demand projections. This information will be used to develop recommendations on how to best meet campus needs. If you would like to provide input by completing this survey, please do so by August 9, 2013.