Desktop video conferencing

Audiovisual and multimediaAudiovisual and multimedia

Desktop video conferencing allows for face-to-face interaction with sites virtually anywhere in the world.  It also reduces travel costs and increases productivity.  Uses include: PHD defences, job interviews, long-distance meetings and collaboration.  Desktop video conferencing allows for audio and video communication with online participants using a web browser, video conferencing systems, telephone and iPad or iPhone. The desktop video conferencing service currently leverages the BlueJeans network to provide video conference services.

Each desktop video conferencing session supports up to 25 concurrent devices/users.

Who can use this service?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Departments
  • Researchers

How do I request this service?

To request this service, complete the online request form.

What is the cost for this service?

This service is provided at no cost.

When is this service available?

This service is available any time of the day. Please contact the Computer Help Desk to facilitate the creation of new events. 

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Email:
Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Locations & hours

BlueJeans support documentation is located on their support website.  You can also test your connection.

Video conferencing options comparison

Desktop video conferencing

Video conferencing

Desktop video conferencing allows for audio and video communication with online participants using a web browser, video conferencing systems, telephone and iPad or iPhone. The desktop video conferencing service is currently powered by the BlueJeans network.

University Systems offers dedicated video conference rooms in the David Turpin Building.  Supported by trained personnel, these rooms are equipped with high-definition cameras, microphones, and flat-panel displays.   Remote clients can access these video conferences using web browsers, dedicated video conference rooms, telephone, and iPad or iPhone.

Who can use it?

UVic faculty, staff, departments and researchers

UVic faculty, staff, departments and researchers

Who administers it?

Self-managed

Managed by UVic Media Services

Where can you do this?

Through a supported online connection at UVic or off-campus with an authorized invitation to attend a specific BlueJeans meeting.

At UVic in the Media Services video conferencing facilities (David Turpin Building) or off-campus with a supported online connection and the authorized credentials to attend a specific meeting.