Web Conferencing Review 2018
What is Web Conferencing?
Web conferencing allows participants to interact online in a collaborative meeting space, using live video, text chat, and content sharing.
Uses for web conferencing
- Conduct live online class or training sessions
- Record online lectures and presentations for blended learning
- Organize small group, team, or committee meetings at home
- Hold office hours anywhere
Why are we Reviewing Tools?
In 2014, Pepperdine University selected Adobe Connect as its tool for online teaching. Our contract with Adobe Connect is due for renewal in July 2019. We are seeking community feedback on Adobe Connect as well as evaluating other major web conferencing platforms to select the right tool for our faculty and students by the summer of 2019.
Web Conferencing Demos
Starting in December 2017, the Technology and Learning team invited several vendors to demo their web conferencing solutions for the Pepperdine Community. Please view the recordings below to learn about the specific features of each platform and compare the various web conferencing solutions.
Cisco WebEx presented on December 8, 2017 at 11AM, VIEW RECORDING
join.me presented on January 19, 2018 at 11AM, VIEW RECORDING
GoTo presented on January 26, 2018 at 11AM, VIEW RECORDING
Zoom presented on February 9, 2018 at 11AM, VIEW RECORDING
Need more intel on Zoom? Check out this video where stakeholders from Notre Dame and the University of New Hampshire discuss Zoom after two years of use.
BlueJeans presented on February 16, 2018 at 11AM, VIEW RECORDING
Upcoming Pilot Programs
In January and February 2018, the Technology and Learning team invited the Pepperdine Community to participate in live web conferencing demos, surveys, and small focus groups. In March 2018, the top two platforms will be selected for pilot programs.
If you are a Pepperdine University faculty or staff member and would like to learn more about web conferencing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation in this important university-wide decision.