Collaboration and Conferencing


| Requests and Rates | Service Metrics | Service Narrative 2015 | Service Owner: Fred Williams |


NIU's Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides collaboration and conferencing tools for hosting academic classes, training courses, webinars and demonstrations; attending virtual meetings through audio or video conferencing; and sharing documents and other files in real-time collaboration.

Audio Conferencing

  • MeetMe audio conference calls for up to 30 users;
  • Microsoft Skype for Business is simplified audio and/or video conferencing for NIU's O365 users; and
  • Toll-free audio conference with optional call recording and locking conference only to invited participants.

Document Sharing and Collaboration

  • NIU Google Apps for Education for students;
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Business for real-time collaboration on documents edited in Microsoft Online applications;
  • Microsoft SharePoint is delivered with NIU's Office 365 license, and will be available June 2016; and
  • Microsoft Office 365 Groups - for documents, spreadsheets, project plans, scheduling, and group email.

Video Conferencing

  • Adobe Connect, supported by NIU's eLearning Services, allows users to meet and collaborate with audio and video controls, break-out rooms, class recording, and remote desktop control; 
  • Blackboard Collaborate for academic courses or non-academic web conferences, training sessions and virtual meetings;
  • BlueJeans is being piloted by DoIT and selected users; and
  • Microsoft Skype for Business is simplified audio and/or video conferencing for NIU's O365 users.
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Audio Conference: Meet Me free Email ServiceDesk@niu.edu
Audio Conference: Toll-free $0.12/minute/participant
$15/recording
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