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. These collaboration and conferencing tools include:

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

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.
Audio Conference: Meet Me free Email
Audio Conference: Toll-free $0.12/minute/participant
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