Video conferencing softwaresare powerful communication tools that have the potential to change the way we deliver information to students. Through the use of this technology, take advantage of resources such as virtual classrooms, organize virtual meetings online trainings, support workshops and presentations are all other possibilities to explore.
Faculty and Staff
Your Compute Hardware
The standard computer currently being installed in labs is an i5-2400s, 8GB memory, 500GB Hard Drive PC, running Windows 7. Some stations and desks may have an older model of PC.
Requesting Additional Hardware
If you are having trouble with your computer, or need additional hardware, like a webcam or headset, please contact the IT Service Desk.
Find a Classroom or Meeting Room with Specific Hardware or Software
Use our Room Configuration app to find a classroom or meeting room with the hardware or software you need.
Your Desktop Computers Software
To locate the software on your computer, it may appear along the bottom of your screen in your Task bar. If it does not, open your Start menu. Here, you can use the Search box to search for the name of the particular software you are looking for, or look through the list of All Programs.
We recommend you check your computer has all or most of the following software. Click the link to visit the software's support sites or our information page.
Instant Messaging and Video Conferencing
Skype for Business
We use Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) to instant message (chat) and video conference among faculty and staff. Lync can be used for hosting remote guests in your classroom. Check out our support page to get started with Lync 2013 (Skype for Business). For training available on using this software, contact Organizational Development.
For participant audiences greater than 25, we use GoToMeeting or GoToTraining, a video conferencing software. It allows you to have up to 250 participants actively connecting to your video conference. This software will not appear in your start menu. Check out our support page to get started using GoToMeeting/GoToTraining. For training available on using this software, contact Organizational Development. For support when using the software, check out GoToMeeting/GoToTraining's support site.
Active Learning Platform that delivers a more collaborative and engaged learning enviroenment. YuJa enables instructional delivery models that blend lecture capture, live broadcasting, media management, video classrooms and social and mobile learning into a rich educational experience. Check out our support page to get started using YuJa Active Learning Software. For training available on using this software, contact Organizational Development.
Need to get GoTo Meeting for video conferencing or YuJa to connect with virtual learning platform.
Find an Open Lab with Specific Hardware or Software. We have numerous computer labs for you to use during your studies here. Download our free Conestoga Labs app from your device's app store to help you search for a lab on campus.
Get Training on your Computer's Software
Throughout the year, you can request training for any of the software issued on your desktop or classroom computers. Contact Organizational Development to arrange your training, or find out about upcoming training events.