Videoconferencing Facilities on Campus

Videoconferencing Facilities on Campus (Updated on Jan. 13, 2012)

Office of Online and Professional Engineering Programs provides videoconferencing service.
Call 333–6634 or visit

NCSA provides videoconferencing services.
Users can contact eventservices at or make a request here:

‘Service descriptions and more information’

Chemistry has videoconferencing facilities.
(contact wallbaum at

Psychology has videoconferencing facilities.
(contact psych-vidconf at

Alternatives to Videoconferencing on Campus (Updated on Jan. 13, 2012)


Another alternative to videoconferencing to consider is Elluminate, which is gaining popularity on campus because of ease of use (no special equipment is required).

Elluminate Live! is a real-time (synchronous) web conferencing tool. With Elluminate, you can dynamically interact with others using instant text messages or two-way voice. Elluminate also provides whiteboard tools enabling collaboration between users, including sharing your desktop applications, and uploading PowerPoint presentations.

For more information on Elluminate, please contact the OCE Learning Technology Services Team at learningtech at

NOTE: Elluminate Live! was recently acquired by Blackboard. Therefore, during the transition, Elluminate pages will contain either the name Elluminate Live! or Blackboard Collaborate.


CITES offers H.323 video conferencing bridge as part of its e-Conferencing service

This service is jointly run with ACES. CITES plans to retire this service once UC Lync conferencing goes production.

CITES installation of the Cisco MeetingPlace video, web and audio (teleconferencing) service.


CITES is also beginning to roll out Lync on the University of Illinois campus.

For external participants, they have two options:

  1. Lync Attendee Client (which gives them full capabilities).

    Details here:

  2. Lync Web App via Silverlight (which doesn’t give them full capabilities, but is still somewhat of an option).

    Details here:

If you’d like more information on Lync to see if it would be appropriate for your users, contact:
Joseph Tek Yun
CITES CRM Consultant & OnSite Manager
(Special Assignment: Unified Communications Program Outreach & Communications Manager)
jtyun at 217–333–8178

Unified Communications Website:

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