Video and Web Conferencing

ECU supports several solutions for online meetings, including dedicated conference rooms and classrooms for groups or software that connects two or more individuals through a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Most tools include video, audio, whiteboard and screen sharing.

Here’s what you need to know

Dedicated hardware

High-definition cameras, multiple audio inputs, desktop computers and other equipment permanently set up in dedicated conference rooms or classrooms.

Desktop conferencing

Two or more individuals meet online through a software program or app installed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Most conferencing software also allows users to dial in to a meeting using a VoIP telephone for an audio connection. Available device hardware such as webcams and microphones determine how users connect.

Conference room/classroom

Equipped with dedicated AV equipment to connect two or more participant groups.
Find an ECU conference room through the Classroom Technology database.
Schedule a classroom or conference room by emailing the team at videoconferencing@ecu.edu. Techs set up the room and provide support, as needed.

Sensitive information

A conferencing tool, whether hardware or software, must be approved for use with certain types of information. Your solution may depend on whether or not meeting topics include HIPAA, FERPA or other sensitive information. To learn more, visit the sensitive data website.

What You Need to Know Before Purchasing Apple Laptops

The new 2016 MacBook Pro models have two major changes in the hardware that should be noted.

Hardware change one:

The new SSD hard drive is soldered to the board. This means it cannot be replaced without replacing the entire logic board. Retrieval of data on the laptop may not be possible depending on the extent of the damage. (Apple warranty is for manufacturing issues only; not for liquid spills, drops or abuse).

With this new format, it will be critical for you to back up your data using the Piratedrive for sensitive documents and OneDrive for off-campus collaboration.

Hardware change two:

The ports on the sides of your new laptop have completely changed. They are now all USB-C, so you will need to research the adapters to attach any monitors, printers, keyboards or other peripherals. The Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is required to attach to ECU’s network. Details can be found at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204360.

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