Web conferencing

Many general purpose classrooms are equipped with microphones and cameras that can be used for web-based conference calls using Google Hangouts Meet, WebEx, or other platforms. To locate a space that has both of these features use Room Search and filter by selecting web conferencing as a feature.

Connect your device

Use the red USB cable located at the instructor station to connect the classroom microphone and camera to your device. The USB cable will be labeled "USB Camera & Audio."

USB cable

USB cable (built-in)

Use the red USB cable located at the instructor station to connect the classroom microphone and camera to your device. The USB cable will be labeled "USB Camera & Audio."

 

USB jack

USB jacks (need cable)

Some classrooms don't have built-in USB cables, but still have USB audio and video capabilities through a USB jack. These rooms require a USB cable with A and B connections.

Document camera

Document cameras

Document cameras can be used as cameras by tilting the arm up and out at a speaker or those sitting in the room. Contact OCM if you are unsure what model is installed in your classroom, or locate a classroom with a document camera installed with Room Search.

Support for web conferencing

Once you have the connections in place, there may be additional steps needed to connect with others online. For help with using web conferencing, refer to resources provided by the Office of Information Technology:

Find this feature

Use Room Search to find out the specific equipment that can be found in a specific classroom.

Video conferencing—it's different

If you are looking for information about video conferencing using OCM's conferencing hardware, learn about web vs. video conferencing.