Duke University offers a variety of conferencing tools and services. Members of the Duke community can take advantage of these tools and services with the support of technology experts to help you find the right solution.
Web and Video Conferencing
Video conferencing allows two or more locations to transmit video, audio and content simultaneously over the internet to one another. While there are a variety of tools that users may be familiar with (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc) Duke offers a variety of centrally managed services as well as consultation on which technology solutions are best suited for your specific needs. Please contact your local IT support or Duke's Office of Information Technology for details.
Room-based Video Conferencing
Many departments and schools at Duke may have locally managed room-based video conferencing systems installed for the use of their staff and faculty. Some may be available for general use, but local policies may dictate whether those spaces are available for community use. Please contact your school or departmental IT or AV staff to find out about local resources available to you.
Duke University makes Cisco WebEx Enterprise available to members of Duke University and Duke University Health System. iCisco's online, cloud-based conferencing service includes, Meeting Center, Event Center, Training Center and Support Center. Along with conventional telephone (voice/audio) conferencing, WebEx Enterprise allows Web-based conferencing in a collaborative session sharing audio, video, and the desktop. Users can get connected to these services via Duke's WebEx home page.
If the full-featured online audio conferencing services are not required, Duke supports standard audio conferencing through the centrally managed Voice over IP phone system (VOIP). For information on how to utilized your Cisco VOIP phone's videoconferencing features, check out the OIT audio conferencing web site.