Whether you are using Blackboard Collaborate or Skype or another system, the basic hardware for one-on-one web conferencing is the same. Each location needs:
Where it gets a little more complicated is when you introduce additional parties and different scenarios to your web conferences. What you will need depends on how many people in your local room, how many people in each remote location and what level of interaction you want between your local and remote participants.
Example: While a headset is fine for one participant, it is not very usable if there are several people in the room. you may need speakers and a microphone that can be passed around.
Here are three common teaching scenarios with outlines of what computer and other resources you and your students need if you plan to use web conferencing in your teaching:
Additional or different configurations of hardware may be required for other specialized uses. ICT is here to help make your web conferencing a success, so don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
Once you have acquired the required hardware: