Web and video conferencing project update

The web and videoconferencing project is nearing completion. We've listened to our stakeholders, conducted a needs analysis, issued an RFP, and are ready to launch Zoom in August, 2021!

Zoom implementation details

Zoom will be fully available on August 3, 2021 in time for the start of the fall academic year. 

To help you prepare, Zoom training opportunities are available now for registration:

July-August 2021:

  • Getting Started with Zoom
  • Zoom Advanced

Coming soon:

  • Using Zoom with Canvas

For more information about Zoom, see the frequently asked questions and the Web Conferencing channel in PAWS.

Stay tuned for more information about how to choose the best web conferencing tool for your needs.

Project history

In fall 2020, a project was launched to ensure that the university community has web and video conferencing software that meets our needs given our increased reliance on these tools for teaching, working, learning and research. 

A holistic stakeholder engagement to gather our needs was conducted and based on those requirements, a RFP was issued and evaluated. Vendor demonstrations were conducted and campus feedback informed the decision to award our enterprise web conferencing contract to Zoom.

Webex, Zoom, and MS Teams will be available for the next year as the enterprise software options for web conferencing at USask until Webex is decommissioned in Spring 2022.

 

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Web and video conferencing resources