Overview of Conferencing Tools

For video meetings there are many useful tools for desktop sharing, online meetings and video conferences. DTU has free access to different conference systems and you can read more about them on this page.

Description

When having a video meeting, you can use different conference systems. LearningLab and AIT has made a guide to help you choose between different conference systems available at DTU. In the guide you will find a short description of each system and recommendations to what we find it useful for. We have also tried to gather what difficulties and benefits the system might have.

Price

  • Free to use on DTU premises and for DTU users.

Requirements

  • PC with internet connection.
  • Webcam
  • Microphone/Headset

Benefits & drawbacks

In the table below you can see the different conference systems available at DTU and who to get help from: 

Technical solution When is it best? Help Price

Adobe Connect

Good for one-to-many scenarios – fx Lectures, but can very well also be used for few-to-few
  • Online coordination in smaller groups
  • Distance teaching, group work and project guidance

  • Online support via screen sharing and remote desktop support

  • Streaming of meetings, conferences etc.

  • Direct recording and publication of all material w. automatic indexing

  • Creation of online video tutorials (via recording function)

  • Online courses (fx. on-demand) w. completion stats (ala MOOCs)

Franz Heinemeier 
frhe@dtu.dk

Jan Sørensen 
jabs@dtu.dk

Thorkild Jensen thhojen@dtu.dk

Free for all DTU staff and students

Vidyo

Good for Many to many – fx. A video conference. The software can communicate with dedicated videoconferencing systems as Cisco and Polycom.

Franz Heinemeier
frhe@dtu.dk

Jan Sørensen
jabs@dtu.dk

Free for all DTU staff and students

Scopia

The software can communicate with dedicated videoconferencing systems as Cisco and Polycom

Franz Heinemeier
frhe@dtu.dk

Jan Sørensen
jabs@dtu.dk

Free for all DTU staff and students

Skype

Skype is not supported by AIT at DTU.

See internet tutorials

Freemium (free but additional payment for extras 

Skype for Business / Lync

Skype for Business is an easy communication platform and well suited if both parties have it installed.

Franz Heinemeier
frhe@dtu.dk

Jan Sørensen
jabs@dtu.dk

Free for all DTU staff who has it installed at their institute

Cisco/fast hardware

Good on- to-many (as many as can fit in the specialized rooms). A DTU room with Cisco-systems installed is usually equipped with several cameras and fx 2 screens.High comfort for the meeting attendees.

Franz Heinemeier
frhe@dtu.dk

Jan Sørensen
jabs@dtu.dk

Free to use on DTU premises

http://www.elearning.dtu.dk/tools/online-meetings/overview
25 MARCH 2019