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All of our videoconferencing spaces are '''not identical'''.  Depending on the needs for your event, we can advise on which space will best accommodate you or your group.  Below, under each location, we’ve suggested possible use cases that match the design of the room.  For example, some of our spaces have two monitors, which allow users to see both a PowerPoint presentation and the remote participants.  Other spaces only have one monitor, which still allows for a PowerPoint presentation, but users cannot see both the PowerPoint and the remote participants at the same time.  If you have questions, please consult with Media Services by e-mailing '''helpdesk@middlebury.edu''' or creating a Helpdesk ticket ([http://go.middlebury.edu/whd/ go/whd]).
 
All of our videoconferencing spaces are '''not identical'''.  Depending on the needs for your event, we can advise on which space will best accommodate you or your group.  Below, under each location, we’ve suggested possible use cases that match the design of the room.  For example, some of our spaces have two monitors, which allow users to see both a PowerPoint presentation and the remote participants.  Other spaces only have one monitor, which still allows for a PowerPoint presentation, but users cannot see both the PowerPoint and the remote participants at the same time.  If you have questions, please consult with Media Services by e-mailing '''helpdesk@middlebury.edu''' or creating a Helpdesk ticket ([http://go.middlebury.edu/whd/ go/whd]).
  
===Videoconferencing locations - permanently equipped rooms===
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*'''Davis Family Library 105a''': Although the capacity is 49, DFL 105a is set up in seminar style with 18 chairs around tables. There are an additional 12 chairs along the wall for overflow seating.  Two 90” flat screen TVs in the front as well as a 60” confidence monitor in the rear.  Please contact [http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/scheduling Events Management] to reserve this room. '''Videoconferencing use case:''' Seminar style class, large meeting, all with or without content.
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=== Videoconferencing locations - permanently equipped rooms ===
*'''Davis Family Library 105b''': Capacity 49.  Rows of chairs facing the front of the room.  Two 90” flat screen TVs in the front as well as a 60” confidence monitor in the rear. Please contact [http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/scheduling Events Management] to reserve this room.  '''Videoconferencing use case:''' Lecture style class, panel discussion, guest lecture, all with or without content.
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*'''Davis Family Library 105a & b''': Capacity 99.  DFL 105a & b can be combined into one large room.  Four 90” flat screen TVs in the front as well as two 60” confidence monitors in the rear.  To use this space in combined mode, please work with event scheduling and facilities to have the furniture arranged as necessary for your event.  Please contact [http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/scheduling Events Management] to reserve this room.  '''Videoconferencing use case:''' meeting or class for more than 50 people, attending remote panel or lecture with or without content.
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*'''Robert A Jones Conference Room''': Capacity 15 + 86 additional seats out of immediate camera range. Image appears on two pull-down projection screens and a TV monitor. Please contact [http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/scheduling Events Management] to reserve this room. '''Videoconferencing use case''': Lecture style classes, large meetings or panel discussions with or without content.
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*'''Davis Family Library 145''': Capacity 16, can be increased to 25 with additional tables. Image appears on a drop-down projection screen. Please contact Doreen Bernier (x5595) to reserve and note any special requirements.  '''Videoconferencing use case:''' Meeting, small class without content.
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We have several spaces on campus that have full systems in place that support Zoom.  You have the option to use the Zoom Room (a Zoom meeting specific to that location) or you can join your personal meeting from the room equipment.  
*'''700 Exchange Street Maple room and Marbleworks 001 and 110''': These buildings have designated rooms with permanent videoconferencing equipment. Scheduling is handled locally by the departments that use them. Specifics on capacity and scheduling will be posted as soon as they are available.  '''Videoconferencing use case:''' Meetings
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* '''OCH Boardroom''': Contact Barbara McBride for further information.
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*'''Hillcrest 103''': This space has a full system that allows the speaker and audience to be seen on camera. Contact Media Services for training.  
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*'''RAJ''': This space has a full system that allows the speaker and audience to be seen on camera.  Contact Media Services for training.  
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*'''MBH 216''': This space has a system that can be control with the installed PC.  
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*'''MAC 125''': This space has a system that can be control with the installed PC.  
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*'''DFL 105 A&B''': This space has a full system that allows the speaker and audience to be seen on camera. Contact Media Services for training. 
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*'''DFL 230''': This space has a system that can be control with the installed PC.  
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*'''700 Exchange Street Maple room and Marbleworks 001 and 110''': Ther is an external camera and microphone in these spaces that you connect to with your computer. 
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*'''OCH Boardroom''': Contact Barbara McBride for further information.
  
 
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===Videoconferencing locations - portable carts===

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General guidelines

  • Book early
  • No cost involved
  • Set-ups are all plug and play once you know how to use them
  • Video is from camera with pan, tilt and zoom capabilities and shows people in the room; in some spaces (see below) you can also connect a laptop computer and send that screen to the other party.

Midd Campus

Videoconferencing is available on the Middlebury campus using Polycom videoconferencing systems in select locations (listed below). Unless otherwise specified, the locations must be reserved by the scheduling office. All systems use IP based videoconferencing to connect with another videoconferencing system.

To request a consultation about doing a video conference call

If you are considering a videoconference call but are not sure where to start, please review the options below and contact the Helpdesk and give us a brief overview of your needs. Keep in mind that we require at least five business days notice to support events.

To request video conferencing assistance in one of the locations listed below

  1. Select a convenient location from the list below and contact the appropriate office to schedule the location (in most cases the appropriate office is Events Scheduling, but check below for details). If you need advice on which location is best or if there is no available space, let the Helpdesk know that this is the case and we will try determine the best option.
  2. You should contact the other end (the far side) of the videoconference to obtain the IP address of their video conferencing equipment and their technical contact person.
  3. Contact the Helpdesk (x2200 or helpdesk@middlebury.edu) and provide us with the information you collected in step 1 and 2 above. We require five business days notice to provide assistance.

NOTE: If none of the options listed match your needs or schedule, please contact us and give us a brief overview of your needs. We will try to find a suitable solution. We would still need at least five business days notice to provide assistance.

Accommodating Your Videoconferencing Needs

All of our videoconferencing spaces are not identical. Depending on the needs for your event, we can advise on which space will best accommodate you or your group. Below, under each location, we’ve suggested possible use cases that match the design of the room. For example, some of our spaces have two monitors, which allow users to see both a PowerPoint presentation and the remote participants. Other spaces only have one monitor, which still allows for a PowerPoint presentation, but users cannot see both the PowerPoint and the remote participants at the same time. If you have questions, please consult with Media Services by e-mailing helpdesk@middlebury.edu or creating a Helpdesk ticket (go/whd).


Videoconferencing locations - permanently equipped rooms

 

We have several spaces on campus that have full systems in place that support Zoom.  You have the option to use the Zoom Room (a Zoom meeting specific to that location) or you can join your personal meeting from the room equipment.  

  • Hillcrest 103: This space has a full system that allows the speaker and audience to be seen on camera. Contact Media Services for training.
  • RAJ: This space has a full system that allows the speaker and audience to be seen on camera.  Contact Media Services for training.
  • MBH 216: This space has a system that can be control with the installed PC.
  • MAC 125: This space has a system that can be control with the installed PC.
  • DFL 105 A&B: This space has a full system that allows the speaker and audience to be seen on camera. Contact Media Services for training. 
  • DFL 230: This space has a system that can be control with the installed PC.
  • 700 Exchange Street Maple room and Marbleworks 001 and 110: Ther is an external camera and microphone in these spaces that you connect to with your computer. 
  • OCH Boardroom: Contact Barbara McBride for further information.

Videoconferencing locations - portable carts

There are a few options for portable video conferencing on campus, but media services strongly urges reserving one of the permanently equipped video conferencing locations (listed above). These spaces have state of the art video conferencing technology which offers a much higher quality threshold than any portable equipment.

If there are no permanently equipped spaces available or if they do not meet your needs, please email the Technology Helpdesk (helpdesk@middlebury.edu) for a consultation.

Attending a job interview using videoconferencing

All students inquiring about videoconferencing for the purpose of job interviews should contact the Center for Careers & Internships before proceeding further. Career Services will act on behalf of the student as their sponsor.

MIIS Campus

  • There are three rooms with permanently installed videoconferencing equipment:
    • Van Buren 499 (capacity is variable as the room has configurable furniture)
    • Fletcher Jones Instructional Lab
    • the McCone Boardroom
  • In addition, there are two portable videoconferencing units - book/reserve 2 weeks in advance
    • Graduate School of Business has two large, fixed screens in Lecture Room and Gathering Hall
    • Other spaces on campus could be used as well
    • Technology best suited for 6 - 8 people

Video / Web Conferencing from a Computer

Middlebury now has Zoom licensing available for all Middlebury faculty, staff and students. Zoom is a powerful web conferencing tool. For more information or to start using Zoom, please visit http://go.middlebury.edu/zoom.

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