Centre for Instructional Technology
Gather dispersed people through audio-visual telecommunication
- Connecting geographically diverse people without travel costs
- Point-to-point or multi-party conferences
- Wide range of uses
- For HD video conferencing, use TelePresence
Video and audio conferences enable staff in NUS to meet with anyone in the world without having to leave the campus.
CIT facilitates conferencing of all magnitudes, from simple point-to-point audio conferences to technically challenging multi-party video conferences. Our staff have conducted near-broadcast quality telemedical video conferences, and they have experienced high-pressure video conferences such as Singapore's final presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOG) for the hosting rights to the first Youth Olympic Games.
In NUS, video conferencing is used for distance learning, meetings, seminars, forums, consultations, research and industrial collaboration, staff recruitment/training and PhD oral examinations.
For point-to-point high definition video conferencing, use TelePresence.
Multi-mode ConferencingConference from a boardroom, computer or mobile device. Multi-mode video conferencing allows you to conduct video conferences regardless of location or device. It enables video conferences between:
- Boardrooms with hardware video conference devices,
- Desktop and laptops (Windows & Mac), and
- Tablets and smartphones (Android & iOS)
The ability to connect between these devices brings a tremendous amount of flexibility to those who want to conduct video conferences. Multi-mode video conferencing is ideal in situations where one party does not have access to a boardroom video conferencing system.
This is a self-service system. To use multi-mode conferencing:
- Download and install the required application
- Log in to the server
- Initiate the video conference
Telepresence - Beyond Video Conferencing
High Definition, life-like video conferencing
- Video conferencing in HD
- See participants clearly in life-size, without lag
- Hear participants as if they are in the same room
- Conduct sessions with these universities
NUS has launched a Cisco TelePresence facility, the first of its kind for an educational institution in South East Asia.
TelePresence technology brings the person you are talking to into the room. A life-size high-definition screen displays your counterpart in such detail that you will perceive that he or she is sitting just across the table. You will be able to look right into their eyes.
A high-speed internet connection ensures that there is no perceptible video or audio lag, so nothing will get in the way of your meeting. The audio matches video for clarity and presence.
Located at University Hall 05-04 Conference Room, the TelePresence suite is one of only three universities outside the United States connected to their National LambdaRail (NLR), an ultra high-speed education and research network (as of June 2010).
Arrange a TelePresence session
- Does the other party* have access to TelePresence facilities?
Check the list below.
- If yes, , stating that you wish to conduct a TelePresence session.
- We will liaise with you and the other party to set up the TelePresence session. If it is not possible, we will arrange for regular video conferencing instead.
* The NUS TelePresence facility allows you to join multi-party sessions but presently cannot host (initiate) them. To host multi-party meetings, we recommend video conferencing.
The following universities have TelePresence units to which we can link. Please check that the person you want to contact has access to these facilities.
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- University of California, Berkeley
- California State University
- Duke University
- Georgia Tech University
- Harvard University
- Indiana University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- University of Michigan
- University of Missouri
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- University of Peking (China)
- Penn State University - College of IST
- Pittsburgh Supercomputer Centre
- Rice University
- University of South Carolina
- Towson University
- University of Vienna (Austria)
- Virginia Tech
- Wake Forest University
- University of Wisconsin, Whitewater