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Video Conferencing

OIT Academic and Emerging Technology (AET) provides video conferencing technologies to enhanced classroom support for instruction, research, administrative and special events. OIT AET provides users the full range of capabilities including full motion interactivity, clear audio, send video and data simultaneously (PC and Mac) and transmit document video camera signals displaying 3-D objects, hard copy and transparencies.
What do I need to get this service?

This service is available to all active UC Merced faculty and staff with a UCMNetID.

What is included?

Academic Technology provides video conferencing for our supported venues covering the following activity types:

  1. Instruction
  2. Distance Learning
  3. Research and Collaborations
  4. Administrative (Requested by a UCM staff member)
  5. Special Events

As part of our services, OIT will establish a mandatory test call prior to the date of the conference to ensure a trouble free connection.

When is support for this service available?

1 – 3 business days is considered to be the standard for providing services, but the days can be changed as applicable to the particular service.

How long does it take to get the service?

Instructional We receive video conference requests from the instructional coordinators in the school who evaluate and consider the impacts to curriculum delivery four weeks prior to the start of the semester. We do not take requests to video conference courses for individual students.

Research, Administrative, and Special Events Ten working days advance notice is required for research, administrative and special events video conference requests. Academic Technology will make efforts to accommodate requests with less notice, but will evaluate these requests on a case-by-case basis.

How do I stop or change the service?



There are no costs associated with this service.

Additional Information

Supported Spaces: Campus

  1. Classroom and Office Building (COB) – 267, 279
  2. Kolligian Library (KL) – 232
  3. Social Science and Management Building (SSM) – 100, 150

Video conference arrangement in various locations on campus is also available with the use of a mobile video conference cart. Supported Spaces: UC Merced Centers

  1. Castle Building (Atwater) – Sequoia Room