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Information Services primarily offers support for two videoconferencing platforms: Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
All Kalamazoo College faculty, students, and staff have access to Microsoft Teams, which provides videoconferencing, chat, file sharing, and more.
Microsoft Teams has built-in video calling functionality, for one-to-one and group calls. IS is in the process of rolling out more features of Teams to the campus community. In the meantime, to make an audio or video call, refer to Microsoft’s documentation on how to Start a Call from a Chat in Teams.
Only a limited number of Zoom licenses are available to Kalamazoo College faculty and staff; however, a Zoom account is not required to have a Zoom meeting. In the event that faculty or staff would like to use Zoom, Media Services will email a link that can be used and shared with your meeting participants.
To use one of these services a computer should be equipped with:
- An internal or external web video camera
- A hands-free, echo-free computer audio system: we recommend a USB headset or speaker-phone
- A high-speed Internet connection
Videoconferencing on Campus
Video conferencing works best as a one-to-one application. We can help a small team or classroom connect with an individual, but it can be difficult to see and hear large groups.
Current faculty and staff may organize a video conference, receive training, and reserve equipment. Students must reserve through a faculty or staff sponsor.
Reservations and Support
To schedule a Zoom meeting contact Media Services at KMedia@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.7138.