Videoconferencing

Room-Based Videoconferencing

A number of rooms are available for USC faculty, staff, and students wishing to use point-to-point videoconferencing. Please contact your academic unit’s information technology (IT) department to learn about available options.

Free Videoconferencing

The university provides self-service, point-to-point videoconferencing at most USC Libraries and certain remote sites at no charge to USC faculty, staff, and students. To request videoconferencing services at these sites, please visit the USC Libraries’ Reserve a Room page.

Studio Classrooms Equipped for Videoconferencing

In addition to the facilities provided by USC Information Technology Services (ITS) and the USC Libraries, a number of schools have studio classrooms with integrated videoconferencing capabilities, including high-quality microphones, cameras, and transmission/receiving equipment. The primary purpose of these rooms is to support teaching and learning. For more information on these classrooms, please contact your IT department.

ITS-Provided Videoconferencing

ITS can provide videoconferencing services at 3434 S. Grand Avenue (CAL) in rooms 330E, 330J, 330K, 340G, and 340T. The systems can switch between sending a laptop presentation, such as PowerPoint, and audiovisuals from the system’s camera and microphone. These services are only available for USC faculty and staff.

For additional information about ITS-provided services, please visit the ITS Videoconferencing website.

Web-Based Videoconferencing

Web-based services are another way to videoconference. In addition to free options including Skype and Google+ Hangouts, fee-based enterprise-level platforms such as Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Adobe Connect are also available. USC maintains discounted license options for Adobe Connect. In order to purchase licenses, contact Tae Kim at USC Purchasing.