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Conferencing and Video Conferencing

Using a Telephone

Phone/Audio conferencing can be accessed using either an Administrative telephone located on campus or a personal phone. If you are joining a conference that has been created through Skype for Business (formerly MS Lync), then all you need to do is dial **8 using a Pace Cisco Phone or dial (914) 597-8500 or (212)-346-1500 and use the Conference ID provided.

For instructions on creating, joining, and managing a conference using Skype for Business (**8), refer to Skype for Business Conferencing page.

Using a Desktop Computer

Pace University has two supported tools for online collaboration: Skype for Business (formerly MS Lync) and Zoom. Depending on the type of collaboration your are looking for, each has a multitude of features and benefits that enable productivity within work and classroom environments.

Skype for Business (formerly MS Lync) is a unified communications solution from Microsoft that facilitates online collaboration through a rich set of integrated features. Pace staff, faculty, and students can use the software to communicate with their colleagues in new and exciting ways. With Skype for Business, users can see one another’s presence and availability status and engage in instant messaging, voice, audio conferencing, video conferencing and collaboration-enabled shared workspaces, among other capabilities. Skype for Business provides a seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange and Outlook to unify various communication media and aid in productivity.

To learn more about Skype for Business, refer to the Skype for Business resource page.

Note: Skype for Business requires the use of a computer webcam, microphone, and speakers. If your computer does not come equipped with these features, you will need to purchase these accessories in order to use the web conferencing applications. For an improved audio experience, the use of a USB headset is recommended instead of a computer microphone and external speakers.

Zoom is a full-featured secure video communication service for online/blended classrooms, office hours and administrative meetings. It's easy to use and only requires a connection to the internet, a web-browser, or your cell phone. Features include polling, breakout rooms, office hours with digital lobby’s and a wide variety of audio options. Users can join Zoom meetings via desktops, mobile devices, telephones, and video-conferencing room systems.

To learn more about Zoom, refer to the Zoom resource page.

Using a Classroom Or Event Space

Select classrooms and event spaces are enabled with video conferencing technology which allows groups from different campuses or even off-site to communicate, view, and interact with each other. These rooms must be scheduled ahead of time.

To learn more about requesting a room, locations, and layouts, refer to the Audio Visual Support page.