Web Videoconferencing

Summary (what you get)

IT Services provides Web-based video conferencing tool for students, faculty and staff to conduct meetings online.

Services Included

  • Zoom: A self-service web video conferencing tool for anyone on campus to host online meetings, office hours, or project collaboration. All members of the HWS community can access the tool by going to https://hws.zoom.us and logging in using their HWS credentials. All users can share video, screen share, use a virtual dry erase board, and record their meetings. If needed, IT Services staff can teach individuals how to set up and use the tools provided by Zoom. First-time hosts and participants are strongly encouraged to conduct test meetings, a functionality provided by Zoom: https://zoom.us/test.
  • Microsoft Teams: A self-service video conferencing tool for one-to-one or small group meetings. All members of the HWS community can access the tool by logging into https://www.office.com or using the Teams application on their computer. To use for departments or teams, a request can be made for a specific teams to be set-up using the request web-conferencing help button on the right.

What is Not Included

IT Services will provide training on the effective use of the resource but will not manage the meeting itself. Users will be responsible for facilitating the live meeting.

When Customer Receives It

  • Zoom: Users can immediately access the tool by going to https://hws.zoom.us and logging in using their HWS credentials. We recommend any training be requested at least one week prior to a meeting.
  • Microsoft Teams: Users can immediately access teams by going to https://www.office.com or using the application on their computer.

Related Information

First-time users of Zoom will need to install plug-in software that enables Zoom functionalities on your Internet browser. Please contact the Help Desk for assistance.

Where/how to request this service

This service, including guidance on setting up a meeting, hosting a meeting, and teaching, may be requested through the button at above right.