Web Conferencing

Web and video conferencing allows for meetings between individuals and small groups in remote locations while reducing travel time and costs. These services can be used to conduct meetings between different site, collaborate with researchers in separate locations, and bring otherwise inaccessible experts into the classroom.

Web and Video Conferencing Services

Zoom Video ConferencingIowa State IT has a site license for Zoom, which allows anyone with an Iowa State Net-ID to download and use the software at no charge. Video conferences can have up to 50 participants. Participants can join in using desktops, mobile devices, or telephones. Basic accounts are limited to 40-minute sessions.
WebinarsA webinar is one person, or a small group of people, providing information to a larger audience over the web. Some interaction, usually via a text chat function, may be available. For more information contact, isuzoomhelp@iastate.edu.

Required Equipment

The recommended minimum requirements for a desktop video conference:

  • Computer
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Speaker

Note: You may sometimes need to use specific software or web-based services for video conferencing.