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Video Conferencing

Photo of a video conference
The video conferencing option is available at Boise State University:

  • Google Hangouts
  • ZOOM

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts can be used for video and audio conferencing using your Boise State Google account. You can Hangout with up to 10 people in a Hangout. You can invite anyone with a Google account to join the Hangout.

In the Hangout, you can hear and see the other participants and you can share specific windows or your entire computer screen.

Discover more about Google Hangouts on the Google website.

Boise State can record a video conference with advance notice from the conference room scheduler. Two business days of lead time are needed for testing of connections for a conference or class.

ZOOM Zoom conferencing product logo

ZOOM is a cloud based video and desktop conferencing solution. It is a very stable platform, with no video or audio latency that allows for connections with H.323 video conferencing hardware. ZOOM allows 50 participants  in a hosted conference. Another important feature is that remote users do not need a ZOOM account, all they need is an internet enabled device with a browser. ZOOM offers intuitive meeting management and control, Google calendar integration,and the ability to record a conference and store it locally in the MP4 file format. 

ZOOM Licensing

Licensing is provided per individual (“Named Host”). A Named Host license may not be shared or used by anyone other than the individual licensed to be a Named Host.

Additional Information

For information or questions about University video conferencing services, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 208-426-4357 (HELP) or helpdesk@boisestate.edu.