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If you’re tired of driving to meetings, videoconferencing is one way to reduce your carbon emissions and save some money, too.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Media Services recently upgraded its small-group videoconferencing room in Halsey 259. For a 360-degree view of the setup, visit http://idea.uwosh.edu/media_services/de/formats/halseyconference.html.

Videoconferencing operates over the internet. There is no charge for a two-site connection. Multiple-site linkup using services from UW Extension costs $10 per hour.

Halsey 259 is set up for “people plus content,” where both a full resolution computer image and the video image are presented simultaneously. Both sides need to be set up this way for “people plus content” to work, but the computer image also can be converted to a standard TV signal (at much lower resolution) to switch back and forth between that and the video image.

Larger videoconferencing classrooms are located in Polk 116B and 201F. They are available when not in use for classes. For the schedule, visit http://calendar.uwosh.edu/webevent.cgi?cmd=calmonth&ncmd=startup&cal=cal16.

Media Services also can bring a portable video conferencing setup into any classroom.

For more information about videoconferencing, contact Nick Dvoracek at dvoracek@uwosh.edu or (920) 424-7363 or Rick Landvatter at landvatt@uwosh.edu or (920) 2395.

This announcement was submitted by Nick Dvoracek, Media Services director. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today. Click here to submit.

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