In over a dozen facilities across campus, rooms are available for Faculty/Staff/Students
to use for Internet-based real time collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.
The following real time collaboration environments are supported:
- H.323 room-based videoconferencing
- Web conferencing
- Access Grid
ACNS can help with all things technical, and will gladly schedule these facilities
for your event. To ensure ample testing time, please schedule your events at least
two weeks in advance.
Video Conference Scheduling/Room reservation requests are submitted through this form:
Video Conferencing Request Form
For all other questions regarding CSU's Video Conferencing Services, contact:
Tony DeNardo III
Work Phone: (970) 297-3710
Throughout the campus, there are rooms are available for you to use for video conferencing.
Web conferencing is supported using Secure Meeting, a virtual meetingware product
that allows moderator-led internet-based elearning and collaboration with options
for sharing presentations, instant messaging, application sharing, and more.
Interested users can contact the ACNS Help Desk,
email@example.com or 491-HELP.
Secure Meeting allows users to securely schedule and hold online meetings, sharing
their desktops and applications with one another over a secure connection, allowing
everyone in the meeting to instantaneously share electronic data on-screen. Meeting
attendees can also securely collaborate online by remote-controlling one another's
desktops and through text chatting using a separate application window that does
not interfere with the presentation.
AccessGrid is an ensemble of resources including multimedia large-format displays,
presentation and interactive environments, and interfaces to Grid middleware and
to visualization environments. These resources are used to support group-group interactions
across the Grid.
AccessGrid can be used with a group in a Smart Conference Room, or the Venue Client
can be run on your personal workstation in your office! AccessGrid grid can be used
to collaborate with groups larger than is feasible in a videoconferencing environment.
The technology was invented at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, IL. There
are hundreds of nodes located around the world, and even a few here on campus, that
facilitate various forms of creative and academic collaborations.
Tour of the AccessGrid Venue Client
This is a cursory look at the AccessGrid software. Please consult the documentation
portion of the accessgrid.org website for a more thorough explanation. This should
be sufficient to get the technically savvy up and going.
The venue client is the main control dialog. If this client gets closed, all of the
AccessGrid sessions that were previously open will also be closed. This is where
you choose your AccessGrid venue, meet with colleagues, text message each other,
share data, turn on/off audio video and display options.
The RAT control allows you to adjust sound options. How loud you sound to others
as well as how you hear other people in the meeting can be adjusted in this dialog.
An important option available in this dialog is the ability to chose which sound
device you want to use.
Everyone who is in your meeting area will be visible in the Lobby. If someone is
talking and you are not interested, you can mute specific people. Conversely, you
can click on their screen to see a larger sized image of their display. Once you
click on a video window, you can place it anywhere on your desktop that best suits