Videoconferencing, phones and audiovisual


Videoconferencing allows teaching activities and meetings to occur between people who are located in different places, such as different campuses or institutions, or when travelling or at home.

Videoconferencing can help to save time and money, by reducing the effort and costs associated with travel between campuses.

Videoconferencing services

You'll find videoconferencing facilities in certain meeting rooms and lecture theatres at each campus.

Video teaching. Video teaching conferences can be scheduled by contacting the IT Service Desk using the details on the right.

Videoconferencing point to point. This type of conferencing allows adhoc video conferences to be established between two locations. One participant location dials the other location directly.

Browse help articles for more videoconferencing information.

Videoconferencing software

Deakin staff and students can use the Skype for Business (Lync 2011 for Mac) applications on both Deakin and their own computers for videoconferencing, wherever they are working or studying.

Skype for Business (Lync) can be used for instant messaging, video-chat, screen sharing and presentation, as well as scheduled online meetings and webinars.

Virtual Meeting Points (VMPs)

Virtual Meeting Points (VMPs) allow staff and external participants who are in another location to connect to a videoconference that is scheduled in a videoconferencing room on-campus. Participants can connect from another video-conferencing room, a videoconferencing unit, via telephone or from their computer.

*Deakin staff and students who use a Mac computer cannot currently connect to a Deakin VMP to videoconference using Skype for Business (Lync). This limitation is expected to be temporary and, in the meantime, Mac users can use Jabber Cloud or Deakin Web Guest.

Find out more information on videoconferencing, including information on internal and external charges and ordering and installing, or read our grant application guidelines.

Telephone services

From July 2015, over the course of 12 months, Deakin staff will start using Skype for Business to make and receive telephone calls, as part of the Deakin Unplugged project. Find out more here (staff login required).

If you currently use a fixed staff telephone line, these resources may be useful:

Get help using your telephone, voicemail and forwarding your telephone calls.

Audiovisual services

For details, see IT facilities at Deakin spaces.

Audio and visual equipment includes:

  • sound equipment
  • data and projection screens
  • electronic SmartBoards
  • document cameras

Television content viewing is also supported.

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