Video Teaching & Teleconferencing

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Videoconference Request Form

 

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About VTT

VTT (Video Teaching & Teleconferencing) courses provide another learning option for students at Saint Leo University.

VTT is the technology that enables the streaming of video, audio and other content (e.g. any content from a PC, Laptop, Document Camera) over the network. VTT provides opportunities for students and instructors who are geographically dispersed to connect and conference with each other. Similar to a traditional “face-to-face” classroom, instructors and students in a VTT-enabled class can actively participate and collaborate on academic projects in real-time. It is another convenient option for completion of coursework, besides traditional and online options, that Saint Leo University offers to students.

Technical Support

For immediate technical support for a scheduled VTT class or meeting, call the VTT Hotline at 352-588-7400. If no answer, please leave a message with your meeting/class information, and the technician on duty will assist you as soon as possible.

For technical support for other classroom technology at our Continuing Education Centers (podium PC, document camera, etc.), contact the appropriate Center personnel (usually VTT Facilitator or Director).

For technical support for other classroom technology at University Campus(podium PC, document camera, etc.), contact Media Services at extension 8470.

How do I Register to Teach a Class with VTT?

If you are already teaching at Saint Leo University, complete these 5 steps in order to teach using VTT technology:

  1. If you teach at one of our Centers, contact your Center Director for approval. If you teach at University Campus, e-mail or call the VTT Project Manager at 352-588-7444.
  2. Print and read the documents in the Leader Resources section of the training resources site, including the VTT Instructor Guidebook, VTT Leader Checklist, VTT Quick Guide for Polycom HDX, and VTT Quick Guide for Polycom VSX.
  3. Register & attend an instructor-led VTT training workshop.
    View the VTT training calendar & e-mail or call the VTT Project Manager to register at 352-588-7444. Bring the documents mentioned above to your training.
  4. Complete trainee survey and you will receive a VTT Training Certificate.
  5. E-mail or call Instructional Technology at 352-588-8458 if you would like more practice, training or other lesson help.

How do I Schedule the use of VTT Technology for my Event?

If you wish to schedule the use of VTT technology for your meeting, complete these steps several weeks in advance:

  1. Reserve the physical room equipped with VTT hardware/software with your appropriate scheduler. At University Campus, use the online scheduler. At a Center, contact your Center Director.
  2. Schedule the videoconference connection using the online VTT Request Form. Specify options such as Recording or Continuous Presence view versus Voice Activated view.
  3. Practice using VTT hardware/software. E-mail the Instructional Technologist or call 352-588-8458 to schedule a live practice session or training.
  4. Reserve any additional equipment (PC, projector, speakers, etc.) via the Media Services department by calling 352-588-8470.
  5. Prepare and distribute your supporting materials (slideshows, handouts, multimedia).
  6. Prepare an agenda for your lesson/meeting.
  7. Prepare a back-up agenda in case of technical difficulties.

Staff

Support Hotline

352-588-7400

Manager of Videoconferencing Services
Patrick Mark McCartney
mark.mccartney@saintleo.edu
352-588-8208
352-467-0869

Project Manager
Gertrude “Mica” Jean Pierre
gertrude.pierre@saintleo.edu
352-588-7444

Video Teleconferencing Technician
Robert Ballard
robert.ballard@saintleo.edu
352-588-7400

Video Teleconferencing Technician
Dennis Gonzalez
dennis.gonzalez@saintleo.edu
352-588-7400

Video Teleconferencing Technician
Caleb Marler
caleb.marler@saintleo.edu
352-588-7400

Director of User Services
Manny Rodriguez
emmanuel.rodriguez03@saintleo.edu
352-588-8898

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