Interactive Video Conference

Interactive video conferencing involves the use of specialized equipment to see and hear people at multiple sites in real time.  To schedule an interactive video conference, the requesting party must complete the following steps:

  1. Check the availability of the Education Technology Video Conference Room/Studio at http://www.ndhealth.gov/ET/WebcastCalendar.
     
  2. Check availability of each remote location to be included in the video conference.
     
    1. NDDoH, local public health, and most local government video conference equipment resides on STAGEnet, the state's network backbone.  These sites should be the first choice. A list of sites can be viewed at http://www.ndhealth.gov/et/CertifiedVideoSites.htm. These sites are controlled by the local governmental agency that owns the equipment. Either the meeting organizer or participant must schedule the rooms which are to be connected.
       
    2. Sites not on STAGEnet may also be connected via the Internet.  The connection quality to these sites may not be as good as the sites within the state network. There is no central listing of these sites. These sites usually can be found by speaking with the remote site participants to see who may have video conferencing equipment.
       
      1. You must obtain an IP address (example 10.348.43.453) and contact information for a technical contact at the site.
      2. Please provide the IP address and technical contact's information to the EdTech office.  We may attempt to schedule a test call in advance of the meeting.
         
  3. Complete the video conference request form; provide the date and time of the video conference, remote site locations, connection type (i.e. IP, ISDN) and phone number or IP address information; and indicate about how many people will be attending the meeting at each of the sites. Please also advise if you plan on using any audio/video support materials during the video conference (i.e. PowerPoint slides, video clips).

  

Webcasting

Webcasting involves the distribution of live or recorded video from one site to multiple personal computers connected to the Internet. No specialized equipment is needed by the webcast recipients other than a personal computer with sound card, speakers and a current version of the free Windows Media Player software. 

  1. Check the availability of the Education Technology Video Conference Room/Studio at http://www.ndhealth.gov/et/DisplayStudioCalendar.asp.
     
  2. Contact the Division of Education Technology by email; provide the date and time of the web cast and the number of people involved in presenting the material; and advise if you plan on using any audio/video support materials during the webcast (i.e. PowerPoint slides, video clips).

 

Video Production

Video production involves the creation of broadcast quality programs to be distributed on DVDs, CD-ROMs and online.

1.      Check the availability of the Education Technology Video Conference Room/Studio at http://www.ndhealth.gov/ET/DisplayStudioCalendar.aspx.

2.      Contact the Division of Education Technology by email and schedule a preproduction meeting.

3.      Finalize the date or dates that the audio/video program will be recorded with the Division of Education Technology.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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