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FAQ: Videoconferencing

How can I find content providers for videoconferences?

Go to the Ohio Distance Learning website to find content providers by keyword, grade level and discipline.

I would like to participate in a videoconference with a content provider.  What are the steps involved?

First, contact the Tech Department with the details of the videoconference that you would like to have set up including the contact information for the other end that we will be calling, the date and time of the call, the length of the call and the location of where the call is to take place.  It is also your responsibility to arrange for the reservation of a room to be in.  Once we get this information, we'll be able to work with you and the content provider to see what else we might need to do to make it happen.  It would be a good idea to get things set up a few weeks in advance so that if we needed to make a test call, we can do that to make sure everything is going to work between the content provider and us.  Also, you may be required to write a purchase order for the videoconference as some content providers charge for sessions.

I would like to hold a videoconference with other schools.  How can I set this up?

If you would like to have a videoconference with another school district in the NOECA service area, this can be set up fairly easily.  It is important to notify the Tech Department a few days in advance so that we can make sure we have the correct IP address to call.  We may need to contact the school district ahead of time to verify their IP address.  You will also want to make sure you have made contact with someone at the other school district to make sure they will be available at a time that you both can agree to.