Collaboration and Conferencing

Zoom, Skype for Business, Cisco, Box, Avaya Aura Conferencing

Collaboration and conferencing tools help bring people together to communicate and achieve a common goal. A range of technologies is available to create and support a wide variety of approaches to collaboration.  

Emory, collaboration and conferencing tools are used in business, research, and learning environments. Some examples include hosting educational seminars, co-teaching classes with colleagues in distant places, working together on grant proposals, and much more.

A number of collaboration and video conferencing room based systems are hosted on the Emory University and Emory Healthcare networks. General collaboration and video conferencing facilities and the MCU (multi-site unit) are available through LITS for Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and Emory Affiliates.

LITS provides consulting on collaboration and video conferencing systems for departments that want to purchase and maintain their own systems.

Key Features and Benefits

These specialized tools make it possible for users to host online meetings, classes, training, and demonstrations, or alternatively, the tools are designed to bring users in remote locations together for webinars, face-to-face meetings, audio conferencing, video conferencing, document sharing, and more.

  • Enable one-to-one or one-to-many communications
  • Working groups are able to be more productive and travel less
  • High-definition enterprise level room conferencing (Cisco/Polycom)
  • Web conferencing tool with telephone line integration (Avaya Aura Conferencing)
  • Integrated text, presentation, and conferencing tool optimized for Microsoft environments like Office 365 and MS Office; Emory enterprise standard (Skype for Business)
  • Online web presentation and sharing, one to many (Adobe Connect)
  • High-end desktop videoconferencing, web collaboration, persistent chat, integrated phone line, H.323/SIP integration, mobile devices (Zoom)
  • Cloud-based document sharing for faculty, staff and students from anywhere supporting many popular desktop and mobile devices (Box)
  • Integrated phone line for dialing in to a Skype for Business audio or video call (Skype for Business)