Vancouver Videoconference Services provides the Vancouver campus' link to courses and two-way videoconferences between the many branches of Washington State University. On the Pullman campus, this service is known as Academic Media Services or AMS.
In addition to videoconferencing, we also provide other video services, such as VHS to DVD conversion, and other video editing and preparation to aid in faculty teaching. We also prepare course videos and house them on our videostreaming server, which instructors may link to through Angel. Email us for more details on these services.
Tips for students taking classes via videoconference
Homework: All homework turned into the operators must have Your Name, your Instructor's Name, and the Course Name and Course Number. We recommend you keep an extra copy of your submitted material. Homework must be turned in when the professor requests. If it is handed in late, it must be marked with the date/time the operator received it.
Handouts: Handouts will be distributed when the instructor calls for them. If you miss a class or need another copy, please contact your operator in Classroom building room 120 or call 546-9033.
Microphones: Videoconferencing is fully interactive. The microphones are always on. Other sites can hear comments (even whispering). Don't say anything you wouldn't want everyone to hear. When speaking, normal conversational voice levels are sufficient. PLEASE do not tap on the microphones or place books/paper on the microphones. This causes audio disturbances.
Watching recordings of classes: We are now capturing classes via videostreaming technology and making them available to you over the Internet. You can find links to archives of streamed classes at the AMS Pullman Streamed Classes webpage. On the page that appears, you can find links to download the player, and test your system.
To stream your class, find your class from the list and click on it. This will ask you to log in with your WSU network ID and password, then bring you to a list of the archived classes. Some classes are also streamed live which means you can watch it over the Internet at the same time the class is occurring live. If your class is not listed on this page contact your local operator for other ways to view classes.
Nursing class videostreams are generally available from your class page in Angel. Contact your instructor for further directions.