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Distance education & video conferencing

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UW-La Crosse enhances distance learning with a robust video conferencing infrastructure. The ITS Department provides support for nearly every synchronous video communication tool. The customers served include students, staff and faculty. Please contact the Eagle Help Desk with any questions.

Classroom video conferencing

There are six spaces on campus designed for the optimal video conferencing experience. These includes the Wing 31, 102 and 104 classrooms, 1404 and 3212 Centennial and Murphy 150. All spaces feature multiple cameras, multiple displays for both “people” and “content” as well as student microphones. The Collaborative Language Program uses these spaces to share exotic languages amongst the UW System. The rooms are scheduled by faculty and staff to record student presentations, collaborate with other students and classes around the world as well as to bring in special guest speakers to their classes using video conferencing.

Schedule a video conferencing room.

Desktop video conferencing

While UW-La Crosse offers limited support of Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc., it's encouraged for our university population to use Cisco Jabber, a standards-based video conferencing solution, or Microsoft Teams. All UWL faculty and staff can have access to these exciting communications tools. Microsoft Teams is available through Office365, at the O365 portal here. Virtual meetings rooms, recording capability as well as document sharing are some of the possibilities using desktop video conferencing.

You can learn more about desktop video conferencing by contacting the Eagle Help Desk.

Virtual Meeting Rooms

Many UW-La Crosse faculty and staff own virtual meeting rooms. Using Cisco Jabber or any standards-based video conferencing solution a meeting room allows those who have the “number” to dial in and be part of the conversation! Virtual meeting rooms are popular for online office hours, student discussions, departmental meetings, etc. Find out more by contacting the Eagle Help Desk.


Microsoft Teams lets you have online meetings with anyone who has an internet connection - including mobile users. You will be connected via audio and you can share content from your computer which lets you see the same things at the same time - like sharing your screen, or sharing an application window (like Word) with a document you're working on. Within the meeting you can change presenters, so any attendee can control the meeting and share. Find out more by contacting the Eagle Help Desk.

Recording Alias

Video conferencing for recording purposes is a reality at UW-La Crosse. By request you can receive a recording “alias” or number that will allow you to connect with the recording server. This provides the ability to record your video conferences. It also allows you to use Jabber and connect your laptop or desktop computer to the server to create recordings. Once the recording is complete and Jabber disconnects an email is sent to the owner so the file can be downloaded. Used in conjunction with a MyMedia account this is a method to “flip the classroom!”