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JISCMail would like to invite you to try our online video and audio conferencing service powered by BigBlueButton. All of BigBlueButton’s multimedia collaboration features are available in your own private meeting. Other users can access the meeting only if you choose to share your links with them.
This service is ideal for web seminars and distance learning. We’ve found that presenter-led sessions work best.
How do I take part?
To book a private meeting please e-mail email@example.com with the following information:
We’ll e-mail back with a link to create the meeting (valid on the day of the meeting only!). Please give us 24 hours notice for bookings. We’ll provide meeting links on a best effort basis for late bookings.
Right now we’re offering this service to UK academia. To confirm this please send your bookings using a .ac.uk e-mail address.
BigBlueButton provides tutorial videos for both viewers and presenters. To get the best from the service we advise that presenters watch these videos prior to using the service.
You may also find it useful to send this link to your meeting participants before the meeting starts.
If you need help with this service we’re happy to do what we can. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warning: Please don’t hold mission critical meetings here just yet! This service is still in its testing phase. While the platform has been stable and fully functional in our tests there may be issues we’re unaware of. We’re keen for this to be a high quality service so please let us know if you have problems.
JISCMail is still our top priority so we’ll provide as much support for meetings as we can without affecting our production services.
We’ve come across a few issues that you should be aware of before holding a meeting:
Site maintenance will be carried out during the Tuesday 'At Risk' period on 15/03/2011 and the JISCMail service may be unavailable for short periods between 07:00 and 09:00. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.