Web conferencing platforms

Royal Roads University provides access to two video conferencing platforms: Collaborate Ultra and Zoom.

Both can be used to meet with individuals or groups in a virtual, face-to-face environment. You can teach a class, host a synchronous session or make a recording to show later.

Features

Features of Zoom and Collaborate Ultra:

  • audio and video conferencing (mobile-friendly)
  • screen or application sharing
  • file sharing
  • a chat for messaging the group or individuals
  • permissions settings for moderators and participants
  • the option to use a phone for audio
  • guest access provided by a web link
  • session recording
  • accounts for faculty and staff to create and manage their sessions

Using Collaborate Ultra

Faculty and staff can use Collaborate Ultra on its own or within Moodle.

Royal Roads instructors can create their own Collaborate room within Moodle by adding a Collaborate activity to their course.

To get a Collaborate room that is not associated with a Moodle course, contact CTET Studio.

Help using Collaborate Ultra

Support for Collaborate Ultra

CTET offers support for Collaborate Ultra:

  • one-on-one and on-demand training
  • technical support during your first live session
  • setting up rooms external to Moodle (e.g., for an online meeting space not connected to a course)

Contact CTET Studio for assistance.

Using Zoom