OTN-equipped facilities at Schulich are reserved by the meeting organizer or 'host' ETMS creates an OTN event (all OTN calls from Schulich sites must be scheduled a minimum of 24hrs in advance)
If the meeting host has remote-site info (site/camera numbers) remote sites can be added by ETMS at the time the OTN event is created
An event # is created in conjunction with the event; the OTN event number is sent by ETMS to the meeting host to confirm that the OTN event has been created
The meeting host distributes the OTN event number to their contacts at remote sites
Remote-site contacts are responsible for reserving their own OTN systems, local support and for 'joining' the event using the OTN event number
ETMS can provide local set-up assistance on the day of the event, if required For issues originating at non-Schulich sites, please contact your site's OTN coordinator or call OTN Support Desk
Schulich's OTN-enabled cameras are 'off-net' and do not behave the same way dedicated OTN endpoints would. They are connected to both OTN and the Schulich Med-Ed networks.
All OTN calls must be scheduled in advance; in the event that a site has to join an OTN call last-minute, it must be done by calling the OTN Support Desk.
Calling a Schulich Med-Ed endpoint already connected to an OTN call (ie: joining the call without pre-scheduling your connection) causes the OTN call to fail, at which point all OTN endpoints must be re-connected.
Web conferencing allows a flexible conferencing experience, generally from desktop or mobile device, sometimes with the addition of hardware such as a USB speakerphone and/or web-cam. Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry has facilities equipped to utilize web conferencing on varying scales. The advantage these spaces provide is that they employ USB standards-based video and audio equipment, which can be used with numerous web-conferencing products.
The following Schulich facilities are equipped for web-conferencing with groups of varying size:
HSA101 – Multi-purpose facility
MSB105 - Conference room, seats 25
MSB148 - Classroom
MSB282 - Classroom
MSB384 - Classroom
WCPHFM 4006 - Classroom
WCPHFM 1150 – Large Multipurpose facility
CSB3706 – Conference room, seats 8
Web conferencing could include software applications such as: