IVN Scheduling Information
IVN Public Rooms can be scheduled free of charge by NDSU faculty, staff and students for a variety of activities as long as they are official university business. Examples of acceptable use of IVN Public Rooms are credit and non-credit classes, business meetings, thesis or dissertation defenses and job interviews (by registered NDSU students only). Please contact the IVN site coordinator Daniel Erichsen at 701-231-5136 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an event.
Scheduling a Course in an IVN Room
IVN Public Rooms can be used free of charge for NDSU credit classes. All 11 NDUS institutions have public rooms available that can be scheduled and connected with each other. NDUS program classes will receive first priority for scheduling and regular NDUS classes will receive second priority in IVN Public Rooms. Upon the successful scheduling of all NDUS classes for a semester, IVN Public Rooms will be available for general schedule requests on a first come, first served basis.
Scheduling a Meeting in an IVN Room
IVN Public Rooms can be used free of charge for official university business meetings by faculty, staff and students. Meetings can be scheduled after the initial class schedule period has passed. Please contact the IVN site coordinator for scheduling dates and deadlines.
Scheduling by Non-NDUS Groups
Any non-NDUS group or organization (including state agencies, K-12 schools, or non-profit organizations) may schedule the use of NDUS IVN sites for meetings or events. Videoconferencing activity is restricted to users who are educational, governmental, or non-profit in nature. When the request involves the use of an IVN Public Room, these events will require a dedicated technician at all times. IVN will bill the client for fees at $10/hour. In addition, non-NDUS requests for the use of IVN Public Rooms will also be charged additional fees as outlined here. Please contact the IVN scheduler at 701-777-6486, option #2 or email IVN Scheduling.
Web streaming extends IVN videoconferences to users who cannot attend a videoconferencing facility but have access to the Internet. In non-technical terms, users can view a live broadcast of an IVN class or event from a desktop computer that has Internet access, a Web browser, and a media player. The main difference is Web streams don’t provide participants with the opportunity to interact with those at videoconferencing facilities. A streamed event can also be saved and replayed at a later date. Streaming/recording is available through Tegrity in all public IVN classrooms at NDSU at no additional cost.