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BlueJeans

Introduction

BlueJeans can be used to host virtual meetings or virtual classroom sessions. A virtual classroom is an online space that’s designed for learning. You can use the virtual classroom to conduct online video lectures, distance office hours and virtual student groups. This is especially useful when you want to teach distance courses to students that are studying around existing jobs, courses and commitments. 

Why BlueJeans

BlueJeans can be used to stream live video and audio. It is unique in that it is able to link different video conferencing solutions from different devices. Regardless of whether your participants use Polycom, Lifesize, Cisco or software solutions like Microsoft Skype for Business and Google Hangouts on a notebook, tablet or phone, BlueJeans brings them all together. If a participant cannot participate in the video call, they can still call in via a mobile or fixed line. Next to streaming video and audio, BlueJeans allows you to start a live poll or questionaire and give demonstrations of applications by sharing your screen. Participants can also post questions.

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How to use BlueJeans

You can request a video conference with BlueJeans via the LISA Selfservice Portal. We recommend to use BlueJeans if you have more than 50 participants (if not, use BigBlueButton instead). As a presenter, you can use BlueJeans from almost every device with a built-in camera and microphone (notebooks, tablets, phones). For optimum quality we recommend you use an external webcam and microphone (for tablets/notebooks with USB connection or desktops), available via the LISA Selfservice Portal. Video conferencing systems (Polycom, Lifesize or Cisco) already have a good-quality camera. For more information, please check the Product and Manuals from LISA or the FAQ.  

Contact

You can request a video conference with BlueJeans via the LISA Selfservice Portal (free of charge). Technical assistance will be provided to help you get started, but you can also check out the Product and Manuals from LISA or the FAQ. If you have more advanced needs, contact us at telt@utwente.nl. Having trouble deciding which video conferencing tool to use to host a virtual classroom? Check out the flowchart we created.