videoconference

Hello NYC Wildcats,

All these Instructions and Specs have been updated as of February 20, 2013.

Remember you can send audio only. You do not have to send video if you are afraid of falling sleep on camera, wearing your PJ’s, or just want some privacy.    

You have three main choices to connect:

  1. 1) I want to use my own account with Google+ enabled [EASY].
  2. 2) I want to use a visitor account from NorthwesternNYC.com [EASIEST].
  3. 3) I want to use an app on my Apple or Google mobile device [contact your Communication Chair(s)]

I want to use my own account with Google+ enabled

Step 1: email the club President or the Communication Chair(s) so that they send you an invitation via email. Do not forget to email from your Google+ enabled email address.

Step 2: once you receive the invitation, accept it. 

Step 3: before the day and time of the meeting, go to your Google/Gmail Calendar on your web browser interface and open the invitation. You should see a header on your screen similar to the picture below.  


Step 4: Click on “Join Google+ hangout” to test it or download any plugins you might need in advance of the actual meeting. You should see a screen similar to the one below with your video on it. 


Step 5: Even if it is not the day of the meeting, click on “Join” to make sure everything is working fine. You can hang up (i.e. end video conference) by clicking on the phone on the upper right corner.

Step 6: On the day of the meeting, repeat what you learn on steps 3 to 5 join the video conference. See you then!




I want to use a visitor account from NorthwesternNYC.com

Step 1: email the club President or the Communication Chair(s) so that they send you your visitor account information via email. 

Step 2: before the day and time of the meeting, go on your internet browser to http://calendar.NorthwesternNYC.com 

A sign-in similar to the one below should appear. Go ahead and sign in using the information provided by your NU NYC Communications Team. 

Notice that in the username, you only need to enter the part before the “@northwesternnyc.com” 


Step 3: You should arrive straight to the Calendar. Find the meeting by time and date and open it. You should see a header on your screen similar to the picture below.  


Step 4: Click on “Join Google+ hangout” to test it or download any plugins you might need in advance of the actual meeting. You should see a screen similar to the one below with your video on it. 


Step 5: Even if it is not the day of the meeting, click on “Join” to make sure everything is working fine. You can hang up (i.e. end video conference) by clicking on the phone on the upper right corner.

Step 6: On the day of the meeting, repeat what you learn on steps 2 to 5 join the video conference. See you then! 


 


System requirements for Hangouts

The following are the system requirements for Hangouts:

Supported Browsers:

Supported Operating systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.5+
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with SP1 or later
  • Windows XP
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu and other Debian based Linux distributions

Processor Minimum Requirements:

  • Any 2 Ghz dual core processor or greater.

Bandwidth

  • For 1:1 connections we suggest a 1 mbps/1 mbps (up/down)
  • For group video connectivity we suggest 1 mbps/2 mbps (up/down)