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Web Conferencing Solutions

Web conferencing is now available at GVSU using a variety of free applications. They can all be used as a sustainable alternative to commuting between Grand Valley's campuses or connecting with colleagues from around the world. Faculty, staff and students can easily conference across campuses, conduct virtual office hours or alleviate scheduling conflicts when working on group projects or trying to meet important deadlines.

Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact.

Designed specifically for education, Collaborate Ultra's comprehensive tools and capabilities let you engage in a virtual classroom or online meeting as if it were face-to-face.


The ooVoo desktop conferencing solution is a high quality video conferencing service that users can access on virtually any device including iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, or PC.

Features include one-on-one and group video calling, text and picture messaging, screen sharing, free voice calling, and more.

Skype for Business

With Skype for Business audio, video and web conferencing are all combined into one user experience and a single unified platform. Now you can schedule a web meeting directly in Outlook or start one in real time. 

Connect with anyone, even if they are not a Skype for Business user, with anonymous access on a browser or smartphone.

Which Program Should I Choose?

Web conferencing comparison chart

Use our Web Conferencing Feature Comparison chart to see a complete listing of the features and functions that will make your meeting a complete success.