Audio Conferencing is a managed communication platform between multiple sites that are linked by voice telecommunication devices.
Audio Conferencing is an essential communication tool used for business meetings, project management, seminars, credit classes, training sessions, public information discussions, conference planning sessions, employment interviews, unemployment hearings, professional development programs, and many other business needs.
Audio Conferencing Pointers
- Speak directly into the receiver
- Identify yourself when you speak
- Make sure you are in a quiet room with no background noise
- Avoid excessive movement, keyboarding, or jostling of papers
- Put the phone on mute when you are not talking
ITD now offers audio/web conferencing using an Avaya product called Avaya Aura Conferencing (AAC). It is an individual reservationless audio conferencing application with web collaboration features. Individuals have the ability to schedule meetings in advance or launch them ad hoc for their agency. Voice participants can connect using a conventional desk phone, cell phone, or VOIP enabled web browser.
Individual AAC accounts are required for any user in your agency wishing to host an audio or web conference event, however, accounts are not required for individuals simply participating in the event. Each account will have the ability to host up to 25 participants per event. If more participants are required, a request can be submitted to increase the number on a case-by-case basis.
The web-browser component of AAC can be used to present or view information, manage the conference, or participate in the conference in place of a conventional phone.
To request this service, ITD's online Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a "Telecommunications" service request.
AAC Quick Reference Guide
- Sending an Invitation
- Audio-Only Conferencing
- AAC Web Collaboration
- Recording/Retrieving a Web Session
- Installing the Avaya Outlook Plugin
ND University System's Advanced Learning Technologies
- ND University System's Advanced Learning Technologies provides audio conferencing services to educational, governmental, and non-profit groups in North Dakota for a nominal fee. Their telephone bridge currently supports a maximum of 46 connections and up to ten simultaneous conferences.
- To request service - Contact ND University System's Advanced Learning Technologies directly by telephone at (701) 777-6486.