USU Extension Interactive Video Conference (IVC) FAQs
Q: Why should I use the new USU Extension IVC system?
A:The IVC technology represents a significant investment by USU Extension and is intended to enhance Extension programs, day-to-day communications, and professional development for all Extension employees.
Key Benefits and Uses of the USU Extension IVC System include:
- Reduced land line and cell phone costs
- Reduced travel time and expense for Extension county faculty
- Immediate statewide response to emerging issues or disaster
- Professional development for county faculty and staff
- Increased communication and reduced cost of collaboration between Extension specialists and county faculty
- Multi-county program planning between county directors and faculty
- IVC meetings between campus-based Extension administrators and county Extension directors
- Promotion and tenure workshops held remotely for county Extension faculty
- Interviews conducted for county faculty positions between county offices and USU Logan campus.
Q: I like the idea of using the IVC unit, however it is an intimidating piece of equipment. Is there a quick and easy way for me to make a direct IVC call to another USU Extension location?
A: Yes, please see the IVC Quick Start guide located here: http://extension.usu.edu/ivc/files/uploads/IVC_Quick_Guide.pdf
Q: Can I connect my IVC system directly to more than one location?
A: Currently, no. Connections to more than one IVC location need to be scheduled at least 5 days in advance through an RCDE “Bridge” using this link: http://extension.usu.edu/ivc/htm/originating-ivcform
You will be provided with a “Bridge” call number for all locations to connect at your specified day and time.
Q: I have connected to an IVC site, but they cannot hear me.
A: Please check the mute buttons on both IVC and TV remote controls and on the external microphone.
Q: I recently read about an IVC presentation that I would like to watch. How do I get connected?
A: Please fill out this short form here: http://extension.usu.edu/ivc/htm/receiving-ivcform
Q: How do I shut down my IVC system?
A: Use the IVC remote control to end the call (red phone) and the other remote control to turn off the TV or projector. The IVC system will automatically go into hibernation after a few minutes of inactivity. Please do not unplug or power off the IVC system. UEN makes periodic system diagnostic checks to all USU Extension IVC sites during the off hours between 3:00 and 5:00 am. UEN requires our IVC systems to be in hibernation mode with the IVC power on in order to complete the system diagnostic checks.