Video Conferencing

Video conferencing continues to be an essential technology that enhances collaboration while reducing our travel costs and overall carbon footprint. In our ongoing effort to provide high quality video conferencing services during these challenging fiscal times, we have been simplifying the video and web conferencing service offerings for campus over the course of 2017.

In January 2017, the IST Telecommunications team worked with existing ReadyTalk users to transition their accounts to a new Zoom account. Zoom launched on April 5, 2017 and ReadyTalk was retired on May 31, 2017. Contact IST Telecommunications if you have questions at ccu@berkeley.edu or get answers to frequently asked questions here

Key Benefits of Video Conferencing

  • Collaborate with anyone, anywhere via computer or smartphone.
  • Save on long-distance and international calling.
  • Reduce travel costs associated with in-person meetings.
  • Can be used with compatible conferencing room systems.

Which video conferencing option is best for me?

I want to...

Hangouts Meet
(launched March 28, 2017)

Zoom
(launched April 5, 2017)

Host an online meeting with audio, video, and chat

Up to 25 people. Additional participants for staff and faculty available through enhanced features request*.

Up to 100 people
>100 available for additional cost. view pricing

Host a large event/seminar

Not available; check out companion product: Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live

Up to 10,000 people with additional charge.

Provide a dial-in phone number for attendees

Dial-in numbers for staff and faculty available through enhanced features request*.  

Toll dial-in number included; toll-free number with additional charge for host. view pricing

Record meeting

Not available; check out companion product: Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live.

Available: store locally and share through Google Drive or Box.

Share my screen
(or documents)

Available

Available

Get access

Use your CalNet ID and passphrase to log in: bmail.berkeley.edu then go to meet.google.com
(must use Chrome browser)

Use your CalNet ID and passphrase to log in: berkeley.zoom.us

Learn more

Know the cost

Hangouts Meet is a part of our overall Google contract (included in the cost of IT Productivity Suite). *Pilot opportunity offered at no charge through June 2018.

$2.85 per month (includes license and admin support fees). view all pricing

Contact the service provider

IST bConnected Team
Website | Email

IST Telecommunications
Website | Email

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Eligibility

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students