Learn about the Trans-Texas Videoconference Network (TTVN) and videoconferencing basics in this section for Texas A&M International University distance learning students.
TTVN provides two-way multi-point digital videoconferencing and data transmission services to the institutions within its network. This includes the 10 TAMU System universities (College Station, Prairie View, Galveston, Commerce, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Texarkana, West Texas, Texas A&M International University and Tarleton State University), the Health Science Center, The Agriculture and Engineering Extension and Experiment agencies, The Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Transportation Institute. In addition, several affiliate institutions consisting of colleges, universities, and Independent School Districts, are connected to the network due to academic relationships with TAMUS entities.
The network carries approximately 175 graduate classes each year, provides for over 5000 conferences annually, and is the backbone for all Web based courses that originate from TAMUS institutions. TTVN provides interactive services to a network that includes over 120 dedicated video sites and over 100 data sites in 40 Texas cities. There are also links to Mexico City and Costa Rica. There are 6 sites total on the Texas A&M International University campus and remote sites in Zapata, Cotulla, Carrizo Springs and Pearsall.
Videoconferencing is two-way audio and video over the Internet. Texas A&M International University utilizes the Trans-Texas Videoconference Network for most of its videoconferencing needs. Here are some helpful tips to remember during a videoconference:
A Typical Videoconferencing Classroom
A typical videoconference classroom is equipped with a Tandberg videoconferencing unit, instructor desk, a touch panel, computer, document camera, flat panel monitors, videoconferencing cameras, VCR and DVD player, projector and projection screen. The front of the room has a flat panel monitors, and a projector that can display the remote or local site viewing.
A Typical Instructor Desk and Equipment
This is a picture of the desk in a classroom at the Western Hemispheric Trade Center building at Texas A&M International University. This desk includes:
Contact us at least 48 hours before an event and select one of the following options:
Option 1: Initiate a Videoconference
Option 2: Join an existing videoconference
Click on the pictures to view the TTVN schedule for the desired room.