Hybrid Meetings

In a hybrid meeting, some of the people attending the meeting is located together in the same place and others may join the meeting by conference call or web conference.  This page includes advice for hybrid meetings on campus including,rooms available ,software available,audio,and video considerations.

NUIG has various hybrid spaces with dedicated technologies to support hybrid meetings.  Here are some venues available for Hybrid Meetings;-

Hynes Boardroom, Quadrangle

This boardroom is equipped with a HD video camera and two ceiling suspended echo-cancelling boundary microphones for the purpose of facilitating Hybrid Meetings. This can be achieved using the provided PC and some of the preinstalled NUI Galway ISS supported video conferencing applications. e.g. Zoom.

Available Equipment
Display
65" TV YES
Audio
2 x Seinheiser Ceiling Microphones
(used to capture audio in a Hybrid Meeting using Zoom,)
YES
Laptop Connections
VGA Laptop connection YES
HDMI Laptop connection YES
Camera
Sony Camera (Located above screen to take in shot of entire boardroom table) YES
Hybrid Meetings / Web Conferencing 
Compatible with Zoom YES
Additional Technical Features
Control Panel - Extron MLC100 YES
Networked Windows Computer (PC) YES
Speakers YES
Instructions on how to use the system

 

(Please note that the Hybrid desktop video conference system installed in this space works best with the ZOOM application) MS Teams currently doesn’t have the audio processing power for larger groups.

Using the Extron controller (RHS of the TV Screen)

  • Press ON (to turn on the TV)
  • Press PC to connect the provided PC to the TV
  • Please ensure that the provided PC is turned on.

How to select the correct Camera, Microphone, and Speaker while using this PC:

  • Login to the provided PC using your NUI Galway campus account:

               Staff:  login using staffid  (e.g 0123456s ) and associated password

  • From the PC desktop, please ‘click on’ to open the application you wish to use. i.e. MS Teams or Zoom.
  • Once you have logged into the application you wish to use, ensure that you select the correct, camera, microphone and the speaker within the application’s  Audio & Video settings.
  • Select Roland UVC-01 as your camera.  You should see a picture of yourself when the above camera has been selected.
  • Select “Dante USB Receive (Dante USB I/O Module)” as your microphone.  
  • Select SONY TV *00 (Intel(R) Audio) as your speaker.   (Note you can adjust the TV volume using the volume knob on the wall controller).

Using the Wall controller (RHS of the TV screen), Press OFF (to turn off the TV)

Hybrid Meeting Equipment Settings

Speaker/room camera Microphone Speaker
Roland UVC-01 Dante USB Recieve (Dante USB I/O Module) Sony TV *00 (Intel (R) Audio)
How to Book this venue

Hynes Boardroom is booked through Buildings & Estates by emailing them at space@nuigalway.ie

Alexander Anderson Boardroom, Quadrangle

This boardroom is equipped with a HD video camera and ceiling suspended echo-cancelling boundary microphone for the purpose of facilitating Hybrid Meetings. This can be achieved using the provided PC and some of the preinstalled NUI Galway ISS supported video conferencing applications. e.g. Zoom or MS Teams.

Available Equipment
Display
65" TV YES
Audio
1 x Seinheiser Ceiling Microphone
(used to capture audio in a Hybrid Meeting using MSTeams, Zoom, Collaborate)
YES
Laptop Connections
VGA Laptop connection YES
HDMI Laptop connection YES
Camera
Sony Camera (Located above screen to take in shot of entire boardroom table) YES
Hybrid Meetings / Web Conferencing 
Compatible with Zoom, MS Teams, BB Collaborate  YES
Additional Technical Features
Control Panel - Extron MLC100 YES
Networked Windows Computer (PC) YES
Speakers YES
Instructions on how to use the system

 

(Please note that the Hybrid desktop video conference system installed in this space works best with the ZOOM application) MS Teams currently doesn’t have the audio processing power for larger groups.

  • Press ON (to turn on the TV)
  • Press PC to connect the provided PC to the TV
  • Please ensure that the provided PC is turned on.

How to select the correct Camera, Microphone, and Speaker while using this PC:

  • Login to the provided PC using your NUI Galway campus account:

               Staff:  login using staffid  (e.g 0123456s ) and associated password

  • From the PC desktop, please ‘click on’ to open the application you wish to use. i.e. MS Teams or Zoom.
  • Once you have logged into the application you wish to use, ensure that you select the correct, camera, microphone and the speaker within the application’s  Audio & Video settings.
  • Select Roland UVC-01 as your camera.  You should see a picture of yourself when the above camera has been selected.
  • Select Dante USB Receive (Dante USB I/O Module) as your microphone.  
  • Select LG TV(Intel(R) Display Audio) as your speaker.   (Note you can adjust the TV volume using the volume knob on the wall controller).

Hybrid Meeting Equipment Settings

Speaker/room camera Microphone Speaker
Roland UVC-01 Dante USB Recieve (Dante USB I/O Module) LG TV (Intel (R) Display Audio)
How to Book this venue

Alexander Anderson Boardroom is booked through Buildings & Estates by emailing them at space@nuigalway.ie

SC200B, Arts Science Building

We have a dedicated Video Conference Suite in Arts / Science Building (SC200B).  Here you will find the latest in Video Conferencing Technology with a Polycom Tracking Camera connected to a PC  which provides a powerful video and audio performance and the ability to share interactive content which allows users to come together even when on opposite sides of the world.  The room is designed specifically for videoconferencing to give a immersive feel with a desk designed in a U-shape so all participants are visible on screen, two large display panels and ceiling microphones to ensure that all participants in the room can be heard.

Available Equipment
Display
2 x 65" TV YES
Audio
1 x Seinheiser Ceiling Microphone
(used to capture audio in a Hybrid Meeting using MSTeams, Zoom, Collaborate)
YES
Laptop Connections
HDMI Laptop connection YES
Camera
Poly Eage Eye Director II Camera Tracking system YES
Hybrid Meetings / Web Conferencing 
Compatible with Zoom, MS Teams, BB Collaborate  YES
Additional Technical Features
Remote Control to turn on and off screens YES
Networked Windows Computer (PC) YES
Speakers YES
Instructions on how to use the equipment
  • Press Red Power Button on remote control to turn on the two TVs (see image below)
  • The campus login page should appear on the local screen and TVs once you move the mouse. If not, you may need to turn on the computer by pressing the Power button.  Computer is located in press underneath camera (see image below).
  • Select your chosen video application Zoom, Teams BB Collaborate are available through the NAL Window.
  • Once you have logged into the application you wish to use, ensure that you select the correct, camera, microphone and the speaker within the application’s  Audio & Video settings.
  • Select Polycom EEDII Video as your camera.  You should see a picture of yourself when the above camera has been selected.
  • Select Dante USB REcieve (Dante USB I/O Module) as your microphone.  
  • Select SAMSUNG (Intel (R) Display Audio as your speaker.   (Note you can adjust the TV volume using the volume knob on the wall controller).

Turn OFF Camera Tracking

Camera Tracking is turned ON automatically in this venue.  If you wish to turn it OFF please select Polycom Eagle Eye Software from NAL (see image below)

 

  • Go to Camera Settings 
  • Untick Tracking
    • Off: Disables automatic tracking and switches to manual mode. 

Hybrid Meeting Equipment Settings

Speaker/room camera Microphone Speaker
Polycom EEDII Video Dante USB REcieve (Dante USB I/O Module) SAMSUNG (Intel (R) Display Audio)
How to Book this venue

SC200B is booked through CELT by emailing them at videoconferencing@nuigalway.ie  

AM207  Arts Millenium Building (Booked through CELT)

AM207  is a multifuncitional room with one large screen on the main wall with a HD video camera and ceiling suspended echo-cancelling boundary microphone for the purpose of facilitating Hybrid Meetings

Available Equipment
Display
1 x 85" TV Main Wall, 1 x 55" Side Wall YES
Audio
1 x Boundary Ceiling Microphone
(used to capture audio in a Hybrid Meeting using MSTeams, Zoom, Collaborate)
YES
Laptop Connections
HDMI Laptop connection YES
Camera
2 x Aver Cam 340 (located above each of the screens in the venue) YES
Hybrid Meetings / Web Conferencing 
Compatible with Zoom, MS Teams, BB Collaborate  YES
Additional Technical Features
Extron TouchPanel YES
Networked Windows Computer (PC) YES
Speakers YES
Whiteboard YES
How to book this venue

AM207 is booked through CELT by emailing them at celt@nuigalway.ie

Tips for successful Hybrid Meetings

Before the meeting

  • Ensure invite includes physical room location and meeting invite or link from preferred software.
  • If hosting a hybrid meeting from a remote location  have a nominee to coordinate the onsite participants and technology.
  • Familiarize yourself with the meeting room you are using before hand
  • If using in-room technologies, determine if fixed camera/microphones can capture room participants.
  • To avoid messages from non-meeting users, switch your Teams status to ‘do not disturb’, switch notification preview to ‘off’ in the settings and navigate away from chat.
  • Provide any materials (presentations, documents etc) in advance.
  • Be aware of audio feedback from Microphones and speakers from other participants