Video Conferencing (VC)

Bring the world into your classroom with VC technology!

Videoconferencing has moved from a novelty to a useful tool in schools where the classes have access to a VC unit on a regular basis. Teachers agree that there is a definite impact on student engagement. They feel that it helps develop an appreciation for learning. They appreciate the way it opens up the world to their students and they enjoy being able to offer opportunities to their students to virtually visit places they otherwise would never get to.

For more information, or to schedule a VC session, contact Tim Foreman at ext. 1438.

Virtual Field Trips

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration web site features a searchable directory featuring over 1500 videoconference sessions available from 170 content providers around the world. Click here to find a session for your class.

Schools/Centres within SWLSB with VC units:

Arundel Elementary

Crestview Elementary

Grenville Elementary

Franklin Hill Elementary

Laurentian Elementary

Rawdon Elementary

Joliette High School

Laurentian Regional High School

Laval Senior Academy

Laval Junior Academy

CDC Vimont

CDC Pont-Viau

SWLSB Board Office

SWLSB Educational Services

Schools without a VC unit also have access to a portable system.

All you need is access to an internet connection and a display unit such as a smart board, projector or TV.

Video Conferencing (VC) FAQ's:

Q: What are the IP addresses of videoconference units in the school board?

A: Click here for the directory.

Q: Is there an online directory of videoconference opportunities?

A: Visit - it has an easy-to-use, searchable databases. If you need help, contact Tim Foreman at ext. 1438.

Q: Is there a list of videoconferences that SWLSB teachers have used in class?

A: Click here for a selection of sessions that have been bought into our classrooms during the past two years. Note that this is just a sample of what is available.

Q: How do I operate our videoconference unit?

A: Check out the Videoconferencing Quick Start Guide. This document will take you step by step through the basic functions of SWLSB videoconference units.

Q: How do I set up the portable videoconference unit?

A: Refer to the set up guide here.