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Video TeleConferencing allows people to share information and participate in a multi-way discussion regardless of physical location.

Scheduling VideoTeleConferencing (VTC) Events

How Do I Setup a VTC meeting?

1. Obtain billing account

  • Video Teleconferencing Services are Free for NIH staff.
  • Additionally, other HHS agencies and departments are also able to obtain service, but it is fee-for-service. If you are not part of NIH, Please obtain a CIT billing account before requesting for service.

2. Testing your video teleconferencing system

  • If your VTC has never used our bridging service, you will need to test your VTC endpoint for use with our bridge.
  • If you have not used our video bridge within the last 30 days, it's recommended you test your endpoint with the NIH Bridge to ensure call quality.

Please contact NIH VTC Admin for testing
301-594-8433, Option 4.
TDD/TTY: 301-496-8294

3. Schedule a VTC or bridge call

  • To schedule a VTC event for lecture, meeting or conference on your videoconferencing system and to request or modify a dial-in number, please contact: NIH VTC Admin
  • NIH staff can schedule conferences themselves through the WebEx Outlook Productivity Tools. For more information about the WebEx Productivity Tool, please see our online guides.

Please contact NIH VTC Admin for testing
301-594-8433, Option 4.
TDD/TTY: 301-496-8294

How Do I Schedule an Interactive Video Conference Between Two or More Sites?

If you would like to include videoconferencing services to your meeting or event, consider the following questions:

  1. Who will be on the other end of the call? Do they have video conferencing equipment?
  2. When is my conference scheduled and how long will it run?
  3. Will I need other equipment, such as a VCR to tape the proceedings or a document camera to share papers long-distance?
  4. Will I also want to publish my event as a RealPlayer streaming VideoCast?
  5. Will I also want to publish my event as an MP4 video or MP3 audio Podcast?
  6. Will I also want to use CIT's Web Collaboration services to interact in realtime over the internet?