Web Conferencing at Buffalo State

Blackboard Collaborate is the only web conferencing software supported by Information Technology (IT).  Blackboard Collaborate is a product that allows a Buffalo State faculty or staff member to host a web conference for up to 250 participants.  These participants may connect to the conference from on or off campus using an internet-connected computer or mobile device.  For more information on Blackboard Collaborate at Buffalo State, please visit our Blackboard Collaborate training page.

You may request training on Blackboard Collaborate or report an issue or request a supervisor account at our Web Conferencing (Blackboard Collaborate) Service Request page.  

From time to time, a member of the Buffalo State Community may need to participate in a web conference that is being hosted by an off-campus group that may not be using Blackboard Collaborate.  Examples are Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, Blue Jeans, Google Hangout, etc. These other web conferencing products are not supported by Information Technology (IT) (no training or troubleshooting are available).  However, the Buffalo State Community may take part in a conference using one of these platforms on their own. Please contact the host of such a conference for support and training documentation.  In many cases, there are excellent training and support materials found on the vendor's website for these conference platforms.  

If you are participating in a conference that requires an application to be loaded on a Buffalo State owned computer, please submit a Software Installation Ticket to have this software installed.    

The following rooms at Buffalo State College have built-in web conferencing capabilities:
(Unless otherwise noted, access to these rooms is via their respective departments.)

  • BACO 305 (School of Education Conference Room)  ******* Coming Soon! *******
  • BULG 120  (Information Technology (IT) Conference Room, booked through Justin Sledz)
  • BULG 425 (Distance Learning Classroom, booked through Justin Sledz)
  • BUTL 134 (Events Management Conference Room)
  • CHAS 215 (Creative Studies Active Learning Classroom)
  • CHAS 235 (Creative Studies Conference Room)
  • CLAS B228 (Economics Library)
  • CLAS C311 (Psychology Conference Room)
  • CLEV 306D (Career Development Conference Room)
  • CLEV 318  (Alumni Conference Room)
  • CLEV 507A (Finance & Management Shared Room)
  • CLEV 514 (Academic Affairs Conference Room)
  • CLEV 516  (CIO Office Conference Room)
  • CLEV 518 (President's Conference Room)
  • CLEV 519A (Academic Affairs)
  • CCTR 208 (Facilities Conference Room)
  • KETC 211B (Ex Ed / TeachLive Conference Room)
  • SOUT 137 (Civic and Community Engagement)

Support sites are listed below for non-Information Technology (IT) supported services: