Polycom

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Polycom video conferencing systems allow teachers and schools to connect, share and collaborate over distance with high definition video and audio connections.

Using Polycom you can:

  • link with other schools
  • share content, documents and discuss topics
  • communicate with fellow teachers across the Department for professional learning and development.

Getting started

Most Department Polycom systems consist of a Polycom high definition VC unit including camera, remote control unit and microphone, an LCD multi-purpose display screen, hardware and cabling for installation, and a purpose-built mobile trolley to house the equipment and mount the display. If your school has a Polycom video conferencing unit with an internet connection it’s easy to participate in a Polycom video conference.

Types of video conferences available in Polycom

  • Point-to-point video call between two schools with or without content sharing
  • Multipoint video call between three or more schools with or without content sharing
  • Point-to-point video call between two schools to an external unit via the internet with or without content sharing
  • Multipoint video call between three or more schools with remote video conference unit with or without content sharing

Tutorials

For video tutorials that explain how you can use a Polycom unit for video conferencing, see: Polycom Training Centre

For a demonstration on how to operate the Polycom remote control, see: Polycom video 

Polycom support

Support is available to assist educators with both the technical and teaching and learning aspects of virtual conferencing.

For more information on Polycom, see: DET Virtual Conferencing Hub

For questions about incorporating Polycom into your teaching and learning, please contact: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au

Technical support

DET Service Desk - 1-800-641-943

DET has two Polycom suppliers and their contact numbers for support are:

  • Electroboard - 1-800-060-636
  • Telstra - 1-800-011-080

Polycom events

CAP Space – Collaborations Around the Planet

For more information, please contact: digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au