UberConference and ReadyTalk services allow you to create web-based meetings. You can share your desktop and applications and start a video conference with those present. Web conferencing service is automatically set up with your UberConference and ReadyTalk accounts. There is no additional charge for using Web conferencing when you are using the UberConference service or your ReadyTalk Subscription account. ReadyTalk Pay-As-You-Go users pay for web minutes as they are used at a rate of $0.04 per minute per participant. Please see our rates page for more detail on pricing. For a comparison of the features with each service please see our Conferencing Comparison Chart.
There is a one-time fee of $25 to set up an Audio and Web conferencing account. Telephone Services requires 24 hours to activate a new account.
Audio/Web Conferencing Order Form
ReadyTalk supports all browser types including Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Netscape. The Chairperson and co-presenters must be on Java version 1.3.1 or higher. Participants must be on Java version 1.3.1 or higher OR Flash 9.0.28 or higher.
UberConference supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer. Chrome version 37 works best and is required for anyone sharing their screen, desktop or Google Drive docs. To dial into a conference using your computer you must be using Chrome.
ReadyTalk Broadcast Audio:
Broadcast Audio offers participants the convenience of listening to a Web conference over their computer speakers without needing to use a traditional telephone. Typically, this option would be useful for a large one-time conference where two-way audio interaction will not be needed.
With Broadcast Audio, the Chairperson would need to schedule his/her conference in advance, as the On-Demand feature is not available. The Chairperson is then provided with a dial-in number for controlling the Broadcast Audio, URL link for the web conference, plus a second audio dial-in number that can be shared with participants who would prefer listening on the telephone rather than through computer speakers. (Note: additional charges apply when participants phone in.)
Rates for Broadcast Audio vary. If you would like to schedule a Broadcast Audio conference please indicate so in the notes section of the order form.
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For additional help or support, contact Telephone Services at TSC@lbl.gov or x7997.