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Bandwidth issues?

March 16, 2020  / Bill Reynolds, PhD  / Tags: conference, covid, bandwidth, video, resources, alternatives

As recent email from the provost’s office and Digital Learning suggest, bandwidth may become an issue with video-conferencing applications like Canvas Conferences. Daniel Stanford at the IDDblog from DePaul makes some important points and has valuable suggestions about low(er) bandwidth options for remote teaching. You can find him here:


For one-on-one and group asynchronous conversation, you might consider the smartphone app Marco Polo. It’s basically facetime, but asynchronous. You can record a video message, send it out to people on your list, and they can then watch it and reply to you at their convenience. You get the vibe of face-timing without the need for the person to be there when you call. Pretty cool.