Video Conferencing


Our CODEC (compression/decompression) equipment (including microphone, video cameras and video displays) is limited to use in CT148, which seats 8 comfortably, but will hold approximately 20 with seats around the edge of the room.

Both the room and equipment need to be reserved in advance in order to fit in with the other uses of the room. Please open a ticket at the Mines Help Center for both. We prefer to arrange a test connection with the remote site prior to any scheduled video conference in order to work out any bugs without interfering with actual conference time. Please have contact information for the remote site available when you contact us to arrange a conference.

We do NOT have bridging capability, so we cannot originate a conference to multiple sites.

Connection Range

Video conferencing reach is worldwide. We have connected clients at Mines to locations in China, New Zealand, Columbia, England, Chile and Canada, as well as multiple sites in the U.S.

How does video conferencing work?

Video conferencing uses two-way interactive video. Room equipment compresses the analog audio-video signal into a digital signal and sends it over the connection. The signal is received at the other end and decompressed into an analog signal and displayed. Technology allows transmission of full motion video, audio, and still pictures.

Mines uses IP (Internet Protocol) Video which uses the Internet to make a video connection. CSM is a member of the Internet 2 consortium, so IP video connections to other Internet 2 institutions are of high quality and relatively immune to network congestion.


We have a Polycom VSX3000 with the capability of connecting IP (H.323) devices.


Academic use - Free

Non-Academic/Outside use - Not Available 

Outages & Announcements

Need Computing Help?
Contact us through the Mines Help Center Helpdesk or 303.273.3430 or 303.273.3431.

For computer emergencies involving classes currently in session ONLY, dial extension x2345.

Contact CCIT
CCIT facilities are primarily housed in the east end of the CTLM building (Center for Technology and Learning Media):

Campus Computing, Communications and Information Technologies
1650 Arapahoe St.
Golden, Co. 80401-1887

Computing Commons Front Desk (CT156)
(303) 273-3431
Office: (303) 273-3430
Fax: (303) 273-3475

Business Mailing Address
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado 80401-1887

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