OK, so the idea is this. We have a workshop on May 7 that will meet simultaneously in a computer lab on campus and online. We have one presenter in the campus lab, and one presenter (me) online. There would be faculty just attending on campus, and some just attending online. We want the two hooked up for maximum interaction, so we can hear and (at least most of the time) see each other. The question is the best way to do this on our own, without expensive equipment.
We tend to use Elluminate for online, though this is not required. I thought I would be off-campus on Elluminate, on the webcam. On campus in the lab, Elluminate would be projected onto the main presentation screen. In order for those of us in Elluminate to see the lab, the on-campus presenter would turn his MacBook with webcam toward the room, and we’d see that in another webcam window. I guess we’d have to shift the video back and forth. I would run all websites through application sharing.
One concern is sound. Would we online be able to hear the lab, just using the built-in mic on the MacBook? The lab presenter doesn’t want to wear a mic, nor have to stand at the front to be heard — he wants to move around the lab. We don’t have a computer mic with a long cord anyway.
Another is video. Would a built in camera on the MacBook be able to show us the whole lab?
Or….is there a better way to do this?