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Distribute live or delayed versions of sound and/or video broadcasts


Webcasting Request Form


 What is this? 

Webcasting is usually described as broadcasting over the Internet.  It involves any number of technologies to distribute a single content source via the Internet to many remote viewers. An easy analogy would be 'Internet TV', as the remote audience has limited (i.e. chat window) or no option of participation. These events are accessible both live and/or archived.

Webcasting could be used for:

  • Conferences and special events
  • Seminars, presentations and lectures
  • Meetings and information sessions
  • Online learning and other initiatives  


 Who do we support?

  • OISE and University of Toronto faculty, staff, and students


 How do I request it?

Fill in the Webcasting Request Form.

The anticipated group size and webcast needs will help us determine which webcasting facility and technologies are best suited for your event.

Please allow at least (3) business days’ notice for bookings occurring during regular working hours (Monday - Friday, 9 am – 5 pm).
Please allow at least (5) business days’ notice to schedule consultations.
Please allow (2) weeks’ notice for bookings that occur outside of regular business hours, including weekends.

You may be contacted by an EC staff member for further details. Please reply with requested details as soon as possible so that we can assist you quickly and efficiently.


 What is the cost?

Costs for this service vary depending on specific needs of your event and the time of day it is held.


 When is it available? 

Regular hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

*After hours support is available at additional cost.


 What technologies are available for webcasting?

  • The Acordent Capture Station provides a more professional looking webcast at the cost of greater technician involvement and limited event features (i.e. no chat feature)
  • Adobe Connect requires less technical support during the event, and allows for an increased number of features (i.e. chat, polling, etc.).

Both technologies are available within the facilities of the Education Commons and mobilized for use in your classroom or conference space at 252 Bloor St. West.


 How do I get support?

E-mail the Client Care Portal (CCP)