Schedule a Program for Channel Islands Live Distance Learning

 Brett Seymour, National Park Service

The FREE Channel Islands Live Distance Learning Programs are available for interactive participation at your location and at the park visitor center in Ventura, California.

From the Park Visitor Center
To participate in the program from our park visitor in Ventura, California, contact the park to schedule a visit at: e-mail us or 805-658-5727.

Visit Visitor Center Programs for more information.

From Your Location
We have instituted a new way for classrooms to connect with us through the K-12 High Speed Network. We are now "just a click away" thanks to a web-based video conference system called Vidyo. Teachers can easily connect to our programs from a video conference machine or a computer/tablet/mobile device with a camera and microphone.

To schedule a program to your location, follow the steps below.

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you test with the same equipment, in the same location, and using the same internet connection that you intend to use to show the program on your scheduled day.

Summary of Steps

1. Determine if you have a high speed network.

2. Obtain the necessary equipment.

3. Test your equipment at Channel Islands Live Test

4. Schedule your broadcast.

Step Details

1. Determine if you have a high speed network.
The recommended bandwidth needed to support the broadcast is at least 384Kbps. Check with your IT support staff if you do not know your connection rate or to get an estimate, visit http://www.speedtest.net. Unless you are using a tablet, phone or other mobile device, it is recommended that you use a wired network connection when possible and disable any wireless connection (Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n).

2. Obtain the necessary equipment.

  • Computer, tablet, or phone with either a built-in or external microphone and camera is required.
  • External speakers are preferred so it is loud enough for everyone to hear clearly.
  • TV, LCD projector, or Smart Board
  • Optional: You may also connect via a standards-based videoconferencing machine such (also called a "room system") as Cisco™Telepresence, Polycom™, Tandberg™, LifeSize, or similar equipment.

3. Test your equipment at Channel Islands Live Test

Computer, Tablet, or Phone:


Videoconferencing Machine:

  • Dial by IP address: 205.154.84.77
  • Enter Conference/Room number: 5901234567
    (Note: This room number is for testing only. A different room number for the actual program broadcast will be sent to you once your program is scheduled.)
  • Enter PIN: 12345
  • Note: You may also connect by dialing 5901234567@205.154.84.77. Then entering the PIN: 12345
  • If you can see and hear a video then you are capable of videoconferencing with us.
  • End the call.


For Help:

  • Refer to the K20Video help guide at http://help.k20video.org or contact the K12HSN helpdesk at 760-312-6512 or by email at support@k20video.org

4. Schedule your broadcast.

  • After successful testing, visit Program Descriptions to choose your program topic and age group.
  • Schedule your date and time by submitting the Channel Islands Live Program Reservation Form.
    (Note:Save the PDF fillable form to your computer, add your information in the required fields, save it again, and then attach it to an email. The email address is listed on the form.)
  • Your broadcast will not be scheduled until a successful test is completed. Please do not send in your reservation request form until you have completed a successful test.
  • Once your request is processed you will receive an email confirmation of your broadcast date and time.Information on joining the video conference will be sent as well.
  • Follow the steps in Preparing for the Program at least one time prior to your scheduled program.
  • Follow the steps in Day of Program Instructions for information on how to connect on your scheduled program day

Last updated: March 3, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001

Phone:

(805) 658-5730

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