• Notification: Important changes to access Clinical Follow-Me-Desktop (FMD) coming – Immediate action required

    Computers used to access the clinical FMD environment will be required to have a new software product called VMWare View installed in order to access the environment after March 29, 2017. 

     

    For University Owned Computers - On March 11, 2017, the Medical School IT department is deploying the required software to most university owned computers that need this software.  If your university owned computer does not receive this software, you may visit the IT SoftStore after March 17 to request an automatic installation of the software title “FMD Client”.

     

    For Student and/or Personally Owned Computers – Please visit this link to locate instructions for downloading and installing the software on your computer.

     

    For more information, please visit this website hosted by UMMHC.

  • Notification: Important changes to access Clinical Follow-Me-Desktop (FMD) coming – Immediate action required

    Computers used to access the clinical FMD environment will be required to have a new software product called VMWare View installed in order to access the environment after March 29, 2017. 

     

    For University Owned Computers - On March 11, 2017, the Medical School IT department is deploying the required software to most university owned computers that need this software.  If your university owned computer does not receive this software, you may visit the IT SoftStore after March 17 to request an automatic installation of the software title “FMD Client”.

     

    For Student and/or Personally Owned Computers – Please visit this link to locate instructions for downloading and installing the software on your computer.

     

    For more information, please visit this website hosted by UMMHC.

Collaborative Tools Comparison

UMass Medical School IT Department offers a number of collaborative tools. Each tool has pros and cons. Below are listed to most important characteristics that will help you choose the most appropriate tool for your event.

GoToMeeting vs. Adobe Connect Features

 

GoToMeeting

Adobe Connect

  1. Chat and document/desktop sharing
  2. Easy to use (desktop icon, launch from Outlook)
  3. Desktop Share Paradigm - No file uploads
  4. Up to 25 participants
  5. HD Video capability for six cameras
  6. Integrated GoToMeeting or UMMS conference linke and/or VoIP
  1. Chat and document/desktop sharing
  2. Flexible and feature rich, but more complex (weblinks, fileshare, polling, breakout rooms, Q&A)
  3. Virtual Room Paradigm - Upload files ahead of time; presenter-only area for staging
  4. Up to 50 concurrent participants, seminar room for up to 250 participants
  5. Unlimited camera inputs
  6. UMMS conference line (unintegrated) or VoIP (integrated)

 

 

 

 

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