Jabber guest (video chat) will allow any student or other third party outside the University to have a video enabled telephone call with you, directly from their web browser, if they have a webcam, speakers and microphone.
Jabber guest is only a link. The first time a calling party clicks the link, they will be required to install a web browser "plug-in". This takes less than a minute and is only required the very first time.
Callers require the following to use Jabber guest:
- Internet connected device - laptop, desktop computer or mobile device
- Plug-in installed
The URL (link) looks like: https://dial.flinders.edu.au/call/email address or https://dial.flinders.edu.au/call/telephone extension.
Some use cases:
Email signature -add your personal Jabber guest URL to your email signature. You already advertise in your email signature; your email address, your phone/mobile number and your Jabber guest URL can be included as well.
Video chat button - add a button to your webpage. Picture this; a student is navigating the Flinders website; they decide they want to speak with somone for assistance. They click the "Video chat" button and a video call is established immediately from within their web browser.
Elevate from a voice call to a video call - If you believe it would be easier to communicate with video and voice, just send the third party your personal link and re-establish the conversation.
Job interviews - an interviewee unable to attend in person. Send them your Jabber guest URL and they can have a video enabled discussion instead.