BlueJeans is a cloud-based desktop video conferencing meeting platform that allows for face-to-face meetings to be held from virtually anywhere in the world. Meetings can be held on campus with remote users by simply using the BlueJeans platform, microphone, and camera technology from your laptop or desktop computer.
BCNET has a partnership agreement with BlueJeans that allows for the use of the video conferencing service for all higher education institutes in B.C. UFV is currently trialing the BlueJeans Desktop Video Conferencing option that allows for audio and video communication with online participants using a web browser, telephone, iPad or iPhone. This desktop video conferencing service allows for increased productivity as well as a reduction in travel time and costs.
Each desktop video conferencing session supports up to a maximum of 25 concurrent devices/users.
Note: the service is not available to students at this time.
There is no cost for the service; however, long distance calling charges may apply.
You can use the service any time of day through a supported online connection at UFV or off-campus with an authorized invitation to attend a specific BlueJeans meeting.
For single use
Larger group meeting (recommended)
For larger group meetings where a single laptop with a camera and microphone headset won’t suffice, these additional peripherals are recommended:
IT Services does not have any to loan at this time.
Please contact the IT Service Desk to request your BlueJeans account creation. Make sure to include the following information in your request:
UFV email address:
Full UFV telephone number (including local):
Workstation ID or Computer Name (found on white sticker on hardware):
Delegate: If you want delegation set up so someone else can schedule BlueJeans meetings on your behalf, please also include the above-listed information for them as well. This information will be used to populate your BlueJeans BCNET account creation.
Include in the subject line: BlueJeans account request
Upon creation of your account, you will receive a welcome email from BlueJeans, then a second email from the IT Service Desk that will provide you with both login instructions and setup instructions to follow. Once the setup is complete, the use of the desktop video conferencing service is self-managed.
Technical support by IT Services and the IT Service Desk for the use of the service is limited to ensuring accounts are created and maintained, and that there is on campus internet connectivity. Ensuring UFV supplied equipment (e.g., laptop camera, microphones, ports, jacks) are in working order to facilitate the BlueJeans meetings are also within this scope.
How to questions and BlueJeans system issues outside of that scope are handled by BlueJeans. They have extensive documentation as well as weekly real-time training sessions you can take advantage of: