Audio, video, audiographic and computer conferencing.
Many-to-many communication among Jabber Users (contrast with Messaging, which is one-to-one). There are several different kinds of conferencing (not all implemented as yet), including text conferencing, audio conferencing, and video conferencing.
Conferencing services enable collaboration among members of the university community. Much of the work being done to deliver conferencing services focuses on providing alternatives for academic collaboration. As this service develops, the university will benefit from whiteboard conferencing and desktop video conferencing capabilities. In addition to exchanging messages, faculty, staff, and students will collaborate with colleagues and workgroups on campus and at other universities. Computer based "white board" facilities will provide group audio/graphic conferencing, and videoconferencing will remove the geographic barriers between campuses and other remote sites.