A/V: Audiovisual Services

For additional information regarding any of the services below, please contact the A/V department at av@law.miami.edu. A/V requires one week notice for weekday events/classes and two weeks notice for weekend events/classes. A/V tries to accommodate last minute requests if equipment and staff are available.

Online Collaboration Tools

Faculty, students and staff may use collaboration tools to assist with online communications.

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 Requesting a Class or Event Be Recorded

Events: To request audio visual assistance for event production, please reserve the appropriate room and select the services request under the A/V section within the online classroom reservation system. A/V requires one week notice for weekday events/classes and two weeks notice for weekend events/classes. When requesting an event recording, a signed Events Release form al all participating speakers is required and must be provided to the Office of Events and Conferences prior to the start of the scheduled event recording. Please contact the Office of Communications and Events to obtain a release form.

Class: E-mail sent to av@law.miami.edu is the preferred method when requesting equipment and labor services. Please include an explanation of desired outcome for the event, and A/V will translate that request into equipment and labor required for a successful event. It is A/V’s policy that equipment is for on campus use only as limited A/V and labor support for off campus events is available. Faculty members may request to have their class recorded onto DVD and other digital formats or have the class recorded onto an audio CD. DVDs and CDs can be checked out by the students from the Circulation Desk, or a media file can be posted to the UM School of Law website. For non-faculty members requesting a class be recorded, please contact the professor or their faculty assistant for permission.  A/V will not be able to fulfill a request for a class recording without proof of permission. 

 VoD and Podcasting

To request VoD (Video on Demand) or podcasting of an event, please e-mail av@law.miami.edu to request the recording. Please include a description of the event, including the names of the professor or moderator and guests, date, and topic of discussion. The turnaround time for this service is varies based on the project and can be up to 14 days. Streaming media files including various streaming file formats can also be posted to the UM School of Law website. A streaming file, or webcast, allows the playing of a media file without having to download it first. Streaming files are more secure in that it cannot be download or copied. Connection speed and traffic on the internet can affect the quality of playback. A video may pause to buffer, or the video portion may freeze while the audio plays continuously. A podcast, on the other hand, does require downloading the audio or video file in its entirety before beginning playback. A user can copy the file to a portable device, like an iPod. Downloaded files do not need to buffer, therefore the playback experience should be smoother, especially if there is a slower connection to the internet. Streaming media files including various streaming file formats can be posted to the UM School of Law website. The turnaround time for this service varies based on the project and can be up to 14 days. 

 Disc Duplication and File Conversions

CD or DVD duplications and file conversions can take up to 2 business days to complete. VHS tapes can be converted to DVD, and DVDs and miniDV tapes can be converted to various streaming file formats. 

 Video and Audio Conferencing 

Video: Support is offered for a variety of desktop and traditional video conferencing solutions, including:

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • AdobeConnect
  • Polycom

For more information or to request support please click here.


Audio: Speaker phones are available upon request for audio conferencing anywhere on campus. To request a conference phone click here


If a presenter has been invited to participate in a class or event from a remote location, a telephone call by which a caller can speak with several people at the same time can be made with Miami Law’s conference phone. Two microphones capture the speakers in the conference room, while the audio of the caller can be piped in through the room's sound system.

 Classroom Technology

Multimedia equipment is installed in most classrooms as well as the Faculty Meeting Room and the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge. Virtually all of the classrooms have a computer with network access to networked files, a laptop connection, and at least one data projector.

For specific information on equipment on each room, click here.
Click here for more information on Secure Canes in the classrooms.

Classroom Orientations: Get help inside a classroom with microphones and sound systems, laptop and desktop computers, data projectors, document cameras, and multimedia podiums. If the equipment is installed in the room, A/V can provide a tutorial on how it operates. If the room doesn't have what is needed, A/V can supplement it with portable equipment. The University has a wireless network called Secure Canes. Upon request, the A/V department can set up a laptop with wireless internet access.