This Guide provides basic instruction on using Cisco Jabber for Desktop Video Conferencing at UQ.

If you have not had your UQ Cisco Jabber account activated, or have not installed Cisco Jabber 10.6, please head to the following guide first:

Cisco Jabber Setup Guide

What is Jabber?
Jabber is a desktop Video Conferencing tool used to allow for Video Conferencing between Jabber Users as well as with other room-based Video Conferencing systems.

What is required to use Jabber?

To successfully use Jabber you will need a Windows PC or MAC with a Webcam, Microphone and connection to the Internet / UQ Network. You will also need your UQ Jabber account activated (see guide linked above).

Why would I use Jabber?

Jabber can be used to hold meetings or classes via video conference. Jabber is the desktop video conference platform available to all UQ account holders, if you have a UQ login you can have a jabber account.

Non UQ and external persons wanting to communicate with UQ video conference users can now take advantage of Jabber Guest to do this. This is also the preferred solution for holding remote (off-site) Video Conference meetings such as interviews with non UQ participants. Participants will be sent a URL such as https://jabberguest.uq.edu.au:9443/call/111@uq.edu.au which can be operned in either Firefox or Chrome web browser to connect to UQ video conference sessions. Please see:

Jabber Guest User Guide

Using Cisco Jabber Desktop Video Conferencing

Once you have successfully installed and configured Jabber, and logged in with you User name and Password, Jabber presents 2 screens for controlling calls and other features.

  1. Main Window
  2. Docked Window

These are displayed and labelled below: