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Sounds like a good use for Scopia
(http://conference.learn.vt.gov/scopia/entry/index.jsp?client)

Melissa Hayden-Raley
Technology Supervisor
Milton Town School District
802-893-5460
http://helpdesk.mtsd-vt.org

School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Here's the scenario..
>One of my staff members is on a board that is having a meeting at the
>school and and will have 5 physical bodies and 5 people "calling in".
>This is not a webinar style with "one to many"... but ideally 10 people
>"in the same room" having a virtual board meeting.
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>In the past they have tried Google Hangouts, but have run into issues
>with some of the remote callers having bad bandwith and losing connection
>and google switching between everyone.
>He came up with the idea of having each outside caller connect to one
>inside machine and thereby eliminate the issue of 10 people trying to
>talk at the same time. So, this would be 5 separate Hangout sessions
>occurring simultaneously. We're not sure how well the audio would carry
>but think it would be acceptable. The "inside" people could then
>communicate any questions or input that their "outside" person might
>have. It seems, in theory,  like this solution might work.
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>Anyhow... to the question:
>Has anyone had success in hosting such an event and what software
>(preferable free) have you used and what settings/tweaks?
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>Thanks,
>Dennis
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>-- 
>Dennis DeWeerdt
>Systems Administrator
>Flood Brook School
>91 Rt 11 Londonderry, VT 05148
>802-824-6152 [Direct Line]
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