In response to discussions about future ways of working, the CMVM College Registrar summarised the initial feedback in the document “CMVM future space use – hybrid working. Summary of initial campus feedback”. This identified the need that some rooms on campus would be expected to run hybrid meetings in future, meaning those that have some participants on-campus (following appropriate government rules such as social distancing and hand hygiene), and some participants off-campus.
There are currently a limited number of rooms that can already host hybrid meetings: those with high-quality VScene abilities, E3.04 that was piloting Skype for remote meetings in QMRI and the Clinical Skills debrief room in the Medical Education Centre. These are outlined in the “Rooms for remote meetings” section on https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/ISGM/Online+Meetings
This project seeks address the gap between the expected need for more meeting rooms to run hybrid meetings and the existing technical limitations of equipment in the meeting rooms, within the limited budget available. This project will explore a number of spaces and options, and feed into the wider University work on hybrid campus. It will align with the work being undertaken by Learning Spaces Technology in relation to hybrid teaching spaces as much as possible.