Cisco Spark

...message, share, meet

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SPARK is currently in beta testing phase.

 Cisco Spark is an enterprise grade collaboration app where teams can post messages, share content, and meet face to face in an open space accessible from nearly any device, anywhere in the world. It's like a virtual conference room, created for all your teams with everything everyone needs to do their best work, together.

Instantly create work spaces in Spark, called “rooms,” with another person or with a group. Rooms are persistent, secure and always accessible anytime and from any device.

Instructions for using Spark.

Student versus Faculty/Staff Accounts:

Students and faculty/staff have slightly different features in Spark. Use the table below to determine which features you have.

Feature  Student Account Faculty/Staff Account

Messaging

File Sharing

Meeting Rooms with Screen Sharing
Up to 3 Participants*
Up to 25 Participants    
1:1 Video Calling with Screen Sharing
 √
 √
Mobile Calendar and Contacts Integration
 
Content and Media Encryption
 
Room Moderation
 No
Entitlement to WebEx Meeting Center
 No
*If students need a Spark room with more than 3 participants please work with a faculty or staff member and have them create the room for up to 25 participants

Benefits:

  • Decreased meeting times from an hour to 20 minutes
  • Messaging takes 30% less time than composing emails
  • Simple set up makes it easy to meet with group, instantly
  • Balance multiple projects at once in the same place (use different rooms for different projects or teams)