This site provide resources for advising units seeking to research and implement virtual advising.

Associated Costs

 

What is needed to hold a Virtual Advising Session?

For the Advisor:

Hardware/Software Description Approximate Cost

Hardware

Laptop or desktop, costs $500.00- $1,500.00

Hardware

Webcam (typically have a microphone within) $30.00 – $100.00

Hardware

Speakers (laptops typically have them within) $15.00 – $500.00

Hardware

Headset (optional) $25.00 – $400.00

Hardware

Document Scanner $80.00 – $2,000.00

Hardware Subtotal

  $650.00 – $4,500.00

Web-based Software

WebEx (free basic account) $0.00 – $89.00/mnth*

Web-based Software

Email – use  your university account $0.00
Software Subtotal   $0.00 – $89.00

Total Costs

 

$650.00 – $4,589.00

*Please visit or contact WebEx Sales to inquire about the variety of services and associated costs: http://www.webex.com/plans/meetings-plans.html

For the Student:

Hardware/Software Description Approximate Cost
Hardware Laptop, desktop, iPad, or smartphone $500.00- $1,500.00
Hardware Headset (or can use phone) $0.00 – $400.00
Hardware Subtotal   $500.00 – $1,900.00
Web-based Software E-mail – free if use  your university account $0.00 – $20.00
Web-based Software WebEx – Student are not required to have a WebEx account, they can log-in with their name and e-mail address. $0.00
Web-based Software   $0.00 – $20.00
Total Student Cost   $500.00 – $1,920.00

 

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