Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Teleconference Services

Bell audio conferencing solutions

Effective Oct. 1st, 2010 we now have a contract for audio teleconferencing services from Bell. There will be cost savings to TRU, so this will be our primary provider.

Bell reservationless conferencing at your fingertips

This pay-per-use service is the ideal way to conduct a conference call whenever you want - without having to book your call in advance. Just use your dedicated Dial-in numbers, unique Conference ID and private Moderator PIN anytime you want to conduct a call. No reservation is required once the subscription has been set-up. This is ideal for regular, frequent or last-minute meetings and available 24/7. Plus, a selection of Star-Touch features can be activated and de-activated easily using your Touch-Tone phone.

Each faculty/department has been assigned with an account moderator – generally this will be your divisional secretary or assistant. They will provide you with the information to provide to your participants.

Bell Reservationless Audio Conferencing Guide

International Toll Free Numbers

How to prepare for your conference call

Before the conference call, invite your participants and provide them with:
  1. The date and time of the conference call
  2. The Dial-in number
  3. The Conference ID
At the scheduled time of the conference call, your participants:
  1. Dial the appropriate dial-in number
  2. Enter the conference ID when prompted by the conferencing system
Function Instruction
*6 Mute your line: so other participants cannot hear you. 
Unmute your line: so other participants can hear you.

Remind participants not to put the call on “hold” as the “hold” music will distract the others. 


Moderator information

To start the conference call, you the moderator must:

  1. Dial the appropriate Dial-in number
  2. Follow the system prompts to enter your Conference ID and your private Moderator PIN
Function Instruction
*8 Continue conference without the moderator: toggles your conference continuation default setting, allowing the conference to continue, or not, without you 
## Mute all participant lines: mutes all lines except moderator.
99 Unmute all participant lines: so everyone can be heard.