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  • 20 March 2020 03:58

TrueConf Helps Schools and Universities to Move Classes Online Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak is placing a heavy strain on the cloud services as more and more universities are switching to distance learning and use video conferencing as a preferred tool for holding lessons. TrueConf, an award-winning video conferencing vendor, responds to the growing need for a stable e-learning platform by giving educational institutions their free on-premises video conferencing system for up to 1,000 users.

Within the last week, schools, colleges and universities across the world ended in-person classes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a number of education institutions are closing their campuses and entering quarantine, there is a strong demand for a reliable video conferencing software that allows students to take their classes online and ensures smooth operation under any conditions.

TrueConf helps teachers and students adopt distance learning by providing their on-premises video conferencing server for free for any education institution affected by the coronavirus. The company offers TrueConf Server for up to 1,000 online users to any school, college, or university around the world.

“The spread of coronavirus is a serious health threat which requires urgent measures, and we are honored to serve the global community during this crisis,” says Dmitry Odintsov, TrueConf’s Chief Executive Officer. “Today we are launching a global initiative to help schools, colleges and universities move their classes online. We believe that TrueConf video conferencing will help educators facilitate distance learning and ensure safety of students and their families.”

With TrueConf, any education institution can deploy a secure self-hosted distance learning platform within 15 minutes. TrueConf is maintained by an IT administrator and does not depend on low bandwidth, which makes it a perfect solution for the regions with unstable Internet connection. The company offers a special video conferencing mode and collaboration tools for distance learning, including screen sharing and video conference recording. Students can join online classes from any device via client applications for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS, as well as from browsers with no extra plugins.

The educational institutions will have free access to TrueConf Server until June 30st, 2020. After that, TrueConf will provide up to 50% off TrueConf Server license for any academic organization. To get a free license, contact TrueConf at from your institution email account.

TrueConf has been supporting socially oriented organizations for a number of years: the company provides discounts for educational, medical, and nonprofit organizations and gives free access to their cloud video conferencing service for news media and non-commercial organizations. Additionally, TrueConf offers a free version of TrueConf Server for 12 users.

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