I'm in the early stages of developing a business for a web-based live instructional service that will rely upon some form of video-conferencing. I am not, however, familiar with what is needed to integrate video-conferencing into a website (what it costs, what kind of software/server is needed, and what kind of maintenance is required, etc.)
My hope is that someone on this forum can help me out on this matter, or at least point me in the direction needed to properly inform myself.
Here's how it will need to work:
- Users will sign in and be given a list of classes from which they will select one.
- Once x amount of users register for a class they will be placed into a video conference with their instructor.
- The instructor must be able to see all students, and all students should be able to see each other.
Is this something a software company would provide? or is it something that has to be engineered by a web-site developer? Are there web-based services that will 'host' video-conferencing through my site?
I hope this is clear and that someone out there has some advice for me.
Thanks in advance!