K12 students and teachers are creating unprecedented opportunities for inquiry-based learning by expanding the geographic boundaries of their classrooms - - virtually and cost effectively.

Digital Library/Media Sources for the K20 Community

National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has a host of interactive educational materials online and provides professional development services for educators over Internet2 through videoconferencing.

WGBH Teacher’s Domain

Teachers’ Domain is an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards. Teachers’ Domain resources include video and audio segments, Flash interactives, images, documents, lesson plans for teachers, and student-oriented activities. Once you register, you can personalize the site using “My Folders” and “My Groups” to save your favorite resources into a folder and share them with your colleagues or students.

Project Neptune

Project NEPTUNE offers rich educational opportunities for learners of all ages. Through their website, users can find real-time data, images and video from very dynamic earth-ocean systems.

C-SPAN Video Library

C-SPAN has digitized its entire holdings from 1998 to the present and allows educators and researchers to access this collection via the Internet2 Network. The video library is searchable using a extensive number of fields such as topic, speaker, organization, committee, keywords and has an optimized word searching tool that includes abstracts and closed captioning text.


The University of Pennsylvania has made over 12,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music are available over the network through their SCETI Project.

MAGPI Newsletters and Mailing Lists

One of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date on MAGPI-related activities is to subscribe to our quarterly e-Newsletter and/or community-specific mailing lists. To sign up, click here.

MAGPI Program Podcast Library

In MAGPI’s Podcast Library in the University of Pennsylvania iTunes U Directory, you will find select archived MAGPI educational videoconferences and multimedia presentations created by our members and partners. To view or download a podcast, you must download iTunes software. To find MAGPI’s Podcasts, go the UPenn iTunes Directory and click on “MAGPI.”

MAGPI Videoconference Testing Requirements
MAGPI Dialing Instructions

To participate in any MAGPI-offered program, sites must conduct a mandatory videoconference verification test with MAGPI Multimedia Services. If a site does not test for any reason without notifying MAGPI, that site may be restricted from joining a program and, subsequently, the reserved slot may be given to another school.


When checking in with a MAGPI technician, please have the following information available.

  • Site Name
  • Program Name
  • Program Date

Testing Schedule

Testing is available by request

Choose your connection

You can join MAGPI video conferences using the following options:

Dial-in Room System IP:

If your unit does not allow you to dial using the "##1234", you can connect by using the touch tone controls on your remote, you can use the following:

    Use Meeting ID:1234#

Dial-in Desktop/Mobile Clients: 

    For Polycom RealPresence Desktop and Mobile use:

    For Cisco Jabber use: 1234@

    For Spranto use:

    Note: Make sure you have the desktop/mobile client you are using open before clicking the propriate link to connect.
  • Polycom
    • CMAD
      • Note: CMAD is available through MAGPI for $150/license and is availble for both MAC and PC. For more information visit MAGPI's Multimedia Services.
    • RealPresence Desktop
      • Note: RPD is avalible for download via Polycom.com for Mac and PC. RPD offers a 30 day free trial from Polycom. After the trail a license is required.
    • RealPresence Mobile
      • Note: RPM is available for iPad, The new iPad, iPhone 4s and newer. RPM is also available for selected Android devices, check with Polycom for more information. RPM does not require a license for use.
  • Cisco Jabber Video
    • Note: Jabber Video is availble for PC and MACs running Mountain Lion and older. There is also a version availble for iOS and several Android devices.
  • Spranto
    • Note: Spranto is availble for PC and iOS.

Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans is a cloud based bridge which enables interoperability and allows you to connect your way.

Web Browser, Mobile (via Blue Jeans app), Room Systems (H.323 & SIP), Microsoft Lync, Other Software-Based Video Clients, Phone, Google Hangouts

MAGPI Blue Jeans Testing Room

  • Click the link above to be taken to the web interface that will allow you to connect to the MAGPI Blue Jeans testing room. To join the Blue Jeans test room if a MAGPI staff member is unavailable, please use this link.
    Note: If you are using a computer to connect to the meeting, you will need to download the Blue Jeans plug-in (provided when joining the test room), as well as an appropriate webcam and audio system.

    To join other conferences using Blue Jeans:

    • Use the provided URL from your event organizer.
    • Click this link and enter in the meeting id (provided) and your name, prior to clicking "ENTER MEETING".


ConferenceMe allows participants to join a conference on the MAGPI bridge without using a hardware-based endpoint. This software is designed to work with the MAGPI bridge only.

MAGPI testing using ConferenceMe

  • Click the link above to be taken to the web interface that will allow you to connect to download ConferenceMe as well as join the testing room.

    To join other conferences using ConferenceMe

    • Click here to see the list of available conferences.
    • Click the ConferenceMe link next to the conference you wish to attend.
    • Select the Click here to join the conference using ConferenceMe link.
    • ConferenceMe will open and connectect you to the conference

      Note: ConferenceMe is a PC only application.


Need Help Connecting? Contact us

Eastern: +1 215.573.8583

GMT: +1 484.393.1739

Email: Multimedia Services

Skype: magpitech

New to MAGPI and Internet2? Here’s how to get started…

Getting connectivity to high-bandwidth networks is only the first step. Familiarizing yourself with the immense resources on these networks and how to begin building research and education collaborations is the bigger (and in many ways more important) undertaking. Through our Getting Started with MAGPI and Internet2 Guide you will learn how to begin navigating through this rich wealth of resources.