Articles tagged with: Howtos

Zoom: troubleshooting speakers, microphones, and Cameras.

Hosting zoom meetings can be a challenge when working with a group or even by yourself on a computer that has more than one microphone, camera, or set of speakers. However, programmers at Zoom have created an easy way to easily change each of these sources. In the following list, I will show how you [ Read More ]

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Zoom: using a second camera for document/activity feed

Have you ever needed to share live video in Zoom that is not your current webcam? Whether you are needing to use this as a document camera, an activity camera, or a demonstration camera, Zoom has a built-in screen share feature that allows you to do just that. Before you can start using this feature [ Read More ]

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Securing your Zoom Session

Zoom has experienced a surge in the number of people that are using its video conferencing software in the past few weeks. While this surge has been great for their business, it has also brought out some security issues with their standard set of options. Zoom-Bombing is one particularly annoying security issue that Zoom users [ Read More ]

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Preventing Zoom-Bombing

What is Zoom-bombing? Zoom-bombing is a new issue with Zoom meetings where gate crashers will join meetings already in progress to try and disrupt the proceedings by sharing viruses, disturbing pornographic images, and/or violent imagery. Most of the time, this happens when a meeting link is shared through public communication sources such as social media, [ Read More ]

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Create and Distribute Email Newsletters with Microsoft Publisher

I stumbled across a feature of Microsoft Publisher the other day I was not aware of. Publisher is capable of not only creating an email newsletter ( e-newsletter), but it will also send out the newsletter in the body text of your email. There are a few tips that you will need to be aware [ Read More ]

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Using Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is an easy way to gather live responses in any venue… conferences, classrooms, webinars, and off-sites — anywhere with internet. Here is a handy to guide to use when creating new activities and polls.

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Cleaning and sanitizing your desktop workspace.

Cleaning your computer can be a hassle. However, a computer keyboard can easily be one of the dirtiest items in your home. Especially if you occasionally eat at your computer or forget to wash your hands before using your computer. With the health risks we are currently facing, it is a good idea to regularly [ Read More ]

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Tips for Working From Home

For those of you thinking about or planning to work from home, it’s a good idea to make sure your home computer and technology equipment is updated and safe to use. Whether it’s making you’re your antivirus software is up to date or verifying your internet service is adequate for hosting or attending web-meetings, it’s [ Read More ]

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Microsoft Teams Activity and Notifications

This document provides information about activity and notifications in Teams.  For more information, see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Keeping-track-of-conversations-afe6d0e5-34f3-4469-b7bd-905aab4042a3  Getting Someone’s Attention  To get someone’s attention in a channel conversation or a chat, @mention them. Just type @ before their name and then select them from the menu that appears.  Note: You can also mention someone simply by typing [ Read More ]

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Microsoft Teams

Overview Microsoft Teams is a cloud-based communications platform and part of the Office 365 suite. Teams provides a project group with many tools: a conversation and chat space, video meetings, and file storage. As part of Oklahoma State’s Microsoft license, Teams is free to use as an employee of OSU. Features MS (Microsoft) Teams offers [ Read More ]

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