Using Webconferencing at NDSU

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There are many web conferencing / webinar tools and services to choose from: Wimba, Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft LiveMeeting, Skype, Google + Hangouts to name a few. This session will help you get started using these tools to collaborate with colleagues and connect with the people you serve. Bring your webcam and headset microphone with your laptop.

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  • 1. Using Web Conferencing Bob BertschScott SwansonNDSU Ag Communication

2. Free Options at NDSU Blackboard Collaborate Microsoft Lync Google+ Hangouts 3. Getting Started - AudioGet a USB headset microphoneRECOMMENDED 4. Getting Started - AudioGet a USB headset microphoneFactors: sound-quality, comfort, noise-cancellation 5. Getting Started - VideoMostly participating Regularly presenting 6. Tips - Audio Know how to control your audio on yourcomputer and in your web conference tool Turn off your phone, close your door orfind a quiet place Mute your microphone when you are notspeaking 7. Tips - Video Avoid backlight, use extra lighting Clear background of clutter and otherdistractions Place your camera at eye-level and lookinto the lens when speaking 8. Tool Comparison SetupAccess RecordingMobileMicrosoft LyncDownload &PC only needYes Noinstall fromattendee client Microsoft for full access portalBlackboard Links provided Download Java-YesiOSCollaborate by Scott based plug-inGoogle+Google account Hangout plug- YesAndroid & iOSHangoutsneeded in 9. Collaborate Demo 10. Lync Demo 11. G+ Hangouts Demo 12. Questions