Monthly Archives: June 2013

Using Lync to meet with students

As of July 3 students will have the ability to use Lync, as mentioned in a past blog (see post or do a search on this blog for Lync.  What can Lync do? 

  • Instant message on or off campus with other ECU faculty, staff and students
  • Schedule an online video/audio/text meeting through email/calendar
  • Request an impromptu online meeting through the Meet Now command in Lync
  • Participants don’t have Lync? They can join a meeting through the Web App or Lync Attendee.*
  • Share a desktop, a program or a PowerPoint presentation during a meeting
  • Brainstorm on the whiteboard
  • Record a meeting (media release forms required)
  • Calls are computer-to-computer only at this time; however, users will soon be able to attend meetings via cell/VoIP phones
  • Please visit the Lync security page for HIPAA, FERPA and sensitive data regulations

Save face with Mailtips!

Save face with Mailtips!

Have you ever hit “Reply All” to an email when you didn’t mean to? Or sent important information to someone and never gotten a response, only to learn later their email address was invalid?

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Turning Anywhere?

Many faculty have used Turning Point with PowerPoint but did you know that you can poll using Anywhere Polling part of the Turning Point 5 Dashboard.  Using clickers and a receiver Anywhere Polling lets you poll atop web page, videos, documents of any application using a floating interactive toolbar.  Set up a series of generic or specific questions and you can “ask the audience”.  More info and tutorials can be found at the Turning Point website 

Contact OET for a demo or schedule a time to use in your class! 

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