Skype for Business - Internal Desktop Video Meeting
What is it?
This is a free to CNC employees, program called Skype for Business that allows us to collaborate via text, audio, video, whiteboard, desktop sharing, application sharing, presentation sharing, and you can schedule a meeting from within Outlook.
When would I use it?
Anytime that you want to communicate with others at CNC.
How do I get and use it?
It is automatically installed as part of your Office 2013 package, if you have not been upgraded or it did not install for you, then it can be installed by contacting the IT helpdesk. Skype for Business is used by either clicking the logo in the bottom right side of your screen:
or by pressing your start menu and searching for Skype:
What can it do?
Quick and easy video conferences, simply open the Skype for Business client, and type someone's name to have a conversation with and double click their name to start a conversation.
Application or Desktop Sharing
Easy application or desktop sharing, once a conversation is started, click the Present button and then choose what you want to share:
Easily create a group conference that can be viewed via web browser.
In Outlook, click New Items, then Skype for Business meeting. A meeting web link will be created for you to email to participants.
Within the meeting, you can communicate via text, audio, video, or application / desktop sharing.
BlueJeans - External Desktop Video Meeting
What is it?
This is a free to CNC employees, online service that allows us to setup video meetings with anyone who has access to a computer with internet access.
When would I use it?
If you want to have a video meeting with anyone outside of CNC. If you want to connect with someone at CNC please see Skype for Business instead.
How do I schedule a meeting?
All you need to do is contact the IT Services helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide us with the following information:
Email addresses of all participants (there is a 25 connection limit)
You and the participants will then receive an email with a calendar notification and a web link to the BlueJeans meeting room web page.
How do I use it?
You and any participants will require a computer with internet access, a video camera, and a headset with a microphone. Once you click the web link in the email, it will open a page in your web browser and ask you to install the BlueJeans browser plug-in (this can also be done before the meeting by clicking here). Go to the bottom of the page and click the appropriate button for your computer. After the plug-in is installed you will then need to follow the on screen prompts to give the plug-in access to run (which is simply done by clicking OK or YES). For more information please see the BlueJeans website which has the latest videos on using the service.
Request a BlueJeans Department Account
If your Department requires the use of BlueJeans on a regular basis please request a BlueJeans Department account. These accounts are created by IT Services but managed by the requesting Department. This means that the Department can create their own BlueJeans meeting sessions without going through IT Services to schedule every time.
To request a BlueJeans Department account please send an email to Helpdesk@cnc.bc.ca, providing your Department name and a central email address or the email address of the individual who will be the BlueJeans Administrator within your department.