No matter where you work, meetings all have one thing in common: PowerPoint presentations. If you use Zoom, you can easily present your slideshow to the participants by sharing your screen. Here’s how it’s done.
As the pandemic has driven adoption and (over)use of videoconferencing software like Zoom, it’s required changes in American Sign Language. From Scientific American:
One adaptation arises as a result of a video meeting’s limited frame size. “The signing space is expansive,” says Michael Skyer, a senior lecturer of deaf education at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
There’s no doubt that pandemic fatigue is high. I get it. Heck, my area has restrictions right now. But it’s important to remember that there are ways that we can get together as a community while being safe and considerate of others. If you need an example, check out the more than 200,000 Buddhists that got together…
As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools, colleges, and businesses to limit in-person meetings, the world quickly adopted video conferencing from services such as Zoom and Google Meet. That, in turn, gave way to “zoombombing,” the term for when Internet trolls join online meetings with the goal of disrupting them and harassing their participants. Meeting services have adopted a variety of countermeasures, but a new research paper finds that most of them are ineffective.
The most commonly used countermeasures include password-protecting meetings, using waiting rooms so that conference organizers can vet people before allowing them to participate, and counseling participants not to post meeting links in public forums.
The problem with these approaches is that they assume the wrong threat model. One common assumption, for instance, is that the harassment is organized by outsiders who weren’t privy to meeting details. Researchers at Boston University and the State University of New York at Binghamton studied zoombombing calls posted on social media for the first seven months of last year and found that wasn’t the case in most instances.
Microsoft Teams is working hard to compete with Zoom and other online meeting and communication apps. If you have Office 365, you probably already have a license. New features are being added and glitches corrected all the time, so if you haven’t already done so, checkout Teams.
This video review spotlights some of the newest and most useful features recently added to Teams.
To help families stay connected at a time when it’s not safe to travel, Zoom is lifting its usual 40-minute limit on free video chats for Thanksgiving. As spotted by The Verge, starting at midnight on November 26th through to 6 AM ET on November 27th…
This wikiHow will teach you how to share music or other audio from your computer in a Zoom meeting using the desktop client for Mac and Windows. You can’t use the mobile app to share audio this way. If you’re trying to share a video that contains audio, refer to How to Play a Video in a Zoom Meeting instead.
Zoom is a software you can use on Mac or Windows, as well as a mobile app for Android and iOS phones/tablets. This wikiHow will teach you how to mute or unmute yourself as well as how to set up and use the Push to Talk feature. If you need to mute the entire Zoom meeting, you’ll need to mute all in Zoom.
Open Zoom and enter or start a meeting. You can mute and unmute yourself in meetings on any platform, including Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS.
Click or tap the microphone icon. You’ll see this in the bottom left corner of your screen. When the icon is red and has a line through it, your microphone is muted.
Click or tap the microphone icon again. If the previous action muted your microphone, this action mutes it. You can also see the section on using the Push to Talk feature to temporarily unmute yourself.
If you want to default your Zoom client to mute your microphone in every meeting you join, you can enable this setting in Settings > Audio.
Launch Zoom on your Mac or Windows desktop computer. The Push to Talk feature lets the attendee push the spacebar to speak but remain muted otherwise.
You must have the Mac version 4.1.23108.0402/Windows version 4.1.23108.0402 or later to use this feature.
Click your profile picture. You’ll see this circular image in the upper right corner of the application window. If you don’t have a profile picture, you’ll see the first letter of your name displayed.
Click . You’ll usually find this grey gear icon as the first option in the list under your name.
Click the tab. You’ll see this in the menu on the left side of the pop-up window.
Click to check the box next to “Press and hold SPACE key to temporarily unmute yourself.“ If this is checked, then attendees in your meeting will only be able to speak with the spacebar pressed, and they’ll be muted every other time.
Close those settings windows. Click the x or red dots to close the settings windows and return to your dashboard.
Join or start a new meeting. You can either click “New Meeting” or “Join” to initiate the meeting environment on your screen.
Press and hold the spacebar. When you press the Push to Talk button, you’ll see a large icon of a microphone on your screen to indicate that your microphone is activated. You won’t be able to use this, however, if the host prevented participants from unmuting themselves.
When you release the spacebar, you’ll be muted again.