TOOLS TO STAY CONNECTED
Video Conferencing, Meetings, & Chat
Meet with coworkers using audio and video calling apps to collaborate remotely, using:
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Chat-based workspace to bring colleagues, conversations, files and tools into one place. Collaborate in real time. Communicate both one-on-one and in groups.
Good for: audio calls or video meetings with others. Any UW Microsoft or Office 365 account can participate by logging into the Teams app. Users can also call in using their telephone number.
Use via: the MS Teams app on your computer, smartphone, or via web browser. Call in via phone to some Teams meetings when the meeting organizer enables the call-in feature.
– Teams Resources –
What is Teams?: What is Microsoft Teams? |
Start Up MS Teams:
Learn the difference between Teams and Channels: Teams and Channels
Create a Team using one of the following methods:
Learn about Teams Live Events.
Zoom is an enterprise cloud platform for video, voice, online meetings, screen sharing, chat and webinars. This enterprise web conferencing and distance learning application runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.
- Easy scheduling, including recurring meetings and integration with Outlook
- Ability to have up to 49 participants on one screen
- Breakout rooms that may be pre-assigned by the host
Good for: Video calls with up to 300 participants, breakout rooms, polling, calls with internal and external participants.
Use via: Install the Zoom app on your computer or smartphone, or via web-based Zoom viewer. Log in using single sign-on (SSN) by using your UW NetID.
– Zoom Resources –
File Storage & Collaboration
Share files and collaborate remotely using any of the following methods:
Create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings. Collaborate in real-time with your team. Go to your UW Google Drive.
A place to store, access, and collaborate on your files using your UW-Madison Box.com cloud file storage. Keep track of multiple versions of your documents automatically and ensure your files are stored and transferred securely.
Webex Meetings allows online meetings with anyone. Watch and attend meetings and presentations, collaborate with remote participants on team projects, and share documents.
Good for: audio or video meetings with anyone, even if they do not have Webex meetings or if calling by phone.
Use via: The Cisco Webex Meetings app on your computer or smartphone, or via web browser.
– Webex Resources –
Getting Started w/Webex Meetings: Training, FAQ (UW IT)
Set Up WebEx: Installing Cisco Webex (UW IT)
Log in to Webex: Log In Online to Webex Meeting (UW-specific site)
Introducing WebEx course (LinkedIn Learning)
WebEx Training Center (LinkedIn Learning)
WebEx Teams provides persistent chat and collaboration rooms, screen sharing and whiteboarding, on-demand video or audio meetings, meeting scheduling and file sharing.
Good for: Webex Teams may be a good option if you have a specific communication structure in mind for a large project or group of people, or if you’ve grown out of a space that you’ve created.
Use via: The Cisco Webex Teams app on your computer or smartphone, or via web browser.
Webex Teams – Getting Started (UW IT) – training, FAQ
Webex Teams Courses (LinkedIn Learning)
TRAINING & SUPPORT
Organizational Support for Remote Work
Guidance from the Office of Strategic Consulting that addresses common challenges in trying to performing normal duties remotely:
Read insights from the UW-Madison Office of Strategic Consulting.
Overcoming the Disorientation of Telecommuting | READ MORE
Telecommuting: A New Type of Compartmentalization | READ ARTICLE
Training for Remote Work
MS Teams Quick Start Guide
Looking for one tool to stay connected? MS Teams is a one-stop-shop for chat, video meetings, file sharing, app integration.
Tips to Stay Connected, Productive and Sane While Working Remotely
“Be more patient, be more generous and be more open ” says one telecommuting and leadership expert. READ ARTICLE
Excel Essential Training in LinkedIn
This 2 hour class can be watched in 10 minute chapters.
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