Lync with Your Community

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As many of you know, this month we are discussing Valencia’s Strategic Goal #4 Partnering with the Community. In preparation for that Circle, we wanted to share a digital click with you. Why not use Lync to Partner with Your Community? We tried to summarize the idea for you in the 1 minute video below, and if you are interested in trying the idea in your classroom. You can find instructions and best practices below that. Enjoy!

Instructions & Best Practices

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If you would like to try a Lync call in your classroom, here are some instructions and best practices for how to do it.

webcamerausbcable1) First and foremost, you will need to bring or borrow a web camera. If possible, I would also recommend a USB extension cable so that you can have some extra cord with which to place your camera where you can have a nice bird’s eye view on the classroom.

2) Next you will need to plug in your web camera and extension cable to the computer in the classroom. The Gif (Pronounced Jif) below will give you the idea. We are using animated Gifs here to showcase how they can be used with students as part of online instructions. Click here if you would like to learn more.

3) The next thing you are going to want to do is log in to the classroom computer and open up Lync.

4) Use Lync to start your video call by simply hovering over the contacts information and clicking on the video link.

Looking for an Instructional Hack!

Perhaps a quicker and easier way to get Lync set up in your classroom is to have a quick chat with Campus Technology Services. Show them this post and let them know what you are trying to do. I spoke with my campus support team last week and they said they would be more than happy to help any professor set this up in his or her classroom.

East & Winter Park   Chat with Jamie Rost – 407-582-2854

Osceola & Lake Nona  Chat with Daniel Charriez – 321-682- 4164

West & Downtown Center  Chat with Carmine La Pietra – 407-582-1577



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