Are you the host, or did you receive an invitation to join a video conference?
- If you're the host, you will need to schedule a Skype meeting. Here are the instructions: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/set-up-a-skype-for-business-meeting-in-outlook-b8305620-d16e-4667-989d-4a977aad6556
Will you be joining the meeting alone, or will you be joining with multiple people?
- If you are joining the meeting alone, all you need are a camera, microphone, speaker (or headphones) and internet connection. You can join most video conferences with just a laptop or even a smartphone. If you are joining on a PC, you should have a USB camera/microphone, and PC speakers or headphones.
- If you’d like to purchase a USB camera with microphone for your computer, here’s one we recommend: https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Widescreen-Calling-Recording-Desktop/dp/B006JH8T3S/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1543949754&sr=1-3&keywords=logitech+c920
- If you are joining the conference with multiple people, you will need to reserve a room with a big screen TV (or projector) and PC. Check with your department admin to see if there is a camera / speaker / microphone solution you can use. If not, you can reserve the Meeting Owl from the Tech Support Help Desk. Email email@example.com. Include the link to join your meeting along with the date, time, and location for setup.
Meeting Owl Details: https://www.owllabs.com/ - a few departments have purchased these for their deparment's use.
To join a meeting, just click the URL or link from the meeting invitation. You may receive a prompt to install a plugin for the meeting application. Click to allow the installation.
If you need help scheduling, or if would like to test your equipment before the live meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org the details along with when you’re available to test. A tech support representative will follow up with you.