Entries tagged with ‘continuity’

Training Opportunities @ Gustavus

Training Opportunities @ Gustavus Gustavus believes that professional development is an important piece in keeping you empowered and up to date with technology. And now, more than ever, you may feel the need to learn new ways to teach and work. Fortunately, there are a wealth of opportunities and resources to help you: Hoonuit Hoonuit […]

Introducing… Zoom!

Zoom is our new video conferencing application and it has some fantastic features, including: breakout rooms, whiteboard options, host controls, waiting room, polling, plus many more. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 300 users, share their video, audio, and screen, plus, all of that can be easily recorded. The application […]

Technology Guidance for Summer Camps

GTS recommends the following for summer camps that would like to offer online instruction: Google Classroom – Google Classroom is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute information, assignments, grades and send feedback, and see everything in one place. You get access to Google Classroom with […]

Google Meet – What’s New?

Since many of us at Gustavus have been using Google Hangouts Meet to meet virtually with our students, coworkers and family, let’s talk about SIX new features that have come out! Google Hangouts Meet dropped the “Hangouts” making it simply GOOGLE MEET! YAY — Enough said! New controls for Gustavus Google Meet accounts The meeting […]

Using CrashPlan at Home

  Gustavus uses software called CrashPlan on employee computers to back up your data to ensure when the worst happens, your data is safe. CrashPlan is a very network intensive program. It works and works, all day, making sure your data stays safe. GTS wants to help you strike a balance between being productive at […]

Video Conferencing Safety Tips (Zoombombing, Meetbombing)

Remote conferencing tools like Meets, Zoom, WebEx, etc… have seen massive increases in usage during this pandemic.  Zoom has been in the news recently due to several vulnerabilities specific to its platform, but some of these issues can also affect Google Meets. So-called “Zoombombing” is one example. The FBI recently sent out a warning about […]

Internet Resources Near You

Many Internet and cellular service providers have stepped up during the crisis to offer options for those in need. We encourage you to check with your local services to see what may work for you. Your smartphone may serve adequately as a wireless hotspot, or possibly you’d qualify for free Internet from a nearby cable […]

Narrated PowerPoints — HELP … I am confused!

There have been questions about Faculty narrating PowerPoint presentations and students not being able to view or hear the audio. Maybe they are on Google Drive; Maybe they are Google Slides; Maybe you don’t know what they are! Have no fear – let’s look at some of these FAQs to help solve these issues 🙂  […]

How to “Hangout” with Google

Google’s naming convention can be a little confusing. Let’s try to tackle Google Meet vs Google Hangouts vs Google Chat. Google Hangouts Meet, also known as Google Meet (https://meet.google.com) is a teleconferencing tool. It enables screen sharing, audio/video of people who join, as well as it gives people the opportunity to listen via a regular […]

Your Internet Connection Speed

With everyone sheltering at home, we thought it would be useful to share a few tips to get the most out of your internet connection at home. Know your internet connection speed and plan.  If you’ve just always had the 10Mbps connection from Comcast, give them a call, you may be able to get a […]