Videos & Tutorials

Google Hangouts video conference calls

posted May 30, 2018, 10:27 AM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated May 30, 2018, 10:54 AM ]

How to host a Google Hangouts video conference call. 

You will see that this can also be simply used for voice, the video aspect of this is optional. I've included videos below to demonstrate the written steps here.


HOSTING A GOOGLE HANGOUTS VIDEO CALL
  • Visit the Hangouts shortcut from the apps grid or enter the URL hangouts.google.com (Sign in with your DLSNC Google account if you're not already)
  • Click the VIDEO CALL icon in the middle area of the page (a new tab/page opens)
  • Enter a Hangout name (type a name and hit Enter or click the arrow button)
    • Then it will briefly say Joining video call and then display an option to Invite people
  • You may also be prompted to Allow or Block the use of your microphone and camera; Choose Allow
    • You should now see your own camera's view in the bottom right corner
  • Click the Invite people button if you haven't already...
    • In this gray box select the Change option in the upper right and choose Allow to allow people out side of DLSNC to join the Google Hangouts video call.
    • You then have various options to share the link to this Hangout.
    • If you want someone to join for just audio over a phone call, you will see a phone like dialing pad icon to the right of the field to enter email addresses for invites.
    • Click the dial pad icon to Add telephone participants
  • When a guest tries to join without a Google login, they will enter the name (explained below) and the HOST of the meeting will see the prompt to Allow or Deny their connection.

GUEST OF A GOOGLE HANGOUTS VIDEO CALL
  • Guest receives link something like this one; hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/dlsnc.org/atestcall
  • Guest clicks link, sees a page that prompts to Block/Allow use of microphone and camera; clicks Allow
    • If Guest is not logged into a Google Account they will then see a prompt to enter their Name and click Request to Join
    • The Host then has to Accept the request.
    • If Guest is logged in to a Google Account, or clicks the Sign in to Google link below the Name field, then they are just automatically joined.


Use these links below to see some short helpful (silent) videos

Adobe Spark reference materials and links

posted May 17, 2018, 9:49 PM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated May 30, 2018, 10:18 AM ]

Simple but powerful creativity, presentation, and storytelling tools

If you’re looking to create narrated videos, printed materials, graphics, or writing assignments that students can quickly and easily turn in, you want Spark.


PD: Creativity and Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark

PD:  Self Pace Workshops

Deployment guide

Account settings

How to Login coming soon... I will place a link right here for how to do that once I've created that tutorial ---> nothing here yet

Map a drive letter to network shared folder

posted Jul 26, 2017, 4:03 PM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 4:11 PM ]

Below are two videos explaining how to map a drive letter to a shared network folder. In this case we are mapping to the following network share; 
\\fs01\Photos-Videos







Get the Loom Chrome extension I make my videos with here:  https://www.useloom.com/

Video: Add a cart calendar and setup notifications

posted Mar 3, 2017, 8:06 AM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 8:33 AM ]

In this video you will learn how to add a Cart Calendar to your list of Other calendars and then how to setup email notifications so you will know when someone has added and event/reserved that cart.

If you'd prefer to read a Google support doc then here is how to Change or turn off Calendar notifications

Import vCard to Contacts

posted Feb 1, 2017, 9:34 PM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 1:01 PM ]

Here's the steps to import a vCard into your Google Contacts. A vCard can contain one or many contacts' names, email and ph#'s. When you have your Google Account setup on your Android or iOS device then what you add using a web browser will make them available anywhere you have your Google Account configured.


1. Download and use this vCard file for the Import as described below, name of file:  "vCard contacts 2017-02-06.vcf"
      a. Pay attention to where you saved this downloaded file to, you need it on step 5.

2. Log into your Gmail account using the required credentials.

3. Click the waffle menu near top right of your Gmail page, select Contacts


4. Near the top, click the More button and select Import...


5Click Choose File button and select the "vCard contacts 2017-02-06.vcf" file that contains all the staff contacts.



That's all! The imported contacts should now be available in your Gmail account and within the next 10 minutes or less you should see the new contacts show up in your Contacts app for Android or iOS, if not then please visit the Help desk portal and submit a ticket to request add'l help. Please describe what mobile device you are using.

Add shared Calendars

posted Feb 1, 2017, 8:22 PM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 8:29 PM ]

These instructions are intended for our staff that have DLSNC provided @dlsnc.org Google accounts.

To add one of the shared DLSNC Google Calendars to your own Google Calendar page, do the following.
  1. Right click the green ICAL button and select Copy link address
  2. Go to your https://calendar.google.com/ page
  3. Find where it says Other calendars in the lower left side of the page
  4. Click the drop-down triangle next to Other Calendars and select Add by URL
  5. Paste the the link address you copied from the first step, into this URL box
  6. Click Add Calendar button
  7. You will now see the new calendar listed in either the Other calendars or My calendars section

VPN setup via FortiClient

posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:32 AM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 12:31 PM ]

This How To article assumes a few things;  you have a login for our DLSNC Windows computers, you have a DLSNC laptop with FortiClient installed and that you're using it remotely outside the building. Also, if you're planning to do this, be sure you login to that laptop before leaving the building, because you can not login to a DLSNC laptop for the first time unless you are here on our local network in the building.

 

Look in your Start menu (All Programs/Apps) for the “FortiClient” application and open it.

 


  

In the FortiClient console, select Remote Access on the left menu. Then click Configure VPN as seen below.

 


 

 

 

Select IPsec VPN along the top

Enter the Connection Name:   DLSNC VPN

Remote Gateway:  70.102.72.172

Authentication Method, Pre-share key:  delasalle7528

Click Apply button then Close button

 


 

 

 

Fill in your Windows username and password as seen in the image below and then click Connect button.

This new VPN should then work as you’ve experienced with the past VPN.

 


 

Questions or concerns, please submit a helpdesk ticket or call me if it’s urgent:  503-609-0789

Reserve a computer cart

posted Nov 3, 2016, 10:19 AM by Vincent Mohr   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:23 AM ]

Here is a link to a short video that shows the steps of reserving a cart of Chromebooks. This same process will also work for reserving a room such as the Conference Room or Auditorium for an event. Also, I show here how to find where each cart is and how many Chromebooks should be on it.

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