Remote Work FAQ for NSHE System Administration employees

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General

I need to set up a video conference, what should I do?

If your meeting involves four participants or fewer, you can use the RingCentral Meetings app to create and join ad-hoc meetings.

For meetings that involve more than four people please schedule a BlueJeans video conference through the service desk.

BlueJeans

Is BlueJeans not working due to heavy demand?

With heavier than normal demand for telecommunication services, the BlueJeans service may experience occasional outages. Please refer to their official status page for the most up-date service information:

Blue Jeans Network Status

RingCentral

Is RingCentral not working due to heavy demand?

With heavier than normal demand for telecommunication services, the RingCentral service may experience occasional outages. Please refer to their official status page for the most up-date service information:

RingCentral Service Status

Can I use RingCentral to make calls using my office number from a personal phone?

Yes! The RingCentral app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Download and install the RingCentral app, and sign in using your NSHE credentials. You will then be able to make and receive calls as if you were using your office phone.

For detailed instructions on setting up RingCentral on your mobile device take a look at our RingCentral app for smartphones – setup and use guide

Microsoft Teams

Where can I get Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams can be downloaded from the Microsoft site at https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads

How do I get started with Teams?

If you are having trouble getting used to Microsoft Teams, or would like to deepen your understanding of this product, please check out this welcome article by Microsoft

For additional examples and demonstrations on using Microsoft Teams check out this great overview by Learnit! Training.

What are 'Channels' in Microsoft Teams?

The following video by EPC group provides a great demonstration of the unique “Channels” feature in Microsoft Teams.

Why am I not seeing notifications when new messages are posted in a Teams conversation?

Desktop notifications are enabled by default for direct Chat/IM conversations but not for Channels.  If you are a member of several Teams this might be desirable to limit the amount of distractions coming your way. If you would like to turn on notifications for an important Team Channel, please do the following:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams, then open the Team for which you would like to enable notifications.
  2. Click the ellipsis icon next to the desired channel
  3. Select the “Channel Notifications” option from the ellipsis menu.A screenshot of the Microsoft Teams user interface. A channel ellipsis menu is open, and the "Channel notifications" option is highlighted.
  4. Click the drop down beside All new posts and select Banner and feed for desktop notifications
  5. Check the box next to Include all repliesA screenshot of the Microsoft Teams Channel notification settings user interface. The "Include all replies" option is checked, and the "Banner and feed" option is selected for the "All new posts" setting.
  6. Click Save to confirm the change
How do I create a new group or Team?

At this time the “Team” groups need to be set up by an administrator. Anyone who wants to create a Team can email the service desk (support@nshe.nevada.edu) to request the group name and members to include.