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Microsoft Lync Training

Our current Lync workshops include:

Lync 2013 (for Windows users)

What's New in Lync 2013

Lync 2013 Basics

Audio/Video/Web Conferencing using Lync 2013

Lync 2010 (for Windows users)

Lync 2010 Basics

Audio/Video/Web Conferencing using Lync 2010

Lync 2011 (for Macintosh users)

Lync 2011 Basics

What's New in Lync 2013

In this 1-hour overview, we will explore the new look and feel of Lync 2013 including the Quick Lync bar which provides more functionality with a cleaner look. Working with contacts is easier than ever using the new Favorites group to build a list of people you contact the most often. We will tour the ways to view your contacts list including “New” to see a list of people who have asked to be included on your Contacts list. We’ll explore the Chat Rooms feature which replaces the Activity Feed view. The New Tabbed Conversation feature is next, where you can keep all your calls, instant messages, and chat rooms in one conversation window. Interface changes also include icons at the bottom of the conversation window which let you quickly add others to an IM or upgrade to an audio call, a video call, or a presentation with file-sharing and web conferencing tools (whiteboard, meeting notes, shared notebooks, and attachments). We will practice making calls and sending messages using this new interface. Lastly, we will try out the new Video features including the new Gallery View, where you can automatically see everyone in a video conference.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse. An activated Lync account is also required
(visit www.go.illinois.edu/myuc  to check your account status before attending).
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
1 hour
Fee: No charge for UIUC faculty, staff, & graduate students

Date / Time: June 23, 2014 (M); 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-212-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: July 10, 2014 (Th); 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-214-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: July 30, 2014 (W); 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Registration Code:
LY-216-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: Aug. 13, 2014 (W); 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-218-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

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Lync 2013 Basics

Microsoft Lync provides a single interface on your computer uniting voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing. In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to start and sign on, navigate the Lync 2013 interface, learn about availability status, add contacts to a contact list, and find help resources. Hands-on practice is next where you will learn how to use voice and video features, adjust audio settings, make and receive a phone call, a conference call, and a video call. This practice session will also include managing calls (call holds, transfers, forwarding, missed calls and voicemail). You will learn how to use the instant message feature, how to share your desktop or program window and share files using Lync.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse. An activated Lync account is also required
(visit www.go.illinois.edu/myuc  to check your account status before attending).
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
2 hours
Fee: No charge for UIUC faculty, staff, & graduate students

Date / Time: June 9, 2014 (M); 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-210-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: June 26, 2014 (Th); 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-211-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: July 8, 2014 (Tu); 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-213-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: July 24, 2014 (Th); 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-215-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: Aug. 4, 2014 (M); 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-217-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: Aug. 21, 2014 (Th); 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-219-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

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Audio/Video/Web Conferencing using Lync 2013

This two hour workshop will demonstrate how easy it is to set up and attend an online meeting using Lync 2013. Meeting schedulers will learn how to escalate an instant message or phone conversation into an audio or video conference; schedule an online meeting in Outlook 2010 or 2013 using default options; customize advanced meeting options for unique meeting requirements; how to create a recording of a meeting; and schedule a meeting on behalf of another. Different meeting roles (attendee versus presenter) will be discussed; and we will learn how to use a virtual waiting room known as a “lobby” for control over who attends a meeting. In addition, we’ll spend a few minutes looking at the new expanded meeting controls including the Share menu which gives you access to all presentable content in one place, such as Desktop, PowerPoint presentations, Poll, Whiteboard, and OneNote. We’ll look at the new meeting layouts for different types of meetings. We will learn about Lync Web App which allows PC and Mac users to join a Lync Meeting from within a web browser while delivering a full Lync Meeting experience. Finally, the use of Lync Mobile clients will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse. An activated Lync account is also required
(visit www.go.illinois.edu/myuc  to check your account status before attending).
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
2 hours
Fee: No charge for UIUC faculty, staff, & graduate students

Date / Time: June 23, 2014 (M); 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Code:
LYC-044-C
Location: UIUC (Champaign) -- Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: July 10, 2014 (Th); 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Code:
LYC-045-C
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: July 30, 2014 (W); 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LYC-046-C
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

Date / Time: Aug. 13, 2014 (W); 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Code:
LYC-047-C
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

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Lync 2010 Basics

Microsoft Lync provides a single interface on your computer uniting voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing. In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to start and sign on, navigate the Lync 2010 interface, learn about availability status, add contacts to a contact list, and find help resources. Hands-on practice is next where you will learn how to use voice and video features, adjust audio settings, make and receive a phone call, a conference call, and a video call. This practice session will also include managing calls (call holds, transfers, forwarding, missed calls and voicemail). You will learn how to use the instant message feature, how to share your desktop or program window and share files using Lync.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse. An activated Lync account is also required
(visit www.go.illinois.edu/myuc  to check your account status before attending).
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
2 hours
Fee: No charge for UIUC faculty, staff, & graduate students

Date / Time: Sept. 12, 2014 (F); 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Code:
LY-220-A
Location: UIUC (Champaign) --  Illini Hall (725 S Wright St.), Suite 26 (lower level)

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Audio/Video/Web Conferencing using Lync 2010

This short course demonstrates how easy it is to set up and attend an online meeting using Lync 2010. Meeting schedulers will learn how to escalate an instant message or phone conversation into an audio or video conference; schedule an online meeting in Outlook 2010 using default options; customize advanced meeting options for unique meeting requirements; and schedule a meeting on behalf of another. Different meeting roles (attendee versus presenter) will be discussed; we will learn how to use a virtual waiting room known as a “lobby” for control over who attends a meeting; explore settings for audio participation only (for those attendees who do not have Lync installed); how to set up meeting tools (whiteboards, desktop, document, and application sharing); and how to create a recording of the meeting. Attendees will also learn how to join a scheduled meeting as an invited participant. This course is offered at no cost to faculty, staff and graduate students.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse
   An activated Lync account is also required (visit www.go.illinois.edu/myuc  to check your account status before attending).
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
2 hours
Fee: No charge for UIUC faculty, staff, & graduate students

Please contact us at 217-333-6285 or email fast3@illinois.edu for information about this workshop.

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Lync 2011 Basics for the Mac

Microsoft Lync 2011 provides a single interface on your computer that unites voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing all at once. In this hands-on instructor led workshop, attendees will learn how to start and sign on to Lync, learn how to navigate the Lync 2011 program window, learn about presence (availability status), add contacts to their contact list, and find help resources.

Next attendees will learn how to use the voice and video features of Lync, including how to adjust audio settings, how to make and receive a phone call, a conference call, and a video call. Attendees will practice transferring and forwarding calls. Instant messaging is another form of communication in Lync. Attendees will learn how to start an instant message, how to reply, and how to format text in an instant message.

Attendees will experience sharing their desktop or program window with someone else and see how easy it is to share files using Lync. Finally, the integration between Microsoft Outlook 2011 for the Mac and Lync 2011 will be explored, including how easy it is to communicate with others from within an email message or calendar event.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Mac OS and the mouse
   An activated Lync account is also required (visit www.go.illinois.edu/myuc  to check your account status before attending).
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
2 hours
Fee: No charge for UIUC faculty, staff, & graduate students

Please contact us at 217-333-6285 or email fast3@illinois.edu for information about this workshop.

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Lync 2010 Overview (presentation only; no fee; no registration required)

Along with instructor-led, hands-on workshops for Lync, we're offering the following opportunities to attend a PowerPoint presentation on Lync 2010 features. These presentations do NOT require pre-registration, walk-ins are welcome!

Microsoft Lync 2010 provides a single interface on your computer that unites voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing all at once. In this 1.5-hour presentation, attendees will get an overview on the Lync 2010 interface, learn about presence (availability status), the use of contacts in a contact list, and how to find help resources. Voice and video features of Lync will be presented, including where to adjust audio settings, steps for making and receiving a phone call, a conference call, and a video call. Steps for transferring and forwarding calls and where to check for missed calls and voicemail messages will also be shown. Attendees will become familiar with the use of instant messages, sharing a desktop or program window, and sharing files using Lync. Finally, the integration between Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Lync will be explored, including the ease of communicating with others from within an email message or calendar event.

Prerequisite: None
Presenter: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
1.5 hours
Fee: None

This presentation is not currently scheduled.
Please call (217) 333-6285 or email fast3@illinois.edu for more information.

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Lync 2010 Basics (for graduate students)

Microsoft Lync 2010 provides a single interface on your computer that unites voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing all at once. In this 3-hour hands-on instructor led workshop, attendees will learn how to start and sign on to Lync, learn how to navigate the Lync 2010 program window, learn about presence (availability status), add contacts to their contact list, and find help resources. Attendees will learn how to use the voice and video features of Lync, including how to adjust audio settings, how to make and receive a Lync phone call, a conference call, and a video call. Instant messaging is another form of communication in Lync. Attendees will learn how to start an instant message, how to reply, and how to format text in an instant message. Attendees will experience sharing their desktop or program window with someone else and see how easy it is to share files using Lync. Finally, the integration between Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Lync will be explored, including how easy it is to communicate with others from within an email message or calendar event.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse
   An activated "Lync to Lync" account is required.
Instructor: FAST3 Staff
Hours:
3 hours
Fee: No charge for UIUC graduate students

This workshop is not currently being offered. See the one of the "Lync Basics" workshops listed above.

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