How To Guides:
Connecting with Skype
Connecting with Zoom
When you enter a meeting, mute your audio right away. Only unmute your audio when you’re ready to speak. Unmuting yourself is like the digital equivalent to raising your hand—it lets the host know you would like to speak. Have something quick to add to the conversation? Pressing the spacebar is like push-to-talk. It temporarily unmutes your audio.
Make sure your video is on when you join a Zoom call. But remember that your video is on! I was recently on a call with dozens of people, and one person had his video on but clearly forgot people could see him—we watched him pick his nose throughout the entire meeting! Don’t be that guy. Turning your video on helps other people on the call know that you’re there and engaged in the conversation. It might be a good idea to invest in a slightly better webcam, too, so that people can enjoy your smiling face even more.
The chat feature is an oft-overlooked addition to a Zoom call. Rather than having everyone on the call try to talk over each other, use the chat box to take a poll, ask for opinions, or have people add their prayer requests. Then the host can go through and address the items that need attention.
If you want to have group meetings that last more than 40 minutes, you’ll need one paid account for the person creating the meeting. If you’re going to have more than 100 people on the call, you’ll need to look at the paid options for the host, too. But for the vast majority of situations, your Zoom call will involve less than 100 people and will last less than 40 minutes—and if that’s the case, you don’t need to pay for an account.
Connecting with Google Hangouts
Connecting with Marco Polo
Getting set up on Facebook
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How to Watch YouTube on your TV with a Smart TV...
Host a FaceBook Live Watch Party
Helping in Canby
The Canby Center is community orginization which seeks to engage clients in their own growth as they are surrounded by a loving community. They strive to provide poverty-alleviating, dignity-strengthening programs for youth and families.
The red cross is in need of blood. If you are able to donate check out local drives to find a location and time that works best for you.
The Oregon Food Bank is accepting donations of money and food as well as volunteer hours.
Donating Medical Supplies
The hospitals and medical clinics are in need of latex-free gloves, procedural and surgical masks, N95 respirators and filters, other respirators, face shields, splash shields, gowns, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Unopened boxes are prefered.