Minimum technology requirements for students and staff learning & working remotely.

These recommendations will ensure a seamless distance learning experience when connecting and collaborating with colleagues and faculty.

 

Microsoft Teams Tips

Inviting Visitors to Recurring Meetings in Teams

Do you have recurring meetings in Teams and want to invite an attendee to a single instance?

Teams treats recurring meetings as one continuous meeting that you simply re-join each instance. The benefit of this is that you can easily refer to chat from previous instances. However, it also means that invitees (visitors) to a single instance will have access to (and be notified of activity in) the ongoing chat in subsequent instances of the meeting. There are a couple ways to avoid this…

When inviting someone outside the normal invitees to a single instance, either:

  1. After the meeting, remove the visitor(s) from the attendees list in Teams,
  2. Before the meeting (before inviting visitors), delete that instance from the recurrence and create a unique meeting for the purpose of including visitors,
    1. If you frequently invite visitors, it may be worth considering not using recurrence at all, and creating individual meetings for each instance.

Have you been invited as a visitor to an instance of a recurring Teams meeting and you’re seeing additional chat content that you don’t think you should?

You can remove yourself from the meeting chat by finding the meeting chat in the Chat section of Teams (to help identify them, meetings chats have a calendar icon beside them), either right-click or click the dots (ellipses) beside the chat and choose Leave.

Internet Connection

Download (and upload) speeds of 5Mbps.

  • At least 450GB of monthly data; unlimited is recommended.
Windows Users

A Windows 10 computer/laptop.

  • Minimum 4GB of RAM.
  • 10GB+ available hard drive storage.
    • Enough available hard drive space to install the Microsoft Office suite (approximately 3GB).
    • A method of backing up/synchronizing to local or cloud-based storage such as OneDrive is highly recommended.
  • Microphone, webcam and speakers.
  • System updates must be regularly installed.
  • Anti-Virus software
    • Windows Defender anti-malware platform should be enabled by default.
    • Windows Firewall enabled.
Mac Users

A Macintosh computer/laptop.

  • Minimum 4GB of RAM.
  • 10GB+ available hard drive storage.
    • Enough available hard drive space to install the Microsoft Office suite (approximately 3GB).
    • A method of backing up/synchronizing to local or cloud-based storage such as OneDrive is highly recommended.
  • Microphone, webcam and speakers.
  • System updates must be regularly installed.
  • Anti-Virus software.
    • AVG is free and adequate.
    • MAC firewall enabled.
Printers

A printer for personal use is optional.

  • Printing and scanning options remain available on-campus. Please refer to the Printing Services page for more information.
Cyber Security

Please be aware of your responsibilities as a member of Lethbridge College.