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News and Updates

Zoom Update

(September, 2020)

As part of Zoom's ongoing security enhancements, an important change will come to Zoom at Texas A&M University starting Sept. 27. Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled. More information on the LMS TAMU website.

Transitioning to Canvas
(May, 2020)

Texas A&M University will be transitioning to Canvas LMS. Please consult the  TAMU LMS Transition webpage for more information. The School of Public Health will start receiving access and training this June, and faculty and staff will be provided with access around July/August 2020. Our school will be publishing more news and tutorials for those teaching this Fall. 

Virtual multimedia assistance  
(April, 2020)

Texas A&M University Libraries are offering virtual multimedia assistance to our community. Go to the  Teaching Support for Online Instruction website to schedule an appointment. They can assist users with multimedia projects using Audacity, Camtasia, Handbrake, and Adobe Premiere. 

Updates from IT on Increased Zoom Security
(April, 2020)

Refer to email sent on April 6, 2020 by Kevin McGinnis, chief risk, ethics, and compliance officer regarding the recommendations for Zoom meetings. 

(January, 2020)

We will discontinue the use of Adobe Connect. Instead, you will be able to use Zoom with your NetID. For more information, consult the  TAMU Zoom Account website.

CoursEval 2020
(January, 2020)

We will be using CoursEval for 2020 Spring and Summer courses. For Fall 2020, the School of Public Health will be using AEFIS, managed by TAMU. Please contact our office for more information. 

(Oct. 9, 2019)

The School of Public Health will be using CoursEval for the AY 2019-2020. Please contact our office for more information. 

WebEx Accounts
(Oct. 9, 2019)

WebEx is no longer supported by our Division of Information Technology. We recommend you to migrate to Zoom. For a TAMU Zoom account, please visit the TAMU Zoom Website.

Examplify and eCampus
(Oct. 9, 2019)

If you are planning to use Examplify with your students (online or paper), please request to sync your course at the beginning of each semester. This will enroll your students automatically, let you grade them and send grades to eCampus (Blackboard). 

TAMU Zoom Account 

Zoom is a software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chatting, and mobile collaboration. With your TAMU Zoom account, you can host up to 300 participants in one session, have breaking room, record your session, and invite others to participate in your meetings. Use your NetID to access your TAMU account. Visit the website to download the application and consult the CheatSheet for basic instructions.

TAMU Zoom Website CheatSheet HelpDesk Central
Zoom Support

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a simple application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices such as cell phones. People participate by visiting a fast, mobile-friendly web page for your event or sending text messages. Instructions are displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real-time. Advanced uses include texting comments to a presentation, texting questions to a presenter, responding via the web, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV.

The HSC has a site-wide license that can be used in the classroom. Please contact us if you would like to use Poll Everywhere, and our office can create an account for you. 

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