February 17, 2013 - February 23, 2013 Archives
U of M IT leaders are initiating formal Communities of Practice (fCoPs) that mobilize around FY2013 IT priorities. CLA faculty, staff, and students are invited to join these communities to engage in planning that advances key strategic initiatives. This means YOU!
There are two communities of practice that may be of particular relevance to CLA department administrators and staff at this time.
Have a contacts database? Send enewsletters or mass email? Interested in tracking and measuring the success of your interactions with constituents? Want to learn more about Salesforce? Consider joining the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) fCoP. The group will kickoff on February 26 so submit your RSVP soon.
IT Governance fCoP
Jamey Hansen, CLA CIO, shared an update on developing changes to IT at the last CLANOW meeting. Interested in shaping governance of IT? Want to help design a process that encourages everybody at the U to be a voice in IT priorities? The IT Governance fCoP may be for you. The kickoff meeting is March 1; event details are located on the RSVP form.
Say goodbye to Gopher Conferencing, and hello to the new audio and web conferencing service, provided by InterCall.
Reservationless-Plus gives you the power to host conference calls whenever you want. Just pick up any phone, dial the dedicated phone number, and initiate a call using your conference ID and Leader PIN (provided via email after you request an account). The cost for Reservationless-Plus is .02/min multiplied by the number of participants, multiplied by the length of conference call. For instance, a meeting with 10 participants that lasts 60 minutes will cost $12 (.02 x 10 x 60 = $12).
The Operator Assisted service provides expert operators to manage all the details so you can concentrate on delivering your message. The cost for Operator Assisted calls is .17/min multiplied by the number of participants, multiplied by the length of conference call. For instance, a meeting with 10 participants that lasts 60 minutes will cost $102 (.17 x 10 x 60 = $102).
InterCall Unified Meeting
InterCall Unified Meeting enables you to:
- present PowerPoint slides;
- share applications, documents, spreadsheets;
- quiz and survey participants; and
- show websites to others that are not able to attend a meeting in person.
The cost for Unified Meeting (Web) conferencing is .02/min, multiplied by the number of participants, multiplied by the length of conference call. For instance, a meeting with 10 participants that lasts 60 minutes will cost $12 (.02 x 10 x 60 = $12).
Request an Account
To request an account, go to InterCall's University of Minnesota website and click Sign Up Now. Note that a credit card number is required. You will need to enter the University's InterCall username UnivMinnUser1 and password UnivMinnUser_1. Once the request has been submitted, you'll receive a confirmation email within 48 hours from InterCall with your account information and then you will be ready to make conference calls. Full sign-up instructions are available.
Sign up for one of the free instructor-led or self-paced classes through the InterCall website.
InterCall provides support for this service. If you have questions about the service in general, feel free to call the University of Minnesota technology help service desk at (612) 301-4357 (or 1-HELP on campus). For technical and billing questions, please contact InterCall directly. For contact information and to learn more about the service, tools, or available training, etc., visit InterCall's University of Minnesota website.