Virtual Learning

MS Lync

MS Lync

Microsoft Lync is the Department's instant messaging and collaboration service.

Using Microsoft Lync you can:

  • start or join a desktop video conference
  • schedule online meetings in MS Outlook
  • remotely share files, programs and content from your computer
  • remotely access a colleague’s desktop or notebook computer (great for support and training)
  • collaborate online with colleagues using a whiteboard or conduct a survey
  • join DET Polycom video conference meetings and direct dial School Polycom Units.

Microsoft Lync is installed on all Department corporate desktop and notebook computers. All Edumail users have an MS Lync account. If you work in a school you can ask your specialist technician to install MS Lync.

Point-to-point instant message (IM) and collaboration

  • Linking two users together using computers (PC or Mac).
  • Teachers and staff are able to communicate with each other, share documents and discuss topics together.
  • Teachers can communicate with fellow teachers across the Department for professional learning and development.

Multipoint instant message (IM) and collaboration using Microsoft Lync

  • Linking three or more users together using computers (PC or Mac).
  • Teachers and staff are able to communicate with each other, share documents and discuss topics together.
  • Teachers can communicate with fellow teachers across the Department for professional learning and development.

The free MS Lync Attendee client can be installed by a non edumail user and connect with all the functionalities of a Lync account holder. This means that an external person can be connected to an MS Lync meeting simply via a “Meet Now” session created by an edumail user.

Technical support to use MS Lync

Microsoft resources

User Guides

Access the user guides for assistance on how to use MS Lync:

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