Teams Enabled Camera
At the Grace Church building, there are now two MS Teams enabled devices available for Teams meetings. One is attached to the TV in Conference room 1, and the other is attached to Media Cart 1 (which can be requested as a resource in Room Management). As occasionally meetings will be comprised of a mixture of staff working from home and in-person, this will provide a tool to make sure people both in the room and out are as connected as possible.
Ideally, this would be used in situations where there are at most 4-6 people in-person at the meeting. More than this will adversely affect the quality of the audio and video for those that are attending virtually.
If you would like to use the Teams Camera for your meeting, add the cart as a resource for in Rock when placing your room request.
HOW TO TURN ON
Plug in the TV and Camera and turn on the TV. Remotes vary by campus.
IF TEAMS IS NOT ALREADY SHOWING ON THE SCREEN
Select Input 1 on the HDMI splitter (see picture)
Make sure the TV input is set to HDMI
Set the speaker / microphone unit central to the people that are participating in-person for best audio experience. It is rechargeable, so once your meeting is finished, plug the speaker back in to the cart and leave the cart plugged in to the wall to keep the speaker charged for the next user.
USING WITH MICROSOFT TEAMS
ADD THE DEVICE TO A TEAMS MEETING
There are 3 different options to add the device to a Teams meeting. They are listed below in order of ease/ preference.
1. When creating a meeting in Outlook, select the "Appointments" tab at the top and select that it will be a "Teams" meeting. As a location, add "146TVCART" or "FISHERSTVCART". At the time of the meeting, somebody in the room will need to "accept" being added to the meeting.
2. Simply add the user for your specific campus' cart to the Teams meeting from your staff computer or personal device. The user to add to the meeting will be campus specific, either 146TVCART or FISHERSTVCART.
You can then join the meeting on the device using the device remote.
Alternatively, you may use the same remote to start the meeting on the device. This may be more cumbersome as you will have to use an on-screen keyboard to type in the staff members you would like to invite.