12 Tips for virtual calls; Issue #480 December 22, 2020

Recently I shared the following infographic on social media with 12 tips for a virtual Christmas. I expand on some of the tips on this page. While these tips are focused on family gatherings during this time of year, the tips apply to any Zoom, Teams, or Webex meeting...

Create a stand for your iPad or tablet from a piece of cardboard

In my 12 tips for a virtual Christmas infographic I shared how you can use a simple stand made from cardboard to hold your iPad or tablet at the table and allow everyone to see you as you gather for a virtual meal at Christmas. Here’s how you can create this type of...

12 Tips for a virtual Christmas

Here are some more details on the above tips Update Dec 18/20: Zoom has announced that they will be waiving the usual 40-minute limit on group calls with free accounts during some of the holiday season. All the details are at https://blog.zoom.us/zoom-together/. So...

Presenter & Attendee on same computer; Issue #479 December 8, 2020

Someone who teaches on Zoom asked me if it was possible to see what the attendees see when presenting in a Zoom meeting. They currently connect their phone as an attendee and can glance at the device if they want to know what the attendees see. This person wanted to...