Tips if working from home
Here are some useful tips and tools for working from home.
There are different images that you can use in Zoom. Just remember that you have to sit against a single-colored wall for it to work well with the background image.
Upload the image: Use the Zoom client at your computer. Click at your name/initals at the upper right corner. Choose "Settings". Choose "Virtual Background". Click on the plus sign, choose "Add image". Upload the image.
When you've uploaded the image in Zoom, make sure that the box "Mirror my video" is not ticked since the image then gets reversed. If you don't have a green screen behind you, make sure the box "”Green screen” is not ticked.
We have opened up a standing digital break room/lounge that is available to all employees via Zoom. You are welcome to stop by and see your colleagues (external link to Zoom)
If you have already been logged in to Zoom, click on the link and you will go directly to the lounge.
The built-in camera and audio function found in the university's laptops is of very good quality but it can be important to review what computer equipment you have so it is not too old.
You can without requisition pick up the following equipment below at the IT Office Service Desk at B3;
- Headset with cable- recommended (approx.. 300-400 kr)
- Wireless headset- (approx. 800kr) The wireless connection varies depending on how you use it and is one of the reasons why we recommend the headset with cable.
- Network cable
You can book a time to pick the equipment up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 033-435 46 90. We can also send the equipment to your office if it suits you better. There is a great demand for cameras and headsets right now but we do our best to ensure that we have the products in stock.
If you still need extra lighting, Campus Facilities and Sustainability Office has desk lamps to loan. You can book an appointment for delivery by sending an email to email@example.com or call 033-435 46 90.
If this doesn’t cover your needs, we can order a 20W LED with stand for a cost of 1100kr, for this a requisition is required. The estimated delivery time is 1 week.
Products such as tablet and document camera are ordered in the same was as other peripherals by IT Office Service Desk. Requisition is required.
There are a few things to consider that can improve remote teaching.
- If you have poor coverage/speed on your WiFi, it may help to use a fixed network cable; you can get such a network cable at the IT Office Service Desk.
- Think about the lighting in the room; there should be plenty of light and avoid being backlit.
- Choose a good background in Zoom; there are several HB-specific backgrounds to download under the heading "Background in Zoom" on this web page.
Teachers who need access to digital tools and support that are not fully organised today can contact the Edu Tech project team during the project:
A cloud based file- and synchronicing service accesable to the staff at the university.
HB Play is a service to handle and record videos, for example lectures.
Zoom is the system for distance learning and video conference. Quick Reference Guide - information and instructions (pdf)
If you, after you've read the instructions and watched the movies, still have questions, please contact Ramon Garrote so you can make an appointment to meet through a room in Zoom called ZOOM UTBILDNING-SUPPORT. Contact information to Ramon Garrote.
You can log on to ZOOM without using the ZOOM client.
Sign in to ZOOM to:
- "Join" (Connect to a meeting in progress)
- "Host" (Start a meeting)
- "Sign in" (Configure your account)