Online Meeting Etiquette

Did you know that 15 percent of an organizations collective time is spent in meetings? (Harvard Business Review) However, not all meetings can be held in person.  As companies expand worldwide, online conferencing is becoming an essential tool for them to collaborate and share ideas quickly.

Yet, not being physically present during a meeting can have its challenges, and professionalism can be often be tricky when participants are note face to face.  That is why Intellezy produced an Online Meeting Etiquette course, which will teach you the valuable skills it takes to make an online meeting professional and engaging.

 

Online Meeting Etiquette:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFAUCrymsQM

The Ever-Changing Office 365 Suite

If you’ve ever used Office 365, you know that it changes quite frequently. One day you might log in and see that instead of going to the app launcher and clicking on Calendar to see you appointments for that day, suddenly it’s gone! Instead you have to go to Outlook now to get the calendar. 

 

And now more changes are coming. This article below from CNN details some of these forthcoming changes, such as an improved Outlook search function or changes to the Ribbon.

 

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/13/technology/microsoft-office-365-changes/index.html

 

At Intellezy, we strive to keep our videos as up-to-date as possible on Office 365. We update our videos at a minimum every 6 months, and sooner than that if a big change rolls out.

 

Here’s an example of a new video we added to reflect a change in 365. OneNote Online added a feature called immersive reader, which allows you to have your text read aloud to you.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp4GT_8WAVM

New Course Release: American Sign Language

There are between 250,000 to 500,000 native speakers of American Sign Language (ASL), which is the primary sign language of deaf communities in the US and Canada. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language).

Intellezy has just released a course with over 2 hours of videos to help you learn ASL. This course will give you an overview of the origins of the language, the alphabet and fingerspelling, colors, animals, foods and drinks, family signs, feelings, professions, verbs and key nouns. There will also be opportunities for practicing vocabulary and sentences. At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a short story in ASL.

Here is a sample from our ASL course on the signs for animals:

https://youtu.be/nyw1Rd4bNTk

The Importance of a Lab Environment

When you are learning a new technical skill, being able to practice in a simulated lab environment can be enormously helpful.

Microsoft offers an array of free hands-on lab environments:

https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs

Here you’ll find instructor-led labs and self-paced labs to help sharpen your skills on topics such as Azure Data Migration Services or SQL Server.

Other companies, such as Oracle (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/hands-on-labs/ovm-1908457.html) offer similar lab environments as well.

At Intellezy, we have a number of technical courses that can help you learn the skills you need to pass an exam. We just released a new course, Installation, Storage and Compute Windows Server 2016, which will help you prepare for Exam 70-740.

This course is designed to convey the knowledge and skills needed to work with Windows Server 2016. Key administrative responsibilities, such as implementing server images, planning and configuring storage solutions, and monitoring virtual machine installations will be covered.

Here is a sample from this course on installing and configuring server core:

https://youtu.be/3lEMNucsJpk