What are you doing on Thursday at 1200?
Want to come to a free webinar?
We are evaluating a different platform for hosting our on-line training sessions and while we have tested it internally we need to check it out there in the ‘real world’ before we can say it is good to use with people who we train. We are specifically looking for
- People in #LocalGov who have lovely firewalls and policy settings that render perfectly good machines useless
- People behind corporate firewalls in general, so if you are at work and you won’t get crucified for trying something new come along
- People who don’t have super fast broadband connections
- Different operating systems, we have tested on OSX & Windows 7, so if you have Ubuntu, Win98 or some other home brew system, you are our friends
- Someone to try connecting over a public WiFi network and or Mobile Broadband or even dial-up!
We are planning to run the session for about an hour, we will do a short presentation and some desktop sharing as we would if we were running a training session. Then we will have a general discussion about the platform, this is where you can press buttons, try out the VoIP or webcams.
After the session we would like you to complete a short survey about how it worked for you. If there is a big demand for places I will schedule another session for later the same day
I don’t want to go in to too much detail about the set up or joining the meeting for the first time as we want this to be as close to ‘real world’ as possible, so we are purposely not creating a step by step joining guide as we want to see how simple it is for users coming in blind. If you get stuck of course we will do our best to help you out but we need to see how easy it is for regular users and not IT wizards. When you join the session you will need to accept and allow various applications to run as part of the session, if you’re not comfortable with doing that on your machine or you think your network admin might come screaming in to your office to wrench the network cable out of your machine then this might be a good time to stop reading 😉
If you are comfortable with everything so far, here are a couple of links that may be useful to you.
If you are free for an hour or even part of an hour and want to come and help us test this, then leave a comment below and remember to use an E-mail address that we can send an invite to. We will be asking about your hardware & OS and how you connected in the post webinar survey but if want to leave some details in the comments about what OS & connection you will be using to help us get a good spread of systems that would be grand.
I’ll be sending invites out tomorrow morning.
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