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Wired and Wireless networks are managed and maintained by UTS
Classroom Directory Learn More
Consult the Campus Classroom Directory to discover the capacity, available presentation technology, and accessibility offerings in your classroom.
Classroom Presentation Technology Learn More
Presentation technology in registrar-controlled classrooms is supported by Campus Classroom Technologies. Learn how to use the equipment, book an orientation, or consult to find out how your course delivery method may work in the classroom. Contact Campus Classroom Technologies for the access codes to the equipment in your classroom.
Some classrooms on campus are controlled and maintained by individual departments, including the presentation technology in the rooms. Find the applicable classrooms and the support contacts using the Campus Classroom Directory.
WEB AND VIDEO CONFERENCING TOOLS
McMaster has two recommended web and video conferencing tools for students and instructors. The specific video conferencing tools will be specified by the instructor. Some instructors may require the use of some or all of these tools.
Microsoft Teams is a highly collaborative platform and allows instructors to host and participate in video conferences, share and edit documents together and engage with rich chat functionality. All instructors can access Microsoft Teams through their Microsoft 365 license.
All eligible McMaster faculty, staff and active students now have access to licensed accounts. In some cases, users may need to make an additional request to obtain a zoom license. You can use Zoom on a laptop, smartphone or tablet through your browser or app.
*NOTE: Students need to activate their accounts by signing in via the zoom portal for McMaster with MacID and password. Failing to do so will prevent the use of features such as breakout rooms.
While licenses are available for the campus community, UTS strongly recommends that students, staff and faculty members use Microsoft Teams for any sessions or interactions containing sensitive information. Students can view a ‘Features & Use Cases’ comparison table here, which shows the strengths, accessibility and security levels of each McMaster-provided web and video conferencing tool.
ADDITIONAL TECH RESOURCES
These additional tech resources will allow students to maintain their access to McMaster tools from online.
LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning platform to help learners gain professional, technical and career skills. All instructors have access to LinkedIn Learning and do not need a LinkedIn profile.
Echo 360 is a free, active learning and lecture-capturing platform that allows instructors to view content, take notes, and discuss.
McMaster’s libraries are dedicated to providing instructors with research and learning resources, expert help and friendly service as it moves online. Many resources have increased remote access, such as e-books, journals, databases, along with off-campus access to computers.
With an increase in online work, there is an increase in cyber threats. Email phishing and malware attacks are on the rise. Learning about these threats and why creating strong passwords are an important security measure to keep you safe.
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Email Phishing Take the Course
Don’t take the bait. Stay up to date on email phishing tactics used by criminals. Many phishing emails will try to lure you by clicking a link, downloading an attachment, or giving up personal information. Identify phishing scams, Report suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and Delete the email from your inbox and deleted folder. Click the link for phishing training.
Anti-Virus Software Anti-Virus Software
Protect yourself from malicious software. All computers are vulnerable to malware, and Android mobile devices have become increasingly a target. These threats have the potential to seriously disrupt your studies. Block and reduce these malware attacks by securing your devices.
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It is important to protect all your computers and mobile phones with anti-virus software. The most common way for malware to infect your device is through your web browser. This is why phishing emails entice you to click on links! Installing a browser security and/or privacy plugin provides an additional layer of protection against malware.
Choose an anti-virus product that you trust and run periodic scans of all of your files. Keep all of your software up to date. And most of all, practice safe browsing!
Available anti-virus software
- TrendMicro Anti-Virus Licenses are available for purchase on the Campus Store website.
- The McMaster IT Security Team also recommends Microsoft Defender, AVG, Bitdefender.
Read this article for more detailed information about anti-virus software and how it works to protect your devices
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Passwords should be Long, at least 8 characters. They should be Complex and not contain common dictionary words or names, while also using a mix of numbers, upper case, lower case, and symbols. Use a Unique password for your MacID that is separate from other accounts. Your password should also be Secret—never share it with anyone.
McMaster maintains its commitment to accessibility as instructors shift to online teaching. Find out how to use accessibility features for online learning tools below.
For more Technology Resources please visit the Office 365 Hub
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Accessibility Hub Learn More
McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion Office has resources on accessibility for web and video conferencing tools.
Accessibility Webinars Sessions
Learn about accessibility features of Microsoft 365, such as Word and PowerPoint.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Visit SAS
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides academic accommodation assistance and related supports to students with disabilities at McMaster.