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Collaboration with Alumni

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Dartmouth's Office 365 Collaboration Tools offers a way to collaborate in real-time, allowing multiple people to edit, comment or add to one version of a document at the same time, see who made changes, and access the document from many different devices.

The Office 365 Collaboration Tools that facilitate collaboration with Dartmouth Alumni include Office 365 Groups, and Skype for Business.

Alumni can be added as a "Guest" member to an Office 365 group. A personal email address or their Dartmouth alumni email address will be needed to invite them to the group membership. They will receive an email inviting them to click a link to join the group. In addition to Dartmouth.edu accounts, guest access also works for any email accounts including corporate and consumer domains (such as Outlook.com or Gmail.com). If the guest email identity is associated with a Microsoft account (such as Office 365 or Outlook.com accounts, for instance), the user is directed to a sign-in page to identify themselves. If the guest doesn’t have a Microsoft account, they will be directed to a sign-up page to create an account that is tied to their non-Microsoft account. Once this is done, they will have access to the conversations, files, notebook and calendar associated with the group.

Alumni can be invited via their personal email address or their Dartmouth alumni email address to join a Skype for Business meeting created by Dartmouth faculty, students or staff. They can then join the meeting by using the Skype Meetings App or the Skype for Business Web App from their browser.

The basic steps to join a Skype for Business meeting with Skype Meetings App are:

  1. Open the meeting request in your email or calendar, and select Join Skype Meeting.

    Join with Skype for Business Web App
  2. Follow your browser's instructions for installing Skype Meetings App. For example, in Internet Explorer, select Run when you see the alert at the bottom of the browser window.

  3. On the Skype Meetings App sign-in page, enter your name, and select Join.

The basic steps to join a Skype for Business meeting with Skype for Business Web App are:

  1. Open the meeting request in your email or calendar, and select Join Skype Meeting.

  2. On the Skype for Business Web App sign-in page, enter your name, and select Join the meeting.

    Sign in to Skype for Business Web App as a guest or with your organization's credentials

 

Topic: 
Email, Communication and Collaboration
Subtopic: 
Dartmouth Accounts
Last updated: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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