Technology for Virtual Sessions
In setting up your BU Zoom account and participating in Orientation, you are promising to treat others and yourself with respect. In building a sense of belonging among us all, we need to be willing to listen to different perspectives and share our own in a good-faith manner that develops knowledge and creates a common understanding.
Step 1: Log in to your Boston University Zoom account.
You will need your BU username and Kerberos password to make this happen.
For more information on getting started with Zoom at Boston University, including authorizing your Zoom account with your BU login, please visit our IS&T website.
Step 2: Set up your profile.
Use your preferred name in the display. Update it with a photo. Remember, you’re in college now: use good judgement when presenting yourself to classmates and potential mentors for the first time. Don’t make people remember you for the wrong reasons.
Step 3: Get familiar with the platform.
The best way to participate in the live, remote sessions is through the Zoom Client being installed on a personal computer, and not by accessing through your phone, Chromebook, or a web browser in general. Consider downloading the program on your computer, and testing out a private location where you can reliably hear and interact with others. We understand that sometimes technology can be tough (and non-compliant), so no matter how you choose to attend the live, remote session our priority is you feel comfortable talking and engaging with others (there will be chances to turn your camera on!). Please make this your priority as well.
Step 4: Get VPN Access
While VPN is not necessary for attending the live, remote sessions, you may need it down the road during your academic career. Follow directions from IS&T to learn more on setting it up.
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