Schedule your conference calls with BlueJeans

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Does your unit make regular conference calls? If so, encourage your colleagues to use BlueJeans to schedule their own calls moving forward.

Starting in July, a relatively small number of people in the U-M community who contacted university operators for assistance will need to set up conference calls themselves. ITS and Student Affairs will discontinue operator-assisted conferencing calls on June 30, 2017.

Operators have been using BlueJeans, U-M’s preferred conferencing service, to schedule calls. An account is needed to schedule and moderate BlueJeans meetings, but all participants can join without an account.

Using BlueJeans

People in participating U-M units can set up BlueJeans conference calls on their own for no additional charge by following these steps:

  1. Create a U-M BlueJeans Account
  2. Optional: Download and install software to make scheduling easier
    • Browser extensions for Chrome and Safari allow you to schedule BlueJeans meetings in Google Calendar
    • An add-in for Microsoft Outlook allows you to manage BlueJeans meetings in Outlook calendar
  3. Schedule a BlueJeans meeting

ITS offers resources to help with Getting Started and completing Common Tasks. For more information about this change, contact Jennifer Herron at jbroniak@umich.edu.