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Attending your Course Registration Advising Appointment

As an incoming student, you should have received an email from an advisor that includes a Schedule Link with instructions for scheduling your Course Registration Advising Appointment. These appointments are conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams.

At the time of your appointment, an advisor will initiate a video call with you through Microsoft Teams. This article includes instructions on some basic Teams setup, how to attend your appointment, and some frequently asked questions.

Prepare for your advising appointment early.

Please test that you can log into Microsoft Teams a few days prior to your appointment date.

The instructions below should get you up and running with Teams, but additional information can be found in our dedicated Microsoft Teams article.

Attending through Teams via Web Browser

This is the recommended method for most users, and can be done quickly without installing Teams (see supported browsers here).

Signing into Teams on the Web

  1. Visit teams.microsoft.com.
  2. Enter your UVM email address, then click Next.
  3. If prompted, enter your UVM NetID and password
  4. You should now be signed into Microsoft Teams.

Attending your Appointment

Headphones Recommended

Consider wearing headphones during your appointment.

  1. A few minutes before your advising appointment, sign into Microsoft Teams as detailed in the previous section.
  2. An advisor will invite you to the advising appointment. You can choose to share video using your web cam, or voice-only using your computers microphone.
  3. Your browser may prompt you to allow Microsoft Teams to use your mic and camera for the call. Click Allow.
  4. You should now be connected with an advisor.

Share your Desktop or a Window



Source: Microsoft

Teams allows you to share your entire desktop, an application window, or PowerPoint presentations.

  1. From an active meeting or video call, click the Share button.
  2. Select what you want to share – choose from Desktops, application windows, PowerPoints, or Browse to a file you’d like to show.
  3. A red border will appear around the item you’re sharing. In this example, we’re sharing a Chrome browser window.
  4. When you’re done, click the “Stop Sharing” button.

Attending on a Mobile Device

Will you be sharing your screen?

Attend your appointment through Teams via Web Browser if you plan to share content from your screen.

Android: Installing Teams

  1. Install Microsoft Teams from the Google Play Store.
  2. Once installed, open the Teams app.
  3. Tap Sign in, enter your UVM email address, then tap Sign in again.
  4. Log in with your UVM NetID and password.
    You should now be signed into Teams.

iOS: Installing Teams

  1. Install Microsoft Teams from the Apple App Store.
  2. Once installed, open the Teams app.
  3. Tap Sign in, enter your UVM email address, then tap Sign in again.
  4. Log in with your UVM NetID and password.
    You should now be signed into Teams.

Attending your Appointment in the Mobile App

Headphones Recommended

Consider wearing headphones during your appointment.

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device at the time of your appointment.
  2. An advisor will invite you to the advising appointment – you should see a banner at the top of your device. Click Join.
  3. You should now have connected with an advisor. Tap the camera (1), microphone (2), or speaker  (3) icons to toggle settings.

FAQ

How can I prepare for my appointment?

  1. Test out Microsoft Teams well before your appointment date.
    1. If you have any issues access Microsoft Teams, please Submit a Help Request.
  2. If available, set aside a pair of headphones and a microphone for your appointment.

How do I know when my advising appointment is scheduled.

Check your UVM Email. You will receive periodic email and/or text notifications once your appointment has been schedule.

Updated on July 20, 2020

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