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How to use AirServer

AirServer is the most advanced AirPlay receiver for Mac and PC.

On Mac, It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices or Macs (with built-in mirroring functionality) running Mountain Lion or newer.

 

Installation & Setup

  1. How do I install AirServer?
  • Download AirServer and run the installer.
  • In the AirServer Activation window, enter your activation code.
    • Go to ICT office for the activation code.
  • Click Activate. AirServer is now ready to use.
    • No window will open on your computer until you begin streaming or mirroring content to AirServer.

If you experience any errors with your installation or activation, please ask for help from ICT

2. Change your Airplay display name and set password on AirServer.

You will need to change your Airplay display name to make it easier to find your laptop. When AirServer is running on your computer, it will be listed on all iOS devices connected to the same network. Anyone who can see your computer will be able to stream to AirServer unless you enable your password settings.

  • Click the AirServer icon on the menu bar of your screen, choose Preferences from the drop menu.

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  • In the “General” tab enter a new computer name. Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.17.47 AM
  • Select “Fixed Password”. Enter a password of your choosing.  

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  • Click on the Rebroadcast Services tab in the AirServer Icon

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 Anyone who tries to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter the password. Without the correct password, they will not be able to stream or mirror to AirServer.

Troubleshooting

  1. Device does not discover or connect to my computer

First, make sure that your iOS device and your computer running AirServer are on the same network.
Try turning off the WiFi on your iOS device for 5 seconds and then turn it back on.
​If this does not fix the issue try powering off your iOS device, wait for 5 seconds and then turn it back on.

This is a common iOS issue and it is always good to restart your iOS device regularly.

  1. Mirroring lag or a choppy connection

Choppy connections are due to sub-optimal network conditions. Here are some things you can try to improve mirroring performance:

  • If your computer uses WiFi, make sure that it is receiving good WiFi signal. Alternatively try connecting your computer to the network using an ethernet cable.
  • Make sure that your iOS device shows at-least 2 out of 3 bars of WiFi signal strength.
  • If you are using non-Apple bluetooth devices with your computer, they could be interfering with the Wireless connection and causing lags. Try turning off all bluetooth devices that aren’t from Apple.
  • Try changing the mirroring optimization (under the mirroring tab) to 720p and mirror again. If AirServer is projecting on a display which is 1080p (or larger), and mirroring optimization is set for “Any Device – Recommended,” then AirServer will automatically negotiate 1080p mirroring resolution which looks very sharp but may cause slowness on sub-optimal networks.  Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.18.03 AM
  • For even better performance, but lower quality, select the “slow network” option under the mirroring tab. Then mirror again. This will lower the mirroring quality but lower the network usage by up to 4 times.

 

How to make an appointment in Office 365

 

  1. Go to:  https://portal.office.com/  and click on Calendar.Picture1
  2. In the Calendar interface:
    Step 1 – Select the calendar group which you want make appointment
    Step 2 – Double click on the time slot to make an appointment. (e.g. I want to have a meeting with Jenny in room 2411 from 9:00-10:00 on November 3rd.
    Step 3 – Type meeting name, select time and select your group calendar and any other details you wish to have.
    Step 4 – Add a location – begin typing locationck that time slot on the Calendar, choose “More details” on the lower right corner. (Follow step1,2,3)

 

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Step 3 – Type meeting name, select time and select your group calendar and any other details you wish to have.
Step 4 – Add a location – Click on “Add room” and choose a location from the list.

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Step 5 – Add people – Start typing the name of the person you want to invite and choose from the list provided. To view the invitee’s schedule, click on “Scheduling assistant”.

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Below is mine and her schedule at Nov3.It shows she just busy at 11:40-12:20.

So 9:00-10:00 is fine for her. Choose “OK” to return the main panel.

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  1. Then I need check the room whether available at that time as well.

I named the appointment “Meeting about ****”, then click “Add room” button. System will show up all the free Venues that time. I find the room 2411 and choose it. If you can’t find your desire room there, you may need change another room.

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  1. We can change the time, If this is a weekly meeting, choose ”Every Tuesday”.

You can choose which calendar you want to add this meeting; change the reminder time(default is 15min) ;”Show as” is the status others can see your schedule. If you don’t want others know about this meeting’s location and attendees, check the “Private”box.

At the end, you can write the message that you want send to those attendees in the bottom input box.

Then click the send button on the top-left.Those attendees will get a email,they can choose whether attend this meeting.

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I’ll get an email If Jenny accept or refuse this date.

  1. If I make a mistake create this appointment and want to cancel it. Just find this appointment in my calendar, right click it, choose “send the cancellation now”, this appointment will disappear from my calendar. Or choose “Edit the cancellation before sending”, which way you can write to the attendees the reason why you cancel it.Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 8.38.07 AM

 

OneNote Clipper

onenoteimageOneNote Clipper is a handy extension for your web browser. It works with Chrome, Safari or Firefox. Clipper let’s you easily clip webpages or parts of pages and save them directly to a OneNote notebook.This makes it really handy when doing research, planning a trip or clipping anything else you want to remember.

To get OneNote Clipper on your computer just use your favourite web browser to go to https://www.onenote.com/clipper and follow the instructions to install the extension.

10 tips for better slide decks | TED Blog

We all make a lot of presentations at ISB. Effectively using programs like Keynote, Prezi or PowerPoint can help you get your ideas across well. Here are 10 tips for better slide decks from the TED blog to really make your presentations pop!

 

 

Changing the Display Name On Your Blog

Students, please remember that the policy at ISB is to only show your first name and last initial on your blog–no last names. Here’s a video that shows how to change your display name.

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