Information Technology Services (ITS)
Find the best of both worlds by applying simple tips to run your hybrid meetings effectively. Refer to the suggested AV components for meeting rooms and find out what videoconferencing solutions might best suit your needs.
Connect+Learn hybrid meeting series
Watch a Connect+Learn recording for an overview of best practices for hybrid meetings and how to set up a hybrid meeting room from start to finish.
Return to campus
Get hybrid work strategies for success from the Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration’s return to campus focus group.
Whether you’re teaching in person or online, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation has a wealth of resources available to help you – from educational technology and tools to support for course design and much more.
Keeping your data and computing environment safe and secure is a team effort. Read the information security guidelines to learn what you can do to work safely and what security features are enabling safe work in our Microsoft 365 environment.
Frequently asked questions
Information Technology Services offers a variety of U of T-integrated systems and tools to enhance your team's hybrid work experience, such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Review the videoconferencing solutions for more information.
Review these questions to ask yourself before planning a meeting room design and the pros and cons of using a Microsoft Teams Room or bringing your own device.
Any meeting room with an internet connection can accommodate a standard hybrid meeting with a laptop or phone. If you have specific needs, your meeting is not standard, or you are interested in investing in more specialized equipment, review the AV guidelines for meeting rooms and the following list of recommendations:
- Internet connection (ideally a wired connection as opposed to relying on Wi-Fi)
- A dedicated computer or appropriate ports for attaching a laptop
- A device that can run Microsoft Teams and Zoom
- A dedicated camera (as opposed to one built into the device)
- Data projectors (digital projection) and TV monitors
- Sound systems, including proper microphones and echo-cancelation technology
- A control system (a device that allows for items like multiple inputs, lighting control, etc.)
- Room booking system (to avoid scheduling conflicts)
Connect+Learn sessions aim to provide end-user training around common technologies and applications such as Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint and VPNs. Each session features a brief presentation followed by a question and answer discussion.
Links to previous session recordings and resources can be found on the past Connect+Learn sessions page.
No. In the workplace, the term hybrid applies to an employee’s physical location when carrying out their job responsibilities, and is used to describe work arrangements that include both in-person and virtual attendance. As applied to courses offered at the University, hybrid refers to a course that has been designed such that students participate through a mix of online and in-person interaction. Hybrid courses do not require instructors to accommodate virtual and in-person participation in real time through the use of webinar technology in the classroom.
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