Video Conferencing and Online Learning Free Tools and Training Resources
At AVI-SPL, we are providing a variety of resources to our clients to weather the current global crisis caused by COVID-19. Many of our partners and video conferencing providers are also offering assistance. We’ve highlighted free services and training resources available for both corporate and education clients.
Microsoft is providing a variety of options for both corporate and education clients.
Education: Microsoft provides Office 365 with Teams, A1 tier, for free.
- Teams Intro for Educators
- How-To Online Classes & Lectures
- How-To Online Meetings with Students
Corporate: Microsoft is providing six months of Office 365 with Teams for six months, E1 tier, for new clients.
Cisco Webex is currently offering the first month free on a monthly plan, and the first four months free on an annual plan in certain countries. Get details.
Need Help Getting Started?
- Deployment & Adoption
- Network Readiness
- Administration & Configuration
- Audio, Video, and Device Management
- Troubleshooting Guides
Not sure whether Microsoft Teams or Cisco Webex is a better solution for your organization? Check out our guidance on selecting UCC solutions.
Lifesize is offering free, unlimited video conferencing to all businesses for six months. They also provide free additional licensing to all current clients to ensure they can meet their immediate needs.
- 90 Second Overview Video – (Opens video playlist in new tab)
- Schedule a Meeting
- How to Screen Share
- How to Connect to a Calendar
- Add a Passcode to Your Meeting
- Add Contacts
Many schools and businesses are using Zoom for their remote meeting and online learning needs.
Education update: Zoom has removed its 40-minute limit on free accounts for K-12 clients in a variety of countries, including the U.S.
Zoom is providing daily demos and webinars as well as a variety of recorded content to help you get started with their platform.