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 Teams free options and support

Microsoft is providing a variety of options for both corporate and education clients.

Education: Microsoft provides Office 365 with Teams, A1 tier, for free.

MS Teams IT & faculty resources

  • 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.

MS Office 365 IT Resources

Cisco Webex Offers and Support

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.


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Webex End User Resources

  • How to Schedule and Join
  • Set Audio/Video Preferences
  • How to Share a Screen
  • How to Host a Meeting
  • How to Message

Webex administrator resources

  • 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 Video Conferencing Offers

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

Zoom Tutorials and Upgrades to Free Version

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.

Zoom Video Tutorials are also available:

  • Join a Meeting
  • Schedule a Meeting (Outlook or Google )
  • Meeting Controls
  • Schedule a Zoom Webinar
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Closed Captioning
  • Recording a Meeting
  • Configure Audio/Video
  • User Management
  • Reporting & Dashboard
  • Room Connector
  • Group Collaboration
  • Share Multiple Screens Simultaneously

Learn more about AVI-SPL

Our teams are here to support you during the COVID-19 crisis. Visit our Support page or get details in the Service Solutions Brochure.

Need help getting your organization started?

Call us at 866-708-5034 or contact us.