Working, learning or teaching from home? There are several free services that can aid in social distancing, working remotely and communicating online. Popular learning platform Treehouse offers a free 28-minute video How to Work Remotely: The Most Successful Habits and Skills to Put Into Practice. Here are a few popular services along with instructions for using them:
Skype: Microsoft’s cross-compatible text, voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating across different types of devices. Tutorial | Skype support
Google Hangouts: Google’s chat and video platform. Best for communicating to others with Google or Gmail accounts. Tutorial | Hangouts support
Zoom: Popular platform for hosting video conferences and webinars, easy to invite new users through email. Only free for 40 minute and under meetings. Tutorial | Zoom support
Facetime: Apple’s integrated voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating between Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Tutorial | Facetime support
Facebook Messenger: Facebook’s integrated text, voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating with active Facebook users. Tutorial | Facebook Messenger support
Jamm: Communication app for remote work. Includes a how to work from home tip sheet.
Remote Doctor Visits: Through your health insurance, you may have access to avoid the doctor’s office and visit a doctor remotely by text, voice or video. Contact your provider to see if you are eligible and for instructions to use these services.
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