There may be times when faculty wish to use BlueJeans to interact with their students remotely (e.g., instructor illness, large number of ill students, inclement weather, etc.). Faculty can use BlueJeans to host a lecture or have an interactive discussion.
Note: If an instructor uses the BlueJeans LTI in Canvas, they don’t have to download it first. If a student gets an email inviting them to a BlueJeans meeting, they don’t have to download the app. They can select the "Join meeting via browser” option.
Why use BlueJeans?
- Screen sharing with students
- Dolby Processing for excellent low-noise sound
- Stability of operation
Perform these tasks before scheduling your first meeting:
Additional steps you may wish to take to become comfortable with BlueJeans before teaching remotely include:
- Watch a BlueJeans video to learn how to connect:
- Run a test connection with the BlueJeans at https://umich.bluejeans.com and check the audio quality of your microphone.
- Navigate the BlueJeans desktop (01:24).
- Review basic troubleshooting for common audio and video challenges.
- Review basic instructions to Attend a BlueJeans Meeting.
Connect to BlueJeans
BlueJeans is available via the following platforms:
- BlueJeans app for MAC, Windows, and Linux
- Using iOS
- Using Android
- By telephone
- On-campus — 3-1841
- USA — 888-240-2560
- Canada — 416.900.2956
- International —premium numbers
- Using a videoconferencing system
Techniques for Teaching Remotely
Once you've determined that BlueJeans is the correct videoconferecing tool to use, you will need to decide how you will use BlueJeans to teach your content. Use BlueJeans to share slides during a lecture or have an interactive conversation with your students.
- Screen Sharing | video (03:01)
- Chatting with Students
- Modifying BlueJeans Settings
- How to schedule and launch BlueJeans within Canvas
- How to download your BlueJeans recording and publish it in your Canvas course