If you are a member or employee of an organization that uses BlueJeans, your organization's administrator will set up your account. This video shows the different ways that you can access that account, and how to install the software you need to use BlueJeans meetings.
- As a member or employee of an organization that uses BlueJeans, your organization's administrator will create an account for you. So, in this movie, I want to see how to access your account and set up the BlueJeans software, and first, there are a few ways you might sign into BlueJeans. You might go straight to the BlueJeans website here and sign in with your username and password. So, if you do have your username and password, you can come here to bluejeans.com, click the Log In button up in the top right, and put those in here. Just keep in mind that your username might be your email address.
If you are already signed in, then this page will look a little bit different. You will not see a Log In button if you are already logged in, instead you'll see a button that says My BlueJeans and you can click on that to get into your account if you're already signed in. Now, when your administrator sets up your account, you might receive an email message that looks like this. I've received this message telling me that an account has been set up for me by my company's administrator. If you get a message like this, you should also get some other message from your administrator telling you what your username and password are or maybe that was provided to you with your onboarding paperwork when you were hired.
If you do get this email and you have your username and password, you can click Log In here which will also take you to the BlueJeans website where you can sign in. So, I want to go ahead and sign in here. My username is my email address, so I'll put that in, then I'll put in the password and click Log In. If this is your first time signing in, you may be prompted to change your temporary password to a permanent password that you choose yourself.
And now I am signed into the BlueJeans website. So, you might sign in through that link in the email or straight at the BlueJeans website, or your company might have a single sign-on service. A single sign-on is one webpage that you sign into, usually managed by your school or your employer. Once you sign in, you have secure links to several services, including things like your payroll utilities, insurance benefits, or communication tools, like BlueJeans.
So, depending on your organization, you might need to sign into your company's single sign-on page, then click the link for BlueJeans and you'll be on your account page ready to go. So, whether you use single sign-on, you go to bluejeans.com, or you click the link in the email, this will be our main hub for working with BlueJeans and we'll come back to this page often in this course. So, that's how you can access your account on the web, however, to actually join a meeting, you will also need to install a small application on your computer. You could click on this link here on the BlueJeans homepage or you could go to bluejeans.com/downloads.
Now, I'm using a Windows computer, so I see a page to download the application for Windows. If you go to this same page on a Mac, you'll see a link for the Mac application. There's also a button here with information about the apps for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, but I think if you're using a smartphone or a tablet, it's best to just go to your device and then go to the App Store on your device and install the app from there, so I'm going to focus on the desktop application. All you really need to do is click on this link, tell it to run the installation, and go through the standard installation process.
If you do not install this application now, you will be prompted to install it when you start your first meeting, so I like to get that taken care of upfront so I don't have to do it later. Now, I've already installed the Windows desktop application, so I'm just going to launch it. I'll go to the Start menu, you can see since I've already installed it, I have it here in Start, so I'll just click on that to open the application. And once again, I'll need to sign into my account, so I'll put my username here, which is my email address, and I do like to leave this option enabled, to remember me, that way I do not have to sign in every time I launch the application.
I'll click Next and then I'll put in my password and hit Sign In. And here we have a great alternative starting point for BlueJeans and in the future, you can use either this application or the website for your starting point, but if you do use the website, as soon as you start a meeting, it will launch this application anyway. Now, we'll learn all about the options on these pages as we go through the rest of the course, but you can see they have similar buttons. These three buttons here on the side in the application are the same as these three buttons on the website.
You can schedule a meeting, join an existing meeting that somebody else created, or start a new meeting right now without pre-scheduling it. When we go back to the BlueJeans app, we see three buttons, they're labeled a little bit differently, but they do the same thing. Whichever one you use for your home base is fine, but you should install the application either way because that will be required to actually join a meeting. Now, one last note before you get started. You should be aware that you do need to have either a microphone connected to your computer or a separate telephone in order to do audio messages and you'll need a camera or a webcam if you want to do video meetings.
Most laptops and many desktop computers have those built in and if you don't have them built-in, you can connect an inexpensive USB webcam and that will add a camera and a microphone at the same time. But it's a really good idea to test your system to make sure the camera, microphone, and other hardware are compatible and working with BlueJeans. So, if we go back to the website, there's a button here to test the video setup. I'll click on that. This will connect you to a meeting with an automated bot. It's basically an animated parrot that repeats everything you say.
That's going to let you test to make sure everything is working with your camera and your microphone. So, let's do this and you're just going to get a preview of what it looks like to join a meeting and the first time you do this, if you're using Windows, you will probably see a notification from Windows Defender Firewall. You can just hit the Allow Access button on that window to continue. So, it's trying to kick me over to the BlueJeans application, of course, so I can see that here in the Taskbar lit up, so I'll click on that. Now I'm in that application, I do want to use my computer audio.
I can see myself here on the webcam, so that looks good. In a moment I'll hit Join a Meeting, but you'll see, everything I say in the meeting will be repeated by that bot, so let's see how that works. So, I'll join now and now I can see that parrot. It will repeat everything I say. - And now I can see that parrot, it will repeat everything I say. - And that's how I can test to make sure that my camera and audio are working. - And that's how I can test to make sure that my camera and audio are working.
- Okay, so that's all I needed, I'll hit the Leave button up here in the top right. I'm finished with this meeting, so I can close this window and hit the Back button here on my web browser. And of course, if you have any problems with that test, you should contact your tech support or IT department. So, I recommend you get set up and make sure everything works before diving into the rest of this course.