Virtual Meetings & Hearings

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As we continue to respond to COVID-19, DHEC’s Office of Environmental Affairs remains committed to providing opportunities for meaningful public involvement as part of our on-going decision-making processes. Virtual meetings are necessary to keep regulatory actions moving forward as an open and public process while social distancing is the norm. The Office of Environmental Affairs uses Skype for Business and MS Teams to host virtual meetings. Below are some helpful tips for using these platforms.  

Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams


Skype for Business

Joining via a Desktop or Laptop

  1. To ensure you will be able to fully participate in the virtual meeting/hearing, verify that your computer has working speakers & a microphone.
  2. Click the link for the meeting & select "Join with the Skype Meetings App."

    Join Skype Instructions - Step 1
  3. Click "Install and Join Skype Meetings App." Follow your browser's instructions for installing the Skype for Business Web App plug-in, which is required for audio, video, and screen sharing.

    Join Skype Instructions - Step 2
     
  4. On the Skype Meetings App sign-in page, enter your First and Last Name and select Join.

    Join Skype Instructions - Step 3

Joining via Mobile Phone, iPad, or Tablet

  1. Download the Skype for Business App on your device. It is available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
     

    Google Play logo   Apple app store logo

     
  2. Click on the meeting link. The Skype for Business App will automatically launch. Select "Join as a Guest."
    Join Skype App - Step 1

     
  3. Enter your First and Last Name and select Join.

Join Skype App - Step 2

Dialing into the Meeting

You also have the option to call into the meeting via a conference call number & code. The code will be provided to you prior to the meeting. An example of a conference call number & code is below:

1-864-558-7311 | 988544997#

Microsoft Teams

Joining via a Desktop or Laptop

  1. To ensure you will be able to fully participate in the virtual meeting/hearing, verify that your computer has working speakers & a microphone.
  2. Click the link for the meeting & select "Join with the Skype Meetings App."

    Join Teams - Step 1
  3. On the Microsoft Teams sign-in page, enter your First and Last Name and select "Join". Please ensure that your microphone is muted and your video is off to avoid meeting disruptions & feedback.

    Join Teams - Step 2

Joining via Mobile Phone, iPad, or Tablet

  1. Download the Microsoft Teams App on your device. It is available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
     

    Google Play logo   Apple app store logo

     
  2. Click on the meeting link. The Microsoft Teams App will automatically launch. Select "Join as a Guest."

    Join Teams App - Step 1
  3. If you see a notification asking to give Teams the permission to access your device's microphone, click "OK."

    Join Teams App - Step 2
  4. Enter your First and Last Name and select Join.

    Join Teams App - Step 3

Dialing into the Meeting

You also have the option to call into the meeting via a conference call number & code. The code will be provided to you prior to the meeting. An example of a conference call number & code is below:

1-864-558-7311 | 988544997#