The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
At CCAC, we will be using Microsoft’s tool for Unified Communications which is called Lync. For information on access, please talk to your supervisor.
Videoconferencing allows CCAC faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in interviews, meetings, and discussions and promotes collaboration between all of the campuses and centers located in the many geographical locations. CCAC has several rooms equipped for videoconferencing. All of these facilities are designed to be a self-service. If training, technical support, testing or setting up a meeting is needed, please contact the ITS ServiceDesk at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled video conference. If you are scheduling a meeting with multiple participants, or if you or other participants don't have Lync installed on your PC, you can reserve a conference room at your campus and/or other locations. It is the responsibility of the meeting organizer to reserve the conference rooms through Astra. Please be sure to reserve rooms for each meeting location. The equipment is sufficient for approximately 7–10 participants per location. Each facility is equipped with a data projector or television, laptop or desktop, Lync 2013, Logitech Conference Speaker Phone with remote, Logitech Conference Camera and a wireless or wired keyboard and mouse. Quick reference guides are available in each location. An overview of the Videoconferencing rooms is located below:
The following steps and information are necessary to host and schedule a Lync Meeting using one of the new rooms listed above.
Lync Facilitator Information
Lync meetings require a facilitator in each room who will log in and setup the meeting for the group. The facilitator can be anyone from the campus who can log into the system and can help with the Lync process. It can be one of the attendees or someone who is sponsoring the event at that campus. It is highly recommended to get a commitment from a facilitator from each location prior to reserving rooms.
1. Identify the following for the Lync Meeting:
2. Identify and Reserve a Videoconference Room
3. Inform Meeting Attendees (Meeting Facilitators)
4. Setup a Calendar Invite for the Lync Meeting Rooms
5. Attend the Lync Meeting
6. Meeting Facilitators Information
Training Requests\Instructional Materials
If you would like to conduct a test prior to your meeting date or would like instructional training you must schedule this at least three business days in advance.