Manage the Permissions for Microsoft Teams – Mac OS Mojave+

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Manage the Permissions for Microsoft Teams - Mac OS Mojave+
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On Mac OS's Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15) you may find it necessary to set the preferences for Microsoft Teams, MediaStream and Panopto to make use of your cameral, microphone and to record your screen. These security settings have been introduced by Apple in response to privacy and security issues, particularly in relation to the Zoom platform (unsupported for use at the university), however they affect all screensharing/screenrecording and webinar tools including Microsoft Teams. <ol> <li>Click on <a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/applescreenshot2.png"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1021" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/applescreenshot2.png" alt="Apple icon screenshot" width="17" height="16" /></a>&gt; System Preferences &gt; <strong>Security &amp; Privacy</strong>. <a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-55-07.png"><img class="alignnone wp-image-1018 size-medium" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-55-07-300x269.png" alt="Screenshot of system preferences on a Mac" width="300" height="269" /></a></li> <li>Click on the <strong>Privacy</strong> option across the top bar. Start by checking the <strong>Camera</strong> option. Ensure that the boxes are ticked for Microsoft Teams, MEDIALecture and Panopto. You may need to click on the lock on the bottom-left to make changes - you will be asked for your computer login password to authenticate. <a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-56-21.png"><img class="alignnone wp-image-1022 size-medium" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-56-21-300x257.png" alt="Screenshot of the Camera privacy settings" width="300" height="257" /></a></li> <li>Next, check the permissions for your <strong>Microphone</strong>, which you find next on the list. Ensure that the boxes are ticked for Microsoft Teams, MEDIALecture and Panopto. <a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-56-44.png"><img class="alignnone wp-image-1023 size-medium" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-56-44-300x257.png" alt="Screenshot of microphone permissions" width="300" height="257" /></a></li> <li>Please note the next setting is different depending on whether you are on Mac OS Mojave (10.14) or Mac OS Catalina (10.15). Screen sharing is controlled under the <strong>Accessiblity</strong> settings on <strong>Mac OS Mojave</strong>.<strong>On Mac OS Mojave</strong> Click on <strong>Accessibility</strong>, to allow screensharing you need to tick the box next to Microsoft Teams. This is not typically necessary for MediaLecture and Panopto, but if you encounter issues after testing you may need to review this setting.<a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-57-14.png"><img class="alignnone wp-image-1024 size-medium" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/2020-04-06_12-57-14-300x257.png" alt="Screenshot of the Accessibility settings on Mac OS Mojave" width="300" height="257" /></a></li> </ol> &nbsp; <h2><strong>On Mac OS Catalina</strong></h2> Click on <strong>Screen Recording </strong>and ensure that the boxes are ticked for MS Teams, Panopto and others (e.g. Chrome in this example, for if you plan to use Teams via a web browser or if you plan to use a tool like Google Meet via Chrome - this is a third-party unsupported tool). <a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/Screenshot-2020-04-03-at-07.50.02.png"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1025" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/Screenshot-2020-04-03-at-07.50.02-300x258.png" alt="Screenshot of the Screen Recording preferences in MacOS Catalina" width="300" height="258" /></a> Finally on Mac OS Catalina only you may also need to check the <strong>Accessibility</strong> settings to make sure that MS Teams has permissions for the control functions. Again it a case of ticking the boxes and then once you are finished you can close the padlock on the bottom-left of the window to confirm. <a href="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/image001.png"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1026" src="https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/teachingcontingency/files/2020/07/image001-300x257.png" alt="Screenshot of accessibility settings on MacOS Catalina" width="300" height="257" /></a>
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I have been working in the Educational Technology field within Higher Education for eleven years. A big part of my job is finding new and innovative ways of integrating technology into current teaching and learning methodology. This can include assisting academic staff with Virtual Learning Environments/Learning Management Systems (Blackboard), implementing specific software packages, maximising current technologies and championing new ones. I find this profession both riveting and rewarding. I really enjoy life on the cutting edge, but I also enjoy being able to help staff achieve small and meaningful efficiencies; sometimes that makes all the difference.

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