Lotus Sametime 3 User Essentials

Course Code: STU30
Product: Lotus Sametime 3.0
Duration: 0.5 days
Topics/Pages: 9 topics / 102 pages
Price (US dollars):
$10 per user


Sametime lets you communicate with other people in different locations in real-time over the network or Internet and use its chat, presentation, audio, and video tools.

During this course you learn how to use these key Sametime components:

  • Sametime Connect for the desktop
  • Sametime Meeting Room
  • Sametime Welcome Page
  • Sametime Meeting Center
  • Sametime Discussions.

Course goals

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • create and maintain a Connect List in Sametime Connect for the desktop
  • determine the online status of other people
  • change your online status
  • protect your privacy by allowing only certain people to know your online status
  • start Chat and Instant Meetings with one or more people
  • moderate a meeting using the Whiteboard and Screen Sharing Tools as well as the send a web page, poll people, change the moderator, and grant/revoke permissions
  • schedule a meeting that includes an uploaded presentation file
  • participate in a meeting and use the meeting room tools such as hand raising and chat
  • record a scheduled meeting and play it back using the playback client
  • participate in a Sametime Discussion, using its threaded topic and real-time features
  • use the Audio and Video tools during a meeting.


This course assumes basic personal computer and software skills, and is designed for individuals who can:
  • start and stop software applications in Microsoft® Windows™
  • perform basic Windows operations such as manage windows, cut and paste, drag/drop, etc.
  • use Microsoft Windows Explorer to find and organize files
  • use the Internet Explorer 5.01+ (SP2) or 5.5 (SP2) browser to open and navigate Web sites
  • use any type of email
  • create, format, and print documents using a graphical word processing software package
  • participate in a Domino Discussion database (either from a Browser or Notes).


This course is sold as a half day course, though there is an abundance of material that you probably won't have time to cover.

Course design

This course combines concept presentations, demonstrations, and exercises to guide your learning. Though designed for instructor-lead classes, with the proper equipment and software individuals can also use this course for self-study.

Please consult the Set Up document for this course to make sure the correct environment is in place before starting the course.


Topic 1: Get Started 

Why Sametime?
Sametime components
Start Sametime Connect for the Desktop
Automatically start Sametime Connect at startup
Manually change your online presence status
Exercise: Change your online status
Change your online presence status preference
Protect your privacy
Sametime Help System
Exercise: Get Help
Additional user documentation

Topic 2: Contact List 

Add people
Exercise: Add people to Contact List
Changing the Contact List
Know when others become active
Add a public group
Exercise: Add public group
Save Contact List
Add AOL Instant Messenger buddies
AOL Instant Messenger limitationsTopic 3: Chat Tool Chat with one person
Exercise: Chat with one person
Save the chat transcript
Chatting with multiple people in a Chat Meeting
Exercise: Chat Meeting
Upgrade a Chat Meeting
Know when you are invited
Send file
AOL Instant Messenger limitations

Topic 4: Instant Meetings 

Meeting types
Start an Instant Meeting Room
Exercise: Instant Meeting
Use the Whiteboard
Exercise: Whiteboard
Moderate a meeting
Exercise: Permissions
Send Web pages
Exercise: Send Web page
Poll attendees
Exercise: Poll attendees
Assign a new moderator
Hand raising

Topic 5: Screen Sharing 

Start Screen Sharing
Exercise: Screen sharing
Giving others control of your screen
Participant Details List
Screen sharing and permissions

Topic 6: Scheduled Meetings 

Schedule a meeting
Essentials tab
Files tab
Security tab
Tools tab
Locations tab
Exercise: Schedule a meeting
Save Whiteboard to file
Attach file to Whiteboard

Topic 7: Audio and Video Tools 

Resource requirements
Test your capabilities
Advertise your capabilities
Permission to speak
Microphone modes
Exercise: Video tool
Sametime Broadcast client

Topic 8: Record and Playback Meetings 

Record the meeting
Play back the meeting

Topic 9: Sametime Discussions 

Open Sametime Discussion
Exercise: Use Sametime Discussion