Hardware and Telephone
- Quick start guide
- How to reset
- Change between Deskphone and Softphone Modes
- Create a Persistent chat
When logging into Jabber using your user credentials please ensure to log in correctly by entering your Loughborough University username followed by “@lboro.ac.uk” and click on "Sign In".
If you cannot find the software or have removed it previously, it can be re-loaded from the Software Centre. This can be found by typing 'Software Centre' in your Windows search bar.
Configure for calls
Once you have signed in please ensure you have configured Jabber to "Use my computer for calls". To enable this, click on the green small icon of a computer icon at the bottom of the Jabber window. This will allow you to set which device will be used for calls. Select "Use my computer for calls" to be able to use your computer's headset and microphone for telephone calls.
How do I Change Between Jabber Deskphone and Softphone Modes?
Phone controls allows you to set either your desk phone or computer to act as your phone and set up call forwarding.
If you set your computer to act as your phone, and your computer is equipped with a webcam, then you will be able to use Jabber to make video calls.
If you set your desk phone to act as your phone, you will not be able to make video calls using Jabber.
How Do I Create A Persistent Chat Room In Jabber?
As of Tuesday 10th May 2022, IT Services has disabled the persistent chat rooms function within Cisco Jabber and it will not longer be supported. This change is to improve the use of Cisco Jabber to solely support telephony requirements and to support migration from Cisco Jabber to Microsoft Teams which will allow for a greater user experience with added functionality.
We recommend the use of Microsoft Teams to support group chat activity. Guidance on creating teams can be found on the following link: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/microsoft-teams/