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How to Subscribe to the AHECTA Forum without a Gmail Email Address

Posted on January 10th, 2019 in Featured Articles, Member Resources | No Comments


You do not need a GMAIL account to create a Google account.

If you do not have a Google account, you will need to create one using the email address you wish to subscribe to the group with.  If you already have a Google or GMAIL account skip to JOINING THE AHECTA MEMBERS GROUP below.

Go to:

If you do not have any Google accounts you will not see any accounts listed.

Click “Use another account.”

Enter the email address you wish to use to set up your account:

Click Create Account.  Enter your First and Last Name.

Ensure the email address entered is the email address you entered above.

Enter and confirm a password.

Click Next.

Google will send a verification code to the email entered above.  Continue to follow the instructions to set up your account.  This will involve entering a phone number and other info to verify that it is you and to recover your password if forgotten.



Once you have successfully created the Google account, go to:!forum/ahecta_members

Click the Sign In button on the top right of page.

Choose the account you want to use to join AHECTA members group:

Select your preferred email address to subscribe to the group. Once you select which account you will see:

When you click “apply to join this group” you will see the following screen:


Once a manager approves your request to join you will receive an email from the group:

Click “Visit the Group”.

Sign in using the account you set up to join the group.

You can manage your email preferences using the tab indicated below:

PLEASE NOTE: If you are sent an invitation to join AHECTA from one of the Group’s managers you will need to follow the steps for CREATING A GOOGLE ACCOUNT (at the top of this page) if you don’t have one already associated with your email address.

Captioning and Audio Description Guidelines from AMAC

Posted on July 20th, 2018 in Featured Articles | No Comments

AHECTA is working with AMAC Accessibility to keep our members informed and supported when it comes to captioning, audio description, and other accessibility rules, options, and services. AMAC has shared with us their Information for Requesting Captioning or Audio Description Services for Events and Media document, updated for FY19.

Go here for the documentation.


New AHECTA logo

Posted on January 15th, 2018 in Featured Articles | No Comments

2018 marks the start of a new year, for all of us and for AHECTA, too! New beginnings, a chance to change and adapt, and to improve collaboration and communication among academic peers and corporate vendors to find innovative solutions to challenging video and distribution issues. As part of this new beginning, we are proud to share our new official logo as the Association for Higher Education Communications Technology Advancement. There’s a seal logo, a banner logo, and a social media logo:

The new AHECTA logo was designed by Jasmine Lang, of North Carolina State University.

AHECTA Members Google Group

Posted on October 11th, 2017 in Featured Articles | No Comments

Access the AHECTA Members Only Google Group for the latest announcements, discussions, and opportunities for video in higher ed! (Your institution or company must be an AHECTA member in good standing.)

How to Join:

Visit the following link:!forum/ahecta_members

You will come to a page that says:

You can use any email address to join, even if it’s not a Google/Gmail address, though you will have to create a Google identity and password for that email address. Go here for detailed steps to add a non-Google/Gmail address.

Control your AHECTA Google Group mail preferences using this Google identity. You can unsubscribe at any time using the Google Groups portal…but you’ll be missing out on all the latest AHECTA news if you do!

If you have questions or issues with your login or Google Group status, please contact us.

AHECTA Acronym Redefinition

Posted on August 30th, 2017 in Featured Articles | No Comments

It’s been twenty years since AHECTA began as the Association of Higher Education Cable Television Administrators. In those twenty years, the use of video on campus has grown beyond the relatively simple scope of cable TV. So, too, have our responsibilities in our institutions and our companies evolved, into more diverse areas of video application. To acknowledge the change of focus of video technologies on campus from one service to many, AHECTA is changing our acronym, what defines us to the world at large. To make that change, we want your feedback.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, all AHECTA members in good standing should have received an invitation to the latest AHECTA Members’ Survey, with options for a new acronym definition. This survey will close on September 14, 2017. Make your voice heard by answering the survey today!

If you have not received the AHECTA acronym survey, please contact Jim Manke, AHECTA’s chief management officer, at jrmanke-at-associationsolutions-dot-com.

“BARS and TONE” – AHECTA’s Own Podcasts

Posted on November 17th, 2016 in Featured Articles | No Comments