Very few of the desktop computers PCF has given out include a camera or microphone. And most of the laptops do not include a camera or microphone either. These laptops were either too old or they were ordered to exclude these features due to privacy concerns. Times have changed…

PCF has found cameras online for less than $20. If you are looking to purchase one, please make sure the lens is auto focus and the unit includes a microphone.

To connect an external camera, follow these instructions:

Note: please make sure you connect the microphone audio jack/cable to the correct microphone jack. They typically have a little icon of a microphone above them. They are often colored pink. Sometimes the color blue is used but the jack is never green. Green jacks are for headphones or speakers.

Positioning Your Camera

Some cameras clip onto your screen or you can position them on your table.