Your Calibrae course has its own built-in webinar meeting room for instructors and learners to meet online with video, voice and screen-share. Take a look at these top tips to get the best out of your webinar meeting experience.
From a large-screen device click the Join course webinar button (if enabled by the instructor) to join the course webinar room.
The instructor may also have added a group webinar activity to the list of course activities. Click the group webinar activity to enter a group webinar.
Now that you are in the webinar room, you will be able to see and speak to other people in the room!
Phones and tablets may need to install a plug-in in order to access course webinars. From the Your Courses dashboard...
Some phone and tablet devices may require a Jitsi plugin to be installed. If prompted...
Devices typically require permission to access your video camera and audio microphone.
You will then be added to the webinar meeting.
Take a look at www.calibrae.com/help-article/cant-enable-microphone-camera-on-jitsi for help accessing your device's camera or microphone.
It is helpful to see the names of everyone in the meeting room. If you haven't done so already, set a meeting room name for yourself.
Each user chooses how to see the video of others in the webinar room. You can choose between seeing everyone in equal-sized video screens, or one main video screen that automatically shows the active speaker with smaller images of group members to the side.
To toggle to your preferred view...
Any member of the room can share their desktop with everyone else in the room. An instructor may share a PowerPoint presentation, an image, a whiteboard session, a doc, a web page, etc. Everything that the instructor sees on their screen will also be seen by the group.
To share your screen with the group...
The images below show the laptop and phone views.
Instructors may ask learners to share their screens with the group.
With a webinar meeting established, learners can simultaneously go and explore other course activities. When exploring, the webinar video switches from the main activity area to a minimised view in the top corner, but still maintains the video and audio call. The explore view enables instructors to guide learners through course activities.
Explore mode is not supported on small-screen devices.
For a bigger view of the webinar, click the Fullscreen button. The video fills the whole screen.
Press the Esc key on your keyboard to go back to the regular view.
Each group member can mute and unmute their microphones and can start and stop their cameras by clicking the Mic & Camera buttons.
Instructors can mute everyone else in the group - sometimes useful when there is excessive background noise.
With the group on mute, the raised hand feature allows learners to attract the attention of the instructor, perhaps to ask a question. To attract the instructor's attention, learners click the Raise hand icon.
A raised hand icon appears in the thumbnail image of the learner.
In low-bandwidth areas, high-quality video and audio may overload the connection, making a poor webinar experience. Jitsi will try to automatically adjust bandwidth settings for overall optimim call quality. You can also manually lower the video quality from your settings.
Instructors have control to place everyone on mute and to remove learners from the webinar room.
Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads are supported from iOS version 11 and upwards (typically devices since 2017). Apple devices before iOS version 11 are not supported.