Video Conferencing Guide

When your video conference opens, a toolbar appears at the bottom of your screen with most of the actions that you'll need during your meeting.

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You can also use keyboard shortcuts to perform most actions during a meeting.

To invite people by instant messaging or email, you can copy and share your meeting link. Click the toolbar icon, then click Copy.

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Compose an email or instant message to your participants and paste in the meeting link.

NOTE: Meeting participants can also share the meeting link after they have joined the meeting.

Inviting people to your meeting by phone

You can invite people to into your meeting by phone by clicking the plus sign plussign, entering their phone number, select it and then click Invite.

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Connecting your calendar

To connect your calendar, click the meeting settings. meeting settings

From the "Calendar" tab, click "Sign in with google". Enter your Google credentials. connect calendar

You calendar is now synced with IPT Meet; click "Refresh calendar" and to view your upcoming meetings on the start page.

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Scheduling a meeting

Before scheduling a meeting, you must connect your calendar to IPT Meet. See Connect your calendar.

To schedule a meeting in IPT Meet, go to https://meet.iptel.co and start a new meeting. Click the toolbar icon, then click Copy.

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Open your Google Calendar and schedule a normal meeting. Enter the name of the meeting, select the date and time and add the attendees. In the "Description" section, paste the meeting link and save.

Open https://meet.iptel.co and click Refresh calendar. The meeting is now displayed, just click on the link to join.

Turning on and off your camera

To turn off your camera or check which device the meeting is using for video, click the video icon in the toolbar video icon.

Muting and checking your audio settings

To mute your microphone during a meeting, choose one of the following options:

  • Click the microphone icon in the bottom left of your viewing screen.
  • Click the microphone icon in your toolbar on and off.
  • Click M on the keyboard.

To check which devices the meeting is using for speakers and microphone, click the down arrow beside the microphone icon.

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Locking your meeting

The meeting moderator can set a password to limit access to participants who have the password. After everyone has joined the meeting, click Add password, and share this in the meeting chat.

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Raising your hand to speak

Click the hand icon for attention from the meeting toolbar raise hand. A hand icon will display in the corner of your screen alerting the other participants that you want to speak.

Viewing participants

There are several ways to display your participants videos during the meeting:

  • Click F to show or hide video thumbnails.
  • Click on the attendee video to show them in full screen.
  • Click the toggle icon to toggle between thumbnail view and split screen toggleview.

Messaging into a chat window during meeting

To submit messages or links to meeting particpants during the meeting, click the chat icon in the toolbar to open a chat window chat. Type your message and hit enter on your keyboard.

Your message appears on the left side of the screen. Click the icon again or click X to close/hide the chat.

Sending a private message

When two or more participants are in a meeting, a three dots menu appears in the video area for each person. Click on this menu in the window of the person that you want to message privately, click "Send Private Message" and a chat window appears.

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NOTE: If you are the moderator, you'll have a few more options in this menu, such as mute everyone else, kick out and so on.

Sharing your screen

To share your screen, click the share screen icon in the toolbar share screen. Select which screen or application you want to share, then click Share.

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Sharing a YouTube video

To share a video, click More Actions > Share a YouTube video. Enter the URL, click Share and the video immediately starts playing for all participants in the conference.

More actions

To see further meeting actions, click the three dots icon bottom right of the toolbar.

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NOTE: Only the moderator has the option to "Mute everyone".

Removing meeting participants

To eject someone during a meeting, click on the three dots icon in the corner of their video window. Click "Kick out" and this person is removed from the meeting.

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NOTE: Only the moderator can eject someone from a meeting.