How to use the networking platform?
On this tool the participants are represented by avatars. They can therefore move around to go in circles to participate in video discussion groups.
Step 1 (optional)
If this option is enabled you will be asked for a password to join the session.
To activate your camera and microphone click on the button “Enable camera and microphone”.
Click the “Allow” button at the top left to authorize the use of your microphone.
Enter your first and last name, then click on the “Next” button.
Test your configuration
You will first be asked to test your speaker by listening to a sound sample. We strongly recommend that participants test the configuration before the beginning of the session.
A second test will ask you to test your microphone. If you wish to use an external microphone, you can select it by clicking on “Choose a different microphone”.
The basic functions
To move around, use your keyboard ⬅️ ⬆️ ➡️ or click and hold, your avatar will follow your pointer.
By clicking on the “Micro” and “Camera” buttons you can activate and deactivate your microphone and video.
Discussion with participants
If you wish to create a circle (discussion group) or join an existing circle, place your avatar on the participant of your choice. To quit the circle, simply move your avatar outside of it.
Step 10 (optional)
By clicking on the padlock at the top right, you can lock access to your circle.
Written discussion with participants
To chat with the participant of your choice place your pointer on his/her avatar and select the “Message” button.
Enter your message in “Type a message” then click on the “Send” button or the “Enter” key.
Your message will be displayed in the chat.
If a message is sent to you, a notification will appear and a notification badge will be written on the “Chat” button.
The “Circle”, “Private” and “Everyone” buttons will allow you to choose the recipients of your messages. The “Circle” button allows you to send a message in the conversation of your discussion group. While the “Private” button directs to private conversations with a single participant. And finally the “Everyone” button allows you to distribute your message to all participants.
During a networking session, you can choose between two display modes: miniature and full screen.
Click on the button in the upper left corner to switch from one display mode to another.
Share your screen
If you wish to share your screen click on this button.
Choose the screen you wish to share in full and then click “Share”.
Step 20 (optional)
If you want to select only one window, click on “Application Window” then select the application of your choice then click on “Share”.
To end screen sharing click the “Stop presenting” button.
For a better view of the items on the screen, you can zoom in by clicking on the button”➕”.
To return to your basic screen click on the button “➖” .
Send an invitation
If you wish to send an invitation to a participant to join your discussion group, place your pointer over his/her avatar and select “Invite to circle”.
List of participants
Click on the “Participant” button in the top right corner.
The “All” button displays the list of all participants and the “Near you” button displays the list of participants near you.
Manage your profile
Click the “Settings” button on the right menu.
Then select “Change my name/picture” to change your name and profile picture.
Select the “Upload avatar” button to upload a picture or select the “Take a selfie” button to take a picture and then click the “Update” button.
If you wish, you can change your name in the box at the top right and then click on ” Update ” button.
Leave this platform
If you wish to leave the session, click the “Leave room” button or close your window.