Training Center: Using Video in Your Sessions (WBS29.13, WBS30)

Document created by rruman on Mar 3, 2015Last modified by rruman on Oct 21, 2015
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Introduction

If the host or presenter enables it, participants can view video from the presenter’s webcam and send video from their own webcams. When enabled, all participants can view live video even if they do not have a webcam installed on their computer.

 

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Setting Video Options

When Scheduling:

The host can enable or disable video, and select high-quality or high-definition options (if enabled for the site) from Session Options.

1. On the Schedule Training Session page, scroll to Session Options.

2. Click Edit Options. The Session Options dialog appears.

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3. Select the Video checkbox to enable or disable video.

4. Select Enable High-quality video and Enable high-definition video, if the checkboxes are available, to control video options.

 

During the Session:

The presenter can enable or disable video during the session, and also enable video thumbnails.

 

1. On the session window menu bar, select Session > Session Options. The Session Options dialog appears.

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2. Use the Video checkbox to enable or disable video for the session.

 

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Share Video

To start sending video:

  • Click the Video icon.

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Your video appears at the top of the Participants panel, and the video icon turns green. When a session participant speaks, you'll see their video here.

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Video options:

You can control your video settings, and switch between cameras connected to your computer, by clicking Video Options in the Participants panel.

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Thumbnail view:

To see thumbnail images of other session participants’ video, click Switch Views, then select Thumbnails.

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Up to six thumbnails are displayed below the Participants panel. If there are more than six participants sharing video, you can scroll down to see additional thumbnail images.

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Full-screen Mode:

You can expand the video image to fill your computer screen by double-clicking the active speaker image at any time. To exit full-screen mode, double-click the active speaker image.

 

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Spotlight and Lock Video

The presenter can lock the video image on a particular participant from standard view or from full- screen mode. This option is not available to participants.

1. Click the participant’s name in the active speaker video image. The Lock Focus on a Participant dialog is displayed.

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2. Select A specific participant.

3. Select the participant whose video you want to lock in the spotlight.

4. Click OK. Video is locked on the selected participant until you enable active-speaker mode.

 

Unlock Video:

You can expand the video image to fill your computer screen by double-clicking the active speaker image at any time. To exit full-screen mode, double-click the active speaker image.

1. Click the participant’s name in the active speaker video image. The Lock Focus on a Participant dialog is displayed.

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2. Select The current presenter.

3. Click OK.

 

Stop Video:

To stop sending video, click the Video icon. Your video feed closes, and the video icon turns grey.

You can continue to view other participants’ video feeds after stopping your own video.

 

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