In most instances we’ll invite people to share questions using the ‘Q&A’ feature. Simply click the ‘Q&A’ icon at the bottom of your screen, type your question and press ‘Submit’. On occasion we’ll invite attendees to elaborate and talk through their question / comment. For this to happen the host / co-host will unmute you to allow you to talk. You can also use the ‘Chat’ feature, but for some this will only be used for comments or technical queries to allow us to better manage questions using the ‘Q&A’ feature.
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If an instructor shares a PowerPoint slide show (which would be full screen), is the zoom toolbar still accessible? Or would the instructor have to exit out of the slideshow to access the toolbar?
The toolbar is always accessible but if you don’t set it to always show control bar, it will be hidden and you may need to locate again (usually by hovering your cursor at the bottom of the screen).
A red “recording” button will appear at the top left of the screen. For copyright reasons please do not record the seminar or discussion using your own devices. Please note some photography and video recordings may be used by Confer (the event organiser) for the purposes of education and/or promoting its activities and may be published on its websites and circulated to the press and other social/media organisations for publication, transmission or broadcast.
When in the Zoom meeting, if you can’t see the chat window, when hovering over the main video, you should see a button at the bottom of the page that says ‘Chat’. Click this and the chat window will appear. From within this newly opened window, at the bottom it will say ‘Type message here…’. Just above this field, it will say ‘To:’, and then say ‘Everybody’. This means that everybody in the chat window will see your message. If it does not say everybody, you can click on it and then select ‘Everybody’ from the list, or you can select [...]
Having a microphone and a camera can help make the session more interactive and inviting to see everyone’s faces and hear each other’s voices. However, they are not absolutely necessary to participate in the events. Where the video interaction may be limited (with events of 60+ attendees) please note that the text chat and Q&A option will still be available for you to submit questions and comments.
Zoom is mostly device agnostic, which means it works well on a range of operating systems and devices. The general functionality (such as the mute / unmute function) will remain the same across different devices, but the layout on the screen may be slightly different for each individual. We’ll do our best to support everyone getting into Zoom), we may not be able to offer fully bespoke technical support. Feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 535 7595 ahead of an event We’ll also have technical support available on the day of the live event, to help with any [...]
Confer are essentially hosting the event, and we have our own license.
Our webcasts are usually live events, filmed with professional cameras on-site as part of a face to face event that are broadcast through the Confer website using the YouTube streaming platform. Although we accept questions from viewers at home, these webcasts are slightly less interactive than a webinar session. Our webinars however, are more interactive and involve using 3rd party software (not directly accessed through our website). We are using Zoom software, where a group of attendees join the same ‘virtual room’ and can interact, talk, text chat and see each other (via webcam) where these options have been enabled. It’s [...]