How to Start an Online Meeting
When on a conference call, you have the option to conduct an online meeting used for web conferencing, product demonstrations and more. To start an online meeting log into your FreeConferenceCall.com account and click on the Account Info tab. Locate and click the green ‘Start Meeting’ button to open the online meeting window. When you are ready to begin, click ‘Start Meeting’.
To begin an online meeting, click on the ‘Start Meeting’ button from the online meeting window. Participants will not be able to view the host screen until the host has clicked this button. When the online meeting has been started, additional controls will become available.
To pause the online meeting so that participants are logged on but are temporarily unable to view the host screen, click the ‘Pause Meeting’ button. While the meeting is paused, all participants will see the phrase ‘Meeting Paused’ across their screens. To resume the online meeting, click the ‘Start Meeting’ button.
To stop and disconnect participants from the meeting, click the ‘Stop Meeting’ button. All participants will no longer be able to view the host screen and will be logged out of the online meeting. Please note that this does not drop participants from the audio conference call portion of the online meeting.
To give a participant the ability to share their screen, click the ‘Switch Presenter’ button and select the participant from the drop down menu. Once that participant has become a presenter, he or she can then select another presenter by following these instructions.
Take Back Control
If a participant has been given control to share their screen, the host of the meeting can take back that capability by clicking the ‘Take Back Control’ button. This icon is only displayed when someone other than the host is presenting.
Select Items to Share
The ‘Select Items to Share’ button allows the host to choose which programs to share with participants. When the host clicks the ‘Select Items to Share’ button, a new window will be displayed where the host will select which programs to make visible to participants. If two or more monitors are being used, the host can choose which monitor to share. Once all selections have been made, click the Ok button.
The chat feature allows the host to send messages to all participants in the meeting or to individual participants. Use the drop down menu under the ‘Chat With’ section to choose who to send a message to. Private messages are displayed in purple text.