Start using online meetings to host, join, and share from your laptop or via webcam
To get started, go to www.freeconferencecall.com and click Get Desktop App on the bottom of the page under Support. Or, log in to your account, click Online Meetings followed by Host Online Meeting. The executable will begin downloading.
For the audio portion of the online meeting, call the dial-in number and enter the access code followed by the pound sign (#) or click Headset to connect through VoIP.
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Click the Play icon on the Meeting Dashboard.
To adjust screen sharing after the session has begun, click Select Items to Share. Choose the new screen or window to share and click Apply Changes, Pause Sharing or Stop Sharing. If you have a presentation or training planned, have all the windows you need open so they can easily be selected. Consider minimizing the windows needed to access in order of viewing to keep the presentation organized and the screen neat.
The default selection on screen sharing is set to automatically share new items. Keep it checked if you expect your meeting to be a fluid exchange of ideas. Or, uncheck the box if you do not want new items to be shared each time you navigate to a different screen.
Once screen sharing is live, select Show Preview to view how your screen will look for participants. The preview window will be in real time and can help avoid sharing any unnecessary items.
If you are presenting and would like to reference back to the webinar or share with colleagues who couldn’t make it, be sure to take advantage of the recording feature. This can be done by clicking the Record icon on the dashboard.
Click Camera on the Meeting Dashboard.
Select the items you want to share.Choose to dial in over the telephone or through VoIP on your computer.
Video conferencing is on once the Camera turns green.
First, keep in mind that a wonky camera angle is not tres chic. It’s tres distracting. Stick with keeping your webcam at eye-level. Second, don’t forget to double check the background. Make sure everything is clear and free of distractions.
If you’re hosting a presentation, it’s best to dress for the occasion. Colors are important visual keys when video conferencing, but remember, both overly fluorescent and extremely dark colors do not translate well. These colors tend to come out blurry and may interfere with image quality. Typically, the colors that show up the best are mid-tone blues and greens.