In this article we will show you how to successfully log into video meetings (via your computer or mobile). We will also show you the functions in the meeting and how to check your speaker and microphone.

Requirements

  • No installations necessary, as the video meeting is held directly in the browser.

  • Microphone & Camera

  • Browser: Google Chrome / latest version Edge

  • Browser Firefox (possible with restrictions but not recommended)

  • Mobile: Jitsi Meet (App)

Logging in via computer (web browser)

1. Click on the link in the email or calendar invitation (location) you received.

2. Give access to your camera and microphone.

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3. You will be asked for your name.

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4. The video meeting will now start automatically.

If you are the first participant, you will see yourself on the screen.

Logging in via Mobile (Jitsi App)

1. Go to your app store and search for the Jitsi Meet App and download it.

2. Click on the link in the email or calendar invitation (location) you received and select "Continue in the app".

3. Allow "Jitsi Meet" to access your microphone.

4. Allow "Jitsi Meet" to access your camera.

5. You will be asked for your name.

6. The video meeting will now start automatically.

If you are the first participant, you will see yourself on the screen.

Functions in the video

By moving the cursors, the video meeting menu appears at the bottom. Below we show you the most important options:

1. Screen sharing

If necessary, you can also share the screen in the video meeting.

2. Raise your hand / give a hand signal

If necessary, you can also raise your hand in the video meeting to draw attention to yourself.

3. Click on the speech bubble icon to open the chat.

4. By clicking on the microphone, you mute yourself and you could also turn off the camera.

Testing the Microphone and Speaker

1. Click on the microphone icon (bottom centre).

2. Now you can select the desired microphone if several options are available. Your selection is indicated by the green checkbox.

If the green bars behind the microphone move when you speak into the microphone, it is working properly.

3. You can also select the sound output device, the loudspeaker, if several options are available. Your selection is indicated by the green checkbox.

If you hear a sound when you click on the Test button behind the loudspeaker, your loudspeaker is working properly.

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