In this guide we are going to go through the different audio and video views you can have when you are running your session as a presenter. The flexibility of our Collab Rooms will let you customise the view, just the way you want it.
Activating your camera and microphone
This button activates and deactivates the camera. When pressed for the first time, it also automatically activates the audio.
With this button you can turn your microphone on and off.
By pressing this button, you turn off both the audio and video transmission and the stream from your camera will no longer be visible in the Audio & Video window.
Expand your audio and video view
If you’re in a webinar mode and find the Audio & Video window, too small, you can extend it into the content window. By doing so, you ensure that all the camera streams of your attendees will be visible in the content space.
At the same time, you won’t lose quick access to other elements of the room, i.e., the chat and Participants List.
Enable enhanced camera view
See all your participants at once with gallery view. When this layout is activated, all the camera streams in the Audio & Video window will be of the same size and will automatically adjust to the size of the browser window.
If someone chooses to only activate their sound, they will appear in the Audio & Video window, but only their nickname and avatar (if they’ve chosen to add one) will be visible.
If you select this camera layout, the audio and video window will be divided into two parts: the camera stream of the main speaker will appear in a large window, with the other attendees’ streams in smaller windows below.
The stream of the person speaking will automatically jump to the top of the other camera streams. This view is most useful when the focus needs to be placed on one person.
Switch Between the Views
You can switch between the camera layouts depending on the type of meeting you’re leading. Gallery view can be great if you’re running a discussion or a remote team meeting and want to see all your attendees. Speaker view can be helpful during sessions when mainly one person is speaking.
Highlight Active Speaker
Have you ever had one of those brainstorming meetings where someone comes up with a great new idea, but you have no clue who? By turning on the Focus Active Speaker feature, the video stream of the participant who’s talking will be highlighted with a green frame.
Asking participants to share audio & video
Whether you’re in Discussion, Presentation or Q&A mode, you can request each participant to turn on their audio and video. To do so, use the icons to the right of an attendee’s name in the Participants List.
Control what participants see
If you temporarily want to prevent attendees from hearing and seeing you, the option of hiding Audio & Video window will be useful. On the other hand, if you’re hosting a presentation and still want participants to see and hear you, picture in picture might be what you need. Use the feature that suits your needs best at any given time.
Show or Hide the Audio and Video Window
If you don’t have the need for your participants to use audio and video, you can completely hide this window from participants. The window will still be visible to hosts and presenters though, making it useful for conducting internal discussions during your session.
Picture in Picture
Expanding the video into the content area and opening a new tab with a presentation, video or whiteboard, will automatically activate the picture in picture feature. The participants will see a small floating window with your video stream which they can position wherever they want on their screen.