Setting Up a Video Chat

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From the Project Dashboard, click the Add Event button

You're well on your way! Click Next for the next step.

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Select the green button that says Video Chat.

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Next you will give your event a Public and Private Name. The Public Name can be viewed by any user, the Private name is not visible to respondents. Select the timezone that the project's open date will be based off of. Then set the duration of the video chat from the start time. Finally click Create Event.

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Click View Event to enter into the event and begin setting everything up! Alternatively if you have a place you know you want to jump to, you can click the arrow next to view event.

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When you are ready to begin your video chat, click the green button.

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While in a video chat, to mute yourself, click the microphone icon. To turn off your video, click the camera icon. To share your screen, click the computer screen button.

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To view the Users list, click the Users icon at the bottom of the screen.

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From the Users menu, you can use the ellipsis button to access the menu to mute/unmute a participant's microphone, turn on/off a participant's camera, and request that a participant shares their screen.

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To open or close the backroom chat, click the chat button at the bottom of the screen. 

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When someone is screen sharing, the layout changes and places the video on the side of the screen.

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When you want to leave or end a Video Chat, use the red phone button at the bottom of the screen. If you choose to leave the chat, the chat will still continue. If you choose to end the chat, it will end for everyone. When it has finished compiling, the recording will be available to play from the lobby as well as to download in the moderator section of the media gallery.