When you start a live conference, a pop-up window will appear and you will be asked “How would you like to join the audio”.

If you think that you will need to use your microphone, select the microphone option. (Please note that access to your microphone will be determined by the lecturer running the online conference. You may not end up using it). Otherwise, simply select the option for "listen only"

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As part of this process, your browser may ask you for permission to let the conference use your speaker and/ or mic. You can select  your desired microphone and speakers from the drop down menus


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If you selected to join by microphone, you will be given a private echo test. Talk into your microphone and wait to see if you can hear your recording.

  • If you can hear the recording, click the green thumbs up.

  • If you cannot hear the recording, click the red thumbs down and you will be asked to repeat the process


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