How do I use the Conferences interface using my mobile device as a participant?

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Once you have joined a conference on your mobile device, you can use the Conferences interface to participate in the conference. The Conferences interface uses the BigBlueButton web conferencing system.

When participating in a conference using an Android device, using the Chrome browser is recommended. When participating in a conference with an iOS device, you must use iOS 11 or later and the Safari browser.

View Conferences Interface

View Conferences Interface

The Conferences interface includes four different areas that allow you to participate in the conference:

  • Presentation Window [1]
  • User/Chat Menu [2]
  • Media Bar [3]
  • Options Menu [4]

View Presentation Window

View Presentation Window

The Presentation window displays the conference presentation [1].

You may be able to use the multi-user whiteboard to interact directly in the presentation [2]. If the toolbar is not available in the window, the multi-user whiteboard has not been enabled by your presenter.

Open User/Chat Menu

Open User/Chat Window

To open the User/Chat menu, tap the Users icon.

View Users

View Users

All of the users in the conference will display in the Users list [1]. The presenters of the conference are designated by the Presenter icon [2].

To open the chat, tap the Public Chat link [3].

To exit the Users window, tap the Users icon [4].

View Chat

View Chat

View the public chat [1].

To send a message, type your message in the Message Public Chat field [2] and tap the Send icon [3].

To exit the chat, tap the Back icon [4].

View Media Bar

View Media Bar

The Media Bar includes tools to manage the audio and video elements of the conference.

To record the conference or stop the recording, tap the Actions icon [1].

To mute or unmute your microphone, tap the Microphone icon [2].

To leave or join the conference audio, tap the Audio icon [3].

To enable or disable your webcam, tap the Camera icon [4].

Open Options Menu

Open Options Menu

To open the Options Menu, tap the Options icon.

View Options Menu

View Options Menu

From the Options Menu, you can:

  • Enter or exit fullscreen mode [1]
  • Open the Settings menu [2]
  • View information about the Conferences tool [3]
  • View BigBlueButton tutorial videos [4]
  • View Conferences hotkeys [5]
  • Log out of the Conferences tool [6]

To close the Options menu, tap the Close link [7].

View Application Settings

View Application Settings

From the Settings menu, you can manage additional settings for the Conferences application. By default, the Settings menu will open to the Applications tab [1].

To enable audio alerts, tap the Audio Alerts for Chat button [2]. To enable popup chat alerts, tap the Popup Alerts for Chat button [3].

To change your language, tap the Application Language menu and select your preferred language [4].

To adjust the font size, tap the Increase or Decrease icon [5].

View Closed Caption Settings

View Closed Caption Settings

To manage closed captioning, tap the Closed Captions tab [1].

To enable or disable closed captions, tap the Closed Captions button [2].

View Data Savings Settings

View Data Savings Settings

To manage data savings, tap the Data Savings tab [1].

To enable or disable your webcam, tap the Enable Webcams button [2]. To enable or disable desktop sharing, tap the Enable Desktop Sharing button [3].

Save Settings

Save Settings

To save your changes to the Settings menu, tap the Save button.

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