How do I join a conference as an instructor?

You can join a conference that has already been started by the conference host. Instructors will be given moderator permissions when they join a conference started by another user.

To use your microphone, you must give Conferences access to your microphone settings. As part of joining the conference, you must verify these settings in your browser.

Note: The Course Navigation link for your web conferencing tool reflects the name of the web conferencing tool. The link may display as BigBlueButton, Adobe Connect, or the name of the web conferencing tool your institution uses.

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, click the link for your web conferencing tool. The link name reflects the conferencing tool used by your institution.

Join Conference

Join Conference

Next to the conference you want to join, click the Join button.

Note: You cannot join a conference until the conference host has started the conference.

Join Audio

Join Audio

To use your microphone during the conference, click the Microphone icon [1]. To join the conference without enabling a microphone, click the Listen only icon [2]. You will be able to change your audio preference after you've joined the conference.

View Chrome Microphone Permissions

Chrome Microphone Permissions

To enable a microphone in a Chrome browser, click the Allow button.

View Firefox Microphone Permissions

Firefox Microphone Permissions

To enable a microphone in a Firefox browser, select your microphone in the Microphone to share menu [1]. Then click the Allow button [2].

Audio Test

Audio Test

To ensure your audio is working correctly, complete the private audio echo test. Speak a few words and if you hear audio, click the Yes icon [1]. To choose a different microphone and repeat the audio test, click the No icon [2].

Note: It is recommended that you use a headset with a microphone for the best audio experience.

View Conference

View the conference.

Learn how to use the Conferences interface.