Being an Effective Participant
When you walk into a classroom for training, or a conference room for a meeting, it is easy to see the tools that are available to you and the host. There maybe be a white board with markers, an easel with a large note pad or an overhead projector. Also, the room may be arranged so that you sit in groups. These tools are not as obvious when you join a virtual meeting, but they are there.
In this manual, we will go over each of these tools and how to use them when you are an attendee.
By clicking on the drop down arrow next to Send To under the chat panel you can see who you are able to chat with. To send a message privately to anyone in the meeting, click on their name in the drop down box. You can then type your message and send it privately. Your private messages are completely private, only you and the receiver can view the message. To send a message to the entire group, select All Participants and send your message.
The T is for writing text on the screen
The line tool is for drawing lines. If you click on the drop down menu next to the line tool you will see that you can also use it to draw arrows.
Next is the shape tool, with the shape tool you can draw a box, an ellipse, a check mark or an X.
Next we have the highlighter. This is good for highlighting text. If you have a darker background, you can change the highlighter to a pen by clicking on the drop down arrow next to the highlighter.
The color palate allows you to change the colors of your annotations, but not your pointer
And the eraser clears your annotations.
The magnifying glass allows you to zoom in or out of the view.
To share the whiteboard, select Share from the menu at the top of the screen and click on Whiteboard.
Request for Remote Control
The host will see your request and has the ability to give you control if warranted.
You can select the radio dial next to your answer for each question.
Some polls may have the option to type in text for an answer.
Most polls are created with a time limit. When you are answering your question, take note of the time at the top.
Once you have completed your answers click on the Submit button to complete the poll.