Accession Meeting provides audio and video conferencing over the internet, including web collaboration features such as screen sharing, whiteboard annotations, and presentation capabilities.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THE SOFTWARE
First, download the Accession Meeting application from the CommPortal.
When prompted, save the file, then find the file in your downloads folder and open itto begin the installation process.
If you are using Outlook, also download the Outlook Calendar plugin
SET UP AN ACCESSION MEETING
You can choose to start an instant meeting from Accession Meeting client or directly from your Outlook calendar.
- In the Accession Meeting client, click the Start Without Video or Start With Video button.
From Outlook Calendar, select the Start Instant Meeting button in the Outlook Toolbar.Within Accession Meeting, you can click the button at the bottom of the screen to send a meeting invitation after starting your meeting. You can then invite users via email, or invite a SIP or H.323 room system to your meeting.
SCHEDULE A MEETING
You can use Accession Meeting to schedule a one-off or recurring meeting.
Select the Schedule A Meeting option from the Accession Meeting client, or directly from your Outlook calendar to launch the Schedule A Meeting window. Here, you can set the date, time, and length of the meeting, and specify various other audio and video settings for the meeting.
Then click Schedule to open the meeting invitation and select the participants you want to invite to the meeting before sending the invite. The Accession Meeting is added to the participant’s calendar.
JOIN A MEETING
You can join an Accession Meeting by clicking on the Join button and entering the meeting ID, or by opening the Meeting URL in a browser.
EXPLORE THE MEETING WINDOW
While a meeting is in progress, you will either see the participant toolbar or the host toolbar at the bottom of the Meeting window.
SET UP YOUR AUDIO
Use the Microphone icon to toggle your microphone on and off.
Select Join Audio to allow Accession to use either your phone or your computer’s microphone and speaker.
Select Leave Audio to prevent Accession from using your speaker and audio device.
Use the Video icon to toggle your video on and off.
ACCESS THE SETTINGS MENU
Click on Settings to access the Settings menu, where you can set up and test your microphone, speakers, and video. You can also use the Settings menu to specify where to save recorded meetings and to access additional application settings.
INVITE CONTACTS TO JOIN YOU IN THE MEETING
Click on Invite and select the contacts you want to invite to join you in the meeting. The contacts you select are then sent a meeting invitation.
VIEW MEETING PARTICIPANTS
Click on Participants to see who has joined the meeting. You can access the following options from the Participant window.
• Mouse over your name to mute/unmute yourself or change your display name
At the foot of the screen
• Mute Me – put yourself on mute
• Raise Hand – let the meeting host know you have something say.
• Reclaim host – allows you to take back the role of meeting host.
If you are the meeting host, click on Manage Participants to access the Participants window.
Meeting hosts can use the Mute All or Unmute All options at the foot of the screen to mute or unmute participants.
Select More to access additional options, including:
• Mute Participants on Entry – mute all attendees as they join the meeting.
• Play Enter/Exit Chime when a participant joins or leaves the meeting.
• Lock/Unlock Meeting – no new attendees can join if the meeting is locked.
• Lock Screen Share – only the meeting host can share their screen.
SHARE YOUR SCREEN
Click on Share Screen and choose the desktop or individual application window that you want to share.
Note: The Share Screen option may not be visible if the meeting host has selected to Lock Screen Share.
Once you are sharing your screen with meeting participants, you will see the Screen Share toolbar.
The Screen Share toolbar provides the following options:
•Mute – toggle your microphone on and off.
•Stop/Start Video – toggle your video sharing on and off.
•New Share – select a new window to share.
•Pause/Resume screen sharing.
•Annotate your shared screen using a variety of shapes and highlight tools, including: a Mouse; Draw options (lines, shapes, and arrows); a Spotlight tool; an Eraser to remove selected annotations; and Undo, Redo and Clear annotation options.
Note: The Annotate option may not be visible if the meeting host has selected to Disable Attendee Annotation.
•Remote Control – as meeting host, take control of a participant’s screen
•More – access Chat, Record, Settings, and Audio Conference options.
Click Stop Share below the toolbar to exit screen sharing.
SEND A MESSAGE TO MEETING ATTENDEES
Click on Chat to open a Chat window and send a message to another meeting attendee.
Click on Save Chat to save the conversation to your local computer.
RECORD YOUR MEETING
Click on Record to start recording the meeting.
Click Stop Recording to end recording.
When the meeting ends, you will see a pop-up saying that the meeting recording is being saved and converted to mp4 format.
The directory containing the saved recording then automatically opens showingthe recorded file, and the meeting will also appear in your list of recorded meetingswithin the Accession Meeting application.
You can specify the directory to save recorded meetings to using the Settingsmenu.
Note: The Record option may not be visible if the meeting host has disabled recording for the meeting.
LEAVE THE MEETING
Click on Leave Meeting to leave the meeting.
If you are the meeting host, click on – this will end the meeting for all participants.