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How do I join a conference in a course as a student?

You can join a conference that has already been started by the conference host.

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

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, click the Conferences link.

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

Before joining a conference, you will be asked how you want to join the conference audio: via microphone or listen only. Listen Only allows users to quickly join the conference as a listener only (no microphone check). You will be able to change your audio preference once you've joined the conference.

Learn more about how to set up your audio.

Note: To use Conferences, you must give Adobe Flash Player access to your camera and microphone settings. The conference may prompt you if you want to try and view the conference using Flash.

Users of Internet Explorer and Safari will continue to participate with existing Flash-based audio.

View Chrome Microphone Permissions

Chrome Microphone Permissions

If you are using Chrome, you will have to accept a Chrome-specific permission for access to your microphone. This prompt is just below the address bar. Click the Allow button.

View Firefox Microphone Permissions

Firefox Microphone Permissions

If you are using Firefox, you will have to accept a Firefox-specific permission to access your microphone. This prompt is below the microphone icon. In the Microphone to share menu [1], select your microphone. If you don't see the list of microphones, click the microphone icon [2].

Click the Allow button [3].

Audio Test

Audio Test

It is recommended that you use a headset with a microphone for best audio experience. 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 button [1]. To choose a different microphone and repeat the audio test, click the No button [2]. If you need help with your hardware, click the Question Mark icon [3].

View Conference

View the conference.