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Start video conference

Create space

Visit the main page and first create a virtual room by doing the following:

  1. Choose I am a teacher / moderator and I want to create a new room out
  2. Forgive one Room names
  3. Do you wear your name a. It can also be a pseudonym or a designation (e.g. teacher / moderator)
  4. Wear that password Your school / institution
  5. click on Create space

Send the link to the participants

Once you have entered the room you can go over in the header bar Invite participants add further participants

  1. Click next to the field Direct link for participants on Copy.
  2. The link is now in the clipboard (copy / paste function of your operating system)
  3. Write a message (e.g. email) to your students and include the link Right click / paste in the email
  4. The students who receive the email now only have to click on the link to join the room

Set up audio / video conference

Switch to the View video. Now you can specify whether the participants should see / hear each other or whether everyone should initially enter the room with the camera and microphone deactivated.

  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and click on the three points
  2. click on Settings
  1. Click on the tab More
  2. Select if the participants should enter the room without sound (muted) and / or without video (camera off). The function Follow me ensures that your video image always remains in the foreground
  3. Confirm the settings with OK

Store presentation

In the virtual classroom, switch to the View blackboard.

  1. Click the button at the bottom left PDF upload.
    Select the PDF file with the presentation to upload (if you want to show a PowerPoint presentation, you must first export it as a PDF file)
  2. After a short waiting time, the PDF appears on the board of all participants, they can then use the Forward / Back buttons Switch back and forth between the individual PDF pages. Participants always see the PDF page that they see
  3. When you hover over the presentation, the other participants can see your cursor (and you can see the students' cursors). You can show things in the PDF pages or mark them in color

Block editing as moderator for participants

In the virtual classroom, switch to the Editor view or View blackboard.

  1. In the header, click the settings gear icon
  2. Choose Students are only allowed to read out.
    If this option is deactivated, the conference participants can also edit the document. Otherwise, processing will be blocked for them

Manage groups

You can add individual participants to groups with each own work areas organize

  1. In the header, click the settings gear icon
  2. Choose Activate groups out
  3. Are groups already activated and you want them to edit, click on that Gear icon under workgroups
  1. Click on the Attendeesyou want to assign to a new group
  2. Then click on the groupyou want to assign the participant to
  3. If you want to add further groups, click on Add group
  4. Do you want one Remove group, click on that Garbage can symbol next to the respective group
  5. Confirm your changes in the group administration with to save

In order for the students / participants to be able to switch to the view of their workgroup, the Teacher control deactivated become

  1. In the header, click the settings gear icon
  2. If active, deactivate Control by teachers
  1. In the header, click the dropdown with the Room names
  2. Choose the Working group to which you want to change the view. In the group view, for example, the contents of the board or files are only visible to members of the respective group

Structure and operation

Header

You can switch between the views in the header bar:

  1. User and classroom information:
    - every user receives a random user picture (the teacher has his hat on) and a color
    - Name / pseudonym of the teacher
    - Name of the room
    - Password of the room
  2. View: Audio / video-Conference
  3. View: Notes, documentation and brainstorming
  4. View: Sketch, present and painting
  5. View: Files and tasks upload and download
  6. View: Events manage
  7. View: external website or application open (e.g. for external teaching materials and portals)
  8. View: switch to 2-column layout with audio / video conference on the left
  9. Chat Show
  10. yourself Report
  11. Further Invite participants
  12. entry list manage
  13. Settings make
  14. Full screen mode
  15. Display information
  16. Log out
Note: If you are a teacher and change the view, the view automatically changes with all students.

Views in the virtual classroom

View: Video

In the picture shown, the video function is deactivated, the participants can only hear each other, but not see each other. Instead of the live video image, the respective user image is displayed.

  1. Teacher / moderator the conference. If you click on the picture, the audio / video transmission of the teacher will be brought to the foreground
  2. Students / participants the conference. If you click on the picture, the audio / video transmission of the student you clicked on is brought to the foreground
  3. User picture (or video image if the video function is activated) of the participant who is speaking (or who has been placed in the foreground)
  4. Control of the audio / video conference. Here you can activate / deactivate the voice / video transmission. To do this, click on the microphone or camera symbol
  5. Settings of the audio / video conference. Here you can set whether the audio / video transmission of the participants should be activated or deactivated by default when they enter. This setting can only be made by the teacher / moderator
  6. Screen for all users share or conference transfer

View: Editor

In the picture shown you can see the text editor. Operation is based on common Office programs, but with the difference that all participants can write in the document at the same time.

  1. Text formatting: bold, italic, underlined, strikethrough
  2. numbered List, enumeration
  3. Indent right left
  4. last change cancel/to repeat
  5. Reset author colors Removes the authors' colored text markings
  6. superscripthe text
  7. table insert
  8. subscripthe text
  9. Formula editor: supports formatting using LaTeX
  10. Styles: Normal, Heading 1-6, Code
  11. font
  12. Text color
  13. Youtube video insert
  14. comment add to a story
  15. paragraph left-justified, centered, justified, right-justified
  16. Print function
  17. Import / exportPlease note that images and formatting will be lost when importing Office documents
  18. Revision history Timeline / slider, with which you can follow the changes to the document and jump back to older versions
  19. Save versionIf you want to return to that version of the document later
  20. Attendees and their respective colors

View: blackboard

In the picture shown you can see the whiteboard. The operation is based on common painting programs, but with the difference that all participants can paint in the document at the same time. In addition, a PDF document or a presentation can be set as the background. This also makes it possible to paint / annotate individual PDF pages.

  1. something point with the mouse cursor
  2. Area choose
  3. something to paint
  4. a line pull
  5. a rectangle to draw
  6. one circle to draw
  7. text insert
  8. eraser
  9. Brush size / font size to adjust
  10. colour choose
  11. last action make a decline or. to repeat
  12. entire content Clear
  13. Minimap for navigation on blackboard
  14. Export / importFunctions
  15. PDF presentation Upload and display on the whiteboard
  16. PDF presentation and delete all drawings made on it
  17. PDF presentation and drawings as picture below Files save
  18. PDF page switch forward / backward
  19. Guidelines show / hide in the background

View: files

In this area you can provide files that you need for your lesson. For example, students can upload their work results.

  1. to File type filter
  2. Sorting to adjust
  3. Sort direction (ascending / descending)
  4. File upload: Upload the file from your computer to the file exchange area
  5. Include file: Possible in editor or board
  6. Open media file: For example, open and view image files
  7. Download: Save the file locally
  8. Clear: Delete data

View: Apps

In this area you can integrate external sites, services and portals (referred to here as apps) in your lesson and display them alongside the audio / video conference. When the teacher calls up an app, it is automatically displayed for the students. For example, the teacher can integrate a simulation of a physical process and explain it to the students.

  1. Call apps: A click on the respective button starts the associated app / website
  2. Remove apps: The teacher can remove the buttons for an app / website. Select the app to be removed from the dropdown and click Remove
  3. Add app: The teacher can add new buttons for an app / website at any time. A modal window opens. In addition to the name, the full URL to the website and how it should be integrated into the classroom must be given. Some websites do not allow integration into third-party websites, in this case the site can in a new window be started
  4. Open direct link: The teacher can open and share an app / website without adding it to the list. You do not have to enter a name but the full URL to the website

View: planning

In this area you can define tasks for your work group, divide them into different groups and manage appointments

  1. filter: Here you can filter tasks according to different criteria
  2. Search: Tasks can be found using search criteria
  3. view: The tasks can be displayed in a list or calendar view, for example
  4. Category properties: Properties such as the color differentiation of a certain category can be specified here
  5. Task characteristics: Clicking on a task card opens an area in which the properties of this task can be determined
  6. Add map: A task can be added to the current category here
  7. Add list: A category is added which can then be assigned to tasks

Edit task properties

In this area you can define tasks for your work group, divide them into different groups and manage appointments

  1. Labels: Here you can assign labels such as color codes to the task
  2. Date range: Tasks can be given a start or end date or a due date
  3. Assignment area: The tasks can also be assigned to different users or user groups
  4. task description: A general description of the task can be entered here
  5. Checklist: Items from a checklist can be added to a task
  6. Attachments: Associated attachments that can be accessed by assigned users
  7. activity: The current user can add comments and format them here

I do not hear anything

Check system audio devices and volume (example Windows 10)

  1. click on the speaker icon in the system tray
  2. Check if the right one Audio output device is selected
  3. Set the Volume control at medium volume
  4. If you've connected external speakers, make sure they're turned on

Check audio output in the browser (example Google Chrome)

  1. Click on the lock symbol in the address bar of your browser
  2. Check that under volume either Allow or automatically is set

Check audio output in the video conference (example Google Chrome)

  1. Click the button in the virtual classroom Video
  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and click on the three points
  2. click on Settings
  1. Click on the tab equipment
  2. click on Play the test tone
  3. When you hear the test tone, you should be able to hear the other conference participants

I can't be heard

Check system microphones (example Windows 10)

  1. Right click on the loudspeaker symbol in the system tray
  2. click on Open sound settings
  1. Scroll down and see if this is the right one Input device is selected (usually Microphone)
  2. Knock on the microphone and check for the bar next to it Test the microphone shows a rash
  3. If you are using an external microphone, check that this switched on and connected is

Check microphone in browser (example Google Chrome)

  1. click on the lock symbol in the address bar of your browser
  2. Check that under microphoneAllow is set

Check the microphone in the video conference (example Google Chrome)

  1. Click the button in the virtual classroom Video
  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and click on the three points
  2. click on Settings
  1. Check that the correct microphone is preselected and change it if necessary
  2. Confirm with OK
  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and activate the camera in the video conference. (If the symbol is crossed out, the sound is muted)
  2. You should now be able to see the other conference participants

Other sources of error

If your browser was already open when you plugged in / activated the microphone, then the microphone may not be shown as available for the browser. This is particularly common with Bluetooth headsets. In such a case, restart the browser.


You can't see me

Check system cameras (example Windows 10)

  1. Click start and type the word using your keyboard camera a
  2. Then click on Privacy settings for the camera
  1. Check if the Camera access activated is.
  2. check if Apps (this also includes your browser) access the camera allowed to
  3. Check if the Camera lens covered is.

Check the camera in the video conference (example Google Chrome)

  1. Click the button in the virtual classroom Video
  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and click on the three points
  2. click on Settings
  1. Check if your Webcam is preselected and change it if necessary
  2. Confirm with OK
  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and activate the camera in the video conference
  2. You should now be able to see the other conference participants (if the symbol is crossed out, no camera image is recorded)

Video stalls, audio / video out of sync

Reduce the video quality

  1. Click the button in the virtual classroom Video
  1. Move the mouse to the lower edge of the window and click on the three points
  2. click on Quality settings
  1. Set the slider to low resolution
  2. Confirm with OK

General problems

The Google Chrome browser has generally proven to be most unproblematic highlighted and best supports the audio / video technology used in the virtual classroom.If you or a student have problems with the audio / video transmission, it is best to use this browser.

There are also other browsers based on Chrome (including the latest version of Microsoft Edge) or newer versions of Opera. These browsers work just as well.

The latest versions of the following browsers were tested:


If you don't have a computer with a suitable browser, you can switch to a current smartphone. The Chrome browser also causes the fewest problems on smartphones. The following things can have a negative impact on the application:
  • Certain security functions such as Ransomware protection in antivirus software (e.g. Norton Internet Security, Avira Internet Security) can cause problems because they break the encryption and manipulate the websites, which does not always work properly.
  • very restrictive browser settings (no Javascript, no cookies) also mean that the page or parts of it do not function correctly
  • Web proxies can negatively affect the data traffic between the browser and the website (this also includes the Lite mode / data saving mode in the mobile Chrome browser)
  • Very old computers and operating systems may not have the performance to process multiple video streams in parallel
  • Outdated browser versions do not support WebRTC, which is the prerequisite for audio / video transmission
  • Low bandwidth or high latency e.g. due to weak internet connection, parallel running downloads, backups or updates or poor / unstable WiFi connection (WiFi repeater)
  • Use of a poorly performing device that is not able to encode / decode the parallel video streams without delay (e.g. old cell phone)

Firewall settings

In schools and authority networks, there are often restrictively set firewalls that prevent video streaming in general or access to certain websites (web filters, youth protection filters). We recommend making the following settings in the firewall:
  • Allow port 10000 outbound UDP (otherwise there may be delays in the transmission)
  • Deactivate any web filters / proxy / caches for the two domains meetzi.de and meetzi.eu (and subdomains * .meetzi.de, * .meetzi.eu)

Set the video background

The environment of your web conference can be adapted to your preferences by adding a virtual video background.
For example, you can use the program Snap Camera use:
  1. Load the program Snap Camera down
  2. Run the downloaded file to install it
  3. Close all browser windows before you do Snap Camera To run
  4. Open Snap Camera and type in the Search bar what type of filter you want to use, such as Conference room or Home office
  5. Choose from the Search results the right background for you
You can then do the following in your meetzi conference the Video background use:
  1. Click in the Video view on the Dropdown bottom left
  2. Choose there Snap Camera out

Share your screen on mobile devices

the "Split screen" currently works just at Pc and Notebook. Google and Apple have not implemented this feature in their mobile browsers.

So if you have the picture of a Mobile device in meetzi want to share, you must have the Detour via one Pc go and first transfer the mobile phone picture to the PC.
This is possible with these apps, for example:
  • Android - Screen Stream
  • iOS - LetsView

Android - Screen Stream

  1. Download the app Screen Stream over HTTP on their Android device download and install it
  2. Open on your Android device Screen Stream over HTTP
  3. Copy the specified address and put this in a Web browser on one Pc one, which is in the same network is located
  4. Click on that play icon to start mirroring
  5. Open what you want to share on the mobile device
  6. In meetzi go on as usual Share screen
  7. Select the Browser window in which the Cell phone screen is pictured

iOS - LetsView

  1. Download the app LetsView on their iOS device from the Apple App Store
  2. Load the application LetsView on their Pc down
  3. Open on your iOS deviceLetsView
  4. Open on your PcLetsView. Both devices must be in the same network
  5. Select in the PC application the tab Cell phone screen mirroring out
  6. Click in the iOS app on Recognize anew if there is no connection
  7. Then click in the iOS app on the connection to the PC on which the LetsView app is open
  8. In the PC application A window will open showing the screen of the iOS device
  9. Open what you want to share on the mobile device
  10. In meetzi go on as usual Share screen
  11. Select the LetsView application window off to the Cell phone screen to share