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Testing Your Settings - Gathr Platform

Set yourself up for a successful Event experience and make sure everything is working - tips for Hosts and Attendees.

For the best Event experience, we recommend using Google Chrome for your browser and checking your Settings before joining the Event. You can also test your settings during an Event. 

For Hosts and Attendees

When you join your Event, you must allow microphone and camera permissions:

Allow Browser permissions Gathr platform-1

 

For Hosts before an Event:

You will see this "lobby" screen before you join your Event:

Join Meeting Settings

   1.   Mute/Unmute and Audio Settings

   2.  Start/Stop Camera and Video Settings

   3.  Select Background

   4.  Settings

   5.  Share your Screen

 

   1.  Mute/Unmute and Audio Settings

 

For Hosts before an Event:

Audio Settings GIF

  • Mute or Unmute your microphone so you can communicate during your Event. To test, speak aloud and watch for the green bars to move. Select a microphone that shows the green bars moving back and forth.

Before Event Microphone adjust

  • Select and Test Speakers - choose how you want to hear your Event. Be sure to test your speakers. Select a different speaker or adjust your device's volume if you can't hear anything. 

 

For Attendees and Hosts during an Event:

During Event mute and speakers adjust GIF

  • Mute or Unmute your microphone so you can interact during your Event. To test, speak aloud and watch for the green bars to move. Select a microphone that shows the green bars moving back and forth.

In Event Mic Settings

  • Select and Test Speakers - choose how you want to hear your Event. Be sure to test your speakers. Select a different speaker or adjust your device's volume if you can't hear anything. 

During Event Select Speakers GIF

 

   2.  Start/Stop Camera and Video Settings

 

For Hosts before an Event:

Video Settings GIF

  • Start/Stop Camera to test if your camera is working correctly. Expand the Video Settings to select a different camera, if available.

 

For Attendees and Hosts during an Event:

During Event Camera Adjust

  • Start/Stop Camera to test if your camera is working correctly. Expand the Video Settings to select a different camera, if available. 

3.  Select Background

 

For Hosts before an Event:

Select Background GIF

  • Display an image or blur your background. A background image can provide a more professional look while giving you greater privacy during your Event. 

 

For Attendees and Hosts during an Event:

During Event Set Background GIF

  • Along the bottom menu bar, select More Actions, and then choose Select Background.
  • Display an image or blur your background. A background image can provide a more professional look while giving you greater privacy during your Event. 

   4.  Settings

 

For Hosts before an Event:

Settings GIF

  • Devices - Microphone, Camera, Audio output
    • Toggle and test your audio and video before your Event. 
  • Sounds - set your in-Event sound preferences by choosing to hear a notification at particular times:
    • You receive a message. 
    • Meeting Reactions were sent to the chat.
    • You start speaking while muted. 
  • More - customize your Event settings.
    • Pre-meeting - enable this setting to add a "green room" before joining the Event. 
    • Display notifications for chat messages, so you know when Attendees participate.
    • Keyboard shortcuts help you navigate around the Event Watch page.
    • Self-view shows your camera view as other participants see it. 
    • Choose a language for the platform buttons and messages.
    • Select the best Desktop sharing frame rate for your device.

 

For Attendees and Hosts during an Event:

During Event Settings GIF

  • Along the bottom menu bar, select More Actions, and then select Settings.
  • Devices - Microphone, Camera, Audio output
    • Toggle and test your audio and video before your Event. 
  • Sounds - set your in-Event notification sound preferences and hear a sound when:
    • A participant joins or leaves.
    • You receive a message. 
    • A meeting reaction emoji is received in the chat.
    • You start speaking while muted. 
  • More - customize your Event experience.
    • Pre-meeting - enable this setting to add a "green room" before joining the Event. 
    • Display notifications for chat messages, so you know when Attendees participate.
    • Keyboard shortcuts help you navigate around the Event Watch page.
    • Self-view shows your camera view as other participants see it. 
    • Choose a language for the platform buttons and messages.
    • Select the best Desktop sharing frame rate for your device.

   5.  Share Your Screen 

Easily share your screen in one click. 

How to ScreenShare GIF