Types of SeeVogh meetings

SeeVogh provides different kinds of meetings. Each type is adapted to a different usage. Please take a look at these 4 available options: Round Table, Webinar, Plenary, Classroom

In all meeting types a moderation Key provides additional functions, which are not available to other Attendees. The Moderator Key is established at the time the meeting room is created and is used either upon entry to start the meeting or once in the meeting to activate the Moderator functionality.

Round Table

A round table meeting is the default meeting type when creating a meeting using SeeVogh.com’s meeting creation page. The meeting is called a Round Table because everyone is equal with the ability to send and receive video, audio and their desktop simultaneously whenever they want. This meeting type is ideal for interactive discussions with a small number of participants or a well-organized, experienced larger group.

The button bar at the top of the screen is the same for a Round Table as it is for presenters in any of the other meeting types. It looks like this:


Webinar

The SeeVogh Webinar is designed to broadcast video, audio and desktops to a large number of participants. The communication is primarily from the presenter(s) to the audience with only text chat coming from the audience to the presenters. The Moderator has the ability to be a presenter or to make anyone attending the meeting a presenter.

A participant in the audience of a Webinar has a buttons bar that looks like this:

Plenary

This is a perfect meeting type for large groups with multiple speakers at multiple locations and a distributed audience. Everyone enters the meeting with their camera and microphone muted. Once a Moderator is established they can promote any user or multiple users to presenter. Once promoted to presenter that individual’s camera and microphone is turns on by themselves and they can be seen and heard by all. Additionally, all audience members have a raised-hand icon on their button bar. When an audience member clicks on this button, the Moderator’s display shows that that person would like to speak. Once the Moderator grants permission, that member of the audience’s camera and microphone can be turned on by themselves and they can be seen and heard just like the other Presenters. The Moderator can demote that individual back to a member of the audience whenever they wish. This hand-raising function permits an active exchange between speakers and audience building greater intimacy and connection in the community.

The button bar below shows the audience’s “raised-hand” button.

ClassRoom

This meeting type is tailored to distance learning and is similar to the Plenary meeting with a few restrictions that help focus the discussion on the Presenter. These include limiting chat to between teacher and student only, and turning camera and microphone on immediately when a student with a raised-hand is promoted to Presenter.

The button bar below is seen by a student Attendee in a SeeVogh Classroom meeting type.

Digital Raising Hand

This moderation mechanism is available in the Plenary and Classroom meeting types.
By default, each participant that joins the meeting is a passive participant among the audience and is not able to send audio, video or their desktop.
To be able to speak the participant must click on the raised-hand button, then wait for the meeting’s Moderator to accept or refuse their request. This mechanism is described in the following two steps.

Remark: when a request is denied, the raised-hand button becomes disabled for 2 minutes.

This documentation describes the general behavior of each meeting type. It can be slightly different on each SeeVogh server depending of the administrator’s choices.

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