Using Lifesize as a Student or Guest

There are two apps you can use to connect to a Lifesize meeting as a student or guest.  One is the desktop app (requires you to download and install a Lifesize application) and one is the web app (requires you to use a supported browser). Guests and organizations may also connect to a Lifesize meeting using an in-room conferencing system. There is also a Mobile App that is recommended for attending meetings, but not hosting meetings

Web App

Web App Requirements:  You must:

  • NOT have already installed or opened the Desktop App
  • Use one of these supported browsers:
    • Google Chrome on Android, MacOS or Windows
    • Microsoft Edge on MacOS or Windows
    • Apple Safari on iOS or MacOS.
  • Note: Requires Google Chrome version 73 or higher (Windows/macOS); version 78 or higher (Android); Microsoft Edge version 76 or higher (Windows/macOS); or Apple Safari version 11 or higher (macOS/iOS).
  1. Open a supported browser.
  2. Navigate to the link you received regarding the Lifesize meeting. You may have received the link in Email, a Canvas post or some other form of communication.  
  3. Copy/paste the URL that follows the text “Connect over video, Join with the Lifesize App:” into a new supported browser window.
  4. Click Allow to allow your microphone and camera to be used during the meeting.
  5. Type your name and email into the appropriate fields.
  6. Check the box to agree to the Terms of Service.
  7. Click Join Meeting.

    4.Type your name and email into the appropriate fields. 5.Click Next.


Desktop App

  1. If you are not using a supported browser, you will need to download and use the Desktop app.  It is recommended to use Google Chrome for downloading the Desktop app.
  2. Navigate to the link you received regarding the Lifesize meeting. You may have received the link in Email, a Canvas post or some other form of communication. 
  3. Copy/paste the URL (website address) that follows the text “Connect over video, Join with the Lifesize App:” into a new browser window.
  4. If you have not installed Lifesize before, you will be prompted to save and run the installer application.
  5. Lifesize opens and the "Join a Meeting" tab is selected.
  6. Type your name as you'd like to be known in the meeting.
  7. Click the Join button.

    Lifesize opens and the "Join a Meeting" tab is selected. Type your name as you'd like to be known in the meeting. Click the Join button.

Features Available in Both the Desktop and Web Apps

Preferences

  1. If you have a webcam, select to use it from the drop-down list.  You do not need a webcam to connect to the meeting.
  2. Choose Next.
  3. If you have a headset, select “Use computer audio”, if not select “Call in by phone”.
    • Use Computer Audio
    • Use the test my speakers link to be sure you can hear through the speakers.
    • Speak into the microphone to be sure others will be able to hear you with the microphone.
  4. IF THIS DOESN’T WORK, Click the step “2 Audio preferences” link.
    • Call in by phone
    • Dial the phone number and extension shown on the screen.
  5. Click Join


     

Meeting Controls

Note that, in addition to yourself, the moderator has control of these in-call functions.

  • Turn microphone on or off (microphone icon)
  • Turn the camera on or off (camera icon)
  • Share screen or presentation (computer monitor icon)
  • Leave the meeting (downward-facing phone receiver icon)
  • More options (3 vertical dots)
    • Dial pad
    • Far-end camera control
    • Camera and audio sources
  • View participant list (group icon)
  • Pop-out Presentation Window (hover over the presentation and click the icon in the lower right corner. Resize and adjust both windows however you’d like.)

Connect Via a Conference Room System

You can make and receive calls or join meetings with any standards-based conference room system.

  1. From the Lifesize invitation, under Connect over video, click the link that follows other ways to call.
  2. Additional meeting information will be displayed.  Locate the IP address and extension listed under “Call from a third-party conference room system.
  3. Type in the IP address and wait for the prompt before entering the extension.

Details

Article ID: 94680
Created
Wed 12/18/19 2:21 PM
Modified
Mon 4/5/21 12:44 PM