etiquette 3 of 3 — pin-the-bar

how-to tour:  direct, dynamic interactive video conferences @seekcollab

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original “pinning” (pre “pin-the-bar”) video by shannon seek — the why of pinning….

why use pinning (pin-the-bar)? -- moving users in and out of their video conference windows to control who is seen and heard (including yourself)

written how-to: etiquette 3 --pin-the-bar

  • control exactly who is seen on video

    toggle speakers in and out — (pin-in / x-out) — [in-pin]/[x-out]

    This will be covered in the videos. It is a super cool way to keep your video conferences focused.

    1) How to use pin-the-bar to control sound and video of all users by moving yourself and/or others in and out of conference view.

      • ADVANCED MOVE — moderators can pull in to their own video conference window by dragging the user’s avatar — the user will still need to accept speaking (and, this is done ideally when you’ve asked users to request to speak and you see a hand next to an avatar, as the leader)(in & pin)
      • popping out (x & out) people out when they are done speaking
      • unless you are leaving all users on video open, like with a speaker panel
      • any changes a moderator makes to an orange participant video conference windows will impact who is seen and heard in the entire conference (assign one moderator to do the in-pin/x-out to avoid conflicts)

    any user in an active video conference window may in-pin/x-out, however, orange participants will need to request to speak again, once they or a moderator closes their video conference window

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    2) Leader hint — use the “x” above the pin in pinned controls of a participant’s video conference window  to stop their broadcast.

      • pin-in

      • x-out

  • written instructions 

    how-to use etiquette 3 — pin-the-bar (pinning) for desktop/laptop users (brief note on mobile app users)

    Each participant has their own video conference window once they turn-on their camera and mic. Pin-the-bar allows you to control that window.

    How-to pin for mobile app users — touch window to see the bar (doesn’t pin) on video conference window of self/other(s) to mute volume and video.

    1) How-to pin-the-bar (pinning), bottom of window.

    • roll-over bottom of video-conference window
    • click the pin to pin-the-bar
    • pin in action corner (lower right)

    2) How to control sound — use the info corner, lower left-hand corner of window.

    • green bars move for sound
    • self — see your mic icon
    • others — see their speaker icon

    3) How to pin-in/x-out — use the action corner, lower right-hand corner of window (move the video conference window of self/other(s) in and out) lower right of window

    • the pin — pin/unpin
    • camera icon (green-on, red (darker)-off)
    • the “x” to close a broadcast
    • in-pin/x-out
      • lead moderator only — close video conference windows of others
      • close your own broadcast by clicking “x”
      • orange participants
        • freely control camera and mic of others (only impacts personal view)
        • request to speak again once window is closed
      • blue moderators move in and out freely
  • how-to-pin controls — pin-the-bar

    Pin-the-bar controls — each video participant has their own window and controls.

    (Click on image to see full size and more detail)

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    The pin to pin-the-bar is the lower right-hand action corner (lower right-hand corner) of each user’s video conference window.
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    You can see the green bars on your mic, or the speaker icon of other video participants in the web video conference online meeting.
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  • where are the pinning controls?

    Pin-the-bar controls — each video participant has their own window and controls.
    (click on image to see full size and more detail)

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    So, pretend there is a person in the black box here, the controls are just at the bottom (like the bar above).
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  • where is the pin?

    The Pin 1421565962_location-24-64for Pinning is the lower right-hand action corner of the video conference window.

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  • why is it called pinning?

    The pin is like a bulletin-board pin or think of it like a drop pin or a push pin. It is a great tool to remember.

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  • where are the green sound volume bars? two places pin-the-bar and talk-lock-love

    1) On pin-the-bar (desktop) — the green sound bars are in the lower left-hand info corner of the video conference window.

    • green bars are next to the mic on your own video conference window
    • green bars are next to the speaker on other video conference participant windows

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    2) On the talk-lock-love controls (located in the window controls corner of the upper right-hand of the main window) aka etiquette 2 — talk-lock-love. You will also see green volume bars on the talk-lock-blue Meter when there is sound being made into the video conference (remember your mic can work even if you computer is on mute). TALKWITHMIC — This particular graphic shows a mic and camera “on” in the system, the participant un-muted (talk-lock-blue) and no bars in the vertical meter (they clearly have a quiet environment).

leveraging etiquette 1-2-3 -- computer desktop

  • overview of etiquette 1-2-3 — basics and resources

    • etiquette 1 — run-sound-check  (time:  30 seconds or less)
      • eliminate 95% of user error and make online meetings so super easy
      • YouTube video (watch time:  48 seconds)
      • individual video link sharing link — https://youtu.be/qEgTMQAeOnU
    • etiquette 2 — talk-lock-love  (time:  10 seconds or less once you learn how to do it)
      • how-to turn mic, cam or both plus click the lock to create a distraction-free online video meeting
      • YouTube video (watch time:  1:12 minutes)
      • individual video link sharing link — https://youtu.be/uKncEq2BDnE
    • etiquette 3 — pin-the-bar  (time:  10 seconds or less once you learn how to do it)
      • how-to direct dynamic interactive video conferences @seekcollab using sound and video controls
      • YouTube video (watch time:  1:15 minutes)
      • individual video link sharing link — https://youtu.be/EmrADTUgGhw
    • take one minute each time you enter to eliminate 99% using all three etiquette 1-23 
      • share inside your meetings as you are getting started, super smart time savings!
      • YouTube video (watch time:  3:15 minutes)
      • individual video link sharing link — https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs-BrJQSgcnboTiqSneZuI0wkvNGMspKW
  •  ‘No sound. No video, etc.’ — It’s always something on the user side.

    In the first few minutes (of webinar), I tell people that if they can’t hear or see me, it’s their issue, not something we’re doing (I say it to be funny, but it’s also always true).

    There’s always a lot of ‘No sound. No video, etc.’ — It’s always something on the user side.  

    I wish it were easier, but I can’t find a way to remote troubleshoot *and* do the work live (And, he is right. It is best not to troubleshoot in the moment on big live programs. Guess what? You can be prepared and prepare your participants using @seekcollab with etiquette 1-2-3 in less than a minute pre-webinar).  

    — Chris Brogan, Use community and media to earn more customers, www.owner.media/ 

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