A short guide to setting up, recording and publishing a video panel.
At this point you can copy the URL and send it to anyone else you'd like to invite to join the discussion. People don't need to be registered members of the community to join the panel so you can send this through to anyone you'd like to join the call.
You can also add this link to regular calendar invitations because the link will stay live, meaning that you can use the same link for your regular weekly meetings.
If you opted to not allow other users to start and end the panel, you will have to click 'Start Panel' before anyone else can join. Once you click this you'll see the 'Join Panel' page which will be the same for all invitee's when they click on the link. At this point invitees are informed that you're recording the panel;
As the host you'll also see the 'Invite' option along the bottom of the screen. This will open a side menu where you can copy the panel URL again or quickly find members of the community to invite to join.
If you choose people from this dropdown list then they will receive an invitation email.
You can invite multiple people to join the panel and have a round table discussion. Our meeting capacity is currently at 12 people as it is designed for smaller groups and it is worth noting that the quality will be affected by a users' local internet connection.
Other factors that could affect the quality of video meetings are:
- Browser version - we recommend the use of Google Chrome for an optimal experience.
- Whether or not the client blocks WebRTC in their firewall (sometimes depends on the industry)
- Internet connectivity/speed below 5G may negatively impact the experience (4G is generally fine but 3G may not be the best experience)
After you're done with the panel, click 'End Panel' which should trigger a success banner indicating that (if enabled) your panel recording will be available from 'My Video Panels'.
From here, click the vertical ellipses next to the panel in question and select 'Edit', which will enable you to view previous panel sessions and their respective recordings.
If you would like to publish the recording to your community, click the ellipses next to the session and 'Edit Video', which will take you to the authoring page.
The longer the recording the more processing there will be. While you're waiting for the processing to finish, enter your title, introduction and any content below the video. You can also select a channel/room/badge and schedule publication.
Any questions? Let us know at email@example.com or in the comments section below.