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User's Guide
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Contents
Chapter 1: Getting started
Overview
What's new
Global Server Network (GSN) option
Downloading SMART Bridgit client software
Starting and exiting SMART Bridgit client software
The Audio Setup Wizard
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) standard
Chapter 2: Using SMART Bridgit
The SMART Bridgit client desktop
Starting SMART Bridgit software
Creating a meeting
Joining meetings
Using voice conferencing
Using meeting tools
Setting meeting options
Writing on the shared desktop
The SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
Minimum requirements
Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Using the SMART Bridgit troubleshooting tool
Monitoring a meeting's performance - presenter
Monitoring a meeting's performance – participant
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Chapter 1
Getting started
Overview
What's new
Knocking
Sharing a region of your desktop
Raising your hand
Resizing video windows
Incremental annotation with drawing tools
Global Server Network (GSN) option
Downloading SMART Bridgit client software
Starting and exiting SMART Bridgit client software
The Audio Setup Wizard
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) standard
Certificates
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Overview
SMART Bridgit® conferencing software is a client/server application that lets you share programs
and information with anyone, anywhere in the world.
You can use SMART Bridgit software to speak to participants using Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP), share your desktop and send e-mail invitations for others to join. Once the meeting has
started, participants can write notes or highlight information on the desktop. You can share your
webcam and view other participants' webcams as well. You can use a self-created or randomlygenerated password that participants must use to join the meeting.
When you participate in or present a meeting, you use SMART Bridgit client software to connect to a
SMART Bridgit server. You can download SMART Bridgit client software on to your desktop and start
the application with a double-click.
All of the features of SMART Bridgit software are available on a SMART Board® interactive
whiteboard or SMART Podium™ interactive pen display. If you present a meeting using an interactive
whiteboard or interactive pen display, you can capture your notes in a SMART Notebook™
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collaborative learning software or SMART Meeting Pro™ software file or save them in an application,
such as Microsoft® Word or Excel®
What's new
SMART Bridgit 4.5 software introduces several new features.
Knocking
You can knock at a SMART Bridgit meeting door to get access to the meeting without receiving an
invitation to the meeting. When you knock, other participants in the SMART Bridgit meeting can allow
or deny you access to the meeting. For more information, see Joining a meeting with a knock on page
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Sharing a region of your desktop
You can share a small region of your shared display with meeting participants. For more information,
see Sharing a region of your desktop on page 26.
Raising your hand
The Raise Hand feature enables meeting participants to politely interrupt when they want to
contribute to the meeting. This feature provides both a visual and an audible notification to capture the
attention of other participants. For more information, see Raising your hand on page 33.
Resizing video windows
You can resize the video dialog boxof other participants' webcam views. For more information on
webcam views and resizing the video window, see Using webcams on page 29.
Incremental annotation with drawing tools
SMART Bridgit software uses incremental annotation so meeting participants view new information
seamlessly. When you draw new information on your shared screen, SMART Bridgit software sends
the new input in small continuous chunks as it is being added and the meeting participants see it
incrementally. For more information on drawing tools, see Using drawing tools while sharing on page
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Global Server Network (GSN) option
The SMART Bridgit Global Server Network (GSN) is a network of SMART Bridgit servers at different
geographical locations. The GSN optimizes bandwidth and reduces latency by detecting the fastest
server in each GSN and then automatically connecting the client to that server, regardless of the
server they initially connected to.
For example, if there are five clients in North America and five clients in Europe all connecting to the
same meeting, and the GSN consists of one server on each continent, each client automatically
connects to the nearest, fastest server. This results in only one high latency overseas connection,
instead of five overseas connections. A GSN works just as well for different buildings in the same
city, or even different networks in the same building.
Downloading SMART Bridgit client software
Before you can join or present in a meeting, you need to download SMART Bridgit client software
either by clicking a link in an e-mail invitation or by using your internet browser.
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You don't need to install the SMART Bridgit client software after you download it. The client is selfcontained, and you can download it to your desktop and start it from there.
g To download the client software from an e-mail invitation
1. Click the link in the body of the e-mail invitation.
2. Run the software.
The SMART Bridgit software dialog box appears.
g To download the client software from the SMART Bridgit server
1. In your internet browser, go to your SMART Bridgit server.
2. Click the Download Software link, and then run the client software.
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Starting and exiting SMART Bridgit client
software
SMART Bridgit client software starts automatically when you click the link in an e-mail invitation and
run the software. See Joining a meeting from an e-mail invitation on page 19.
You can also start SMART Bridgit client software by double-clicking the SMART Bridgit icon
your Windows desktop or Mac Dock.
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If you downloaded the software and saved it to a location other than your desktop, you must open
the folder that contains SMART Bridgit client software and double-click the icon there. See
Downloading SMART Bridgit client software on the previous page.
1. Select Menu > Exit SMART Bridgit (Windows) or Menu > Quit (Mac computers).
A confirmation dialog box appears.
2. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.
The Audio Setup Wizard
When you run SMART Bridgit client software for the first time and VoIP has been enabled by your
server administrator, you could be prompted to run the Audio Setup Wizard. Use the wizard to set the
volume levels for your microphone and headphones or speakers.
g To run the Audio Setup Wizard
1. Ensure your headphones (or speakers) and microphone are connected to your computer and
are turned on.
1. Close (Windows operating systems) or quit (Mac operating system software) all other
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programs that play or record sound.
3. Click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
After you set up the audio devices, you can use them to speak in a meeting. See Using voice
conferencing on page 21.
If you're the meeting's owner, you can adjust the audio settings for better sound quality or for less
bandwidth usage. See Changing audio settings on page 38.
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If the SMART Bridgit software administrator disables audio on the server, you're unable to use the
audio features.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) standard
SMART Bridgit software complies with the SSL 3.0 standard for secure communications. Data
transmitted in SSL mode is encrypted to prevent a third party from viewing it while it’s in transit
between a client and server. SMART Bridgit software has been tested to ensure the encryption
mechanism and the communication layers conform to the standard.
Software toolkit vendors supply libraries that implement the SSL standard and that can be used to
build SSL-capable applications. SMART Bridgit software uses a toolkit called OpenSSL to provide
SSL security on both the client and the server. This toolkit implements both the SSL and the
Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography
library. For information about this toolkit, visit openssl.org.
Certificates
SMART Bridgit software uses OpenSSL to generate a self-signed SSL certificate which is used for
data encryption. Each time the server starts, a new 1024-bit SSL certificate is generated and a new
256-bit encryption key is negotiated with each client.
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The SMART Bridgit client desktop
The SMART Bridgit client toolbar
The SMART Bridgit client desktop borders
Starting SMART Bridgit software
Creating a meeting
The SMART Bridgit client lobby screen
Creating a meeting with a third-party voice bridge
Sending invitations to participants
Joining meetings
Joining a meeting from SMART Bridgit client software
Searching for a meeting
Joining a meeting from an e-mail invitation
Joining a meeting with a knock
Using voice conferencing
Owners and presenters
Participants
Joining a meeting using a third-party voice bridge
Using meeting tools
Sharing your desktop
Sharing a region of your desktop
Using drawing tools while sharing
Taking over sharing
Viewing the participant list
Using webcams
Chatting with other participants
Raising your hand
Enabling remote control
Remotely controlling the presenter's desktop
Changing the shared area
Setting meeting options
Changing meeting settings
Changing monitor selection
Changing audio settings
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Changing viewing options
Changing language options
Writing on the shared desktop
Customizing your pen
Erasing on the shared desktop
Using the screen pointer
The SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
Minimum requirements
Installing the SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
Upgrading SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
Scheduling a SMART Bridgit meeting in Microsoft Outlook
Joining a SMART Scheduler meeting from an Outlook invitation
You can use SMART Bridgit software to create a meeting or you can use it to attend a meeting
created by someone else.
The SMART Bridgit client desktop
During a meeting, the SMART Bridgit client software interface consists of a toolbar and a colored
border around the shared desktop:
The SMART Bridgit client toolbar
From the Menu button on the toolbar, you can do the following:
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Share a region of your desktop.
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Raise your hand to request a meeting interruption or lower your hand to stop the request.
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Select a variety of writing tools and write or draw over the shared desktop.
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Change the meeting and audio settings if you're a presenter and are using VoIP.
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Change the viewing options if you're viewing someone's shared desktop.
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Change the language used in the SMART Bridgit client software interface.
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g To move the toolbar
1. Drag the handle on the toolbar to move it horizontally on your desktop.
2. Drag the colored border to move the toolbar vertically.
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Only the presenter can move the toolbar. The participants' toolbars mirror the position of the
presenter's toolbar. Participants can move their toolbars only if they've turned off the Fit
presenter's desktop to dialog boxoption.
The SMART Bridgit client desktop borders
When you share your desktop, share a region of your desktop or view someone else's desktop, a
border appears around the shared area. This border changes color to indicate what's happening in the
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Green indicates that you're viewing the presenter's shared desktop or a region of it. A green
border appears around the desktops of all participants viewing the shared desktop.
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Starting SMART Bridgit software
Once you download SMART Bridgit software, you can start the software to join or create a meeting.
g To start SMART Bridgit software
Double-click the SMART Bridgit icon
on your Windows desktop or Mac Dock.
The SMART Bridgit Software dialog box appears.
Once you join or create a new meeting, use the SMART Bridgit client software toolbar to participate in
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Creating a meeting
When you create a meeting, you can speak with other participants, share your desktop or webcam, or
invite participants to the meeting. You can also wait for others to join the meeting and share a
desktop.
You're the meeting's owner when you create a meeting. Owners can control a number of meeting
options, such as microphones, webcams and the ability to write on the shared desktop.
The owner isn't necessarily the participant who shares their desktop. The person who shares their
desktop is the presenter, and, like the owner, the presenter can control a number of meeting options
for the other participants. However, the changes a presenter makes to the meeting options don't
apply to the owner.
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The person who created the meeting doesn't have to be the one to share a desktop.
g To create a meeting
1. Start SMART Bridgit software, if it isn't already started. See Starting SMART Bridgit software
on the previous page.
The software starts and connects to the last SMART Bridgit server you used.
in the bottom-left corner of the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box, if
2. Click the server icon
you want to connect to a different server.
The Server Information dialog box appears.
3. Type the server name in the Which server do you want to connect to? box, or select a server
from the drop-down list.
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If you've used a number of SMART Bridgit servers, they appear in the Which server do you
want to connect to? drop-down list. This makes it easy to connect to servers you've used
before without typing the server name again.
4. Click Connect.
You return to the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box.
5. Type a name in the Your name box, if you require a new name for this SMART Bridgit meeting.
This name appears in the participant list.
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6. Click the Create New Meeting tab.
7. Type a name for the meeting in the Meeting name box.
8. Optionally, type and confirm a password for the meeting in the Password and Confirm
password boxes.
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If you don’t assign a password, anyone who can view the list of meetings can join your
meeting.
9. If you see the Automatically open microphones option, your server administrator has
enabled VoIP. Select this option to enable it for your meeting, and automatically open
participant microphones for the first four participants to join the meeting.
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For more information on this option, see Using voice conferencing on page 21.
If you see the Share voice bridge details with other users option, your server administrator
has enabled a third-party voice bridge or audio-conferencing provider. Select this option to
enable it for your meeting and to display third-party audio information to your meeting
participants.
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For information on this option, see Creating a meeting with a third-party voice bridge on the
next page.
10. Click Create New Meeting.
11. If the Password Required dialog box appears, type the password in the Creation password
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This dialog box opens only if your server administrator assigned a password for creating
meetings, and it is different from the server access password. The lobby screen appears and
the meeting starts. See The SMART Bridgit client lobby screen on the next page.
12. Click OK.
Click the server icon
in the bottom-left corner of the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box, if you
want to connect to a different server.
The Server Information dialog box appears.
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The SMART Bridgit client lobby screen
From this screen, you can share your desktop or send e-mail invitations to participants. You can also
start to talk in the meeting or share your webcam, even if no participants are sharing a desktop.
Windows client lobby screen
If the meeting was configured to use third-party voice bridge notification, you see across the top of
your lobby screen a Voice Bridge banner, which contains the telephone number and meeting code
required for joining the audio segment of the meeting.
Creating a meeting with a third-party voice bridge
Meeting creators can add third-party voice bridge information to the meeting and then display it to all
of the meeting participants.
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Your SMART Bridgit server administrator must enable this feature.
When you create a meeting invitation, add both the voice bridge phone number and the meeting code
required to connect to and participate in the voice bridge session.
When participants receive a meeting invitation, they dial the number on their telephone, enter a
password and join the third-party voice bridge as the audio support for their SMART Bridgit meeting.
The third-party voice bridge phone number and meeting password are also displayed on the
SMART Bridgit lobby screen and in the participant list on a shared desktop.
For additional meeting information, see Creating a meeting on page 13.
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g To create a meeting with a third-party voice bridge
1. Start SMART Bridgit software, if it isn't already started. See Starting SMART Bridgit software
on page 12.
The software starts and connects to the last SMART Bridgit server you used.
2. If you want to connect to a different server, click the server icon
the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box.
in the bottom-left corner of
The Server Information dialog box appears.
3. Type the server name in the Which server do you want to connect to? box, or select a server
from the drop-down list.
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If you've used a number of SMART Bridgit servers, they appear in the Which server do you
want to connect to? drop-down list. This makes it easy to connect to servers you've used
before without typing the server name again.
4. Click Connect.
You return to the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box.
5. Type a name in the Your name box, if you require a new name for this SMART Bridgit meeting.
This name appears in the participant list.
6. Click the Create New Meeting tab.
7. Type a name for the meeting in the Meeting name box.
8. Optionally, type and confirm a password for the meeting in the Password and Confirm
password boxes.
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If you don’t assign a password, anyone who can view the list of meetings can join your
meeting.
9. Select Share voice bridge details with other users to display the third-party audio
information to your meeting participants.
10. Type the telephone number and meeting code in the appropriate boxes.
This information will be included in the e-mail invitations to the meeting, as well as on the lobby
screen and participant list.
11. Click Create New Meeting.
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12. If the Password Required dialog box appears, type the password in the Creation password
box, and then click OK.
The lobby screen appears and the meeting starts. See The SMART Bridgit client lobby screen
on page 15.
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This dialog box opens only if your server administrator assigned a password for creating
meetings.
Sending invitations to participants
Once you create a meeting, you can send e-mail invitations to people you want to have join the
meeting. You can send invitations from the participant list in the lobby screen and from a meeting.
g To send an e-mail invitation from the lobby screen
1. Click E-mail Invitation.
The Invite Participant dialog box appears.
2. Select Include password in e-mail if the meeting is password protected and you want to
include the password in the e-mail invitation.
3. Click E-mail.
SMART Bridgit software starts your default e-mail program and creates the e-mail invitation.
4. Type the e-mail address of one or more invitees, and then send the e-mail.
Your e-mail program sends the invitations. The recipients can join the meeting by clicking the
link in the e-mail invitation. See Joining a meeting from an e-mail invitation on page 19.
g To send an e-mail invitation from a meeting
1. Select Menu > E-mail Invitation.
The Invite Participant dialog box appears.
2. Follow steps 2 to 4 in the previous procedure.
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Joining meetings
You can join a SMART Bridgit meeting in two ways: you can open SMART Bridgit client software and
locate a meeting, or you can respond to an e-mail invitation to join a meeting.
Joining a meeting from SMART Bridgit client software
You can join a meeting by starting SMART Bridgit client software, connecting to the server, and then
selecting a meeting.
g To join a meeting from SMART Bridgit client software
1. Download SMART Bridgit client software, and then save it on your computer. See
Downloading SMART Bridgit client software on page 5.
2. Browse to and double-click the SMART Bridgit icon
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The software starts and connects to the last server you used.
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If you haven't used SMART Bridgit software before or if you want to connect to a different
server, follow the steps in the next procedure.
3. Select the meeting you want to join from the Meeting name drop-down list, and then enter the
meeting password.
4. If your system administrator has enabled VoIP, select Yes or No under the Do you want to use
your computer for meeting audio? heading.
5. Click Join Meeting.
The lobby screen appears.
g To change which server you're connected to
1. Click the server icon
in the bottom-left corner of the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box.
The Server Information dialog box appears.
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2. Type the server name in the Which server do you want to connect to? box, or select a server
from the drop-down list.
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want to connect to? list. This makes it easy to connect to servers you've used before without
typing the server name again.
3. Click Connect.
g To leave a meeting and exit or quit SMART Bridgit client software
1. Select Menu > Exit SMART Bridgit (Windows) or Menu > Quit (Mac computers).
A confirmation dialog box appears.
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If you're the owner of the meeting, the confirmation dialog box also asks whether you want to
disconnect all other users.
2. Click OK in the confirmation dialog box.
Searching for a meeting
After you connect to a SMART Bridgit server, you can either choose the meeting you want to join
from the list or search for a meeting.
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In the SMART Bridgit Software dialog box, type a meeting name in the Meeting name box.
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Click the drop-down menu arrow and select a meeting from a list of available meetings.
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If the owner of a meeting sets a password, you must enter the password to join the meeting.
Joining a meeting from an e-mail invitation
When you receive an e-mail invitation to join a meeting, the invitation includes a link that you click to
connect to the server and join the meeting. (You can also join a meeting directly from SMART Bridgit
client software.)
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g To join a meeting from an e-mail invitation
1. Click the link in the e-mail invitation, and then run the software.
The Join Meeting dialog box appears.
2. Type your name and the meeting password (if required), and then click OK.
The lobby screen appears.
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If the meeting isn't password protected, the Password box doesn't appear in the Join
Meeting dialog box. If the meeting is password protected, the e-mail invitation might include
the password. If it doesn't, get the password from the meeting creator or follow the steps in
Joining a meeting with a knock.
Joining a meeting with a knock
You can join a meeting without receiving an email invitation by searching for the meeting you want to
attend, knocking for meeting access, and then obtaining access from other meeting participants.
g To join a meeting without an e-mail invitation
1. Download SMART Bridgit client software, and then save it on your computer. See
Downloading SMART Bridgit client software on page 5.
2. Browse to and double-click the SMART Bridgit icon
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The software starts and connects to the last server you used.
3. If you haven't used SMART Bridgit software before or if you want to connect to a different
server, then click the server icon
dialog box.
in the bottom-left corner of the SMART Bridgit Software
The Server Information dialog box appears.
4. Type the server name in the Which server do you want to connect to? box, or select a server
from the drop-down list.
5. Click Connect.
6. Select the meeting you want to join from the Meeting name drop-down list.
7. Click Knock to Join.
The Knock dialog box opens.
8. Type a name in the Your name box and a message in the Message box.
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9. Click Knock.
A message appears stating that you’re waiting for a response from the meeting participants.
Participants in the meeting receive a message asking them to allow or deny you access to the
meeting.
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The knock request times out after 30 seconds and a No response dialog box opens with a
message stating that there was no response to your knock.
10. Click OK to knock again, or try to contact a meeting participant for the meeting password.
11. If you're allowed access to the meeting, your screen automatically updates to view the shared
screen.
12. If you're denied access to the meeting, an Unable to join dialog box opens with a message
stating that you've been denied access to the meeting.
13. Click OK to knock again, or try to contact a meeting participant for the meeting password.
Using voice conferencing
Participants can use SMART Bridgit software's VoIP feature to speak to each other during a meeting
if the SMART Bridgit server administrator enables it. Before participants can speak in a meeting, they
must run the Audio Setup Wizard to set the volume levels for their microphones and headphones or
speakers. See The Audio Setup Wizard on page 6.
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Up to four participants can speak at once.
By default, participants must click Open My Mic before they can speak in a meeting. However, if the
owner of a meeting selects Automatically open microphones when creating a meeting,
microphones automatically open for the first four participants who join the meeting. See Creating a
meeting on page 13.
You can hide the audio controls and then show them again later.
g To hide or show the audio controls
Click the Show/Hide Audio Controls button
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This button isn't displayed when the meeting is configured to use a third-party voice bridge. See
Joining a meeting using a third-party voice bridge on the next page.
g To speak in a meeting
1. Click the Open My Mic button on the audio controls toolbar. If the button isn't visible, click the
Show/Hide Audio Controls button
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The other participants can now hear everything you say into the microphone.
2. To adjust the volume of the speakers, headphones or microphone, use the sliders in the audio
controls.
3. When you finish speaking, click Close My Mic.
This makes a microphone available to another participant.
Owners and presenters
Owners and presenters of meetings can close a participant's microphone to allow another participant
to speak.
g To close another participant's microphone
1. Click the Show/Hide Participant List button
2. Click the green microphone icon
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next to the participant's name.
If you've selected the Require others to request microphone option, the participant's Open My Mic
button changes to a Request A Mic button. When a participant clicks Request a Mic, a message
appears on your shared desktop notifying you of the participant's request and the appearance of the
Show/Hide Participant List button
changes.
g To allow someone to speak
1. Click the Show/Hide Participant List button
on your SMART Bridgit software toolbar.
The participants list appears.
2. To allow someone to speak, click the Click to grant the request to speak icon
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Participants
Requesting to talk during a meeting
If the presenter or owner has enabled the Others must request to talk option, each participant must
first request and be granted permission to use the microphone before speaking.
g To request to speak
1. Click the microphone icon
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2. Click the Request a Mic button.
A message appears on the shared desktop notifying the presenter of your request.Once the
presenter grants the request, you see a green microphone icon
partipant list and you can speak into your microphone.
next to the your name in the
Joining a meeting using a third-party voice bridge
Joining a SMART Bridgit meeting that uses a third-party voice bridge is the same as joining a normal
SMART Bridgit meeting, except that you must use the provided voice bridge telephone number and
the voice bridge code to take part in the audio segment.
g To join a meeting that uses a third-party voice bridge
1. Join the SMART Bridgit meeting either from an e-mail invitation or directly from SMART Bridgit
client software.
2. Use your telephone to dial the voice bridge telephone number you received in your e-mail
invitation or that you see in the lobby screen.
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voice bridge code in the participant list.
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Using meeting tools
This section shows the tools available to presenters and participants in a SMART Bridgit meeting.
Sharing your desktop
You can share images, videos and written information with other participants by sharing your
desktop. Once sharing, you can do the following:
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Move the toolbar.
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Speak and listen to other participants.
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Change sharing options for the meeting.
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Use drawing tools or screen pointers to highlight information on screen.
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View the list of participants.
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Share your webcam with other participants and view their webcams.
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Change the shared area of your desktop.
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Allow remote control.
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Monitor the meeting's performance.
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g To share your desktop
1. Create or join a meeting. See Starting SMART Bridgit software on page 12 or Joining meetings
on page 18.
2. Click the Share My Desktop button in the lobby screen.
A Preparing to share your desktop message appears briefly, and then the SMART Bridgit
toolbar and a blue border appear on your screen. Anyone in the meeting can see your desktop.
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If you join a meeting in which someone else is already sharing a desktop, you see the
desktop right away instead of seeing the lobby screen. If you want to share your
desktop, you can ask to take over sharing.
o
When you create a private text messaging conversation with a participant, the
conversation isn't visible to other participants.
g To share when using multiple displays
1. Create or join a meeting.
2. Click the Share My Desktop button in the lobby screen.
The Select Sharing Monitor dialog boxappears.
3. If you're sharing a single monitor, select the monitor you want to share and then click OK.
If you're sharing multiple monitors on a Windows operating system, hold down the CTRL key,
select each monitor you want to share, and then click OK. If you're sharing multiple monitors
on a Mac operating system software, hold down the Command (⌘) key, select each monitor
you want to share, and then click OK.
A Preparing to share your desktop, please wait message appears briefly, and then the
SMART Bridgit toolbar and a blue border appear on your screen. Meeting participants see one
enlarged display, and the rest as thumbnails that they can click to enlarge.
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Meeting participants using a SMART Hub see only one shared screen.
g To stop sharing your desktop
Click Start/Stop Sharing my Desktop
stop sharing.
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Sharing a region of your desktop
You can share a selected portion or region of your desktop.
g To share a region your desktop
1. Create or join a meeting. See Starting SMART Bridgit software on page 12 or Joining meetings
on page 18.
2. Click the Share My Desktop button in the lobby screen.
A Preparing to share your desktop message appears briefly, and then the SMART Bridgit
toolbar and a blue border appear on your screen. Anyone in the meeting can see your desktop.
3. Click the Share Desktop Region
button on your SMART Bridgit toolbar.
4. Click and drag the pointer on the region of your shared display that you want to share.
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You can also limit the shared area of your desktop by moving the outside colored borders of the
shared display. For more information, see Changing the shared area on page 35.
g To stop sharing the region
Select Menu > Stop Sharing this Desktop.
Using drawing tools while sharing
SMART Bridgit software enables you to draw in your screen while you are sharing your desktop. You
can also draw into applications like Microsoft Word or Excel. For more information, refer to the Help
for SMART Notebook collaborative learning software.
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SMART Bridgit software uses incremental annotation so meeting participants view new information
seamlessly. When you draw new information on your shared screen, the Bridgit software sends the
new input in small continuous chunks as it is being added and the meeting participants see it
incrementally.
g To use drawing tools while sharing
1. Start sharing your desktop. See Sharing your desktop on page 24.
2. Select Menu > Tools, and then select the drawing tool you want to use.
You can also customize the drawing tools by selecting Customize.
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g To exit Drawing mode
Click the Mouse Pointer
icon, and then click anywhere on the desktop.
Your drawing disappears.
Taking over sharing
During a meeting, you can take over sharing and make your desktop visible to the other participants.
Once you request sharing, the current presenter must allow your request before others see your
desktop.
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This option isn't available if the owner or presenter disables sharing requests.
To take over sharing
Click the Start/Stop Sharing My Desktop button
.
The presenter receives a notification that you want to share your desktop.
If the presenter allows the request, you become the presenter. Your desktop is shared and becomes
visible to all the participants in the meeting.
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If you're the owner of a meeting, the current presenter doesn't need to allow your request to take
over sharing. Sharing returns to you automatically when you click Share My Desktop.
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Viewing the participant list
The participant list shows the number of participants, their names and status. Your name appears in
bold type.
g To view the participants list
1. While sharing your desktop, click Show/Hide Participant List
.
The participant list appears. You can move the dialog boxaround your screen by dragging the
title bar.
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If no one in a meeting is sharing a desktop, you can also see the list of participants in the
SMART Bridgit software lobby screen.
2. You can invite others to attend the meeting by clicking the E-mail Invite button.
3. To close the participant list, click
in the upper-right corner of the list.
Participant status icons
The following icons show the status of each participant. If audio is disabled on the server, only the
chat icon appears next to participants' names.
Icon Name or status
Chat
Description
Chatting is enabled. When a participant receives a message, the icon
changes color. If the participant is experiencing a lag during the meeting,
an hourglass appears over the chat icon.
A hand is raised
A notification appears to all meeting participants that a participant is
requesting to speak in the meeting. To allow the participant's request,
click the icon, and then click Lower Hand.
Requested the
This notification icon appears in the presenter's SMART Bridgit toolbar
indicating that a participant is requesting to speak in the meeting. To
allow the participant's request, click the icon to open the Participants
window, and then click the icon beside the name of the requesting
participant.
microphone
Open microphone The participant's microphone is open and the participant is speaking in
the meeting. To close the participant's microphone, click the icon.
Closed
microphone
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Using webcams
You can share your webcam view with other participants in a meeting. Consider the following points
before sharing your webcam view during a SMART Bridgit meeting:
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See System requirements for compatibility information.
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This feature is available only when the SMART Bridgit server administrator enables it on the
server.
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If you're the owner or presenter of the meeting, you can disable remote webcams. You can still
share your webcam view but participants can't share theirs.
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If you're a meeting participant and the presenter of the meeting disables remote webcams, you
can't share your webcam view. However, you can still see the presenter's shared webcam
view.
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If you don't have a webcam, you can see the other participants' webcam views.
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Up to four participants can share their webcam views at the same time.
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Before you share your webcam, make certain that no other program is using it.
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The resolution when sharing is typically 176 × 144 pixels and the frame rate is 5 frames per
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g To share your webcam's view
1. Click Show/Hide Video Window
.
2. Click Start My Webcam.
The Video window opens to show your webcam as it appears to the other participants.
When you share your webcam view during a SMART Bridgit meeting the following occurs:
o
The Show/Hide Video Window appears in color
shared.
to indicate that the webcam is
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The webcam views of other participants open below the Video window in thumbnail size.
o
When you hover the mouse over one of the thumbnail images, a message appears
showing you the name of the person sharing that webcam.
o
You can move the Video window.
o
You can resize the Video window.
o
You can hide the Video window and then show it again later.
o
You can stop sharing your webcam at any time.
g To move the Video window
Click the title bar of the window and move it to its new location.
g To resize the Video window
Drag the lower right corner of the window (Windows operating systems) or any corner of the window
(Mac operating system software).
g To hide or show the Video window
Click Show/Hide Video Window
.
g To stop sharing your webcam
1. Click Show/Hide Video Window
.
2. Click Stop My Webcam.
Your webcam no longer appears in the Video window. If other participants are still sharing their
webcams, they remain visible.
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Chatting with other participants
You can use the chat dialog boxin the lobby screen or the participant list to broadcast messages to
some or all participants in a meeting.
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The owner or presenter must enable the chat option before you can use it. See Changing meeting
settings on page 36.
g To send a message to all meeting participants
1. Open the participant list or lobby screen.
2. Click the All Users tab and type the text you want to broadcast.
3. Click Send.
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If you need to contribute to the meeting, you can use the Raise Hand feature to politely interrupt the
meeting with both a visual and an audible notification to capture the attention of other participants.
For more information, see Raising your hand on page 33.
g To chat with individual participants
1. Open the participant list or lobby screen.
2. Click the chat icon
next to the participant you want to add to your private conversation.
3. Select Create a New Conversation with Participant.
A tab that contains the participant's name appears in the chat window. Any text you send or
receive under this tab is visible only to those in your private conversation.
g To add more participants to a private conversation
1. In the participant list or lobby screen, click the tab of the conversation you want to add a
participant to.
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2. Click the chat icon next to the name of the person you want to add, and then select Add
Participant to Selected Conversation.
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If you have multiple private conversations running at the same time and a new message
arrives in a conversation that isn't selected, the chat icon
appears.
g To end a private conversation
Click
in the tab you want to close.
When you close a tab, the remaining members of the conversation see a notification that you've left.
They're still able to chat privately with each other even if you started the conversation.
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You can't close the All Users chat window.
Incoming messages
If you receive a message when you aren't viewing the lobby screen or the participant list, the
following occurs:
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A notification bubble appears.
The Show/Hide Participant List button
green until you view the new message.
g To view incoming messages
Click the notification bubble.
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Raising your hand
You can request to participate in a meeting by raising your hand.
g To raise your hand
Click the Raise Hand button
.
All participants in the meeting receive notification that your hand is raised and can click
Lower Hand to close the notification.
Raise hand status icons
The following icons show the status of the participant's Raise Hand feature.
Icon Name or status
Description
Raise Hand
This is the default icon on the SMART Bridgit toolbar. Click this icon to
notify the meeting presenter that you're requesting to contribute to the
meeting. This icon is disabled when the presenter doesn't allow
participants to raise their hand.
Lower Hand
The toolbar icon changes to this icon when you request to contribute to a
meeting. It indicates that you're waiting for the presenter to click Lower
Hand.
If you're the meeting creator, you can enable or disable the Raise Hand feature during the meeting as
required. If you disable the Raise Hand feature, meeting participants can't use this feature and you
can have a meeting with no interruptions.
g To disable and enable the Raise Hand feature during a meeting
1. Select Menu > Options.
The Options dialog box appears.
2. Click the Meeting settings tab.
3. If you want to enable this feature, select Allow others to raise their hand.
If you want to disable this feature, clear Allow others to raise their hand.
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Enabling remote control
By default, remote control is enabled when the SMART Bridgit meeting owner starts a meeting. When
remote control is enabled, meeting participants can either request remote control of the presenter's
desktop or click the shared desktop to take control. See Remotely controlling the presenter's desktop
on the next page.
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This option is available only if the SMART Bridgit server administrator enables it on the server.
g To enable remote control from the shared desktop
Select Menu > Enable Remote Control.
g To enable remote control using the Meeting settings tab
1. Select Menu > Options (Windows operating systems), or Menu > Preferences (Mac
operating system software).
2. Click the Meeting settings tab.
3. Select Allow remote control of your desktop.
The Request Remote Control command appears in the SMART Bridgit software menu for
participants.
g To disable remote control from the shared desktop
Select Menu > Disable Remote Control.
g To disable remote control using the Meeting settings tab
1. Select Menu > Options (Windows operating systems), or Menu > Preferences (Mac
operating system software).
2. Click the Meeting settings tab.
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3. Clear Allow remote control of your desktop.
The Request Remote Control command is disabled in the SMART Bridgit software menu for
participants.
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When you use the Options menu to disable remote control and then end your SMART Bridgit
session, remote control is automatically disabled the next time you create a meeting.
Remotely controlling the presenter's desktop
g To gain remote control
Click on the presenter's desktop.
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The presenter can regain control of the desktop by moving the mouse or pressing a button on the
keyboard. When the presenter performs either of these actions, users are blocked from taking
control for three seconds.
Changing the shared area
As a meeting presenter, you can limit the shared area of your desktop by moving the colored borders.
This is useful when you want to share only a particular application or a particular area.
g To change the shared area
1. Hover the mouse pointer over the border until the pointer becomes a horizontal, vertical or
diagonal resize pointer.
2. Drag the border until it surrounds only the area you want to share.
The other participants can see only the area within the border after you've dragged the border to
the new position.
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You can also share a selected portion or region of your desktop. For more information, see
Sharing a region of your desktop on page 26.
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g To share the entire desktop again
1. Hover the mouse pointer over the border until the pointer becomes a horizontal, vertical or
diagonal resize pointer.
2. Double-click the border.
The border surrounds your entire desktop.
Setting meeting options
As the owner or presenter of a SMART Bridgit meeting, you can turn on or off a number of the meeting
options.
Changing meeting settings
g To change meeting settings
1. Select Menu > Options (Windows operating systems), or Menu > Preferences (Mac
operating system software).
2. Click the Meeting settings tab.
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3. Select or clear check boxes to enable or disable the options described below, and then click
OK.
Option
Description
Require others to When you select this option, meeting participants must request before
request
speaking. Otherwise, they can click Open My Mic and speak right away.
microphone
When speaking requests are enabled, the presenter and owner receive a
notification, and they can allow or deny the request to speak from the
participant list.
Allow others to
draw
When you select this option, meeting participants can use their drawing
tools and screen pointer to highlight on-screen information. This option is
selected by default. If you want to be the only one who can draw and erase
on the desktop, clear this option.
Allow others to
share their
desktop
When you select this option, meeting participants can ask to take over
sharing, making their desktops visible instead of yours. You can decline
the request. This option is selected by default. If you don't want
participants to ask to take over sharing, clear this option.
Allow others to
share their
webcams
When you select this option, meeting participants can share their
webcams, making them visible to the other participants. Up to four
participants can share their webcams at the same time. This option is
selected by default. If you want to be the only one in the meeting who can
share a webcam, clear this option. You can still share your webcam, but
participants can't share theirs.
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This option is available only when the SMART Bridgit server
administrator enables it on the server.
Allow remote
control of your
desktop
This option lets you enable and disable remote control of the presenter's
desktop. When you enable remote control, meeting participants can take
control of the presenter's desktop by clicking Request Remote Control in
the menu or by clicking on the shared desktop.
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During a remote control session, the presenter can regain control
by clicking the desktop.
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This option is available only if the SMART Bridgit server
administrator enables it on the server.
Allow others to
When you select this option, meeting participants can politely request to
raise their hand
interrupt the meeting.
Allow others to
When you select this option, meeting participants can join a meeting
knock to join the
without receiving an email invitation and a password to the meeting. The
meeting
knock is visible to all participants.
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Option
Description
Allow others to
use chat
When you select this option, meeting participants can have text
messaging conversations in the participant list. These conversations are
visible to all participants.
Allow others to
use private chat
When you select this option, meeting participants can have one-on-one
text messaging conversations in the participant list. When you create a
private text messaging conversation, the conversation isn't visible to other
participants.
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The meeting's owner can always write, speak and share a webcam. If
someone other than the meeting's owner shares a desktop, that
presenter can change these options for the other participants. However,
the presenter's changes don't affect the owner.
Optimize sharing This option is available only when you're sharing your desktop. When you
speed for faster select this option, SMART Bridgit software captures the shared screen
responsiveness more frequently so participants see updates as quickly as possible.
Meeting participants must have fast Internet connections if you want to
use this option.
Optimize sharing This option is available only when you are sharing your desktop. When you
speed for lower
select this option, SMART Bridgit software captures the shared screen
bandwidth use
less frequently to use less bandwidth. Viewers could notice a slight delay
when screen changes occur.
Changing monitor selection
If you have multiple monitors connected to your computer and you're sharing your desktop, you can
switch the monitors that you share with participants.
g To switch monitors
1. Click Switch Monitors.
The Select Sharing Monitor dialog boxappears.
2. Select the monitor you want to switch to, and then click OK.
3. Click OK again to save your settings.
Changing audio settings
Your SMART Bridgit server administrator must enable audio settings before you can use them. Your
administrator also controls the default optimization settings.
If audio is enabled, the Audio device settings and Audio notification options are available to everyone
who has audio hardware.
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g To access audio settings
1. Select Menu > Options (Windows operating systems), or Menu > Preferences (Mac
operating system software).
2. Click the Audio Settings tab.
g To change audio device settings
1. Select the speakers you want to use from the Speakers drop-down list.
2. Select the microphone you want to use from the Microphone drop-down list.
3. Click OK.
Use the Audio Setup Wizard to set the volume levels for your microphone and headphones or
speakers.
g To run the Audio Setup Wizard
1. Ensure your headphones or speakers and microphone are connected to your computer and
turned on.
2. Close all other programs that play or record sound.
3. Click the Audio Setup Wizard button.
4. Click Next to start the wizard, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
After you set up the audio devices, you can use them to speak in a meeting.
g To change audio notification options
Select Sounds when users join/leave to enable audio notifications, or clear the check box to
disable the audio notifications.
g To optimize the audio settings
1. If you want better audio quality, select Optimize for high audio quality.
If you want to use less bandwidth, select Optimize for low bandwidth.
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You can use more bandwidth to make the audio sound as good as possible, or you can use
less bandwidth while sacrificing some sound quality.
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2. Click OK.
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Only the meeting owner can change the audio optimization settings.
Changing viewing options
Anyone viewing the shared desktop and using a Windows operating system can modify the viewing
options.
g To change the viewing options
1. Select Menu > Options.
The Options dialog box appears.
2. Click the Viewing Options tab.
3. Select or clear check boxes to enable or disable the viewing options described below, and then
click OK.
Option
Description
View Full Screen SMART Bridgit software can occupy your entire screen. If the presenter’s
desktop is smaller than yours, it appears centered on your screen. If the
(ALT+F)
presenter’s desktop is larger than yours, the image reduces to fit on your
screen.
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When you select this option, the shared desktop also covers the
Windows taskbar. If you need to see the taskbar again, clear this
selection or press ALT+F.
Keep
Select this option to prevent other programs and windows from appearing
SMART Bridgit
on top of the shared desktop.
dialog boxon top
of other windows
Fit presenter's
desktop to
window
SMART Bridgit software can reduce the image of the shared desktop to fit
in the SMART Bridgit window. If you clear this option while you’re viewing
a shared desktop that’s larger than your desktop, scroll bars appear. You
can use them to scroll to the parts of the shared desktop that don’t fit on
your display. This option is selected by default.
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When you clear this option, you can move the SMART Bridgit toolbar
independently of the presenter’s toolbar. Normally, your toolbar mirrors
the position of the presenter’s toolbar.
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Changing language options
Any meeting participant can change the language settings.
g To change the language
1. Select Menu > Options.
The Options dialog box appears.
2. Click the Languages tab.
3. Select the language you want to use from the list, and then click OK.
Writing on the shared desktop
By default, all participants can use the pointer, write in digital ink and erase notes on the shared
desktop. However, the owner and the current presenter can change this setting to prevent the other
participants from writing on the shared desktop.
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If the owner or presenter disables writing, the Pen button
. and menu items aren't available.
g To write on the shared desktop using a pen
1. Click the Pen button
.
2. Click and drag with the mouse.
A line of digital ink appears over the shared desktop, and your notes are visible to all the other
participants. Any number of participants can write on the shared desktop at the same time.
3. When you finish writing, click the Mouse Pointer button
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If you’re presenting the meeting, you can clear all the notes by clicking the Mouse Pointer
button
, and then clicking anywhere on the shared desktop.
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Customizing your pen
SMART Bridgit software assigns you an ink color when you join a meeting, but you can customize
your pen to change the ink color, line width and transparency.
g To customize the pen
1. Select Menu > Tools > Customize Pen.
The Configure Tool Settings dialog box opens.
2. Select a color. For an expanded palette of colors, click More.
3. Select a width from 1 to 32 pixels.
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The default is 3 pixels.
4. If you want to use the pen as a highlighter, select the Transparent option.
5. Click OK.
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You can also customize your pen by double-clicking the Pen button.
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Erasing on the shared desktop
You can erase notes from the shared desktop using the Eraser tool.
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If the presenter disables it, the Eraser menu item isn't available.
g To erase notes
1. Select Menu > Tools > Eraser.
The pointer changes to an eraser.
2. Drag the eraser over the notes you want to erase.
3. When you finish erasing, click the Mouse Pointer button
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If you're the presenter, you can clear all the notes by clicking the Mouse Pointer button
and then clicking anywhere on the shared desktop.
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Using the screen pointer
The screen pointer lets you place a floating arrow on the shared desktop to point out an item of
interest.
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If the presenter disables drawing on the shared desktop, the screen pointer menu is unavailable.
g To use the screen pointer
1. Select Menu > Tools > Screen Pointer. A screen pointer appears on the shared desktop. For
the first few seconds, the arrow flashes red so you can distinguish it from other pointers on the
screen. The name of the participant using the screen pointer appears beneath the pointer.
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Any number of participants can use screen pointers at the same time.
2. Click the arrowhead and drag the screen pointer to the position you want.
Circular arrows appear in the pointer while you move it, indicating that you can turn the pointer
in a different direction.
The pointer points in the direction you drag it. For example, if you drag the screen pointer from
left to right, the arrow points to the right.
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You can move the screen pointer without changing its direction by clicking the rear half of the
arrow, not the arrowhead.
g To dismiss the screen pointer
Double-click the screen pointer.
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If you’re presenting the meeting, you can dismiss the screen pointers of other participants by
double-clicking them.
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The SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
If you're using a Windows operating system, the SMART Scheduler option integrates the
SMART Bridgit server with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Outlook Clients. This enables
you to schedule single or recurring meetings that use SMART Bridgit software.
If you're using Mac operating system software, once you create a SMART Scheduler meeting, the
meeting participants receive an invitation containing a link to the SMART Bridgit meeting and its
password. If you're using a calendar application on your Mac that's compatible with Microsoft
Outlook, you can accept these meeting invitations.
Before you install the SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in, consider the following:
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The add-in won't function correctly if the SMART Scheduler server and the Microsoft Exchange
Server aren't correctly configured. Contact your system administrator if you're unsure about the
status of these two servers.
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You must have local administrative rights on the computer you want to install the add-in on.
Minimum requirements
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1.2 GHz processor
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1 GB of RAM
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Microsoft Outlook 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 or 2010.
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A network connection that provides access to your SMART Bridgit server and your Microsoft
Exchange Server 2003, 2007 or 2010
Installing the SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
The SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in enables you to automatically create a SMART Bridgit meeting
that accompanies a Microsoft Outlook meeting.
You can install the add-in on any computer that can communicate with your SMART Bridgit server,
but the add-in must be installed and configured by an administrator. Once the add-in is installed, any
user can change individual profile settings. These changes affect only the profile of the user that set
them. The administrator settings remain the same.
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Close Outlook before you download the .msi file and install the add-in.
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g To download the .msi file
1. Go to http://<yourserver.com>/SMARTSchedulerOutlookAddinSetup.msi , where
<yourserver.com> is the address for your SMART Bridgit server.
2. Press ENTER.
3. Click Run to install the file.
The SMART Scheduler Outlook Add-in - InstallShield Wizard welcome page appears.
g To install the SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
1. Press Next in the welcome screen.
The Software License Agreement page appears.
2. Accept the agreement and click Next.
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If you want to keep a hard copy of the agreement for your records, click Print.
The Destination Folder page appears.
3. Click Next to install to the default folder, or click Change to specify another folder.
The SMART Scheduler Outlook Add-in Preferences page appears.
4. Type the name of the Default Bridgit Server to use when setting up SMART Bridgit meetings.
5. Type the SMART Scheduler e-mail address.
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The Microsoft Exchange Server administrator creates this address when he or she creates
the mailbox on the Microsoft Exchange Server.
6. If you want the meetings to be password protected by default, leave Password protect
meetings by default selected.
7. If you want to use formatting in your messages, select Preserve Rich Text formatting.
Otherwise, clear the check box to use plain text.
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Rich text formatting can cause unexpected behavior when you use the SMART Scheduler
Outlook Add-in with other third-party Outlook add-ins and extensions.
8. Click Next.
The Ready to Install the Program page appears.
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9. Click Install.
When the add-in successfully installs, the InstallShield Wizard Completed page appears.
10. If you want Outlook to start after the wizard closes, leave Start Outlook selected.
11. Click Finish to close the wizard.
Upgrading SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
I
I MPOR TA N T
Ensure that you have the current version of SMART Bridgit server and SMART Scheduler server
before completing the procedures below.
g To upgrade using the InstallShield Wizard
1. Close Outlook.
2. Run the InstallShield Wizard as described in Installing the SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
on page 45.
3. Start Outlook.
The current version of SMART Scheduler Outlook Add-in is installed.
g To check the version of the SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
Start Outlook and go to Tools > Options > SMART Scheduler Settings.
The version information is listed at the bottom of the tab.
Scheduling a SMART Bridgit meeting in Microsoft Outlook
Once you install the SMART Scheduler Outlook Add-in, you can set up a SMART Bridgit meeting in
the meeting request form in Outlook.
g To set up a SMART Bridgit meeting in Outlook
1. Start Outlook, and then switch to the calendar view.
2. Click the arrow on the New button, and then select Meeting Request.
An untitled meeting request form appears.
3. Type the meeting information.
4. Optionally, select This is a SMART Bridgit meeting to use SMART Bridgit for your meeting.
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5. Click Send.
A meeting request including a link to the SMART Bridgit meeting is sent to the meeting
participants.
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If the option to provide passwords by default was selected by your system administrator, a
randomly-generated password for the meeting is included in the invitation.
You can change the SMART Scheduler settings for a single meeting or save settings for all new
meetings. You can also customize a meeting password.
g To change the SMART Scheduler settings for a single meeting
1. Start Outlook, and then switch to the calendar view.
2. Click the arrow on the New button, and then select Meeting Request.
An untitled meeting request form appears.
3. Click Settings.
The SMART Scheduler Settings dialog box appears.
N
N OTE
Changes made to a meeting's settings affect only the current meeting. For information on
how to change the settings for all meetings, refer to Scheduling a SMART Bridgit meeting in
Microsoft Outlook on the previous page.
4. To change Server Settings, type a new server name in the appropriate box.
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Do not change the server settings unless directed to by your system administrator.
5. To remove a password from the meeting, clear the Password protect this meeting check
box. If you want to use a password, leave it selected.
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N OTE
Every time this check box is selected, a new password is randomly generated. If you type a
new password, and then clear and select this check box, the password field is reset.
6. To change the password, type a new password in the appropriate box.
7. If you're using the Voice Bridge option, select Share the following voice bridge details for
this meeting, and then type the telephone number and meeting code in the appropriate boxes.
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8. Press OK to save your changes to the current meeting.
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N OTES
o
If you modify an existing meeting, you must click Send Update before you save and
close the meeting form.
o
You're unable to change the SMART Scheduler settings for a single instance of a
recurring SMART Scheduler meeting. To modify a recurring meeting, you must change
all the meetings in the series.
g To change the SMART Scheduler settings for all new meetings
1. Start Outlook.
2. Select Tools > Options > SMART Scheduler Settings.
3. To change Server Settings for all new meetings, type a new server name in the appropriate
box.
I
I MPOR TA N T
Do not change the server settings unless directed to by your system administrator.
4. To remove passwords from all new meetings, clear Password protect this meeting. If you
want to use a password, leave it selected.
N
N OTE
Every time this check box is selected, a new password is randomly generated. If you type a
new password, and then clear and select this check box, the password is reset.
5. To change the password, type a new password in the appropriate box.
6. If you're using the Voice Bridge option, select Share the voice bridge details by default, and
then type the telephone number and meeting code in the appropriate boxes.
This information appears automatically in all new meetings.
7. Press OK to save your changes.
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N OTE
The changes made affect only new meetings. They don't affect previously created meetings
or meetings in progress.
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Joining a SMART Scheduler meeting from an Outlook invitation
Once you've created a meeting, the meeting participants receive an invitation containing a link to the
SMART Bridgit meeting and its password.
g To join a SMART Bridgit meeting from Outlook
1. Open the meeting in your calendar.
2. Click the link to join the SMART Bridgit meeting up to 15 minutes before the scheduled start
time. Record the password below the link.
Your internet browser downloads the SMART Bridgit client software. Depending on your
browser, SMART Bridgit runs automatically or you have to double-click the file to run it
manually.
After SMART Bridgit runs, the Join meeting dialog box appears.
3. Type your name and the password you received with the meeting invitation in the boxes
provided.
4. Click OK.
The SMART Bridgit Software dialog boxappears,and you're connected to the meeting.
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Appendix A
Troubleshooting
Using the SMART Bridgit troubleshooting tool
Screen capture technology
Sharing color quality
Audio
Connection
Ink
Monitoring a meeting's performance - presenter
Improving performance
Monitoring a meeting's performance – participant
Improving performance
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This section includes troubleshooting topics and information on how to get technical support. It also
shows how you can use the SMART Bridgit software troubleshooting tool to optimize your system
configuration and resolve problems.
Using the SMART Bridgit troubleshooting tool
SMART Bridgit software has a troubleshooting tool that you can use to determine the cause of issues
you could have.
g To open the troubleshooting tool
1. Open SMART Bridgit client software and create a test meeting.
The SMART Bridgit lobby screen appears.
2. Select Menu > About SMART Bridgit.
The About SMART Bridgit Software dialog box appears.
3. Select Technical Support > Troubleshooting.
The Troubleshooting dialog box appears.
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Troubleshooting
The features of the Troubleshooting dialog box are described in the following sections:
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Screen capture technology below
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Sharing color quality on page 54
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Audio on page 54
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Connection on page 55
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Ink on page 55
For more assistance, contact SMART Technical Support (smarttech.com/contactsupport).
Screen capture technology
This section provides an overview of the various technologies that SMART Bridgit software uses
when you share your desktop during a meeting.
SMART Bridgit software uses the following three types of technology to share screens during a
meeting.
Type of
Description
technology
Mirror
drivers
SMART Bridgit software attempts to use this sharing method first because it offers the
best performance. It requires an installation which is automatically done if you have
administrator rights.
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Mirror drivers behave unexpectedly on computers with Windows 7 operating
systems.
Redraw
hooks
SMART Bridgit software reverts to using redraw hooks if it can't use mirror drivers.
Redraw hooks are automatically downloaded from the server when needed and
performs a screen capture every time something changes on the screen.
N
N OTE
Redraw hooks behave unexpectedly on computers with Windows 7 operating
systems.
Four times If SMART Bridgit software can't use either of the above technologies, it captures the
per second shared screen four times per second, compresses the image, and then sends it to the
capture
recipient. This method offers the lowest performance, but it uses the lowest
bandwidth.
Information fields and options
Use the options outlined in this section to resolve issues with sharing speed and image quality.
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Field/option
Description
Presenting status
Displays either Not
currently presenting or
the method of screen
capture in use:
l
l
l
When to use/why it’s important
Capturing screen 4
times per second
(display 0)
Using
RedrawHooks.dll
(display 0)
Using mirror driver
(display 0)
Hardware
Indicates whether
If you use a low-end video card in your system and
acceleration
hardware acceleration is
you disable hardware acceleration, you increase the
status
on or off.
performance of your computer.
Mirror driver
l
availability
l
l
available – the
mirror driver is
installed
unavailable – the
mirror driver isn't
installed
When video mirroring is active, each time the
system draws to the primary video device at a
location inside the mirrored area, a copy of the draw
operation is executed on the mirrored video device
in real time.
disable by OS –
your computer has
Windows 7, which
causes the mirror
driver to behave
unexpectedly.
Enable redraw
Select to share using
If your pointer is flickering, you might want to try
hooks
redraw hooks.
clearing this option.
N
N OTE
Redraw hooks behave
unexpectedly with
Windows 7 operating
system.
Enable mirror
Select to share using
driver
mirror driver.
If your shared applications aren't being captured
correctly, you might want to try clearing this option.
Otherwise, leave this option enabled.
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Sharing color quality
Use the following options to adjust the quality of shared color images and video.
Field
Share in full color
Description
l
When to use/why it’s important
Select to share in the
Clearing this option causes bandwidth
highest color depth available usage to drop, but it increases the load on
l
(usually 24 or 32 bits per
the presenter's computer. The image
pixel).
Clear to share in 256 color
quality of the shared screen is reduced.
mode.
Optimize desktop
for sharing
Slows down the frequency of
This option is cleared by default. You can
screen captures and removes your select it to improve sharing when
desktop background to decrease bandwidth is limited.
the amount of bandwidth used.
Audio
Use the following options to adjust your audio settings.
Option
Description
When to use/why it’s important
Enable echo
Enables echo
cancellation for
VoIP audio
Disable this option only if the computer's power is very
limited, because it takes slightly more processing power to
have this enabled.
cancellation
Some hardware devices contain echo cancellation that
SMART Bridgit’s software-based echo cancellation can
interfere with.
Disable this option if you are having problems with echo
cancellation.
Enable AGC
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automatic gain
AGC adjusts the volume of your microphone to a
reasonable level in case you have your volume set too high.
control (AGC)
Disable this option if you prefer full control over the volume.
Enables
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Connection
This section provides server connection status details, as well as information on ports and proxy
connections.
Field
Description
Starting server
Displays the server name
that you typed when you
connected SMART Bridgit
software to the server.
When to use/why it’s important
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Status only
l
To change which server is in use, doubleclick the SMART Bridgit client
icon
on your desktop or in the Dock, and then
click the server icon
Fastest server
l
l
TCP port
Displays the server in
the Global Server
Network (GSN) that
you're connected to.
l
l
.
Status only
SMART Bridgit software detects this
server automatically.
SMART Bridgit
software selected this
server due to its speed
of connection
Displays the port your
Status only
system is using for screen
sharing, video conferencing
and chat.
UDP port
The port used for VoIP audio
Status only
Proxy connection
Fallback communication
Status only
protocol when TCP/UDP is
restricted.
Pick fastest server Select to enable the
automatic selection of the
fastest server.
If you clear this option, SMART Bridgit
software connects to the server you specified,
regardless of whether there is a faster server
available in the same GSN.
Ink
Clear this check box to disable SMART Bridgit’s remote and local ink ability. This is useful if you
want to write on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard instead of using SMART Bridgit software’s
ink capability.
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Monitoring a meeting's performance - presenter
When you present in a meeting, an hourglass
could appear on the Show/Hide Partipant List
button
while SMART Bridgit software sends updates to the other participants. The hourglass
disappears once all the participants can see your desktop.
If the hourglass remains, one or more participants are lagging behind the meeting.
g To view the meeting performance for each participant
Click the Show/Hide Partipant List button
.
The participant list appears. The delay interval (in seconds) appears to the right of the name of the
participant who's lagging. The chat icon is also covered by an hourglass.
If participants continue to lag behind the meeting, you can take steps to improve the meeting's
performance.
Improving performance
If you're presenting a meeting and you find that some participants are seeing events on your desktop
several seconds after they happen, you can try a number of things:
l
Use a solid-color desktop background rather than a complex wallpaper.
l
Disable animations or fades in list boxes, windows, menus, ToolTips and so on.
l
Stop sharing your webcam.
l
Optimize your desktop for sharing. Select Menu > About SMART Bridgit > Technical
Support > Troubleshooting, and then select Optimize desktop for sharing and click OK.
Reduce the screen resolution in your operating system's display settings or share only a
l
portion of the desktop.
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N OTES
o
The procedure for reducing the desktop resolution varies between versions of Windows
operating system. However, the option is always available in Control Panel > Display >
Settings.
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o
The procedure for reducing the desktop resolution varies between versions of the Mac
operating system software. However, the option is always available in the Apple (
> System Preferences > Displays.
o
) menu
If you're the meeting owner, you can choose an audio optimization setting that could improve
performance. See Changing audio settings on page 38 to optimize the performance.
If none of these options helps significantly, contact your network administrator and report that you're
experiencing slow network performance.
Monitoring a meeting's performance – participant
When you view the shared desktop, the Show/Hide Partipant List button
turns yellow
if
your computer is 5 to 10 seconds behind the presenter's. If your computer is more than 10 seconds
behind the presenter's, the Show/Hide Partipant List button
button turns red
.
g To view the meeting performance for your computer
Click the Show/Hide Partipant List button
The delay interval (in seconds) appears to the right of your name.
If your computer continues to lag behind the meeting, you and the presenter can take steps to
improve performance.
Improving performance
If you're participating in a meeting and you see events on the presenter's desktop several seconds
after they happen, you can try a number of things:
l
Hide the webcam window.
l
Stop sharing your webcam.
l
Stop using audio and use text messaging (chat) instead.
l
Avoid using the Fit presenter's desktop to dialog box option if you're using a less powerful
computer. If your desktop is the same size or larger than the presenter's, you can view the
shared desktop in Full Screen mode without using scroll bars.
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This can improve performance for slow computers, but not for slow networks.
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Reduce the level of Windows hardware acceleration. Select Control Panel > Display >
Settings > Advanced. Click the Troubleshoot tab and drag the level of Hardware
acceleration toward None. Test SMART Bridgit software's performance and reduce the
hardware acceleration more if necessary.
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N OTE
This can improve performance for slow computers, but not for slow networks.
If none of these options helps significantly, contact your network administrator and report that you're
experiencing slow network performance.
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Index
A
audio settings
audio setup wizard
I
38, 54
6
C
change server
change the shared area
chat with participants
client desktop
client lobby screen
client toolbar
color quality
connection
create a meeting
create a new meeting
customize the pen
J
18
35
31
10-11
15
10
54
55
13
13
42
D
downloading SMART Bridgit client
5
E
e-mail invitation
erase on the shared desktop
exit SMART Bridgit client
ink
55
install SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in 45
17
43
6
join meeting
join meeting from client software
join meeting from e-mail invitation
join meeting using a third-party voice
18
18
19
23
bridge
join SMART Scheduler meeting from
50
Outlook invitation
L
language options
lobby screen
Windows
M
meeting settings
36
monitor meeting performance - participant57
monitor meeting performance - presenter 56
monitor selection
38
OpenSSL
5
22
5
7
R
remote control
59
15
O
G
Global Server Network
grant request to talk
GSN
41
34
INDEX
remote control - presenter
request a mic
request to talk
35
22
23
S
screen capture technology
screen pointer
search for a meeting
secure socket layer
set meeting options
set up meeting in Outlook
share using multiple displays
share when using multiple displays
share your desktop
SMART Scheduler Outlook add-in
speak in a meeting
SSL
starting SMART Bridgit client
52
44
19
7
36
47
25
25
25-26
45
22
7
6, 19
T
third-party voice bridge
troubleshooting tool
15
51
U
upgrading SMART Scheduler Outlook
47
add-in
using drawing tools
26
V
view participants list
viewing options
voice conferencing
28
40
21
W
webcams
write on shared desktop
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29
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