howto:jitsi

# Using Jitsi

We've been testing Jitsi for video chat because of the unlimited time it offers compared to Zoom. Here are a few tricks we've learned so far.

## On a Computer:

• You don't need to download anything since Jitsi runs straight from the browser.
• Jitsi seems a bit CPU-hungry so you should close all other programs during the meeting.
• Use headphones instead of the laptop's speaker to helps reduce feedback for others.

### Getting Started

• In your browser, type the URL we emailed you and enter the password when prompted, then confirm which camera and microphone you want to use.
• Before joining the meeting:, enter your name and callsign, and put yourself on mute.

### During The Meeting

• Stay muted unless you're the one talking to reduce the amount of background noise / feedback.
• We'll also be using the “raise hand” function if we need to vote on anything.
• To see the control buttons, move your mouse and they'll appear at the bottom of the screen.

## On a Mobile Device

• We've notice some devices create a lot of feedback when using the device's speakers so headphones are a must.

### Getting Started

• Open the app, and click on the the three horizontal lines on the top left corner.

• Add your name and callsign and Start with audio muted.

• Back at the previous screen, enter the name of the room.

### During the meeting

• Stay muted unless you're the one talking to reduce the amount of background noise / feedback.
• To access the buttons, tap anywhere on the screen and you'll see this (from left to right):
• Change your name and callsign
• Mute / Unmute
• Hangup
• Turn camera on and off
• Settings

• In the Settings is where you can raise your hand.

• Pro-tip: turn your mobile device sideways so everyone can see you in landscape instead of portrait.