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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

  • Download the Jitsi app instead of using the browser.
  • 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.
howto/jitsi.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/06 12:54 by va7fi