Jitsi Intro

Meetings are hosted at MTNG.US

Quick Interface Overview



Start a Meeting With Screen Sharing

  • Go to https://mtng.us/

  • Choose a name for your meeting/lecture (e.g. MAT123) new_meeting.png

  • Allow microphone: allow_microphone.png

  • Click "I am the host" and log in with your Jitsi mtng.us shortname i_am_the_host.png

  • Open the settings open_settings.png

  • Give yourself the name HOST name_host.png

  • Check all boxes then press 'ok' check_all_boxes.png

  • Click Security Options screen icon (bottom right corner) and set a meeting access password security_options.png set_password.png

  • Click share screen icon (bottom left corner) share_screen.png

  • Choose whole screen or only one window. Click on the window, then click share choose_share.png

  • Share the link with your attendees (copy from "Invite People" window) invite_people.png copy_url.png

    • All attendees will join with their microphone muted and camara off by default
    • Attendees will see what you see. (Since we've checked the checkbox "Everyone follows me" in the settings above)
  • On the right side you see a pannel for each attendee. If you click on the three vertical dots, a menu opens where you can mute or kick the attendee out of the meeting (there is no way to unmute an attendee, they must do that themselves) kick_student.png

Attendee Interactions (Questions)

  • Any attendee can press the hand button to ask for attention (raise hand) raise_hand.png

  • You will see a popup notification and also a hand symbol on the pannel of the attendee who raised their hand: raise_hand_popup.png

  • you can now orally ask that attendee to turn on their microphone and ask their question.
    • If you hover over the pannel of the attendee you can see his/her full name.
  • Afterwards the attendee should click the hand button again to lower his/her hand.

Trouble Shooting

Your Screen Sharing Disappears

  • If your screen sharing disappears, click the rectalngle in top right corner. Don't click in the middle of the rectangle but close to the border. (If you click in the middle you rename yourself) back_to_screen.png


Join a Meeting

  • Got to the URL given by the Speaker. (URL of the form http://mtng.us/...)

  • If prompted, enter the meeting password provided by the meeting host. password_prompt.png

  • If prompted, enter the your first and last name. name_prompt.png

  • You should immediately see the stream of the Host/Speaker. If not, click on the participant named HOST on the right side. (Hover over the participants to see their names) choose_host.png

  • Your microphone is muted when you join the meeting. Please do not unmute your microphone if you are not asked to by the host.
  • If not provided when you joined the meeting, give yourself a name so the host can call you out if you have a question
    • Open settings open_settings.png

    • Change name set_my_name.png

  • If you have a question raise your hand and wait until the host asks you to speak. Then unmute yourself.
    • If the Host/Speaker does not see that you raised your hand for too long, unmute and ask for attention.
  • If something does not work anymore, just reload the page.

This page is based, copied and inspired almost entirely from a Wiki page at wiki.math.uzh.ch/public/Jitsi. Please credit UZH.CH for this page.