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1 Using dimdim for a Web Meeting Download presentation at:

2 Browser Version Running on Windows XP

3 A web meeting has two parts. Part 1 is going to dimdim, creating a meeting and ing an invitation. Part 1 is going to dimdim, creating a meeting and ing an invitation. Part 2 is opening your , clicking on the link and joining the meeting. Part 2 is opening your , clicking on the link and joining the meeting.

4 Create a dimdim account (for Host only) Open your browser and go to: Open your browser and go to: Click on the “Sign Up Now!” button on the lower left of the screen. Click on the “Sign Up Now!” button on the lower left of the screen.

5 Sign Up! < Enter a username < Enter a password < Enter your < Click “Sign up” < Ignore the top two

6 Setting up dimdim Login to dimdim Login to dimdim Click on “Preferences” at upper right Click on “Preferences” at upper right Set your timezone in the General tab Set your timezone in the General tab Click the “Features” tab Click the “Features” tab Set “Audio/Video” to “none” Set “Audio/Video” to “none” Click the “Dial-in” tab Click the “Dial-in” tab Write down the Phone # and passcodes Write down the Phone # and passcodes Click “Save” at bottom then “Home” at top Click “Save” at bottom then “Home” at top

7 The Link to your meeting After you Click “Home”, the link to your “Room URL” will be in the upper right: After you Click “Home”, the link to your “Room URL” will be in the upper right:

8 your Meeting Info The room URL from the previous slide was: The room URL from the previous slide was: Your room URL, phone number and passcode will always be the same. Your room URL, phone number and passcode will always be the same. Your room URL ends with your username. Your room URL ends with your username. your: Room URL, the Phone #, the Passcode, the meeting Date and Time to those you want to attend your meeting. your: Room URL, the Phone #, the Passcode, the meeting Date and Time to those you want to attend your meeting.

9 Example Hey Tim, Sandy and John. Hey Tim, Sandy and John. Here is the meeting info for 8/14/10 3pm: Here is the meeting info for 8/14/10 3pm: Phone: Phone: Passcode: Passcode:

10 Joining a Meeting To join the meeting, Tim, Sandy or John would: To join the meeting, Tim, Sandy or John would: 1 - Click on the link in the 1 - Click on the link in the 2 - Pick up the phone and dial the number 2 - Pick up the phone and dial the number 3 - Enter the passcode 3 - Enter the passcode 4 – Listen to music until someone else called in. 4 – Listen to music until someone else called in.

11 Final Steps for the Host Login to dimdim Login to dimdim Click the big green “Start” button Click the big green “Start” button Click on the orange “Computer Screen” button in the popup to share your computer screen. Click on the orange “Computer Screen” button in the popup to share your computer screen. If this is the first time you’ve shared your screen in dimdim, it will ask you to download a plugin. Continued … If this is the first time you’ve shared your screen in dimdim, it will ask you to download a plugin. Continued …

12 Host Plugin The host of the meeting must install the plugin to share his/her computer screen. The host of the meeting must install the plugin to share his/her computer screen. Click “Download” then “Run” then click “Run” again when asked. Click “Download” then “Run” then click “Run” again when asked. Restart your computer when asked. Restart your computer when asked. After you restart, you will see the following screen … After you restart, you will see the following screen …

13 After Restart Screen: Checkmark “Disable Auto start on reboot” > Click “Save” then the red X to Close.

14 Start a Meeting After the Screen Share plugin is installed a host may start a meeting at anytime. After the Screen Share plugin is installed a host may start a meeting at anytime. Open your browser, go to dimdim.com and login Open your browser, go to dimdim.com and login Click the Big Green Start button Click the Big Green Start button Click “Computer Screen” button Click “Computer Screen” button Call the phone #, enter the passcode then listen to music until someone dials in. Call the phone #, enter the passcode then listen to music until someone dials in.

15 Options During a meeting, there are 4 options on the upper left. During a meeting, there are 4 options on the upper left. Show Computer Screen Show Computer Screen Show Whiteboard Show Whiteboard Show Presentation Show Presentation Show Web Page Show Web Page You can switch between the options at will You can switch between the options at will

16 Hide the Chat Screen < Click the arrows to hide the Chat Screen and have more space At the upper right of the screen:

17 End the Meeting < Guess where you Click. Close your browser, say bye on the phone and you’re done.

18 One Last Point When you share your computer screen, everyone in the meeting can see your screen. You can open a document, pdf, spreadsheet or anything for everyone to see. When you share your computer screen, everyone in the meeting can see your screen. You can open a document, pdf, spreadsheet or anything for everyone to see. You can collaborate on a document or spreadsheet. It is a great group planning or training tool. The archives chair could do a presentation remotely if someone set up a projector and speaker phone for him. You can collaborate on a document or spreadsheet. It is a great group planning or training tool. The archives chair could do a presentation remotely if someone set up a projector and speaker phone for him.

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