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Video Conferencing

Main View

Side View

HuddleBoard supports both Video and Screen Conferencing using peer-to-peer technology and WebRTC, which is regarded by most as the most secure and fastest conferencing technology available.

Videos may be displayed to the side, allowing you to continue working on the board or expanded into the main view that utilizes all available space.

Up to 8 participants may use Video Conferencing at any time. 

Starting a video conference begins with clicking this icon, located on the bottom-right toolbar, which opens the “Start a Video Conference” window described below.

Tip: If you can not see this icon, then the toolbar has been collapsed; click the below icon to expand it.

Expand Toolbar

Before you start the video conference or join a video conference, you will be presented with the above window where you can:

  • Select the video device to use.
  • Set whether your webcam is initially on.
  • Select the microphone to use.
  • Select the speakers to use.

When you speak into your microphone, the bars on the output level will go green, indicating that your microphone is working correctly.

Click the “Play test sound” to ensure your speakers are working correctly.

If you are starting a video conference, others in attendance will be invited to join the video conference, and they will be presented with the same options to configure their video conferencing devices.

If you are joining the video conference, you will be presented with a “Join Video Conference” button instead.

Managing Videos

Once you are part of the video conference, you will see this icon when hovering over a video in the side view. Clicking it will move it to the larger main view.

You will see this icon when hovering over a video in the main view. Clicking it will remove it from the main view and return it to the side view.

Hovering over a video displays the user’s initials, and hovering over this icon will display their full name.

Video Conferencing Toolbar

While in a video conference, this toolbar appears on any mouse movement or touch and allows you to configure your video conferencing devices and preferences.

Selecting this option enables you to share your screen with everyone in attendance in one of three ways:

  • Share the entirety of your selected screen.
  • Share only a single application.
  • Share only a particular browser tab.

Tip: Enabling “share audio” will allow other attendees to hear audio played from your computer, such as that coming from a YouTube video being played on your board

Enable or disable your video webcam.

Enable or disable your microphone.

Enable or disable your speakers.

Select the feature you’d like to modify:

Opens the video conference settings, which allows you to change and test your devices.

If you joined a video conference, then this will exit you from the call.

If you started the video conference, then this will end the video conference for everyone.

Scope

Start a Video Conference: Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors
Participate in a Video Conference: Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors, Board Commentators, Board Viewers
View a Video Conference: Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors, Board Commentators, Board Viewers
Use a Webcam: 
Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors, Board Commentators
Use a Microphone: Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors, Board Commentators
Screen Share: Board Hosts, Board Facilitators, Board Editors, Board Commentators

Plan Availability: Free*, Business, Education

Notes: Only the member who starts the video conference may end the video conference for everyone.

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