"Template" is a preset meeting room layout consisting of a default selection and arrangement of pods. There are three default templates available: Sharing (preset for sharing content), Discussion (preset for interacting with participants) and Collaboration (preset for annotating content and drawing freehand on content).
"Pods" are display panels, each having a specific function such as sharing files (Share pod), creating notes (Note pod), surveying students (Poll pod), etc. There are preset pods for each template, but you can add and remove pods at anytime.
Once you log into Hālāwai, you are placed within the Sharing Template.
There are four default pods in the Sharing template:
The main menu bar allows access to various areas that enable you to alter settings to match your meeting needs and connection capabilities.
Use the Meeting menu to set your connection and access/entry settings before a meeting, as well as to record and end a session.
Use the Present menu for altering roles. There are three roles an attendee can have:
|Hosts have total control of the meeting as well as the ability to promote participants.||Presenters have the ability to upload and share content.||Participants can view and download content.|
Upgrade a participant to a Presenter by selecting his name in the Attendee List pod, click on the Present menu, then select "Make Me a Presenter".
A participant's role can also be changed via the "Set User Role" icon at the bottom of the Attendee List pod.
Use the Layouts menu for moving from one template to another.
Use the Pods menu for adding and removing pods in any template.
A variety of status indicators are available for participants via the Status Options menu. These can be used to convey a message or condition.
If you set up a microphone for the meeting, you can make adjustments via the Voice Options menu.
Discussion Template contains the following default pods: Attendee List, Notes, Camera and Voice, Chat, Poll and Discussion Notes.
There are six default pods in the Discussion template:
Camera and Voice
Collaboration Template contains the following default pods: Camera and Voice, Attendee List, Notes, Chat, Whiteboard and File Share.
There are six default pods in the Sharing template:
Camera and Voice
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