Using Webcams in Easy-Access® Web Meeting

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In addition to sharing your desktop and uploading PowerPoint slides, the Easy-Access® Web Meeting platform allows hosts and participants to share their webcams as well.

How to Enable Webcams

When the Easy-Access® Web Meeting application is open, click the “Enable Webcams” button. It’s located on the toolbar at the top of the screen.

video conferencing webcam button on toolbar

By pressing the button, a second window appears. At this point, entering a security code is optional. If START is clicked, your conference will be live. As a result, any camera connected to your computer will be active. More than one webcam connected to your computer? A settings button is available to select which webcam you’d like to use for your meeting.

Why A Video Conferencing Webcam?

In business, video conferencing is a great way to connect with others. People are constantly working from remote locations. Having the ability to see the faces of their colleagues, helps remove any sense of isolation. Webcams also add a nice touch of interactivity – resulting in more productive and exciting brainstorming sessions. For companies looking to hire staff from abroad, the ability to see any of their candidate’s facial expression, can be crucial to the hiring process. By using a webcam to conduct job interviews, the interviewer is able to gauge a candidate’s reaction to vital questions.

The use of webcams is not just for people in the corporate world either. Military and those who travel often also enjoy the benefits of video conferencing webcams. Visual collaboration is a great way to communicate with families and loved ones seamlessly from anywhere around the world.

Those in the field of education and training also use webcams. It offers educators an opportunity to share visuals such as diagrams or other materials to help explain any concept to their students. More educators are also taking advantage of recording their lectures, so they may distribute their lessons either via email or by uploading the videos to YouTube and other social media platforms.

So the next time you decide to host a webinar, consider video conferencing. “See” for yourself what you’ve been missing by implementing a webcam to your meeting!

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