Using 1011 Evans: Web Conference on Mac mini

Using 1011 Evans: Web Conference on Mac mini

  1. Press the "Mac mini" button on the right side of Crestron LCD panel.

    This turns on the projector and lowers the screen. The Mac's desktop will appear in a few moments after the projector warms up.
  2. You have several choices for web conferencing:
    • Bluejeans
      This is a good option since you can create or attend meetings via computer or phone. Visit https://ucberkeley.bluejeans.com in a web browser. Click Login on the left to host the meeting or enter the meeting details on the right to attend someone else's meeting.
    • Skype
    • Google Hangouts
    • Appear.in
      Visit https://appear.in in a web browser to setup quick, non-private meetings.
  3. To select a camera for your web conference, press either the "Audience Camera" or "Presenter Camera" button in the MAIN source field at the top left of the LCD display. All applications on the Mac will see the camera inputs as a single "AV Media" bridge device so you should not need to alter the camera input in software. 
  4. After making a camera selection, you can choose where to point it. One of the presets will usually do what you need, but you may use the controls to fine tune the direction.
  5. It is possible to have the other camera appear as a "Picture-in-Picture" (PIP). For example you may want to have the main camera focus on the table while the other camera focusses on the whiteboard. To activate this, choose the secondary camera in the PIP source list at the bottom left of the LCD and enable the PIP button at the bottom middle.
  6. You can set the volume of the room audio by pressing the up and down arrows on the LCD panel's right side bezel.