the visual conference, only the participant who is the designated speaker
can speak. (The Host is the designated speaker by default.) Actions or
commands performed by the speaker in his /her DMU session are replicated in
the DMU sessions of the other participants. The other participants cannot
perform actions or commands in their DMU sessions while someone else is
speaker (unless that particular participant has switched from Listen
mode to Work mode); they can, however, continue to perform
actions in the Conferencing dialog box.
Any participant can request to
speak by clicking the Speak radio button on the Visual
Control page. The host grants the request to speak by double-clicking
the name of the requesting participant in the Speaking requests
area of the Visual Control page. Of course, the host member can
become speaker at any time by requesting to speak and granting his / her
Suspending the Visual Conference
The host member can suspend the
visual conference at any time. All he needs to do is click the Suspend
the Visual Conference button. Performing this action allows everybody
to work on their own.
Only the host can suspend and
start the visual conference.
Record on / Record off:
participants can record events in
order to visualize all of the events that transpired while they were in a
Update: recorded events are replayed one by one
Listen and Work:
participants can either listen to the speaker or choose to momentarily
disengage from the visual conference in order perform work not related to
Speak: to request to speak, a participant clicks the
Speak radio button (if the Conference mode is Free, then there is
of course no need to request to speak)
Managing Who Speaks in a Directed Visual
In a directed conference, the Host manages all speaking requests.
A participant clicks the Speak
The image of a person with raised hand appears, indicating the
participant's request to speak. The requesting participant must now wait
until the Host grants the request.
The Host double-clicks the name of the
participant requesting to speak.
As soon as the request is granted, the
requesting participant's Speak radio button becomes active, he
/ she is now the speaker.
||When the speaker is performing actions in the
interactive session, his / her name now appears under the arrow.