Look for the 'Upcoming Events' list on your course web page, click on the lecture for today's date to see details on how to join.
Look for the "Upcoming Events" list on your course page, and click to see the web links or join now button to join each lecture. There are also several useful alternative ways to join - Windows 10 app, mobile apps and a streaming video link.
Join by Web Browser on PC or laptop
The "Join now" button for your lecture is shown when you click the lecture details under "Upcoming events", on your course page. Google Chrome recommend.
Join from Windows 10 app
Install the "Vscene" app from the Windows Store, then enter room id and name to join.
Vscene mobile app (Android phone, Android tablet, iPad and iPhone)
The mobile app is a useful way to attend a lecture, and may provide better quality video and audio. Download the Vscene app as described on Joining from iOS/Android.
Make sure you are connected to a wifi network.
To find the 'room id' click on date under "Upcoming Events" to find the room id for your lecture.
Switch browsers, Google Chrome recommended.
Try opening link in an incognito browsing window if you still run into problems.
If you use a VPN, please disconnect from the VPN.
Look at the app options - Windows 10 desktop app, iPad, Android tablet.
The "Streaming video" button provides a basic streaming view-only version of the lecture if you still have problems.
Other connection details are included in the Upcoming Events detail.
- local SUPA classroom (by arrangement)
- other video conference room
- MS Teams client
How to join by web browser
On your course page see "Upcoming events", and click to view the details for today's lecture.
You will see a 'join now' button and web link which will allow you to join using Vscene website.
Chrome is the are recommended web browser. Firefox and Edge may also work. Internet Explorer 11 and Safari will not work.
Just click the link or join button in the "upcoming events" list, and then enter your name and join. You do not need to login or enter a password. If required, a PIN will be listed in the joining details.
For best layout, you can "dismiss" the orange recording information bar at the top of screen, and minimise the sidebar.
You can also expand the presentation into a separate resizable window by clicking on the icon in lower left of presentation. Close the presentation window to move it back into the main window. You may focus on a particular speaker video by clicking on the "pin" icon. In some of the Vscene apps, double clicking on a speaker video or the presentation will expand it.
The Icons on the bottom of the screen allow you to mute your microphone, video, and audio, hide your self-view, disconnect from the call, or end the call, start/stop sharing content, show/hide the collaborative Whiteboard, start/stop recording, change the layout of the video feeds, and turn full-screen on/off.
If you can find a suitable time, please do try to say "hello" at the start or end of the lecture, to let your lecturer know that you are attending remotely. At other times, please use headphones or mute your microphone to avoid background noise.
We recommend lecturers join using laptop or PC. Windows 10 Vscene app, or Google Chrome on PC or Mac recommended when using screen sharing to present.
If you would like to present a lecture remotely, you may also use the same web link and method to join.
After joining from a PC or laptop, the web browser interface includes a 'Share' button which will allow you to share your screen if you would like to show slides or demonstrate from your computer. You may be prompted to install a browser plugin when you try this for the first time you try to share your screen.
Note if you are giving a presentation you will need to use the web browser method of joining from a laptop or desktop. Screen sharing is not yet available from the mobile app.
If you would like to try this in advance, please contact Sean Farrell email@example.com
If you run into any problems please call Sean on 07970 441 280 or Vscene on 03300 200 404.
You may share the joining details with other students by copying the details. They don't require a My.SUPA login to join a call. If you regularly have other students joining the meeting, we can invite local students to join the SUPA course page. They may sign up using their university address, which will give them access to the joining details and also any Vscene recordings. It would be useful if they could specify 'undergraduate' or 'masters student' during the My.SUPA registration. We may need to extend the enrolment dates the allow this. Please get in touch for advice.