Conducting an Audio Meeting
Depending on availability, a meeting may include computer audio support or telephone conference services. Both provide audio communications to use during meetings.
Note For both computer audio and telephone conference services, if a participant mutes their own connection, the chair cannot unmute them.
When a meeting includes computer audio and video, tools are provided to mute all participants or individual participants during a meeting.
To switch to Request Microphone mode, choose Tools - Audio - "Switch to Request Microphone." Everyone in the meeting must now request the microphone before speaking. To return to Automatic Microphone mode, choose Tools - Audio - "Switch to Automatic Microphone."
During meetings that use the Request Microphone mode of computer audio, the chair can pass the microphone from the current speaker to the next speaker who has requested it. The chair might pass the microphone if the current speaker:
To pass the microphone, click the Pass Microphone icon . The next person who is waiting to talk receives the microphone. If no one else has requested the microphone, the microphone is simply revoked from the current speaker.
When a meeting includes telephone conference call services, tools are provided for the chair to manage the meeting. See Chairing a telephone conference call for more information.