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Webcam or Screenshare

Last updated July 13, 2017

As well as broadcasting your live event slides through the WorkCast platform you can also run a screenshare or broadcast your webcam in order to enhance your event.  This allows you to continue broadcasting your slides from our cloud hosted server without reliance on your local connection but in conjunction with either a webcam or screenshare.

To include these elements into your live event follow the instructions below.

Webcam & Microphone

Camera/Microphone uses WebRTC therefore will only work in a browser which supports this, either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are recommended.  This is presenters only, audience members will still be able to view across browsers (for more details on audience viewing options click here - http://insite.workcast.com/streaming-technologies)

  1. Create your event in the usual way following the steps detailed here - http://insite.workcast.com/creating-your-event 
  2. Once you have created your event then select the Presentation Type you wish to use - in this instance Slides & Webcam. Save and Publish Draft

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  3. Launch the WorkCast Studio using the Present Now options
  4. Load your slides using the Session Content pod, details of which can be found here - http://insite.workcast.com/workcast-studio-for-hosts-event-managers-and-administrators#session
  5. Once your slides content is loaded you can then start your session in the Media Hub.  Simply open the Media Hub tab and click on the start button. (Note: this will start the slides for you to preview but not for the audience at this stage)
  6. Once you have started your slides session you can now open the Camera and Microphone pod.  Click on "Open Module in External Window" to pop out the webcam controls
  7. Once in the Camera pod you can then select your devices (Camera and Microphone) and click Start to preview (this will not add your camera to the main stream at this stage)webcam-pod.jpg
  8. You are now in preview mode, this will allow you to check your camera and review before you broadcast to the media hub.  The Status bar will turn blue.
  9. Once you are happy you can then share your camera, this will add your camera to the Media Hub view.  This will turn the Status bar green.

Note: the Media Hub controls what is broadcast to the audience, so you can share your camera before you press broadcast to share your slides and webcam with the audience.

During your live broadcast you can turn the camera on and off as required throughout using the Camera and Microphone pod.

As a Host or Producer user you can stop the camera of other users by selecting the Users tab in the Media Hub

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ScreenShare

Screenshare uses your browser to share your desktop, application or browser tab.  The facility uses WebRTC and therefore must be used in conjunction with Google Chrome. This is presenters only, audience members will still be able to view across browsers (for more details on audience viewing options click here - http://insite.workcast.com/streaming-technologies)

  1. Create your event in the usual way following the steps detailed here - http://insite.workcast.com/creating-your-event 
  2. Once you have created your event then select the Presentation Type you wish to use - in this instance Slides & Screenshare. Save and Publish Draftpresentation_type-screenshare.jpg
  3. Launch the WorkCast Studio using the Present Now options
  4. Load your slides using the Session Content pod, details of which can be found here - http://insite.workcast.com/workcast-studio-for-hosts-event-managers-and-administrators#session
  5. Once your slides content is loaded you can then start your session in the Media Hub.  Simply open the Media Hub tab and click on the start button. (Note: this will start the slides for you to preview but not for the audience at this stage)
  6. Once you have started your slides session you can now open the ScreenShare pod.  Click on "Open Module in External Window" to pop out the screenshare controls
  7. The pod will run a check to see if you have the relevant Chrome extension to be able to share your screen.  If it doesn't identify this it will prompt you to install the extension.  This can also be downloaded here. This only needs to be added the first time you use the screenshare feature.screenshare-pod.jpg
  8. Once in the Screenshare pod you can click Start to preview (this will not add your screen to the main stream at this stage).  You will be prompted to confirm what it is you wish to share at this point.
    You can share 1 of the following:
    • Your entire screen
    • An application window
    • A Chrome browser tab

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  9. You are now in preview mode, this will allow you to check your screenshare and review before you broadcast to the media hub.  The Status bar will turn blue.
  10. Once you are happy you can then share your camera, this will add your camera to the Media Hub view.  This will turn the Status bar green.

Note: the Media Hub controls what is broadcast to the audience, so you can share your screen before you press broadcast to share your slides and screenshare with the audience.

During your live broadcast you can switch between the slides and screenshare as required throughout using the Slides/Screenshare button in the Media Hub.

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As a Host or Producer user you can stop the camera of other users by selecting the Users tab in the Media Hub

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