Desktop Videoconferencing Using Web Browsers Instructions

These instructions help illustrate how to use desktop videoconferencing within a Web browser.

Joining the Conference

  • Open web browser and type in search bar
  • Enter Meeting ID and Passcode (if necessary) that was provided to you and click Join meeting
  • Verify that you see yourself and the blue audio indicator is moving when speaking. Click the speaker icon to verify your speakers are working. Click join meeting. You will see other participants if they are already connected.

Controls When Connected to the Conference

The following icons will appear when you hover your mouse over the browser:

  • Layout allows user to select preferred option if desired
  • Microphone allows user to mute/unmute your microphone. When muted, the icon is red and when the icon is gray, the microphone is live and participants can hear you
  • Share screen if you would like other participants to see your computer screen
  • Keypad allows user to enter numbers via DMTF (not used often)
  • Red X disconnects from conference

PDF Diagram of Desktop Videoconferencing using a Web Browser

Get in Touch

Videoconference Operations Center

Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Suite 247

Roger Pinke
Manager of Video Conferencing and Media Technology
(518) 629-8087

Eric Kiel
Video Conferencing and Media Specialist
(518) 629-7625

Jason Bourdeau
Multimedia Technician
(518) 629-7742

Request a Videoconference

Videoconference Request Form

For immediate technical assistance, call the IIT Help Desk at (518) 629-7364.