Have a question about how to host a StartMeeting ® conference? Below are some answers and simple instructions to help you get started. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
A conference call is the easiest way to connect with a group.
There are a few ways to invite participants to a meeting.
Send an Invite
Send an Email
Use Google Calendar
To host an audio conference call:
Host Keypad Commands
Control all aspects of the conference from the telephone with the following commands:
*1 Manage Q&A – Enter the following commands after *1:
Note: Participants must dial *6 and 1 to ask a question.
*2 Caller Count – Hear a count of how many callers joined the conference.
*3 Breakout Rooms – Leave the main conference to join a sub-conference. Press *3 followed by the number of the sub-conference, from 1 to 9, or press *3* to return to the main conference room at any time.
*4 Instructions – Hear the list of available keypad commands.
*5 Mute – Control whether or not participants are heard in the conference.
Note: By default, all lines are unmuted, allowing all participants to talk.
*6 Self Mute – Mute your individual line. Press *6 again to unmute the line.
*7 Conference Lock – Lock the conference and block all other participants from entering. Press *7 again to unlock the conference and allow participants to join.
*8 Entry/Exit tones – By default, the entry and exit tones are turned on.
Note: A prompt will explain the current settings each time the host dials *8.
*9 Record – Press *9 , then 1 to confirm you want to start the conference recording. Press *9 again to stop recording and 1 to confirm.
Note: Only audio and screen sharing can be recorded at this time.
Control certain aspects of the conference from the telephone with the following commands:
During the free conference call, the host can start recording at any time by pressing *9 and 1 to confirm. Participants will be notified that the recording has been started. To stop recording, press *9 again and 1 to confirm. To access recordings, go to your Account Info page, click Profile then select History & Recordings.
There are two options for playing back a recorded conference.
|4||Rewind one minute|
|6||Fast forward one minute|
Use online meetings to join a web conference to screen share and show video using a webcam.
Go to StartMeeting ® and click Get Desktop App on the bottom of the page. Or, log in to your account, click Online Meetings then Host Meeting. The download will start automatically.
To host an online meeting:
How to video conference:
How to chat:
How to record: