Fuze Meeting Basics
As part of the Real-Time Virtual Classroom / Web Conferencing Project, a new tool for online collaboration and video-conferencing has been selected. The new product, Fuze Meeting, will replace Wimba Classroom effective January 14, 2013. Other academic tools such as SLU Global (Blackboard) or Tegrity will continue to be available.
Getting Started with Fuze Meeting
Joining a Meeting
Attendee - Joining a Fuze Meeting is as simple as clicking a meeting room link that may be provided to you via e-mail. Another way you can join a meeting is to use a meeting room number. From there, you will be automatically entered into the meeting.
- Click for Quick Start Guides for Attending a Fuze Meeting from a PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone.
Host - You will need a Fuze Meeting account to start, schedule, and host a meeting. The host will also invite attendees to join scheduled meetings. Hosts are able to designate roles (.i.e. presenter, annotator) to online attendees and share their desktops as well.
- Click for Quick Start Guides for Hosting a Fuze Meeting from a PC, Mac or tablet.
Once you have joined a meeting, a “Call Info” window will appear on the screen. Here is where you can choose one of four ways to connect to the audio bridge in a meeting.
- Dial In - Dial the toll based or toll free number from your phone, enter the pin number and press # when prompted.
- Call Me - Type your phone number (area code included) in the space provided and then click the “Call Me” button. Fuze will call your phone. Just answer your phone to connect to the audio bridge. **The Toll Free version of the Dial In option and the Call Me option will take away from your monthly allotment of minutes. Minutes are aggregated on a per caller, per minute basis.
- Voip - Click the “Connect” button to connect the audio bridge to the meeting. To use this option, you will need speakers and microphone. You will need to select the correct mic and speakers that you will use for the meeting audio. (For the best quality, use a headset and mic.)
- Skype - Saint Louis University does not provide support for Skype. If Skype is needed for your Fuze Meeting, visit: https://www.fuzebox.com/support/faq#skype
The Host of the meeting will have to start the video conference before anyone can join the meeting using their video. Fuze Meeting supports up to 12 video feeds at any given time in a particular meeting. (Video Conference is displayed in High Definition)
Add content to your Fuze Meeting Cloud by uploading content from your computer. Hosts and Attendees with “Presenter” rights are able to add content to the meeting. Files that you upload go into your Content Library, where you can manage all your meeting content. This allows you to reuse your content in future meetings. Fuze Meeting has an unlimited amount of storage so you can upload as many files as you want to the Fuze cloud.
How do I schedule a meeting in Fuze Meeting? (Host Only)
- Log In to Fuze Meeting, using your SLU Net ID and SLU Password
- Click ‘Start Now or Schedule’ button on the Fuze Meeting Homepage
- Click ‘Schedule a Meeting’
- In the ‘To’ box, enter an e-mail address for each attendee. Provide a Saint Louis University affiliated e-mail address to share the link to. (In this case, it is recommended that you share the link with yourself using your SLU e-mail address. From your e-mail, you can then copy, paste, and e-mail the link to any person of your choosing!)
- Enter a Subject
- In the ‘When’ field, provide a start and end time for your meeting. Comments can be added in the empty box below
- When you are finished, click 'Save and Send Request' button.
For more information on Scheduling a Fuze Meeting, click here.
Your scheduled meeting will be assigned a meeting ID number along with a URL that is assigned only to that meeting. Your scheduled meeting is also stored in the ‘Fuze Cloud’, which means the meeting will always be stored and maintained by Fuze Meeting for you, the host, to reuse at anytime.
How do I access and/ or provide a link to my scheduled meeting in Fuze Meeting?
- Log in to Fuze Meeting using your SLU Net ID and SLU Password
- Click the 'My Meeting' button on the Fuze Meeting Homepage
- Click the 'Scheduled Meetings' on the left of your screen
- Choose the meeting that you want to share.
- Click the 'Copy URL' button
- You can now paste the URL of your Fuze Meeting link in e-mails, documents, or even your Paste a Fuze Meeting Link to your SLU Global course.
**Note: The link to your meeting can be e-mailed to others, added to a Google Calendar entry, or posted in Newslink.
Do I Need a Fuze Meeting Account or Log-In?
- To attend a Fuze Meeting, you do not need an account or to log into the Fuze Meeting client. Instead you will receive an e-mail with a link from the meeting Host to join the Fuze Meeting - just click that link and Fuze will open automatically. You will be prompted to type in your name and then you just click to 'Join Meeting'. No license or user login is necessary.
- To Host a Fuze Meeting yourself, this is when you need a Fuze Meeting Account and you would log in to the Fuze client.
Where can I download the Fuze Meeting plug-in on my computer?
If you visit https://www.fuzebox.com/ and click the “Log In” button at the top-right of the page, you prompted to download and install the Fuze Meeting Client on your computer. If you are having trouble downloading the plug-in through Fuze Meeting, you can manually download it from the links below:
Is there a way to test my webcam in Fuze Meeting?
No. Fuze doesn’t have a built in webcam check in the application. However, you can test your webcam with http://www.testwebcam.com/.
How many online participants can participate in a meeting at any time?
Fuze Meeting allows for up to 100 participants at any time in a meeting.
How many video feeds does Fuze support in a meeting?
Fuze supports up to 12 video feeds at any time in a meeting.
Do I have control on who can access and attend my scheduled meeting? (Host Only)
Anyone who has a link to your scheduled Fuze Meeting can attend your meeting. You do, however, have the options to ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’ access to your meeting whenever a person (attendee) tries to enter your meeting. Also, there is an ‘Auto Accept’ option to use if you want everyone with the link to your ‘Scheduled Meeting’ to join. The ‘Auto Accept’ option is turned on by default in ‘Webinar Mode.’