Accessing the Conference 2018

VIDM is a free online conference delivered using webconferencing technology – Big Blue Button. All you need is a reasonably good internet connection and a computer or laptop — with (at least) 2G of memory and a 1Ghz processor (any computer bought in the last four years should be fine).

Big Blue Button works best using browsers like Firefox or Chrome, especially  with Mac systems.  Big Blue Button does not run on a mobile or tablet at this time. We recommend using a headset for the best audio. Participants will only have access to microphones as requested during Question / Answer sessions.

Getting started with Big Blue Button

Minimum Requirements for Participants

Video tutorial for Participants

During the Conference

Check the VIDM 2018 Programme to determine the correct room for your session. During the conference we will be changing rooms between sessions. You can have several rooms open in different browser tabs if you like.

  • Go to the VIDM Conference login page
  • Enter your name
  • Choose the room for your session as listed in the Programme
  • Enter the password: vidmview
  • Select JOIN
  • Follow the prompts to set up your audio

Troubleshooting

Having difficulties connecting to Big Blue Button? Check the Troubleshooting FAQ to help find a solution.

If you cannot resolve the issue, email info@vidm.org with the details and what you have done to try and resolve it. You could also attend a Drop In Session — the facilitators there are quite helpful!

Drop In Sessions ended 02 May

You can drop-in whenever you like if you missed a drop in session — the rooms are always open! Check out how Big Blue Button works with your system before the conference.

  • Go to the VIDM Conference login page
  • Enter your name
  • Choose Conference Room 3
  • Enter the password: vidmview
  • Select JOIN
  • Follow the prompts to set up your audio