About the Pexip Web App

The Pexip Web App allows you to join a conference on the IU Video Bridge from your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. You can use the Web App to make a video call to any IU Video Bridge conference.

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Supported web browsers

The following browsers support Pexip in the Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android operating systems:

  • Google Chrome (recommended for the best conference experience)
  • Mozilla Firefox

Additional requirements

Connecting to a conference

  1. Using Chrome (recommended) or Firefox, go to https://bridge.iu.edu.
  2. In the "Conference to dial" field, type either the conference number or conference name provided to you by the meeting organizer.

    Every "23" video bridge conference has two aliases: a conference number, and a conference name. To connect to your conference, enter either 23<4-to-7-digit-number> or meet.name.

  3. Type your name.
  4. To connect using the default Connect with video and audio (Pexip icon for the 'Connect with video and audio' option) option, click Connect. This lets you see and hear participants who are sharing their video and audio.

    For additional connection options, mouse over the Connect with video and audio (Pexip icon for the 'Connect with video and audio' option) icon:

    Pexip Web App connection options
    • To listen without viewing shared video, select Connect with audio only (Pexip icon for the 'Connect with audio only' option). This lets you hear participants who are sharing their audio.
    • To share and receive screen presentations only, select Conference control and receive/send presentation only (Pexip icon for the 'Conference control and receive/send presentation only' option). This lets you share and receive screen presentations only; you will not receive or send any audio or video.
    Note for first-time users:
    The first time you use the Pexip Web App to join a videoconference, your browser will prompt you to choose whether you want to allow bridge.iu.edu to use your local device's camera and microphone. In Chrome, click Allow. In Firefox, click Share Selected Devices.
  5. In the "Select a camera and microphone" window:
    Pexip Web App 'Select your camera and microphone' window
    1. Verify that your default local devices are working properly:
      • Microphone: The audio meter (red bar) should move when you speak; if it does not, under "Microphone", use the drop-down list to select another microphone (if your device has one installed).
      • Camera: You should see video from your camera; if you do not, under "Camera", use the drop-down list to select another camera (if your device has one installed.
    2. Click Start.
  6. You may be prompted to select your role. If you know the Host PIN, select Host and enter the PIN. Otherwise, select Guest.
  7. Click Connect. You are now connected to the conference.

Joining a videoconference without sending audio or video

To connect to your video conference without sending audio or video from your device:

  1. Follow the steps for connecting to a videoconference from the previous section; select either the Connect with video and audio (Pexip icon for the 'Connect with video and audio' option) option or the Connect with audio only (Pexip icon for the 'Connect with audio only' option) option.
  2. In the "Select a camera and microphone" window, select None in both the "Microphone" and "Camera" drop-down lists, and then click Start:

    Select 'None' for 'Microphone' and 'Camera' to connect to your conference without sending your video or audio

  3. Choose your role (Host or Guest), enter the PIN (if you are prompted to, and know it), and then click Connect.

Learning more

Refer to the Pexip user guide for your browser:

For help or to learn more, contact UITS Classroom & Conferencing Support (cthelp@iu.edu, 812-856-2020, Skype for Business/Lync: cthelp).

This is document beta in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-10-09 16:50:52.

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