Equipment that you need to participant in a meeting in Connect:
- A computer.
- The Adobe Flash Player software. Install it on Adobes web page.
- An internet connection with a speed of at least 0.5 Mbit/s in both directions. We recommend 2.0 Mbit/s. We do not recommend a wireless or mobile broadband because there can be problems with too varied and low speeds. The result can then be choppy audio and delays that affect everyone in the meeting.
- A headset with a microphone, preferably with a USB connection. We do not recommend the Bluetooth-headsets or mobile headsets because it is a big risk that they won´t work in Connect.
- A web camera, which is not always required for a course, (ask your teacher if you are unsure).
- Connect Add-inn, which is an plug-in programme which is required for screen sharing and can even solve some sound problems that some users are experiencing. When you want to share your screen for the first time, the computer itself will tell you to install the program.
Conduct in the rooms
- Do not disturb – If you know you should not be in a room, then do not go there. Your presence will be just as disturbing as if you were in an actual room. If you want to try out Connect, visit an empty room. Check your schedule to see which room you are supposed to be using.
- Be nice, be friendly – In an academic environment, you are naturally entitled to say what you believe and think. Just be sure to stick to the subject in question and to be cordial at all times to your fellow students.
- Check everything before your meeting – Be sure to check your equipment is in working order well ahead of your lesson. If you attend a lesson and are unable to speak with the other students, then you may well be given a fail in the course.
- Arrive in time – Being late is just as annoying for the other students as it would be in normal meetings.
- Don't forget your web camera – It's always nice to see who you are speaking to – but consider what is behind you! If you share a room/office with somebody, that person may not want to be seen.
Sometimes it may happen that a meeting in Adobe Connect can stop" just in the start-up when the meeting is loaded. The cause is most of the time firewall issues.
This is relatively rare in home networks, but it can happen in network of schools, governments, businesses, etc.
Ports need to be opened in the firewall is 1935 (RTMP), 80 (http) and port 443 (SSL).
These ports are TCP and just need to be opened to the IP address 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124. and 126.96.36.199.
Anyone can not open these ports so contact the IT-department where you are and they will help you.
Here you find alternative links if you have problems connecting to Connect.
The basic link to Connect is https://connect1.du.se/samtalXX where XX is the number for the meeting room (01, 02, 03, etc).
If you have problems connecting to Connect, you can try to add launcher=false after the link (https://connect1.du.se/samtalXX/launcher=false), then Connect will opens as a tab in the web browser instead with the add-in (if it is installed on your computer).
Web camera problems
- It may be that the web camera is not connected correctly to your computer. If you have a web camera with a USB cable, try to connect the web camera to a different USB port on your computer. Also, remember that the web camera must be connected to your computer before you enter a meeting room in Connect.
- If you can start the web camera, but the image is black, maybe the web camera is activated in another application. Make sure that the web camera is not active in another meeting room or in another application.
- Maybe the drivers are not installed or needs to be updated. Install the drivers from the CD that came with the web camera or from the manufacturer 's website.
- Maybe Connect uses the wrong source for the web camera. Click on the Pod Options in the top right corner of the Video square and choose Select camera. Then switch to the correct web camera source.
Find a room
At the top left of Dalarna University's website www.du.se you'll find the link Meeting which leads to the meeting portal.
Click on the link Meeting to access the meeting portal where you can find links to all the meeting rooms.
Under the tab Meeting Room you can find the rooms that is used for booked seminars. What room number you should be in should stand in your schedule.
Example: In your schedule, it says that your seminar is in the Meeting room 2, then click on Meeting 02 in the column name. 15 minutes before the meeting starts, you can even see the course code in thee column Course and the name of the teacher who booked the meeting room.
If you can not find information about which meeting room you should be in, you can click on the link Find my seminar located above the list of all meeting rooms. This will take you to a page where you can see all bookings made in Connect.
Student rooms are for students who want to meet outside of scheduled seminars. The rooms can not book so "first come first served" applies. Look in the column on the right where it says Part. If it says 0, the rooms is not occupied.
Under the tab additional rooms you find rooms for examination, rooms for the libarary, training rooms and other special rooms for different departments at the university.
Sign in to Connect
Start by going to the page www.du.se/connect. You will then come to our meeting portal.
To attend a meeting, you do not normally need to install any software, everything you need on your computer is the programme Adobe Flash Player. The program is usually already installed on the computer. Is you do not have this programme you will find a link at the bottom of the page where you can download the latest version of the programme.
One tip is to install the add-inn at the bottom of the page. It allows you to, among other things, share your computer screen. Click on the link Install Adobe Connect add-inn... and choose you operating system.
To access a meeting room, click on the link to the meeting room you wish to enter. You will then come to a sign in page. Select Enter with your login and password and enter your username and password at the university and then click on the button Enter Room. If you are invited to a meeting without being a student or staff at Dalarna University, you can use the guest login by choosing the option Enter as a Guest. The Guest function can also be used if you are a new student and do not have your username or password yet.
Tools and functions in the meeting room
A meeting room is, as standard, made up of five squares or as the programme calls them, pods.
At the top right is the video square. Here, the presenters who have activated their webcam are displayed. Beneath this is the attendee list and the chat square. There you can chat with all the presenters who are currently located in the room. At the bottom right is the Note square where you can enter text and so on. In the large Share square to the left, you can share your computer screen, various documents and there is also an interactive whiteboard in the square.
The controls for the speaker, microphone and web camera is located at the top left.
Click on the speaker icon to turn on / off the speakers. Use the speaker menu (the arrow just to the right of the speaker) to adjust the volume. When you come into a meeting room the speaker is activated (green).
Click on the microphone icon to turn on the microphone. Use the microphone menu (the arrow just to the right of the microphone) to adjust the microphone volume and select the microphone source (if you have the wrong microphone source, check if you can change the microphone source under Select microphone).
Click on the web camera icon to start your web camera. Use the web camera menu (the arrow just to the right of the web camera) to start or stop the web camera and select the camera source (if you have the wrong camera source, check if you can change the web camera under Select camera).
After clicking on the microphone icon, or web camera icon the first time in a meeting, you can see a box where you can click on Allow or Deny. Click on the button Allow, otherwise your equipment will not work.
Click on the arrow just to the right on the Raise Hand icon to access the different status options.
The Pod options menu is at the top right of each square/pod. Here you can make settings for the particular square/pod.
Chat and Notes
To the right you find the chat square. You write to the other attendees by clicking in the text field to write and then click on the Enter key on the keyboard or click on the speech bubble after text field. Everything you write is visible to all attendees in the meeting.
In the top right of the chat sqaure, you find the menu Pod options. Click on it to see a menu that belongs to chat. Under the option Start Chat With, you can choose whether you want to send a message that only can be viewed by the Host (is the teacher has that permission). The Host-chat is shown when the Hosts tab is selected. To come back to the public chat, click on the tab Everyone.
By clicking on Text size in Pod options, you can choose to make the text larger or smaller. This change is visible only for yourself, not for the other attendees in the meeting. With My Chat Color, you can change the color of text on your posts in the chat, if you change the color, all the other attendees in the meeting will see it.
In the square Note, all attendee can write. You find some simple formatting tools; you can change the font size, choose bold, italic, underline, text color and there is also a bulleted list. Everything that is written in the square Note is visible to all attendees in the meeting.
You can save the text as an RTF file or send the text to your mail if you are logged in with your user account. Click on Pod options in the top right corner and select Export Note. Then you can choose if you want to save your text or send the text via mail.
Share computer screen, documents or whiteboard
All people in the room are able to view the same things on a screen or in the same document using the large area to the left, the Share square. When you come into a meeting room, a picture with support information is shown in the Share square. Remove it by clicking on Stop Sharing in the gray bar at top right.
In the middle of the Share sqaure it says Share My Screen and if you want to share documents or a whiteboard, you must click the arrow just to the right of the Share My Screen and then choose what you want to share.
To be able to share your computer screen Connects add-inn must be installed. If it is not installed, Connect to tell you that you need to install it. Follow the instructions to install it.
Share computer screen
When you click on Share My Screen, a pop-up will appear. You will share your entire desktop and if you have multiple computer screens connected to your PC, you also need to choose which one you want to share. When you click on Share, your Connect window is minimized and you will get a new icon at the bottom right that shows that you are sharing your desktop.
You can either stop the screen sharing by right-clicking on the icon and choose Stop Screen Sharing or go back to the meeting room and click on Stop Sharing.
You can upload these types of files in Connect:
- Image files (JPG, PNG).
- PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX).
- PDF (PDF).
- Flash movie (SWF).
- Flash Video (FLV).
- MP3 audio files (MP3).
- Zip files (.zip) (Note that there must be file types in the zip file which Connect supports).
If you upload an audio clip or a movie, all people in the room can control the volume of the clip.
If you share a document, click the arrow to the right Share My Screen, and then select Share Document. Then, click on Browse My Computer and you are then able to locate the file on your computer and select the various file types supported by the program.
Select a PowerPoint presentation, it will be displayed in the whole box Share. You flip through the slides with the arrow at the bottom left (you can use the keyboard arrow keys as well) and press the button just to the right of the arrows, you will see a list of contents.
If you want, you can also draw in your Power Point presentation. Click on the button Draw top right and you will at the top left to get a tool palette. The button that has an arrow at top right allows you to point in your presentation.
When you are finished, click on the button Stop Sharing at the top right. You presentation will remain under Recently Shared throughout the meeting. You find Recently Shared under the arrow just to the right of the Share My Screen and you can quickly access them again.
If you click on the arrow that is just to the right of the Share My Screen, you can choose an interactive whiteboard. On this you can draw and write and all people in the room will simultaneously see what you write or draw.
In the upper left corner you find the tool palette. At the bottom left, you can also create new whiteboard pages by clicking on the arrows. To return to the original position, click on Stop Sharing.
Audio Setup Wizard
If the sound does not work or if the other attendees in the meeting feel that your sound is bad, you need to go through the Audio Setup Wizard. However, it is always a good idea to go through the audio guide before a meeting to get the best possible sound. You find it under the menu Meeting at the top left, it is called Audio Setup Wizard.
After clicking on the Audio Setup Wizard, the audio guide will start and to proceed, click on the button Next.
You will then be able to test your sound. Click on Play Sound and you should hear the music in your headphones. If you do not hear any sound, make sure that the connector is properly inserted into the computer and that volume is not muted. If this does not work, check that the correct device is selected in the settings on your computer. If you are unsure of how to do this, contact NGL Centre and we will help you.
If you do not hear the sound, you can also click on the Help button for help to solve your problem. A new web page will open. If you hear sound directly, you can click on the button Stop and proceed by clicking on Next.
In the next step you need to select which device you wish to use as the microphone source. Depending on whether you have a headset with two connectors or if you use a headset with a USB connector, select different. If you have a headset with two connectors, the list often shows something with microphone, if you have a USB headset look for anything with the word USB in the list.
Many web cameras have a built-in microphone. However, generally those gives so poor sound that you should avoid using them as the recording source. Then click on the button Next to proceed.
Now you get the opportunity to see if your microphone is working and to set the appropriate level. Click on the button Record and record yourself.
Possibly, you will see a quesion asking if you allow the program to use your camera and microphone - that is, to broadcast audio and video. Click on the button Allow and then click on the button Record again.
If you have chosen the correct microphone and it works, you will see a blue line moving when you talk. Please talk a little bit longer so can the programme automatically adjust the volume. Then click on the button Stop and then on the button Play to listen to your recording. If you hear the sound and it sounds good, click on the button Next. If you can not hear anything, go back one step by clicking on the button Prev and select another microphone source.
In step four, you can control how much background noise you have. You do this by pressing the button Test Silence and then be silent until the blue indicator is clear - it fills the rectangle. Thenm click on Next.
Now, you are done with the audio guide. The guide summarizes short your settings if you have succeeded. Click on the button Finish to exit.
To use the functions described below, you must have participated in the course Connect step 2 from NGL Centre which gives you the permission Host.
Features in the menu Meeting (staff)
Manage & Access Entry
- Invite Participant - Using this feature, you can invite people by sending out a mail invitation. Connect will help you fill in a mail with details regarding that particular room you are in. The only thing you need to do is fill in the address of those you want to invite.
- Block Incoming Attendees - This function turns off the ability for people to enter the meeting. The teacher needs to let them in when they try to enter.
- Block Guest Access - Just as it sounds, the function prevent guests from entering the meeting. Those who try to sign in as guests (not using their user account) will not be allowed to enter the room.
- Place Participants On Hold - Since we do not use that permission (Participants) we do not use this function.
- Auto Promote Participants To Presenters - This function provides all attendees with the permission Presenter which is the permission all students and teachers receive when they enter a room.
Change My Role
The options in the menu allows you to change your own permissions. This may be useful if you want to see how any of the other levels of permissions see things. If you change your permission, you can always change it back the same way.
Under Background, you can upload a different background images but because various squares in the program takes up most of the screen, it is almost invisible. The image is also removed when the last person leaves the meeting. On Host Cursors, you can choose when you want your mouse pointer to appear:
- Never, Off.
- Show only to other hosts.
- Show to all attendees.
- Show to all attendees When using a whiteboard.
Here are three settings to choose from:
- DSL / Cable.
The default setting is DSL / Cable. If you, for example, sign into a room and change the bandwidth setting, the next time it will be DSL / Cable again. You do not really have to change this but if you have a meeting the people that you know will sit on a bad connection you can always try to go down to the Modem. This setting affects everyone in the meeting and the audio quality will change.
The video quality is based on the setting made under Room Bandwidth. If you want to manually change the video quality, use Video Quality. High quality increases bandwidth requirements on Internet connections.
Use Use Enhanced Audio to automatically adjust the echo, microphone volume and background noise. Turn off this option if you have problems with sound quality and it does not depend on your equipment.
Full duplex is what we use. See the help section in Connect for more info.
Use Automatic Gain Control to enable your microphone volume to be adjusted automatically. Turn this off if you have problems if the microphone volume varies greatly.
You can adjust Audio Quality to Best for the best sound quality, which is more resource-intensive for your computer and the Internet connection. Fast gives a a lower sound quality and requires fewer resources.
Under Quality, you can set the quality when you make screen shares. By default it is set to Medium. If you want the colors to be improved you can change it here. Keep in mind that the higher the quality, the more is required of the peoples' Internet connection.
If you check the box before Disable Raise Hand, the students can not raise their hands.
Raise Hand notification timer allows you to select how long a box at the bottom right will show if someone raised their hands if you do not see the meeting windows, for example, if you read a document or visit a web page. The options are not at all (Disable), 5 seconds or 8 seconds.
As a host, you can get messages in a small box in the lower right corner when someone types in the chat while you have your meeting room maximized to full screen or minimized. You will see the sender's name and the first few words of the message in the window. This feature is enabled by default. If you do not want messages to appear, you can disable them. You can choose from:
- Not at all, Disable.
- 3 seconds.
- 5 seconds.
Features in the menu Layouts (staff)
The meeting rooms structure is a layout, such as the Standard layout. You can make your own layouts, but they will disappear when all attendees leave the room.
Click on Create New Layout in the menu Layouts up to the left to bring up the possibility of creating a new layout. Either from scratch or from the Standard layout as a template. If you want a different layout than the default Standard, it is good practice ti adjust this before your meeting/seminar. You also have several predetermined layouts to choose from so you do not create your own layouts:
- Standard - The usual layout that is just standard.
- Share/Note Pod - A small share square and a larger Video square and Note square.
- Large Note Pod - A large Note square and Video square but no Share square.
- Video - Large Video square, no Share square and no Note Square.
- 2 Share - Two Share squares and no Note square.
- Large Share - A large Share square, no Video square and no Note square.
You can also choose the layout you want to use with quick buttons located to the right of the room.
Features in the menu Pods (staff)
Under the menu Pods at the top left you can add new square/pods. By default, the squares Share, Note, Chat, Video and Attendee list are shown.
If you want you can have two share pods simultaneously, as well as two chat pods . This means that you can have screen shares running simultaneously. The downside is that it will be very small and it can be difficult to see what is been shared in the various screen shares.
Video and Attendee list does not appear in the list not because there can only be one of them.
Should you accidentally remove a square, you can recover it via the menu Pods.
Under Pods -> Breakout Pods you can also show sqaures from the different breakout rooms (if they have been activated).
Features in the menu Audio (staff)
It is possible to allow only one person to talk at a time with the function Enable Single Speaker Mode.
You can also allow the Participants can be allowed to use their microphones with the function Enable Audio for Participants.
Manage unwanted presenters (staff)
Remove a person from the meeting room
With the function Remove Selected User you can remove a person for the meeting room. This function can also be good to use if a student has entered the room twice (without being able to leave the room).
In the Attendee list, select the name of the attendee you want to remove. The name is purple when it is selected. Then click on the menu Pod options in the top right corner of the Attendee list. In the menu that appears, choose Remove Selected User meaning that the attendee will be expelled from the meeting room. Note that this does not prevent the person from being able to come back to the meeting room.
Do not allow guests to sign in to the meeting room
With the function Block Guest Access it is possible to prevent people using the guest sign in to enter the meeting room. You enable this feature by clicking on the menu Meeting in the upper left corner and then select Manage Access And Entry and then click on Block Guest Access.
This forces the persons who want to enter the meeting room to sign in with the user name and password you received from the university. The blocking is only valid for the current seminar and the meeting room you are in when you activate this function.
"Lock the door" to a meeting room
With the function Block Incoming Attendees you have the opportunity to "close the door" to your meeting room and students who wish to enter must request this (it does not apply to persons with the permission Host).
Click on the menu Meeting in upper left corner. Then select Manage Access And Entry and then click on Block Incoming Attendees.
You will then get a dialog box where you can enter a custom message to the attendees or you can use the text that is already there.
When you are done, click on the button OK.
When a student who wants to enter a room, they will see a page where they have to push a button called Request Entry.
When they push on this button, a message will appear at the bottom right of the screen for you as the Host and if you want to allow the attendee access to the meeting room you must click on the button Accept.
The message at the bottom right will disappear after a few seconds and then it you can allow the students entry by clicking on the function Allow Everyone as you can see at the top right.
Settings in the Attendee list (staff)
Go to the menu Pod options at the top right in the Attendee list.
- Hide hides the Attendee list. You can get it back via the menu Pods up to the left and then select Attendee List.
- You can change your name under Edit My Info. Presenters (students and teachers) can also change their names.
- Under Change view, you can switch between three different modes. It affects only you.
- Attendee View is standard in the room. Attendees are sorted by permission primarily (Host, Presenter, Participant) and secondarily by name.
- Breakout Room View is to divide the attendees into different under group.
- In Attendee Status View you can see the attendees sorted by status (Raised Hand, Agree, Disagree and Stepped Away).
Attendee Options can you only select if you click on one attendee. You then have included the following choices:
- Edit User Info allows you to change the name of an attendee. Could be good if there are two "Maria", for example.
- Request Screen Share allows you to send a request to a person to share their screen.
- Clear Attendee Status removes the persons status. Good if a student has not taken down his hand after talking or the something like that.
The function Remove Selected User kicks out the person from the meeting room. This could be good if a student entered the room twice (without being able to leave) or if a person disrupts the meeting.
Clear Everyone's Status removes the status for all attendees.
Under Preferences, you can change other settings for the attendee list:
- If you check the box before Disable Raise Hand, the students can not raise their hands.
- Raise Hand Notification Timer allows you to select how long a box at the bottom right will show if someone raised their hands if you do not see the meeting room for example, if you read a document or a visit a web page. The options are not at all (Disable), 5 seconds, or 8 seconds.
Click on the button Help if you want to go to Adobe's own help pages.
Create breakout rooms (staff)
With this feature, you can create under rooms to the main room. This is a good feature when you want to divide the attendees into smaller groups. You do this by clicking the Breakout Room View (the middle button) above the names of all attendess in the Attendee list.
So far, nothing happens for the attendees and it is only you that has the permission Host who can see this feature. It is only when you choose to activate the under rooms that it gets noticeable to the attendees.
You can now divide the attendees. You can do this in two ways, either Connect can do it for you or you decide who should be in which under room.
By default, Connect has created three under rooms. If you want to create additional under rooms, you can click the plus sign at the top right. It says Create a new Breakout Room if you hover over the button.
If you want to Connect to divide the attendees automatically, click on the crossed arrows to the left of the plus sign. It says Evenly Distribute From Main if you hover over the button. Then, the programme divides the attendees into different under rooms. The programme only divides attendees who have lower permissions than Host. Note that this is still in preparation mode, nothing happens to the attendes until you activate the under rooms.
To divide the attendees into different under rooms, click on the button Start Breakouts. Then the attendee who are divided into the different under rooms moves to a new meeting rooms (under rooms) that look exactly the same as the main room and have the same functions.
You exit the dividet in the same way you started, by clicking on the button End Breakouts.
If you want to divide the attendees yourself you can do so by clicking on a perons name in the list and then select the under room where you want to place the person. When you are finished, click on the button Start Breakouts.
You do not need to select and move one by one but you can hold down the Ctrl alternatively Shift on the keyboard and select multiple attendees at once.
If you want to send a message to all attendees, you can do so by clicking on Pod options at the top right of the Attendee list and then choose Broadcast Message... Then fill in what you want to communicate and then click on the button Send. The messages will appear as a gray box in the middle of the screen for the attendees in all under rooms. Please note that the function Broadcast Message is only available in the menu when the under rooms are active.
One tip is that even when you have enabled the division, you can move participants between rooms in the same way as before but then they are moved directly. This means you can move yourself between each subspace, you can then switch between different discussions.
Record the meeting and find the recording (staff)
You can record your session by clicking the Record Meeting. This function is found in the menu Meeting and is simply called Record Meeting.
When you have clicked on it, there will be a pop-up where you have to name your recording. Here it is very important that you name your recording so that you easily can find it later, we recommend that you write your username and the current date at the end. Your recording will be found among many other recordings and it is therefore important that you can find your own recording. Once you have named your recording under Name, click on the button OK. Then, the recording will start and you will see a red dot in the upper right corner in the meeting room.
When you want to stop the recording, you can do so either by clicking on Stop Recording when you click on the red dot or go into the menu Meeting and click on Stop Recording. Attendees will see that there is a recording in progress but they can not cancel it.
Find the recording - directly on the server
Then, to access your recordingm the meeting room must have been recreated. We have built in cleaning function that kicks in when all attendees leaves the room and you (or someone else) needs to enter the room one more time after all attendees has left the meeting room. Only then will the recording be moved to a place where you can access it.
To access your recording, go to https://connect1.du.se/. There, sign in with your username and password.
To find your recording, follow this structure: The link Content at top left -> Shared Content -> Recordings.
All meeting rooms will then be listed. Choose the room where the meeting took place. It is therefore important to remember in which room the recording was made.
When time passes, more recordings will be in every meeting room and it is therefore important to name the recording to something that you remember. You can sort the recordings by including names and dates.
Click a record to view details about it. After you have clicked on it, you will see information about the recording and the headline URL for viewing which is the address to the recording. If you want to watch the recording, just click the link and then the recording will start directly in your web browser. If you want to publish it in a course room on Fronter, just copy the link and then put it in the course room.
Find the recording - through the meeting portal (web)
To easily find recordings made in Connect, a feature has built into the web page with all the meeting rooms. Your five most recent recordings will automatically appear in a small box to the right of the page www.du.se/connect, provided that the meeting room was booked in your name. Please note that you need to be logged in Personal Pages / My pages for this function to work and that all attendees must leave the meeting room and someone (not necessarily you) needs to enter the meeting room again for a recording to be seen here.
You can see more recordings by clicking on the button (alla mina inspelningar) which means All My recordings.
If you click on that button, you will see a web page with two tabs, Mina inspelningar/My recordings and Alla inspelningar/All recordings. You can here write in the boxes under Name, Rooms/Folder, Course, Length and Date and programme searches as you type. The boxes act as filters that limit your search within the recordings. You can choose to fill in one or several boxes.
You can also do a search by Date, Meeting room or Course by clicking on the arrow after the Gruppera efter/Group by.
Click the arrow to the left of the top date or meeting room to expanded that date or the meeting room and displays all recordings made that day or the current meeting room.
If you place the mouse pointer over a recording, you will see a short summary of the recording date, its length and in which meeting room the recording was made.
Copy the link to the recording
Under Mina inspelningar/My Recordings you can see a link character to the left of each recording (this also applies if you choose to group recordings).
Click on the link sign and copy the link in the dialog box that comes up. The link is already selected, it's enough to click Ctrl + C on the keyboard to copy the link. You can then, for example, paste this link in a course room on Fronter if you want to share the recording with your students.
Change permissions for other presenters (staff)
You can change the permissions for one or more students by selecting their name in the attendee list (hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and then click on their name to select multiple attendee) and then click on Make Host or Make Participant in the menu to the left.
If you make them to Participants, then you can hold the mouse pointer over the name of on person to give that person microphone rights by clicking on the microphone icon Enable Microphone. You can also select multiple users and then click on the microphone icon.
You can also click on the menu Pod options and then select Attendee options and Enable audio.
In both ways, you can also select the Enable video which enables them to use their web cameras. If you want to remove these rights, proceed the same way but choose Disable audio or Disable video instead.
In the menu Pod options you can also give Participants more right by clicking on Enhanced Participant Rights.