Deposition Room Introduction (Attendee)
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NOTE: There are multiple ways to join a deposition, please see this article for more information: How to Join a Deposition.
Log into your account, you will be directed to the Dashboard. This is where you can view all depositions and demo depositions you've been invited to. If your deposition is not listed, please reach out to the scheduling party.
To join the deposition, click Join Now.
NOTE: By clicking Join Now, the platform will always automatically direct you to a Connection Test (Pre-Call) before entering the Deposition Room.
On the Pre-Call page, you can verify your Camera and Microphone and that your system passed all the system requirements of the platform. Click the blue Use System Audio button to join the room using your computer's system audio.
Choosing Join And Use Phone For Audio will allow you to join the Deposition with your Mic permanently Muted and your Speakers disabled and drop the requirements for your device to have a camera or microphone. Please select this option if you are a Dial-In participant.
You will then be presented with the dial-in phone number and PIN before entering the room.
Once inside the depo room, you will have the option to enable the computer's system audio if you hang up the phone.
After the Connection Test is completed, you may enter the Deposition Room.
All attendees have the option to use the Background Blur Feature. This feature adds Background Blur to the video. Click on the 3 dots context menu located next to the Red Telephone icon, then click Blur My Background.
Once in the Deposition Room, there are different features available to you.
Within a deposition, attendees have the option to connect through a Dial-In feature. Click on the 3 dots next to the Red Telephone icon. Click Use Phone For Audio where you will be able to view the Dial-In Number and the Pin Code
A pop-out window will appear which will provide the dial-in number and PIN as well as a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone
Once you have successfully dialed in, your name will appear at the top of the video screen.
Joining using Phone for Audio will automatically mute mic and the speakers. Once the call has been disconnected, the speakers and mic will automatically unmute.
You have the option to use the Pop-out feature. This will allow you to pop out an attendee's video into a separate window. Please see How-to use the Pop-out Feature for more information.
If you’ve been given access to ScriptSync, note that this feature functions only when the deposition is being recorded.
If you have the ability to upload exhibits (Connected Counsel and Video Counsel roles), the supported file types are .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .XLSX, .DOCX, and .PPTX.
The Privacy Shade feature allows you to keep your exhibit list private while you are utilizing the Screenshare feature. Please see How-to Screen Share within a Deposition.
Starting a Screen Share will automatically enable the Privacy Shade over your exhibit list.
If enabled, you also have the ability to use the Realtime speech to text feature. For more information please see How-to use the Realtime feature for more information.
All features for exhibits are located in the Exhibit Panel on the right side of your screen.
For further information on the exhibit features, see the following links:
Converting Old Office File Types to Supported File Types
How-to Upload an Exhibit Before and During a Deposition
How-to View and Share an Exhibit with Others in a Deposition
How-to Use Exhibit Permission Controls
All attendees can access a Sidebar Room. Click on the sidebar icon next to the On/Off Record button. These are designed to have off-the-record conversations as these rooms cannot be recorded.
All attendees have access to enter any of the four available Sidebar Rooms of a deposition.
You have the option to lock the Sidebar Rooms.
Once a Sidebar Room is locked and the blue Lock button changes from blue to red, additional attendees cannot enter except for the Host and Co-Host.
Only the Host and Co-Host can unlock a Sidebar Room from outside of the Sidebar Rooms.
When the Room has been unlocked by the Host or Co-Host, the user inside the sidebar will be notified.
c. To return to the main Deposition Room, select the Return to Deposition button in blue.
The Sidebar Room must be unlocked before you can navigate back to the main Deposition Room.
In the deposition room, you have the ability to modify your Camera and/or Microphone-in use.
To access this, start by selecting the 3 dots next to the Red Telephone icon.
b. This will open a drop-down menu, click on Device Settings.
A pop-up window will appear, giving you access to modify either your Camera or Microphone to the desired option. Click Apply Change to save any changes made.
To enable background blur for your video click the Blur My Background option in the context menu.