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Some noteworthy options that can be accessed from the More Actions menu are outlined below.
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Some noteworthy options that can be accessed from the '''More Actions''' menu are outlined below.
  
=== Meeting options ===
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=== Meeting Options ===
  
This allows you to change meeting options, including:
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This allows you to change meeting options from within the meeting, including:
 
* Who can bypass the lobby?
 
* Who can bypass the lobby?
 
* Announcements for when callers join or leave the meeting
 
* Announcements for when callers join or leave the meeting
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For more information about these meeting options, see our [[Teams Meeting Options]] documentation.
 
For more information about these meeting options, see our [[Teams Meeting Options]] documentation.
  
=== Gallery, Large gallery, and Together mode ===
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=== Meeting View Layout Options ===
  
 
'''Gallery'''
 
'''Gallery'''
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Gallery is the default view when joining a meeting.
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'''Large gallery'''
 
'''Large gallery'''
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The Large gallery view will only become available when at least 10 participants have their cameras turned on. This layout option will show up to 49 participants at a time, in a 7x7 arrangement.
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'''Together mode'''
 
'''Together mode'''
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Together mode will only become available if at least 5 participants have their cameras turned on. This layout option allows participants to appear like they are gathered together in one virtual space.
  
 
=== Background Effects ===
 
=== Background Effects ===
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'''Apply background effects''' allows you to change the background of your video feed. For example, you can blur your background, apply one of the available background images Teams has provided, or upload your own image. For more information on background effects, see the following [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-your-background-for-a-teams-meeting-f77a2381-443a-499d-825e-509a140f4780 Microsoft documentation article].
  
 
=== Live Captions ===
 
=== Live Captions ===
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Teams can detect what is being said in a call, and provide captions in real-time. Captions can be turned on and off from within the Teams meeting. More information about live captions can be found in the following [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-live-captions-in-a-teams-meeting-4be2d304-f675-4b57-8347-cbd000a21260 Teams documentation].
  
 
=== Meeting Recordings ===
 
=== Meeting Recordings ===
  
=== Turning Off Incoming Video ===
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Meeting recordings will capture all audio, video, and screen-sharing activity occurring over the duration of the recording. As such, you may want to advise your students to turn their cameras off before initiating a recording, as they may not wish to be captured in the recording.
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Both the meeting organizer and any meeting participants from the same organization can start or stop a recording in Teams. Everyone in the meeting is notified when a recording has been started. Depending upon your version of Teams, transcriptions may also be turned on automatically when recording is initiated. If not, you should be able to turn transcriptions on and off independently of recording.
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''Note: Transcriptions are currently only available as an option for scheduled non-channel Teams meetings.''
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For more information about recordings, transcriptions, and where they are stored, please refer to [https://brocku.sharepoint.com/sites/ITS-Support/SitePages/Teams-Meeting-Recordings.aspx Brock's ITS documentation].
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=== Turn Off Incoming Video ===
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This feature allows you to turn off the video feeds your students or fellow meeting attendees on your screen only. This feature can be useful if you are finding the incoming video to be distracting or if you are having connection issues and want to limit bandwidth. Note that taking turning off incoming video does not prevent your students or fellow meeting attendees from choosing to share their video feeds and will affect your screen only.
  
 
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More Actions Menu

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Clicking the ellipses (...) icon opens the More Actions menu.

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Some noteworthy options that can be accessed from the More Actions menu are outlined below.

Meeting Options

This allows you to change meeting options from within the meeting, including:

  • Who can bypass the lobby?
  • Announcements for when callers join or leave the meeting
  • Who can present?
  • Allowing attendees to use their microphones and cameras
  • Allowing access to the meeting chat and reactions

For more information about these meeting options, see our Teams Meeting Options documentation.

Meeting View Layout Options

Gallery

Gallery is the default view when joining a meeting.


Large gallery

The Large gallery view will only become available when at least 10 participants have their cameras turned on. This layout option will show up to 49 participants at a time, in a 7x7 arrangement.


Together mode

Together mode will only become available if at least 5 participants have their cameras turned on. This layout option allows participants to appear like they are gathered together in one virtual space.

Background Effects

Apply background effects allows you to change the background of your video feed. For example, you can blur your background, apply one of the available background images Teams has provided, or upload your own image. For more information on background effects, see the following Microsoft documentation article.

Live Captions

Teams can detect what is being said in a call, and provide captions in real-time. Captions can be turned on and off from within the Teams meeting. More information about live captions can be found in the following Teams documentation.

Meeting Recordings

Meeting recordings will capture all audio, video, and screen-sharing activity occurring over the duration of the recording. As such, you may want to advise your students to turn their cameras off before initiating a recording, as they may not wish to be captured in the recording.

Both the meeting organizer and any meeting participants from the same organization can start or stop a recording in Teams. Everyone in the meeting is notified when a recording has been started. Depending upon your version of Teams, transcriptions may also be turned on automatically when recording is initiated. If not, you should be able to turn transcriptions on and off independently of recording.

Note: Transcriptions are currently only available as an option for scheduled non-channel Teams meetings.

For more information about recordings, transcriptions, and where they are stored, please refer to Brock's ITS documentation.

Turn Off Incoming Video

This feature allows you to turn off the video feeds your students or fellow meeting attendees on your screen only. This feature can be useful if you are finding the incoming video to be distracting or if you are having connection issues and want to limit bandwidth. Note that taking turning off incoming video does not prevent your students or fellow meeting attendees from choosing to share their video feeds and will affect your screen only.

More questions about Teams?