What is a live event?
Anyone in a circle can schedule a live audio/video discussion on any topic. These events show up in a shared calendar and are included in notifications.
Who is the host for a live event?
The host is the person who created the event. The host and circle administrators also have the ability to send announcements during the event and to see the collaborative notes pages for all breakout spaces at the same time.
Can we post in-person events on the shared calendar?
Yes, in addition to creating online events which will be visible in the shared calendar for that circle, members can post links to events happening in-person and on other websites.
What is screensharing?
During a live event, any participant can use the screensharing button to show what is on their computer.
How does the schedule coordination tool work?
The schedule coordination tool
lets you propose a few times for an event to see which one is most convenient for the most members. A link to this tool is above each circle's shared calendar.
What is the community calendar?
Each circle has one if the events tool is turned on. Anyone can announce new events by posting them on the shared calendar.
What are collaborative notes?
Each live event has a tool for collaborative notes, where up to 30 participants can type at the same time.
Can I host an online conference using Qiqo?
Absolutely. You can do this by using the live event tool. Schedule an event to last for a few hours. Think of the breakout tables as the different rooms where speakers would present during an in-person conference. You can re-use these breakout spaces for different topics after each session concludes. As the admin, start the event at the Main Table and have an assistant remain there to provide tech support as the conference continues, because that's where latecomers will arrive.
Can I record the live events?
Yes, you and any of your circle's five admins can record a live event. Look for "Participate", "Admin Controls", and then "Join Audio/Video as Host" in your live event. You or the admins must be present to start the recording. Other members can request to start the recording when you're present if you have to jump to another circle. The recording is saved to your laptop and you later can upload it as a resource in your circle if you wish.
Can people move themselves between breakout rooms during live events?
Yes. The "self-organizing" nature of Qiqo live events is one of its biggest strengths. This lets people join the conversation topics that are most interesting to them.
Do I have to use Zoom video for the live events?
You can connect by phone if you prefer. Go to the event's page and click "Participate". The dial-in phone number is listed at the top left where it says, "First time or need help?".
How can Qiqo be used during an in-person conference?
You can create a live event on Qiqo which happens at the same time as your in-person event. Look for "Admin Controls" to label each breakout session
How do I add/remove breakout tables from a live event?
Look for "More Options" when editing/creating your event to set the number of breakout tables. You can set this number from 0 to 25. The site will perform a bit slower as the number of breakout tables increases, but this will not affect the audio/video communication which happens over Zoom.
How do I send emails to all those who RSVP’d to an event?
If you created an event or are the circle administrator, there is a "Write Email" button on the landing page for your event. This will email everyone who has RSVPd and everyone who attended, even if they didn't RSVP.
If I inadvertently close my QiqoChat browser window during a live event, how do I get back in – assuming Zoom is still active?
To get back to a live event, you can always go to your circle's homepage which is a great starting point for most actions on Qiqo. Then look for the live event in the right-hand column.
How do I display an image for an event? For an article?
To add an image to your article or event, look for "More Options" at the bottom and then the options to upload a file. You can choose any photo that is on your computer. To upload an online photo, first download it to your computer.
What are video breakouts rooms?
Each live event is comes equipped with several tools such as collaborative notes, the ability to raise your hand, screensharing, and breakout rooms. To create a more dynamic and engaging experience, the host can let all participants divide into breakout rooms for engaging small-group discussions when necessary.
What is the difference between an in-person and an online event as far as QiqoChat is concerned?
If an event is happening on QiqoChat, then it happens through a tool called Zoom, which provides audio/video access. If you are posting an event which is not happening on Qiqo, then you are able to specify the direct link to the event so that people can RSVP there. The advantage of posting it on Qiqo is that it will be visible in the shared calendar and notifications will go out to all members of your circle.
How do I keep events private?
You can password-protect individual events. Look for "More Options" when editing/creating your event and then add a password.
Can someone call into a live event by phone?
Yes, on the event's page, click "Participate" and then "First time or need help?"
How do I switch between the QiqoChat event screen and Zoom?
Qiqo and Zoom are two separate programs so one may cover the other. You can shrink each so that they both fit on the screen. Or to switch between these two programs, cse ALT+Tab on your PC (CMD+Tab on your Mac). Alternatively, you can change the size of the Zoom and Qiqo windows so that they sit side-by-side on the screen.