This article is intended to inform users how to change the layout in a video session and explain the various types of layouts available within a video session. This article also covers layout details, an overview of each layout and picture examples of the available layouts.
*Please note that you will not be able to change the layout unless someone else has joined the video session with you.
How to change the layout in a video session:
- Start the video session
- Click "layout" on the left hand side of the screen to change your view of the session attendees.
- All video-enabled participants in a Virtual Meeting Room or scheduled conference see the same layout, regardless of whether they are Hosts or Guests.
- Administrators can select the layout that will be used for each Virtual Meeting Room, however Hosts can change the layout during the course of a meeting.
- Participants who are receiving video but not sending video (for example, if they have joined a video call without a camera) are represented by an icon of a camera with a line through it .
- Video participants who are on hold, or who are experiencing connectivity issues, are represented by a frozen image.
- If there are more video participants than there are live thumbnail views available, the last thumbnail is replaced by an icon indicating the number of additional participants not currently visible.
Spotlighting a participant (non-adaptive layouts only):
- Host participants can "spotlight" themselves or other participants in the meeting.
- The spotlight feature locks any spotlighted participants in the primary positions in the stage layout, ahead of any current speakers.
- When any participants have been spotlighted, the first one to be spotlighted has the main speaker position, the second one has the second position (leftmost small video, for example), and so on.
- All remaining participants are arranged by most recent voice activity, as is default.
Video Layout Options:
Full-screen main speaker only (1 + 0 layout)
Participants see a single speaker, with no thumbnails.
4 main speakers only (4 + 0 layout)
Participants see up to four speakers, with no thumbnails.
Large main speaker and up to 7 other participants (1 + 7 layout)
Participants see each other in the standard 1+7 layout.
Small main speaker and up to 21 other participants (1 + 21 layout)
|/layout 1:21||This is the same as the 1 + 7 layout option, except the main speaker is shown slightly smaller in order to accommodate up to 21 other participants in 3 rows of live thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.|
2 small main speakers and up to 21 other participants (2 + 21 layout)
|/layout 2:21||This is the same as the 1 + 21 layout option, except the top row contains both the main speaker and most recent speaker side by side.|
Video Layout Examples: