Lifestart uses the Microsoft Teams online meeting platform to deliver some of our online sessions. Your Key Worker may schedule a meeting with you and email you a Microsoft Teams invite that looks like this:
You don’t need a Microsoft account or the Teams app to join a meeting. Simply click ‘Click here to join the meeting’ to join as a guest via your web browser. Lifestart recommends using ‘Microsoft Edge’ or ‘Google Chrome’ web browsers. When clicking the link, it should open in your browser as follows:
If you do already use Microsoft Teams, your browser may prompt you to open the desktop app, or you can click ‘Join on the Teams app’. Otherwise click ‘Continue on this browser’ to join as a guest.
Your browser may request permission to access your camera and microphone. This is required to connect to the meeting. Click ‘Allow’. Your device must have a camera and microphone to properly participate in the session.
Next you will see the pre-join settings screen:
- Enter your name as you would like it to be shown in the meeting.
- Make sure your camera is turned on and working, and you can see yourself clearly in the live preview image.
- Make sure the correct devices are selected for your speakers, microphone, and webcam. Click on the icon indicated as number 3 above. this button to bring up the device settings panel.
(The device names will vary depending on your device setup).
- Once you have confirmed your correct settings, click ‘Join now’ to enter the meeting.
Your Key Worker will see that you are ready to join and will let you in to begin the session.