How to join NPE's Thursday Talks

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<ul><li><p> The Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation </p><p>Thursday Talks </p><p>Join.Me Guide </p><p> OUTLINE </p><p>Introduction </p><p>Step One: Having Join.me Information Ready </p><p>Step Two: Joining the Call </p><p>A. Via Smartphone/Tablet </p><p>B. Via Phone </p><p>C. Via Internet </p><p>Step Three: Using the Chat Function </p><p>Step Four: Exiting the Meeting </p><p>Step Five: Continuing the Conversation Online </p></li><li><p>INTRODUCTION </p><p>The Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE), a project of the Peacebuilding Evaluation </p><p>Consortium (PEC) hosts a short weekly online discussion with peacebuilding evaluation experts </p><p>on the DM&amp;E for Peace Learning Portal (DME for Peace). Made possible by the Carnegie </p><p>Corporation of New York, the PEC is the first partnership of its kind to improve the practive of </p><p>peacebuilding evaluation across the entire field through the funder-practitioner-evaluator </p><p>relationship. </p><p>Thursday Talks take place every Thursday at 10 10:45 AM EDT on DME for Peace using the </p><p>Join.me webinar platform. Join.me allows for a unified audio call that is accessible both by </p><p>phone and via the internet. It enables participants to view PowerPoint slides, videos, or websites </p><p>that the organizer wants to present. </p><p>Since the Thursday Talks are only 45-minutes long, we request that participants join us </p><p>promptly at 10 AM EDT. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenter questions </p><p>via the Join.me Chat function (see Step Three). If the presenter was unable to answer your </p><p>question during the talk, we encourage you to continue the conversation online by posting the </p><p>question on the corresponding discussion topic on the Thursday Talks page. </p><p>Here are the steps to joining NPEs weekly Thursday Talk: </p><p>STEP ONE: HAVING JOIN.ME INFORMATION READY </p><p>Join the meeting with a URL, which ends in a nine-digit code, in this format: </p><p>http://join.me/xxx-xxx-xxx </p><p>We will post the Join.me meeting link for the call on the NPE Community of Practices </p><p>Thursday Talks page in advance of the call. </p><p>The nine-digit code also serves as the Conference ID, which you will need to access the audio </p><p>if you are calling by phone. </p><p>STEP TWO: </p><p>A. If you are using a smartphone or a tablet: </p><p>Launch the join.me app (https://join.me/app) and enter meeting code. </p><p>B. If you are calling in via phone: </p><p>To call in via phone, click on the phone button on the far left hand side of the widget. Click on </p><p>the Call via Phone option: </p></li><li><p> Using your landline, cell phone or Skype call in the Conference Number. </p><p>Please note that the numbers displayed in the screenshot here are NOT be the number of </p><p>the conference in which you are participating. These will be communicated to you and </p><p>posted on the NPE Community of Practice in advance of the Thursday Talk. </p><p>Once you call into the number and connected, you will be prompted to enter the Conference ID </p><p>number followed by the hashtag (#). Once you do this you will be entered into the meeting. If </p><p>you are the first there, then the conference will begin once the next person arrives. </p><p>Please note that you may be muted when you enter the conference, so do not be alarmed if </p><p>no one can hear your voice. </p><p>C. If you are calling via internet </p><p>Click on Call via Internet and then, click on the Download button to download the desktop </p><p>app: </p></li><li><p> A small box will pop up and you will click the Download button again: </p></li><li><p> If Join.Me doesnt begin to download, you may need to disable the pop up blocker of your </p><p>browser and try again. </p><p>Once downloaded, the Join.me application should launch on your computer in a new window. </p><p>You will click on the green phone icon once again, click on Call via Internet button and then </p><p>press Connect. </p><p>Once you have entered, check your audio settings to make sure everything is working correctly: </p></li><li><p> If the meeting is already in progress, you should see the following window: </p></li><li><p>Please enter your Name and Organization in the box outlined below and click the Knock to </p><p>Join button. This will alert the conference organizer who will enable you to join the call. </p></li><li><p>STEP THREE: USING THE CHAT FUNCTION </p><p>We want the Thursday Talks to be as interactive as possible and encourage you to ask the </p><p>speaker questions. </p><p>To access the chat function, click on the word bubble option and a small window will appear in </p><p>the same place as the call-in information: </p><p>Using the bar at the bottom, you will be able to type in a message that will pop up like this: </p></li><li><p>Your name will appear before the @, while the notation behind the @ indicates who has seen the </p><p>chat. In this case all of the members of the conference have seen what you have typed. However, </p><p>you can choose to whom you would like to chat. Heres an example of how that would look: </p><p>STEP FOUR: EXITING THE MEETING </p><p>To exit the meeting, click on the button on the far right, which will drop down and menu and </p><p>click on exit meeting. </p><p>STEP FIVE: CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION ONLINE </p><p>We encourage you to continue the conversation online on the Network for Peacebuilding </p><p>Evaluation (NPE) Thursday Talks page. Visit the Thursday Talk page and click on the relevant </p><p>discussion, and continue the conversation by posting your question and comment. </p></li></ul>

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