The glossary below is a guide to the vocabulary commonly used by the teleconferencing industry and by All Conferencing during conference calls and online meetings.
The 7 digit code that the Moderator enters to activate the conference and participants enter to join the conference.
In a web conference, this mode allows you to show any applications that are currently open on your desktop, such as web browsers, word documents, spreadsheets, and proprietary software.
When there is no operator required to perform conference call functions.
A method of simultaneously distributing information and materials to multiple locations in a short period of time.
The piece of conferencing equipment used to connect three or more telephone lines so that everyone can participate in the same conference.
The person facilitating the conference call. See also Moderator.
Allows the conference to continue after the Chairperson has logged off
In a web conference, the Moderator can delegate another participant to share the responsibilities of presenting. A co-presenter can disconnect participants, grant control of applications, and switch presentation modes, but cannot appoint another co-presenter, disconnect the Moderator or manage the desktop audio controls.
Desktop Showing Mode
In a web conference, this mode allows the Moderator or Co-Presenter to show everything that is currently open in their desktop.
The permanent toll-free # that the Moderator and participants call to join the conference.
People communicating or “conferencing” via the internet. Audio conferencing, video conferencing, collaborative conferencing, and web conferencing are all components of e-conferencing.
Short tones which “announce” that a new participant has entered the conference.
Short tones which “announce” that a new participant has left the conference.
The rate at which individual pictures (frames) in a sequence are displayed in a video conference.
A one-way communication mode that enables teleconference participants to listen, without having the ability to speak to others during the conference call. This feature is commonly used with larger calls to eliminate background noise.
The person facilitating the conference call. See also Chairperson.
A replay of your conference call, accessible through your dedicated dial-in number and passcode that you receive after registering with All Conferencing.
In a web conference, this mode allows the Moderator or Co-Presenter to present PowerPoint presentations and images to the conference participants.
Reservationless Conference Call
A call that does not require an operator to perform conference call functions. This allows for conference calling at any time, without having to “reserve” a bridge through an operator.
With assistance from the Conference Support Specialist, the Moderator can learn how many conference callers are on the line as well as their names and affiliations.
Scheduled Conference Call
A conference call that is organized (scheduled) by contacting a company operator.