First, go to https://pitchvantage.com/log-in/ and log into your PitchVantage online dashboard > Click Videos tab on top > based on your version, click My Group Presentations OR My assignments.



Next, find your group presentation and click Join Meeting.

*To re-schedule the meeting, simply click the existing meeting time and enter a new Time Zone, Date, and Time, then click the Save icon.

*To update your default time zone in PitchVantage, click Profile tab on top > Select Timezone.



Are you sure you want to join the presentation? OK.



The Pop-ups may be blocked. Please allow.



How does group presentation work in PV overall?


Just like a Zoom or Microsoft Teams online meeting, you and your team member(s) will be in an online team meeting. Rehearse as a team first using the tools available. When you are ready, record your group presentation. Once done, your group presentation video along with slides (if applicable) will be available in your PitchVantage online dashboard for your team and your instructor to view.



Below are three best practices as you start rehearsing and recording the group presentation with your team member(s):


1. Make sure your microphone and webcam work before you do anything else


Mic: Do the quick echo test at the beginning when PV asks how you would like to join the audio. If you hear the echo after speaking a few words, your mic is ready to go. If not, click No (thumb down) to select a different mic and speaker source to test. If nothing works, email support@pitchvantage.com for help.


Cam: turn on your cam to see if it works. If no camera works, email support@pitchvantage.com for help.


*Step-by-step instructions with screenshots on setting up Mic and Cam are available below:


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How would you like to join the audio? Select Microphone.



Speak a few words into your microphone. Select Yes if you can hear an echo of what you said. Select No if you hear no echo.



If you selected Yes, your microphone is good to go. If you selected No, pick a different microphone source then click Retry button to do the echo test again.



If no microphone works, email support@pitchvantage.com for help.


After clicking Yes to the echo test, you will be directed to the online team meeting page. Click the Webcam icon at the bottom of the page.



Select a camera to use and click Start Sharing.



If you see yourself, your camera is good to go. If no camera works, email support@pitchvantage.com for help.


2. Upload and change slides; play an external video


Overall rule: if you would like to change slides and/or play an external video during the group presentation, you need to click Take presenter first.


Upload slides before your group presentation recording: click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable), then click Upload a presentation to directly upload your slides in ppt, pptx, and pdf format.


During the presentation, when you need to change slides: click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable). Then press the right or left arrow key to change slides.


During the presentation, when you need to play an external video: click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable) > Share an external video. Insert the video URL and click Share a new video. Once done playing the video, click Stop External Video.


*Step-by-step instructions with screenshots on uploading slides and playing an external video are available below:


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In the online team meeting page, click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable) > Upload a presentation.



Drag any PDF or Office document files to upload, or browse files to upload.



Once your file is uploaded, it will appear under pv.jpg. Confirm and click Upload.



During the presentation, when you need to change slides, click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable). Then press the right or left arrow key to change slides.


During the presentation, when you need to play an external video: click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable) > Share an external video.



Insert the video URL then click Share a new video.



The video will start playing automatically. Once done playing the video, click Stop External Video.



3. Rehearse, then record


Take advantage of the public chat and shared notes function as you rehearse as a team. Once your team is ready to present, MAKE SURE to click Start Recording button to capture the presentations. You can pause recording if necessary. Once done, MAKE SURE to click End Recording button. This will end your group presentation recording as well as your group online meeting.


Your group presentation video will be available in the online dashboard after a few minutes. If your team is unsatisfied with the recording and would like to try again, click Re-schedule in the online dashboard to schedule a new meeting.



*Step-by-step instructions with screenshots on rehearsing and recording are available below:


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Click Public Chat to start messaging your teammates on various discussion items.



Click Shared Notes to document the feedback and improvements to make that came out of your rehearsals.



Once your team is ready to present, MAKE SURE to click Start Recording button to capture the presentations.



You can pause recording if necessary.



Once your group presentation is done, MAKE SURE to click End recording button. This will end your group presentation recording as well as your group online meeting.



Your group presentation video will be available in the online dashboard after a few minutes. If your team is unsatisfied with the recording and would like to try again, click Re-schedule in the online dashboard to schedule a new meeting.



Go team! If any questions come up, email support@pitchvantage.com for help.