On laptop: open Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge as your web browser.
On iPhone: open Safari as your web browser.
On Android phone: open Google Chrome as your web browser.
First, go to https://pitchvantage.com/log-in/ and log into your PitchVantage online dashboard > Click Videos tab on top > Click My Live Presentations.
Important: if you have visual aids for your presentation, upload them in PitchVantage ahead of your live presentation. Under Upload your Presentation column, click the upload icon.
Once you successfully upload your visual aids, the icon color will turn green.
Under Presenting order column, from top to bottom, you will see the order you are scheduled to present. Once you instructor starts a live presentation, the Presenting order column will change from Pending to In Progress for the person/group presenting next. Click the link to Present as a presenter or Join as a listener.
If you are a presenter for the presentation, you can follow the step-by-step instructions below. If you are a listener/peer reviewer, scroll down to the "I am a listener/peer reviewer in this presentation" section for instructions if needed.
I am a presenter for the presentation
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 email@example.com for help. For your live presentation, try other browsers or devices.
After clicking Yes to the echo test, you will be directed to the live presentation 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. Adjust the camera position if needed. If no camera works, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help. For your live presentation, try other browsers or devices.
Next, upload your slides (if any) for your presentation: 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.
Once you are ready to present, confirm with your instructor, then click Start Recording.
*Important: NEVER start recording if you or your group are NOT ready to present. In this case, you should let your instructor know that you are not ready to present now, then close this webpage and go back to My Live Presentations page. Your instructor will shuffle the presenting order for next one in line to present first.
During the live presentation, press the right or left arrow key to change slides. If this is a group presentation, click the + button > Take presenter (if applicable). Then press the right or left arrow key to change slides.
During the live 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.
Once the presentation is completed, click End recording.
You will be redirected back to My Live Presentations page. It may take up to a few minutes to process your live presentation video, then the Presenting order column will change from In Progress to Completed for you.
I am a listener/peer reviewer for the presentation
Once you click the link to join as a listener, you will be directed to the live presentation page. If this is an in-person presentation, you will want to turn off the audio by clicking the audio icon > Leave audio.
Important: If the current presenter or group is NOT ready to present, your instructor will let you know. You should close this webpage and go back to My Live Presentations page. Your instructor will shuffle the presenting order and start the next live presentation for you to join.
During the live presentation, you can use the public chat box on the left side of the page to give real time feedback to the presenter(s).
After presentation recording ends, you will be redirected back to My Live Presentations page. Based on the Presenting order, your instructor will start the next live presentation for you to join.