Using Organizer Conference Controls can improve your overall conferencing experience by providing added security, reducing background noise, and helping to control the cost of a Web-Scheduled Premium 800 conference. We have detailed descriptions and the special considerations for each control below.

Always remember to keep the following things in mind when using Organizer Conference Controls:

  • To use these controls while on a conference, you must enter the Organizer Access Code when joining the conference.
  • The Organizer Access Code always begins with a star key (*), and this leading star key is part of the code.
  • If you are using one of our Web-Scheduled services the Organizer Access Code is assigned by our computer. If you are using our Reservationless service the Organizer Access Code is the star key (*) followed by the digits of the Participant Access Code.
  • Controls set while scheduling a Web-Scheduled conference cannot be changed before the conference, but can be changed during the conference itself. Exception: ‘Conference Starts When Organizer Arrives’ and ‘Conference Ends when Organizer Leaves’ can only be set during the scheduling process.
Organizer Control Web-Scheduled Conference Control? Reservationless Conference Control? Available during Conference Call?

Conference Starts When Organizer Arrives

(when enabled, no one is connected unless you enter the Organizer Access Code when joining the conference)

Yes. This control can only be enabled when scheduling your conference. If you need to turn this off, you will have to cancel and reschedule. No No

Conference Ends When Organizer Leaves

(when enabled, conference remains connected until the last person who entered the Organizer Access Code hangs up)

Yes. This control can only be enabled when scheduling your conference. If you need to turn this off, you will have to cancel and reschedule. No No

Locking and Unlocking the Conference

(when locked, no additional Participants can join the conference; when unlocked, Participants can enter at any time)

Yes Yes Yes. Press ‘*5′ on your telephone keypad to make your selection. If a caller is disconnected when the conference is locked, she cannot rejoin until it is unlocked.

Muting Modes †

(determines whether Participants are able to be heard. Conversation Mode is the default)

Yes. This control can be set when scheduling your conference. Once set, changes can only be made during the conference. Yes Yes. Press ‘*7′ on your telephone keypad to make your selection.

Entry and Exit Chimes

(when enabled, a sound will signal when a Participant joins or exits the conference, and either can be turned on or off)

Yes Yes Yes. Press ‘*8′ on your telephone keypad to make your selection.

† Description of Muting Modes – Conversation Mode: everyone is heard. Q&A Mode: Organizer is heard, but Participants can unmute themselves by pressing touch-tone *6. Presentation Mode: Organizer is heard, Participants cannot be heard.