RENdez-vous is a web conferencing service that can be accessed directly from workstations, tablets and via a third-party application for smartphones. No special video conferencing equipment is required. The standard WebRTC that RENdez-vous uses allows web conferencing in a web browser without any plug-ins or third-party software (except for smartphones). The service can be accessed in IPv4 and IPv6. The RENdez-vous service allows you to:
This service is available to all the organisations connected to RENATER. People from outside the community can participate in conferences, either from within France or from abroad, but only members of the community can start a conference by authenticating their identity beforehand via the identity federation.
Before starting a conference, make sure that you have:
To start your first conference, go to the RENdez-vous homepage using a browser that supports WebRTC technology (Chrome or Firefox).
Choose a name for your conference or use the random name generated by the platform.
Once you are connected to the conference interface, authorise access to audio and video devices (if you wish to use them), then click “I am the host” to go to authentication via the identity federation.
The request to share your microphone and video will only be displayed the first time you connect to RENdez-vous. You can change these settings later in the browser settings.
To invite participants to your conference, simply send them the conference URL. For example: http://rendez-vous.renater.fr/myFirstConference.
In the participant invitation screen, you can retrieve the conference link and also control access by adding a password. When you have added the password, click “Add”. All subsequent conference participants will then need to enter the password to access the conference.
Download the Jitsi-Meet mobile application from the ITunes or Google Play stores or go directly to http://rendez-vous.renater.fr in your mobile browser.
Download and launch the Jitsi-Meet application. In the “Enter room name” field, simply enter the full address of your RENdez-vous conference: https://rendez-vous.renater.fr/ThisIsMyRoom.
If you wish to join a conference that you have already accessed with your mobile application, simply click on the name in the conference history menu at the bottom of the screen.
You can also access your conference using the link in your mobile web browser. This link will start the application and direct it to the right conference.
Additional functions allow you to customise your web conference experience. You can find these in the menu on the right:
To return to the default view, click the split screen view icon again.
Chat data is deleted at the end of the conference. New users arriving during the chat can see the chat history as far as the last 20 messages.
Each text document is single use only, i.e. a new text document is opened every time a conference is started. The Etherpad interface allows you to a share a direct link to the text without going via the RENdez-vous interface. This link remains active for 3 hours after the latest changes to the text. The content is then permanently deleted from our servers.
The first time you share your screen in Chrome, you will be asked to install a Chrome plug-in. You need to do this in order to comply with the Chrome browser's security regulations.
Once screen sharing has been authorised, choose the source to share:
We welcome your feedback.
If you are authenticated, you can do the following via :
NB. Each participant can re-enable his or her microphone or video if disabled by a moderator.