Collaborate: What is it and how can I use it?

Collaborate is Yulio’s most popular feature. Similar to a presentation mode, it allows you to see what other people are seeing, guide them to a spotlighted area, and have everyone meeting in the same virtual space. People you’re meeting with in-person can all be in the same session on headsets, and remote participants can join in a VR headset or in browser mode. 

How do I launch a Collaborate Session?

To start a Collaborate session, make sure you’re signed in to your account on yulio.com. Once you’re logged in, select Collaborate from the top navigation bar. 

Next, you will be prompted to choose which project you would like to host your Collaborate session in.

How to Join a Collaborate Session

In the Add Participant’s panel, you will see a couple options for guests to join your Collaborate session. Guests can either scan the unique QR Code with their mobile device or go to live.yulio.com and enter the Group Code.

To join in a VR headset, use your phone to go to live.yulio.com and follow the same steps above. Make sure you have the Yulio Viewer app downloaded on your device. The Yulio Viewer app is available for download from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and the Meta Store.

When a guest joins, you’ll see their name appear in the Participants panel.

Collaborate in a VR Headset

Launching a Collaborate session from your Yulio account will automatically open the session in any headsets bound to your account, so make sure you know which project is being shown before turning the headset over.

Present Mode and Explore Mode
Present Mode gives you as the host the control to guide your viewers through the experience and direct their attention to a certain scene or area within a scene. You can assign Presenter control to a participant at any time by clicking on their name from the Participants panel.
 
Explore Mode allows all Collaborate participants to explore the full VR project at their own pace.
 
Check out this article to learn more about Present Mode and Explore Mode.
 
Collaborate Settings

Clicking the Gear icon at the left hand side of the Collaborate panel will open the settings available in Collaborate.

Host Experience Settings:
  • Crosshair: Is the center indicator on the scene and allows you to find the middle again if you become ‘lost’
  • Explore Mode Autoplay: When enabled, Explore Mode will auto-pan through each participants gaze for 10-15 seconds. If no participants are present, it will automatically start panning through each scene
  • Auto Load First Headset/Gallery Project: When enabled, it makes it easier to jump straight into Collaborate if you have ensured your headset lobby is reflecting the projects you want to show. You can always switch scenes using the icon on the top-right if it is not the correct one. Autoload is on by default for new accounts. If you turn this feature off, you will need to use your headset to gaze at the 4-digit collaborate code after you launch a session
Participant Experience Settings:
  • Presenter Gaze: Activates circles on-screen which indicate where participants are looking
  • Audio and Video Hotspots: Enabling audio and video for all participants will trigger an audio and video hotspot for each participant. This can potentially be distracting, so we recommend leaving this off so that only the Presenter can trigger audio and video
  • Text/Image Annotations: These can be triggered by anyone exploring the scene, or just the Presenter
  • Floorplan: Is the navigation overlay for the scene. If you have a floorplan in your project, this will allow you to leave it on for all participants, or only the presenter

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