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For Mac OS
There are many choices for acquiring CU-SeeMe software.
Alternative 1. CU-SeeMe through White Pine (WP recently acquired the rights to CU-SeeMe from Cornell)
Select a CU-SeeMe product to download:
Download the software here: Click on cu-seeme.exe to get CU SeeMe.
HELP!!! A Few Alternatives:
Upon opening the software, you will have several options to "Visit to White Pine", "Test Your Set Up", etc. Chances are that you want to go to your own session. Select "Close" on the opening box and move to the main menu box.
Commands are duplicated in several places - which makes White Pine a little confusing. The menu bar and the top banner offer command options. We recommend you use the top banner of the CU-SeeMe window with icons for starters, but will discuss other options as well.
The box has a left panel of names and user groups. Each of these names corresponds to a site to which you can connect. We highly recommend that you and your students avoid this area - some of the sites are great, but not all are "g-rated" and there are some pretty weird people out there! You can delete the groups using the Menu-Edit->Delete option.
You can dial a number in several ways:
For Banner-Manual Dial a dialog box pops up. Type the reflector number/IP address (126.96.36.199) and click "manual dial."
Another dialog box will pop up when you call. This will show the status of the dialing and will tell you when you have connected (a few seconds, usually). Click "Go" when you are connected (Mac Version)
You will appear in the main CU-SeeMe page. There will be several image frames on the upper right, one of which will have an image of you if you have video. Images of others with video who are on-line and at the GLACIER reflector will show up as well.
Banner-Video. Select show all to show everyone sending video. Select "send video" if you have a camera.
Banner-Customize. Permits you to set the look and feel of your window.
The Left Frame has the parcticipant list. These are the "computers" and their people present at the session.
Beside each parcticipant, there is a series of icons. The camera indicates whether or not the parcticipant is sending video. The "eye" icon column indicates whether or not you are being seen by another parcticipant. The "speaker" icon indicates who is receiving audio; the "mic" icon indicates who is sending audio.
On the lower left of the screen are the mic and speaker buttons and volume controls. They can be turned on and off by clicking the icon.
The top right box has windows for viewing video of parcticipants. You can set the number of frames. You can select a parcticipant to view them by clicking and dragging their parcticipant name from the list IF they have video.
The middle box on the right is the dialog or chat window. This is where discussion from all of the parcticipants occurs.
The bottom right box is the area in which you enter text. The box must be active (click inside the box to type). A "return" will send the message to the chat box.
Banner-Hang-up. Disconnects and sends you back to the Phone Book page of your CU-SeeMe program.
Menu->File->Quit. Quits the CU-SeeMe program.
Some Advanced Features
E-mail address: email@example.com
GLACIER / TEA Reflector
Banner Bar-Call Options->Profiles. A dialog pops up (allows access to all Call Options). Can edit or delete "address card" info.
Banner Bar-Call Options->Listener. Others can call you to a CU-SeeMe session by dialing your computer. Can receive in-coming calls (yes, it rings!) even when not using CU-SeeMe.
Banner Bar-Call Options->Security. Also called "parental control." Can set password for use of CU-SeeMe, dialing privileges, changing profiles, etc.
Banner Bar-Call Options->Phone Book. Changes the look of your phone book. Also configures your CU-SeeMe for interacting with your Web browser.
Banner-Test Set-up. Test audio and video.
Menu Bar-> Edit->Current Profile
Once you have downloaded the materials, CU-SeeMe for Windows 95/NT will appear on the floppy disk or on your hard drive (depending on where you put it). Double click on the CU SeeMe icon to start it up. Make sure you're connected to the Internet before starting up the program.
Go under the "View" menu and choose preferences. Change your nickname to whatever you want in the general preference menu. The other settings are pretty much self-explanatory on the general preferences.
On the "Rate" tab at the top of the preferences window, set your send receive rates to 1 28 1 28 from top to bottom. You might have to set this lower for some reflectors. For now though, these settings will work. Some reflectors don't allow you to enter unless your settings are low.
In the "View" menu select both audio and chat. This will allow you to hear any verbal discussions and to type in the open chat windows.
In the "View" menu select preferences make sure that Open video windows automatically is selected. This will allow you to see all parcticipants that have cameras connected to their computers.
Under "conference" menu open the phone book. There is a place where you can type in an IP address. The one to start out with to connect to Arctic and Antarctic conferences is TEA/GLACIER at Rice University. Type 188.8.131.52 in the window. Keep in mind that Rice University is an educational reflector and all chats and discussions over this server should be G-Rated. Leave the conference ID box to 0. Now, once you've typed in the IP address for Rice give this site a name - TEA/GLACIER. Click on the save button to save this conference address.
Click on the connect button. A window should pop up with the message of the day. This gives the rules of the reflector - under construction!
If you did not connect and it said "no response" try again or try a different conference IP address. If you did connect to the reflector then congratulations.
Now, you want to start seeing people who are in the reflector with you. Go to the left of your main CU-SeeMe window. This is the parcticipants list. Click on the one of the names under the "hidden users." Their window should now pop-up so you can see them. You should now be able to communicate with the other people in the reflector. As you get multiple video windows, you can close them using the X in the upper right corner of the screen, or place them on the bottom of your Windows screen to be opened later by clicking on the square next to the X.
To disconnect go to the "Conference" menu and select disconnect. You can now enter another conference by opening your phonebook and entering more IP addresses. Close out of the program like any other Windows 95 program.