Getting Started With Zing


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How to host or join a Colorful Conversations on-line workshop.

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Getting Started With Zing

  1. 1. Getting started on-line
  2. 2. Start the software
  3. 3. Double-click on the Colorful Conversations icon
  4. 4. … the software loads...
  5. 5. Prepare for the session
  6. 6. Click on the Template editor icon
  7. 7. 1. Click on the Colorful Conversations Master Template item 2. Click on the Load Template icon
  8. 8. Click on the topic. It will be presented in the Focus box
  9. 9. The topic is presented in the Focus box Click on the Play template
  10. 10. The questions are loaded in the Teamspace The questions are loaded in the Teamspace Click on the close button to exit the Template Editor
  11. 11. Click on the first question to send it to the Agenda box
  12. 12. Host a session
  13. 13. Click on the Host Meeting icon The facilitator is now ready to start a session
  14. 14. Click No to go to the log-on step. Click yes to save the previous session
  15. 15. 2. Type the new Meeting name here 1. Type your name here. The default name is ‘ Facilitator’ C. Click Join to begin
  16. 16. Wait for others to connect: You are connected to the server if the Host meeting and Join meeting buttons are greyed out
  17. 17. Join a session as a participant
  18. 18. Click the Join Meeting icon to be a participant
  19. 19. 1. Type your name here. The default name is ‘ Team Member’ 2. Scroll down to find the the name of the meeting you wish to join. Click on the name. 3. Click the Join button to begin
  20. 20. Wait for others to connect: You are connected to a meeting if your name is on a Playspace bar and the button bar icons are greyed out
  21. 21. Generate ideas
  22. 22. All participants type ideas in their Playspace, then press F9
  23. 23. Participants contribute more ideas with F9
  24. 24. The facilitator clicks the Show/Hide Playspaces icon to maximise the Teamspace
  25. 25. Click on the Themes icon to start the sensemaking process The particpants read all the ideas
  26. 26. The facilitator types a request for the participants to submit key themes then clicks OK
  27. 27. Click on the Show/Hide Playspaces icon to display the Playspaces.
  28. 28. The participants type 2-3 word summaries of the key themes
  29. 29. The facilitator clicks on the Next Agenda button.
  30. 30. The next question is presented. The facilitator repeats the same process for each question until the session is completed… then…
  31. 31. Leave a session
  32. 32. To leave a session the facilitator and participants each click the Disconnect icon Click the Yes button to leave the meeting. Click No to return.
  33. 33. When a participant disconnects, the button bar becomes available and the names are removed from the Playspace bars.