Live Streaming

Live Streaming Audio Setup: Integrated Audio Setup for Android

*see all possible setup options for your live streaming here

 Available for: Standard, Pro, Admin, Owner, C-Series Robot, CX Robot

 

For your convenience, we created a printable Step by Step Audio Setup Guide to help you with the right setup and steps - print the pages you need!  

The Swivl Integrated Audio Setup will work for Swivl-compatible devices (both iOS and Android) and streaming services (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet, Webex, other). The procedure may vary slightly based on streaming services. Before you begin, be sure that your Teams by Swivl app is up to date with the latest version.  

 

Equipment

Instructions for Integrated Audio setup:

- General steps, identical for all live-streaming app

- Specific setup steps for:

Integrated Audio Setup with Zoom

Integrated Audio Setup with Google Meet

Integrated Audio Setup with MS Teams

Integrated Audio with Webex

 

Equipment

To set up your integrated audio setup, you will need the following:

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Swivl Robot

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Laptop or Desktop Computer*

 

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Swivl Link

 

OR

 

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USB A to USB A 3.0 Cable

 

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Speakers connected to your interactive display, Promethean Board, or other integrated speaker systems in the classroom

*for Windows PCs: Integrated mode/Link will work only on Windows 10. For older versions like Windows 7/8/Vista, we cannot guarantee that it will work

 

This article describes the setup procedure for Integrated Audio using a USB-A Cable or Swivl Link and live stream services including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and others.

You can use Swivl Link in place of the USB-A Cable. To set up your Swivl Link for Wireless connection mode with your Robot, please please view the Step by Step Guide and our support article: How to Use Swivl Link
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Instructions for Integrated Audio Setup

Steps 1 -6 will be the same for any live-streaming platform you are using. For steps 7 and further, please proceed to the selected platform.

First Time Setup:  Install the Teams by Swivl app and a live streaming platform you are using on your mobile device. 

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1. Connect your mobile device to the Swivl Robot. Turn on the Swivl Robot.  When prompted, tap "Allow" to enable robot access. 

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Make sure your Swivl Robot firmware is up to date. Your app should notify you if you need a firmware update. Select "Update" to accept the firmware update. You can always check your firmware version in your Teams app settings. Refer to the instructions here to update your firmware manually.

 

2. Turn on the Marker(s). Start the Teams app.

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To pause and resume tracking, please press the center button on еру Primary Marker. You can read more in our article about Marker features.

 

3. Connect USB-A to USB-A cable from the Swivl to the computer USB port.

(If using Swivl Link that has been prepared for Wireless connection-  see details here. Next, insert Swivl Link into the computer. All following steps of Integrated Audio will remain the same.)

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Find detailed recommendations here.

 

4. Tap on the live-streaming icon app you are going to use.

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The next steps might differ depending on the live-streaming app you are using. Select one from the listed below to proceed further:

 

Integrated Audio Setup with Zoom

Integrated Audio Setup with Google Meet

Integrated Audio Setup with MS Teams

Integrated Audio with Webex

 

Integrated Audio Setup with Zoom:

On your PC/laptop:

 

5. Start a live stream session.

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6. Go to Zoom Audio Settings. Select Swivl/Swivl Link as the microphone. 

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(If the computer does not recognize Swivl as a microphone option, follow these instructions

7. If you are utilizing an interactive display such as a SMART Board, go to Zoom Audio Settings, select the appropriate HDMI output as the speaker.

8. Stop the host video, if desired. Teachers can still screen share.

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On your mobile device:

9. Join the Zoom meeting. Select Cancel for Zoom audio and enable Zoom video.

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Spotlight Option for Zoom: From the teacher's computer, you have the option to spotlight the Swivl mobile device participant as the primary active speaker. In order to spotlight, you need at least three participants in the meeting with their video on. This can only be done from the teacher's computer.

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Zoom Integration: If you have a Zoom membership with cloud storage and you are part of a Swivl Team, you can set up your Zoom account to automatically upload videos from Zoom cloud storage to your Swivl Teams account. Zoom Integration - Uploading Zoom Recordings to Swivl Teams

See more details in Is a Live Stream session automatically recorded? 

 

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Integrated Audio Setup with Google Meet:

 

On your PC/laptop:

5. Start the Google Meet session.

 

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6. Click on Settings and select Swivl Audio as the microphone. Please note, if you use SmartBoard/Projector/Classroom Built-in Audio system, you can also select audio output here.

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7. Stop the host video, if desired. Teachers can still screen share.

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On your mobile device

8. Join the same session. Please mute the microphone and speakers in the Google Meet app to avoid any feedback.

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Pin Option for Google Meet: If you are recording your computer screen for a Google Meet session, we suggest you pin the Swivl mobile device participant so this will be featured during your recording. Please see our support article for the Google Meet screen recording setup.

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Integrated Audio Setup with MS Teams:

 

On your PC/laptop:

5. Start your MS Teams session.

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6. Click on the Device Settings and select Swivl Audio as the microphone. If you are utilizing an interactive display such as a SMART Board, select the appropriate HDMI output as the speaker.

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(If the computer does not recognize Swivl as a microphone option, follow these instructions

 

7. Stop the host video, if desired. Teachers can still screen share.

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On your mobile device: 

  

8. Mute the microphone and speakers, enable your video from your chosen app.

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If prompted, select “Add this Device”. Enable the camera and leave the microphone muted. The video from your mobile device will take over your video feed from your computer webcam. You can still screen share from your computer. (If you would like to switch back to the computer webcam: From the computer, click on the camera icon to "Turn Camera On".)

 

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Integrated Audio setup with Webex:

 

On your PC/laptop:

5. Start your Webex session.

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5.  Select Swivl Audio: click on the small arrow next to the microphone icon(1), and select Swivl Audio Interface(2). If you are utilizing an interactive display such as a SMART Board, go to Zoom Audio Settings, select the appropriate HDMI output as the speaker.

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7. Since the video is coming from the device connected to Swivl Robot, you do not need to enable the camera.  Teachers can still screen share. When you are ready, hit the Start meeting.

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On your mobile device:

8. Do not connect audio on your tablet when you are joining the meeting.

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9. Remember to enable the camera before hitting the Join button.

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You can record meetings in MS Teams and Google Meet. See more details in Is a Live Stream session automatically recorded? 

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