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Re: Church Guidelines for Virtual Meeting Technologies

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:41 am
by lajackson
shh24 wrote:
bretbassett wrote:Please find attached a summary of some of the principles to be considered when broadcasting sacrament meetings or other virtual church meetings.
Thank you for posting this information. What is the source of this document, and is it appropriate for distribution to stake presidencies and other Church leaders?
Bret Bassett is a Church employee. The document is expected to be emailed soon to all Technology Specialists. You may share it widely.

Re: Church Guidelines for Virtual Meeting Technologies

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:55 pm
by bretbassett
This article, and all the articles I have posted in the "Non-Interactive Webcast", and the "Interactive Virtual Meeting" sections have come from members of the Meetinghouse Technologies Team in ICS at church headquarters. These articles have not official documents of the church (they have not been run through Correlation) but they are designed to get information out quickly, and then let STS support each other with questions and answers. Yes this document is free to share with others. But note, that a letter is coming from the Presiding Bishopric which will cover most of this same information, and your Stake President will get it from them.

Re: Church Guidelines for Virtual Meeting Technologies

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:29 pm
by garyoranzabriskie
I wonder how you are using YouTube in the church building. I was under the assumption that FaceBook and YouTube use was blocked in the Wi-Fi. I have configured for this weekend for our Sunday Worship Service to use the Zoom Pro ($14.98/moth with the $40/month Webinar add-on. That way it is able to be set to one-way broadcast from the chapel with no possible way for the viewers to turn on their cameras or audio. They also do not pop up on the screen at all so only the service is seen remotely.

Re: Church Guidelines for Virtual Meeting Technologies

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:04 am
by Mikerowaved
garyoranzabriskie wrote:I wonder how you are using YouTube in the church building. I was under the assumption that FaceBook and YouTube use was blocked in the Wi-Fi.
It might depend on the filter level that (under the direction of your stake president) your firewall has been set to, but under the most relaxed setting, YouTube has been available at meetinghouses since before this Covid thing got loose. It's a free and very stable platform that I've used many times for stake conferences and other non-church events.

Re: Church Guidelines for Virtual Meeting Technologies

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:12 pm
by leejj
You can find the official letter on the letters site of the Church. It requires logging in with your Church account.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/letters