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2020 PD Day - Gather Town instructions

What you need:

  • A desktop/laptop with a mic and camera. (not an ipad or phone)
  • A web browser (Chrome or Firefox recommended).
  • We strongly recommend using headphones to help prevent feedback
  • That’s it! There’s nothing to install, no software to download.

How it works:

  • Gather is a video chat platform that has avatars move around a map. As you get close to other avatars, your video will pop up and you will be able to chat. 
  • Move around the space using the arrow keys.
  • By moving your avatar around you can have spontaneous conversations with those around you. These can be either one-on-one or small groups depending on how many people are around. 
  • You can find people by clicking on their name and then locate in the side bar.
  • If you want a private conversation with somebody, head south to the beach together and enjoy the sound of waves!

To Log In:

  • Go to the ETAS Gather Town
  • Type in your email address
  • Click the link which was sent to your email
  • Add your name and create an Avatar. That’s it!