How do I make sure my computer will work?

Quick Test Call

We suggest to successfully complete a quick test call prior the scheduled time. This allows you to verify that you are comfortable using the audio/video conferencing tool prior to your conversation. In order to complete a TalkAbroad conversation, you will need a computer with an internet browser that is WebRTC enable. All modern browsers and phones with work with TalkAbroad (latest versions of   Google ChromeFirefox Mozilla, or Safari are recommended browsers to complete conversations. Refrain from using Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer as you might have problems through the conversation). You will also need a functioning microphone and video camera. Please test your equipment thoroughly to ensure they work well. If you are uncomfortable with the technology needed to successfully complete a conversation, please complete a test call ahead of time. You can find your personal test call room by clicking "Help and Instructions" located on your Student Homepage. 

Simply make sure that you can see yourself, the mic bar is moving accordingly to the sound, and the connectivity test provides a positive result.

If you run into any problems getting your computer to work please click on "Need some help?" and follow the troubleshooting steps provided. If you can't get it to work click "Chat" at the top of the help box to have our support team help.