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Video chats and file uploads

Within the message, you can select various options via the context menu in the top right-hand corner.

  • Particularly interesting here is the video chat function, where you can set up a video call via BigBlueButton (an open source video platform). Video chats on Rocket.Chat do not take place via our local servers but via the provider 1blu.
  • BigBlueButton is suitable for video chats and small groups but not, however, for bigger conferences, teaching or large groups. Please preserve our servers’ capacity so that everyone can use this function reliably.
  • You can also record and send audio messages via the microphone icon.
  • Emojis and specially marked text (bold, italic, code, strike, etc.) are also possible.
  • Video messages (like voice messages) and file uploads are also possible. You can record or upload these by clicking on the "+" icon next to the text input box. You can also use "drag & drop" to send images and files.
  • Note: Please do not use this function for large-scale or regular file transfer! The RRZK provides other tools for this, e.g. sciebo, GigaMove or SoFS.

Starting Zoom meetings from Rocket.Chat

You can open Zoom sessions immediately from RC. Important: An up-to-date version of the Rocket.Chat client has to be used and it is required that you are logged in to RC and Zoom using the same UoC account (if you have more than one). To create the Zoom meeting simply type 

/zoom start

directly into the RC chat you want the invitation to be placed. 

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk