What is Bridgit & How Does it Work?
Bridgit is a computer program that allows what is showing on the screen of one PC screen to be seen on other PCs. Bridgit is a type of web collaboration program.
The presentation host site starts the Bridgit program on their PC, then starts their PC-based presentation material (eg: PowerPoint). Receiving sites start Bridgit on their PC, click on the conference they want to watch, and their screen will then show the same image as the host’s PC screen.
When do we use Bridgit?
We prefer to use Bridgit at all sites during video conferences where there is PC presentation material. It is the most effective way of sharing content between sites, as the actual video conference runs at a lower resolution than most PC screens, and can cause text and detailed images to be unreadable. This method also allows participants to view the live video of the presenter separately to the presentation material.
What does the Site Need to be able to use Bridgit?
- A PC or Laptop, minimum specifications : Pentium II 266 MHz processor. Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP or Windows NT 4.0 operating system. 128 MB RAM. Must be capable of displaying a screen resolution of 1024x768
- The PC needs to be connected to the site’s network or have a stand-alone internet connection
- To use the Invite participants by email feature, an email program is required. Microsoft Outlook is recommended.
- For displaying content to a group, it is recommended that a data projector is used in conjunction with the PC/Laptop
- On some networks Bridgit uses port 80, so it may be necessary to turn off any other programs on the PC using port 80. If you experience difficulties connecting with Bridgit, please contact your technical support person for assistance