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Lessonspace Audio/Video issues

How to troubleshoot Audio/Video problems in Lessonspace

Shahid Lakha avatar
Written by Shahid Lakha
Updated over a week ago

There are three main steps that will help you fix any audio/video issues on Lessonspace:

  1. General tips - the best practices

  2. Allowing access - to your microphone and camera

  3. Specific advice for MacOS users - This solves most issues MacOS users face

1. General tips

Make sure you have a good and stable internet connection and have a strong WiFi signal. We recommend tutors invest in an ethernet connection where possible.

We also recommend a fully updated browser, Chrome and Firefox are the best.

The vast majority of Audio/Video issues are related to internet connection instability and sudden disconnections.

  • Close all other apps that use your camera and microphone (Zoom, Skype, Hangouts etc).

  • Update your browser.

  • Restart your browser.

  • Restart your computer.

  • Check your browser's permission settings and make sure the right devices are selected. If Lessonspace prompts you to allow access to your devices, make sure you click 'Allow'. If this went wrong, or you did not allow them, read the next section to find out how to fix this.


2. Allowing access of your camera, microphone and screen

Lessonspace needs access to your camera, microphone and screen in order to use audio/video calls.

It will prompt you for this when you load it for the first time and you need to allow it access. In order to change these settings or in case something goes wrong, there are two steps to take:

  1. Set your operating system preferences to allow your browser to use these devices. This mostly concerns MacOS, section 3 has more detailed information.

  2. Set your browser preferences to allow to use your device:

3. Allowing device access in your operating system

This section mostly concerns users of MacOS, as often this is the root cause of audio/video issues on any website.

If you use MacOS:

  • Go to System Preferences

  • Click Security and Privacy

  • Scroll to Camera

  • Make sure the browser you use is ticked on

  • Follow the exact same steps for Microphone and Screen Recording

If you're not allowed to make changes to these settings you should click the padlock icon on the bottom-left of this window and enter your administrator password.

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