Round Table

Round Table will be hosted on 15 January, 2021.

All meetings will be held in Google Meetings (not Zoom)

Watch the State of the Kingdom Live on YouTube at 4pm Central

Join the Watch Party in the General Meeting Room!


Round Table is a semi-annual conference hosted by the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The conference features warranting classes, Private meetings for Landed Nobles and Peers, and the State of the Kingdom Address! Typically current and future officers must attend warranting and training classes in order to qualify for their positions.

DateJanuary 15th, 2022
Time8:30am – 5:30pm CST
Event TypeVirtual
Platform Google Meetings (Platform Home Page)
Event StewardsGoldweard St. Golias & kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir
Record your AttendanceAttendance and Feedback Form
Provide FeedbackAttendance and Feedback Form

Why are we using Google Meetings for Round Table instead of Zoom?

As a result of the Kingdom of Ansteorra’s status as a non-profit educational organization, we have access to Google Workspace Education resources. Specifically, we have access to GSuite resrouces and Google Classroom which provides high-capacity meeting rooms and resources that are available through our official email accounts. These resources do not cost the Kingdom extra money, and they allow us significantly higher capacity for attendance (1000 attendees per room), hosts (up to 25 per room), and meeting duration (300hrs per meeting). In addition, since we have access to these resources through our official email accounts, the Kingdom does not need to use accounts that are owned by individuals or by private businesses in order to achieve the capacity needed to host Round Table virtually. We understand that using a new platform is a change for us, for you, and for the event. We thank everyone for their patience and feedback as we move to a platform that will increase our capacity, lessen the workload for future virtual events, and save us money in the long run.

How do I join a Google Meeting?

From the Round Table Schedule (below the FAQ) press or click on the link for the meeting room you wish to join. Each of these links look like “Join Room 1” or “Join General Room”.

Note: if you are joining from a mobile device, you will be prompted to install the corresponding Google Meetings application (gmail, google meetings, etc).

Watch this video for a short overview of How to Join a Google Meeting:

I attended a warranting class, how do I record my attendance?

Use this form to report your attendance to classes at Round Table January 2022.

I have feedback related to the event. What’s the best way to share it?

Use this form to provide feedback related to Round Table January 2022.

How can I change my name for a meeting?

There are two ways to change your name for a meeting.

  1. You can switch to a different Google account (eg. change from a personal account to an SCA-specific account). After you click on a meeting link, you can switch account in the top-right corner of the window before you press “Ask to Join”
  2. From your web browser, open the meeting link in a Safe-Mode or Incognito Window (usually this can be done by right-clicking on the link); from there you will be prompted to choose a name to use for the meeting.

Will this be recorded?

We do not have plans to record this offering of Round Table meetings.

I need to share my screen, how do I do that?

By default for this Round Table, only Hosts will be able to share screens. If you need to share your screen and are not a host, you’ll need to either send your files to the Host or ask the host to enable screen-sharing for everyone. In order to screen share, you will need to use the Google Chrome web browser or the Google Meetings application.

Note: If you start sharing while another host is sharing, the other share will be interrupted.

I’m a Host for a Meeting, what controls do I have?

As a host you will be able to do the following from either the Settings icon (a gear) or the Host controls icon (a shield with a lock on it)

  • Admit people to a room
  • Remove people from a room (and submit an abuse report through Google)
  • Mute individual/all participants (from the participants panel)
  • Turn on/off chat messaging for all
  • Turn on/off screen sharing for all
  • Turn on/off microphone usage for all
  • Turn on/off video usage for all

Watch this video for an overview of Google Meeting Host Controls:

(Note: we do not have access to attendance-tracking, so people will need to fill out this form for each warranting class.)

Can I send chat messages in meetings?

Yes! Participants in each room will be able to send messages to everyone. You won’t be able to send direct messages to individuals.

Is there Closed Captioning available?

Yes! When you are a participant in a room, you can enable Closed Captioning. This will provide a live text transcription of the audio in that room.

Can I save the chat or CC history?

No. You will not be able to save the Chat or Closed Captioning (CC) history from any of the meeting rooms for Round Table.

Google Meetings needs access to my mic and/or speaker, how do I allow it?

When you access Google Meet for the first time, you will be prompted to allow or block Google Meet from using your microphone and speakers, click Allow. If you need to unblock your microphone or speakers, click on the camera sign right behind the ‘Bookmark this tab’ option in your browser. Alternatively, go to Settings for your browser and search for Camera and Speaker settings.

This article includes a walkthrough of how to change your Camera/Mic settings for Google Meetings.

How do I change my camera/microphone settings during a meeting?

This Google Meet Help Article covers how to change your audio and video settings.

I want to use google classroom for my Officer position, is there an introduction I can watch?

Yes! This introduction video covers all of the major features of Google Classroom (note that for RT 2022, we are primarily making use of the meeting/stream rooms). This introduction is presented from a School/Classroom perspective, so SCA usage may differ.

If you want to use Google Classroom through your official email, you may need an admin to enable the feature for your domain.

Does this mean my Guild/Local Group/Officers can’t use Zoom for official meetings anymore?

No, though Google Meetings and Google Classroom is available if you chose to use it. (You may need an admin to enable it.)

All meetings will be held in Google Meetings (not Zoom)

The General Room will be open all day.
Join us between classes or if you need assistance.

8:30am

Room 6 (Closed): GOofS and Crown – Meeting for the Greater Officers of State and the Crown. This is a “Closed” meeting, meaning only the Greater Officers of State and the Crown of Ansteorra are invited to join this call.

9:00am

Room 7: (Closed): Landed Nobility – Meeting for the Landed Nobility of Ansteorra (ceremonial heads of a Barony, Principality, etc). This is a “Closed” meeting, meaning only the Landed Nobility of Ansteorra are invited to join this call.

10:00am

Room 1: Scribes Plenary – General meeting for current or future scribes of Ansteorra

Room 2: Rapier Marshals – General meeting for current or future Rapier Marshals of Ansteorra

Room 3: General Seneschals – General meeting for current or future Seneschals of Ansteorra

Room 4: Local/Regional Exchequer Meeting – Meeting for current or future Local and Regional Exchequers of Ansteorra

Room 5: Regional/Principality Chroniclers Officers Meeting – Meeting for current or future Regional or Principality Officers of Ansteorra

Room 6 (Closed): Landed Nobility and Crown (Closed) – Meeting for the Landed Nobility of Ansteorra (ceremonial heads of a Barony, Principality, etc) and the Crown. This is a “Closed” meeting, meaning only the Landed Nobility of Ansteorra and the Crown are invited to join this call.

Room 7: Youth Marshals – Meeting for current and future Youth Marshals of Ansteorra

11:00am

Room 1: Heralds Plenary – General meeting for current or future heralds of Ansteorra

Room 2: Armoured Marshals – General meeting for current or future Armoured Marshals of Ansteorra

Room 3: MOC Warranting – General meeting for current or future Ministers of Children of Ansteorra

Room 4: Financial Policy and Warranting – Training class required for current and future Exchequers and Seneschals of Ansteorra. This training covers Ansteorra Financial Policy and attendance is required to be warranted in those offices.

Room 5: Local Chroniclers Meeting – Meeting for current or future Local Chroniclers of Ansteorra

Room 6 (Closed): Canton, Shire, Province, and Crown (Closed) – Meeting for representatives of Ansteorra Cantons, Shires, Provinces, etc (groups in the Kingdom smaller than a Barony) and the Crown. This is a “Closed” meeting, meaning only those individuals are invited to join this call.

Room 7: General Webminister Meeting – General meeting for current or future Webministers of Ansteorra

12:00pm – LUNCH BREAK

1:00pm

Room 1: Submissions Process Q&A – Questions and Answers session related to the Heraldic Submissions Process

Room 2: Earl Marshal Office Hours – Open Office Hours hosted by the Earl Marshal of Ansteorra

Room 3: DEI Training – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training for all in Ansteorra

Room 4: Paypal Class – Training class for use of Paypal for Ansteorra events.

Room 5: Event Ad Development Class – Training class on how to create and submit event Ads for Ansteorran events

Room 6 (Closed): Vindheim Officers Meeting (Closed) – Meeting for current Vindheim Officers (Principality-level officers, not local officers). This is a “Closed” meeting, meaning only those individuals are invited to join this call.

2:00pm

Room 1: Heraldic Warranting Class – Training class for current or future Heralds of Ansteorra. This training is required to be warranted as a Herald in Ansteorra.

Room 2: Missile Meeting – General meeting for current or future Missile Marshals

Room 3: Seneschal Warranting Class – Training class for current or future Seneschals of Ansteorra. This training is required to be warranted as a Seneschal in Ansteorra.

Room 4: Exchequer Forms and Reporting – Training class that will cover forms and reporting used by Exchequers of Ansteorra

Room 5: Chronicler Office Hours – Open Office Hours hosted by the Chronicler of Ansteorra

Room 7: General Hospitaler Officer Meeting – General meeting for current or future Hospitalers of Ansteorra

3:00pm

Room 2: Kingdom and Regional Marshals – Meeting for current and future Kingdom-level or Regional-level Marshals of Ansteorra

Room 7: General A&S Officers Meeting – Meeting for current or future Arts and Sciences officers of Ansteorra

4:00pm

General Room: State of the Kingdom Address – Meeting where the Greater Officers of State and the Crown discuss the current state of the Kingdom. The populace of Ansteorra will be able to watch from the General Room or via the Ansteorra YouTube channel. Questions may be asked in chat.

Check out the Complete Ansteorra Calendar here!

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