These walks are led by individuals that wish to stream their walking tours via their phone either by a video conference application or a telephone conference.
Our team has explored a number of different technologies to facilitate this walking format including Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and Zoom. Our team is recommending that individual walk leaders use Zoom and therefore we have compiled a number of different resources to aid those that are interested in using this format. We are not restricting the use of other technologies for those that are more comfortable using another application. We do ask that you consider the following factors below. As part of the walk submission form, you will be asked to include a URL link.
i) the technology that is used for the live stream must produce a URL link that we can share in advance
ii) participants must be able to access your live stream through a video and/or audio link
iii) the technology must be free to use for participants
We recognize that some technologies limit the number of participants or the amount of time that the technology can be used for a video and/or audio stream. This is the case with Zoom, which limits participants to 100 and a maximum time of 40 minutes. Although this presents some constraints for walk leaders it inevitably allows us to still hold a video/audio stream for free.
We encourage everyone to read through the tips and resources found below before completing the walk submission form. If you require additional support, have a suggestion or have any questions regarding Zoom or another technologies please do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We realize this is new for everyone and ask for everyone's support and patience as we navigate these new formats together.
Please be sure to practise physical distancing with self-solitary walks either alone or with close family members in uncrowded areas.
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