When a participant joins the deposition, the participant total in the upper right will increase by 1. Clicking on the participant icon will bring up a menu with a list of participants who have joined the deposition.
The first thing you will do is assign the participant a role. The options are:
The witness role is unique because as a lead counsel, you will be able to control their screen and they will be able to make annotations on the document exhibits. Therefore, you will want to only assign this role to the person you are deposing.
Once you have selected a role, you will need to click the "Admit" button to let them into the deposition.
Until you reveal your first document, they will only see a blank screen. This is an example of a screen they will see prior to you revealing any documents:
After all participants have joined the deposition, you can start revealing documents.