Below, you'll find instructions for identifying and using external devices.

1. Identify the type of plug on your device.

Speakers, microphones, and headsets generally have one of three types of plugs: mini jack plugs, USB plug, or min-USB plugs.

Mini-jack plugs

  • Look like typical headphone plugs.

  • May have two plugs (labeled usually by color or symbol) with corresponding ports on your computer.

USB plugs

  • Look flat and rectangular.

  • USB headsets, speakers, and microphones only have one plug each.

  • Most computers have at least two matching USB ports that are the same shape as the plug.

Mini USB plugs

  • Look smaller than regular USB plugs.

  • Look flat, small, and rectangular.

  • Mini USB headsets, speakers, and microphones only have one plug each.

  • Most computers have at least two matching mini USB ports in the same shape as the plug.

2. Connect your microphone, speakers, or headset.

  • Microphone: Insert the color-coded microphone plug (or the plug with the microphone symbol) into the port on your computer with the matching color or symbol.

  • Speakers: Insert the color-coded microphone plug (or the plug with the microphone symbol)into the port on your computer with the matching color or symbol.

  • Headset: Insert both plugs into the matching ports on your computer.

  • USB headset, microphone, or speakers: Insert the USB plug into any USB port on your computer.

3. Connect your devices to Google Chrome.

At the start of your speaker session, you'll be prompted by Run The World to confirm your device of choice. To set up your hardware manually, see below.

  • Open Chrome Chrome.

  • At the top right, click the hamburger menu (More) > Settings.

  • Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings.

  • Click Microphone.

  • Turn "Ask before accessing" on or off.

  • To remove an existing exception or permission, to the right of the site address, click the trash button, or Delete.

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