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Funtivity by Hermis

Enabling distributed teams to connect & network with each other through a wide range of activities.

Overview

Install on Zoom

Welcome to Funtivity by Hermis. You can use Funtivity to bring your remote team together over a fun activity.

Funtivity by Hermis is an app for Zoom that allows the meeting participants to play activities like Trivia, Bingo, Escape Room, Scavenger Hunt and more. Funtivity has a plethora of activities & content for a wide variety of occasions including Team building, Conference breakout sessions, Cultural events and more. With more than a dozen different activities and meticulously crafted events for all occasions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Once the app is installed, browse the available pre-curated events, pick the the one that everyone likes, and click “Start Event” to get started. You can invite other meeting participants by using the “Send App” feature. For participants that join late, a hint is shown to join the event when they open the app.

If you’re looking for something custom or to host an event, feel free to contact us!

Installation

  1. Before we start, be sure to enable “Zoom Apps” in your Zoom profile. This can be done by visiting https://www.zoom.us and navigate to My Account → Settings → Zoom Apps.
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  1. Click on the button to install the Zoom App

Install on Zoom

  1. This will:
  2. Redirect you to the Zoom App Marketplace page where you will have to accept the Authorization request.
  3. By accepting the authorization request, you’ll give permission for Hermis to access information about you and the meeting details.
  4. The permission page looks like this:
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  1. After the authorization step, you’ll be redirected to open the native Zoom application on your computer. There, you should see a confirmation dialog that the application was installed correctly
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  1. That’t it! You’ve successfully installed the application. From the “Apps” menu, select “Funtivity” to get started.
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  1. When the application is launched,
  2. If there’s a active Zoom meeting, the Funtivity app will open up on the right side in the Zoom window and looks like the image below:
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  • If there’s no active Zoom meeting, the Funtivity app will open within the Zoom client window and looks like the image below
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  1. Let the fun begin!

Uninstallation

It’s easy to uninstall Funtivity.

  1. Login to your Zoom Account and navigate to the Zoom App Marketplace
  2. Navigate to Manage → Installed Apps. You should see a screen like this:
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  1. Click on “Uninstall”, and give the reason for uninstallation.

.. and you’re done! Thanks for using Funtivity by Hermis.

Using Funtivity by Hermis

  1. Select from any pre-defined event
  2. Preview the event and click on “Start Event”
  3. You’ll see Funtivities in the event
  4. “Launch” on any of the Funtivities
  5. Review Instructions and click on “Continue”
  6. “Start the Funtivity”
  7. To end – click on the “End Funtivity” button
  8. Any time view the Instructions
  9. See attendees.
  10. End event

Troubleshooting

While we’ve tested various scenarios to ensure you have a seamless experience, there may be some issues you may run into.  Please contact us for assistance. Here are some common scenarios that you may encounter:

  • Unable to install the Funtivity by Hermis application: During the installation step, please check if you have given all the required permissions when prompted.
  • The application does not load:  Please check internet connectivity. Visit https://portal.herm.is/home to see if the page is loading on your system default browser. If that’s working but you’re still not able to see the Funtivity home page in Zoom, please contact us.
  • The event does not start: In some cases, it’s possible that the event does not start automatically. When that happens, you’ll see a screen like the one below. You will have to click on “Start Event” to start the event.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need an account to play activities? You don’t need an account to play Funtivity. However, please note that the Funtivity event can only be created within a meeting and shared with other meeting attendees.
  2. Can I create an event ahead of time? For the current version of the release, we only have the ability to create events during an active Zoom meeting. However, soon after GA we will be adding a Login capability where you can customize the event and plan for it ahead of time.
  3. Does it cost to use Funtivity? Funtivity is free. We have a plethora of free events and activities for you to choose from. In the future, we will be adding premium events and activities. Additionally, you can personalize your experience with custom event and theme for a premium.
  4. How can I get engagement data? Engagement data is available for custom events. Please contact us for details.
  5. What about Security & Privacy? Funtivity by Hermis is committed to guarding your privacy and data security. Funtivity collects your personal information and the meeting details to help facilitate the activities played in the meeting. We do not share your information with third parties. Please see the details of Terms of service here.