Start Here panel
Give your users a head start by installing one of Breakroom's instrumental onboarding tools. The Start Here panel allows users to select a starter avatar and access tutorials.

Overview

The Start Here panel forms an integral part of the conference system, and comes pre-equipped in all Breakroom region templates. Using the Start Here panel, visitors can select an avatar from your default avatar collection, access help videos, take a tour of the region, or engage in an optional interactive tutorial.
A screenshot demonstrating how the starter avatar selection menu may appear to users.
A screenshot demonstrating how the "How to" tutorial video menu may appear to users.
There are instances where you may want to remove the Start Here panel from a region (for example, if you're hosting an event for seasoned Breakroom users). In the following section, we'll explain how you can achieve this, as well as how you can replace the panel if you delete it from your region.
The Start Here panel will automatically detect the default avatar collection you've chosen and offer only these avatars to your users. If you want to make changes to your default avatar collection, you can do so at any time through the World Dashboard.

Removing or deactivating the Start Here panel

To remove the Start Here panel from a region that currently contains it, or to temporarily disable the Start Here panel without removing it, simply follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Open the Room Editor by clicking the "Edit Room" button located at the bottom of your screen.
  2. 2.
    In the Objects window, expand the Default Floor. Locate the "Breakroom Start Here UI" object.
  3. 3.
    To remove the panel: To the right of the Breakroom Start Here UI, you'll see a trash can icon. Click this icon to delete the object from the region. You will see the Start Here panel disappear from your screen, and see the "Breakroom Start Here UI" object disappear from the Objects window.
  4. 4.
    To temporarily disable the panel: To the right of the Breakroom Start Here UI, you'll see an eye icon. Click this icon to temporarily disable or "mute" the panel. You will see the Start Here panel disappear from your screen, while the "Breakroom Start Here UI" object remains in the Objects window.
  5. 5.
    Click "Save" in the bottom right corner, and then "Close" to exit the Room Editor.
The "Breakroom Start Here UI" object highlighted in the Objects window.

Installing or reactivating the Start Here panel

To install the Start Here panel in a region, or to reactivate it, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Open the Room Editor by clicking the "Edit Room" button located at the bottom of your screen.
  2. 2.
    Open your Inventory by clicking on the "Inventory" button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. 3.
    To install the panel: Within your inventory, locate the starter pack item called "Breakroom Start Here UI." It's represented by this icon:
  4. 4.
    Click on the object icon. Then click on a location in your region to place the Start Here panel object. (Note: This object is invisible -- you can place it anywhere. See the image above for an example of what the highlighted object looks like once it is added to your region.)
  5. 5.
    To reactivate a deactivated panel: In the Objects window, expand the Default Floor. Locate the "Breakroom Start Here UI" object. Click the eye icon associated with the object.
  6. 6.
    Click "Save" in the bottom right corner, and then "Close" to exit the Room Editor.
Once these steps are completed, the Start Here panel will appear on your screen. The "Avatar" button will automatically give users access to the default avatar collection you've chosen.
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