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Discord instructions for 2022





What is Discord

Discord is a free online and desktop service which allows you to create a text and/or voice server similar to Skype.  (Just an FYI, this program was created for gamers, so you will see pictures and text referencing different games when you use it.)  However, unlike Skype, users can come and go from the server without disconnecting the service.  You can choose to use Discord from the browser, or you can choose to download and install the desktop version.  If you happen to be mobile and would like to join from your phone, there are apps both for Android and IOS.


For more information, see this document created by Maha Olivetree Grove, with annotations from the community


(This document links back to 2021_Discord)


How to Use Discord

Visit http://discordapp.com where you will see these options



Browser Use


(The browser version does not have as many options as the desktop version, such as push-to-talk and configuring your input and output devices; however, it should be fine to use for the MOOC purposes.)

1. To use Discord from your browser, go to https://discordapp.com/ and click on Open Discord on the page.

2. If you do not have an account, click on the Register link below the Login button and enter in your information.


Suppressing the beeps


If you find them annoying, you can keep discord from "popping off" when you're possibly recording on your computer, for example






One approach to cutting through the clutter in Discord





Desktop App for PC:


1. Go to https://discordapp.com/download and download the PC version for your device. (Discord also has versions for MAC, Android, IOS and soon for Linux.)

2. Once you have downloaded the DiscordSetup.exe file from the address above, locate the file on your computer and double-click to install the program.

3. If you do not have an account, click on the Register link below the Login button and enter in your information.

4. Once you register, sign in to Discord with your credentials:


5. Often times, a What's New window will pop up giving you the latest improvements or news on Discord.  Click on the X in the upper right-hand corner to close.

6. Now you will see the Discord Dashboard (see picture at the bottom.)


Important to Know


Discord will default to always run when you start your computer after you install it.  If you would prefer that it did not, right-click on the Discord icon in the taskbar and click on Run Discord when my computer starts to remove the checkmark.  Also, in order to quit Discord, you must quit from this icon. Otherwise, when you close the Discord window, it will still continue to run in the background.





Joining the EVO Minecraft Text/Voice Server


To join the Evo Minecraft group:

1. Click on the plus (+) sign in the left-hand navigation bar.



2. Click Join a Server then enter in (or copy and paste) this link:  https://discord.gg/9QAvHcV and click Join.



3. The Server icon should now show up on the left-hand navigation bar which will show EVO Minecraft when you hover your mouse cursor over it. 



4. To enter the server click the server icon. Congratulations, you're in! Now you can see the different voice and text channels listed in panel no. 2. To join any channel click on it. Please note that if you join a voice channel clicking on a text channel allows you to chat there but it doesn't disconnect you from the voice channel.


When ready to leave, don't forget to disconnect


Discord remains engaged unless you disengage it. Here is a graphic showing where the disconnect button is.



The top box shows what to look for when connecting to others.

  • When others are online they will be in one of our channels; e.g. (voice) Playground 2. Click on the channel to join it. When you do that your name will appear and when your audio is coming through your name will appear in bold.
  • The lower box is where the mute. You are muted by default so when you want to speak you have to unmute. When you are ready to leave you should
    1. Mute yourself, and then
    2. Disconnect by clicking on the middle box, the phone icon X.


If you don't do this last step you remain connected in the channel and others can hear what you are doing around your house or office (assuming you play Minecraft in your office :-).



Changing Your Online Status


To change your online status:

1. Left-click on your picture.  The pop up window below will show and you can highlight the status of how you want to appear to others in Discord.




Scheduling through the Sesh Bot


If there is information about how to use Sesh this would be a logical place to put it so everyone could find it


Example syntax to create Sesh meeting (for moderators only)

!Create test on Friday 11th Dec at 7am


How to respond to a Sesh Bot invitation




More about Seshbots: http://seshbot.com/ 




Date and time of this update

November 24, 2021 - 03:00 UTC - added logo to top of page





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