HallMUN will be utilizing the following procedures in order to seamlessly transition to virtual MUN.
In order to notate placards, please change your name on Zoom to the name of your character. In order to rename yourself, open the participants tab and press the “more” button while hovering over your name. Select the “rename” option, and type in your name. You may also hover over the picture of yourself on the main screen, select the three dots in the right corner of your picture, and select rename.
While intricacies concerning directives will be done on a committee-by-committee basis, the procedure will be common among all committees. Delegates are encouraged to work on directives either in a shared Google document between yourself and the delegates you are working with or in a private Google document if you are working individually. When the directive is entirely completed (with or without signatories), please upload this onto the common directive document, which will be shared by the chair at the beginning of the committee. All delegates will have access to this document, so be sure to take caution while editing. This process helps the delegates, chair and crisis staff monitor the writing and passing of directives.
In order to hold unmoderated caucuses in virtual MUN, we will be using breakout rooms. Delegates will be able to self-select breakout rooms and move between rooms freely. Please ensure that you have downloaded the most updated version of Zoom!
In order to hold an unmod in the main room instead of breakout rooms, delegates can motion for a gentlemen’s unmoderated caucus. If you wish to form random breakout rooms instead of rooms based on topics or blocs, you may specify this in your motion.
Voting will be done using the participants tab on Zoom. In order to reach the participants tab, hover over the bottom of the Zoom screen. Along the black bar, click on the participants tab to view a list of everyone on the call, and buttons at the bottom of the tab. The green checkmark button will correspond to a vote in favor, the red X button will correspond to a vote against, and the “go slower” button will correspond to an abstention. The chair and vice chair will be able to see the totals for each option in real time and clear out the responses after each vote. Just as in typical Model UN, all other delegates will be able to see how you vote. While doing in-person MUN, its much more difficult to miss a vote due to the immediate raising of placards around you, so please be sure to stay attentive!
Crisis notes will be passed using a direct message via Slack to your crisis staffer. We want to have as quick a response time as possible, so slightly shorter and more direct notes will result in faster responses. Notes to other delegates should be sent through Slack direct messages. Delegates are encouraged to create small group chats on Slack to communicate with other delegates working on similar issues in order to collaborate and make the process of unmoderated caucus forming easier. Delegates will also be able to send joint crisis notes using Slack.
Delegates may use the Zoom chat feature for points or order, inquiry, personal privilege, etc., or for small, general information during debate. It can also be used to private message the chair. It should not be used for overly substantive points in debate, to make an against speech on a directive, or take attention away from another speaker. Delegates may also use the main Slack group chat for your committee to do the same.