Introduction

Vedamo virtual classroom using audio and video for better experience. Some applications on Windows 10 need to access your camera and microphone devices in order to work as intended. Those programs will require your permission before they can access the webcam or your microphone. You can change these permissions in general since. Windows settings give you control over which programs are allowed or denied access. Some video-conference apps may prevent you from accessing the virtual classroom, if they are still running in the background and using your devices by default. Here’s how you can change that.

To choose which applications can use your camera and microphone. Click on the Windows Menu button which will open the Start Menu.

From the Start Menu select the Settings menu which is located directly above the Power button. 

 

Clicking the Settings menu will open the Windows Settings menu

Windows 10 settings

Click on “Privacy”. You will see this menu

Image of windows 10 settings for allowing access to camera and microphone

Navigate to “Camera” to choose which apps can use your Camera.

In the Camera menu you can choose which programs can use your camera. To allow an application to use your Camera click on the slider for each individual application.

 

Screenshot of allowing the camera permission in Windows 10

To choose which apps can use your Microphone navigate to “Microphone.

 

In the Microphone menu you can choose which apps can use your microphone. To allow an application to use your Microphone click on the slider for each individual application.

Once done adjusting your Camera and Microphone settings you can close the menu by clicking the button on the top right of the window.

Picture of Windows 10 settings and allowing Microphone usege

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