In this lesson, we'll show you how to assign moderators to a session, how to allow attendees into the session, moderator controls, and how to make your sessions interactive and engaging.
Moderated sessions let you or a designated moderator control who can share their video and audio in the session.They’re a great way to run your sessions exactly as you want. Let your attendees participate or provide more of a stage experience. It’s completely up to you. Any attendee with the moderator role can guide a session and in this video we'll explain how
To add a moderator to any session, simply set “Who can participate” to “Moderated” and select your designated moderator. Make sure your moderators feel comfortable managing their sessions before the event. It’s a good idea to let them practise in a duplicated test event before the big day.
Let’s see how such a session looks for moderators and attendees:
Once in their session, a moderator can share their video, audio and screen with the session controls as in any session, but attendees wanting to participate will have to request that right from the moderator with the Ask to Share Audio and Video button in the top right corner.
That button will then change to Waiting for approval until the moderator let’s the attendee enter the session.
The moderator will have the Moderation Panel here at the bottom of the session window, where they’ll see the names of attendees who requested to share their video and audio.
To approve an attendee, the moderator simply needs to click on the + above the person’s name to add them to the stream. Once an attendee is participating, the moderator can always mute them for themselves or remove them completely, if necessary.
Once your moderators are familiar with the process of letting attendees participate, they can make use of any of the other interactive session features, such as creating quick polls or using some of our great integrations to create a truly engaging experience with games, collaboration tools and much more. If they’re not, the organiser would have to create the session and set up any integrations for the moderator.
Moderated sessions offer so many ways for speakers to engage with their session attendees in a meaningful way, so we encourage you to try them out with your moderators in your next event.