AV Controls

Modified on Sun, 29 Aug 2021 at 09:57 AM

On the left side of the room interface, you will see a section called AV Controls. 

This control area allows any Organizer to control the microphone, webcam, or screen sharing for a particular organizer or presenter (which we will call an Operator), manually to bring them On Air for any Content Block they are not assigned to, along with other useful controls.

A/V Controls Summary

Here is a summary of the basic AV Controls:

  • Show/Hide Presenter Portraits: This toggle allows you to globally show or hide the presenter portraits (for audio only) or webcam video feed on the Presentation Stage.
    If your slides or other content is being obscured by the portraits or video feed, use this feature to temporarily hide the portraits, then bring them back as needed later in the presentation.
  • Media Preview: Here, the Organizer can see previews of the Operators' webcam and screen sharing feeds to make sure they are working properly.
    During a webinar (after it is started), an Organizer can hear all active Operator microphone feeds by clicking on the AV Controls section. Attendees will still only hear the assigned Operator(s) for the currently active Content Block or any others that are manually brought On Air.
  • Microphone/Webcam/Screen Sharing Icons: Clicking any of these will inform the Operator that you want to activate their microphone, webcam, or screen sharing, and give them the option to turn them on from that message window:

  • On Air Button: This button makes the corresponding Presenter On Air, meaning that your Attendees can hear them.
    You usually do not have to worry about bringing Presenters On Air manually; the Storyboard will do this automatically for any Presenter assigned to a particular Content Block. This button should only be used if you want to selectively bring a Presenter On Air.

Conference Mode

During Prep Mode, the audio and video feeds for the room are in what's called Conference Mode. What that means is the following:

  • Any active microphone feeds are able to be heard by all Presenters and Organizers without being On Air via the Storyboard. This allows for easy communication between Presenters so preparation can be done more efficiently.
  • All video, audio, and content feeds are hidden from Attendees. This is usually relevant only when you are close to a webinar start time, and Attendees are allowed to enter.

Conference Mode is always active in Prep Mode and cannot be "turned off." However, Conference Mode is ended as soon as you click the Start Webinar button. Afterward, live audio, video, and webinar content for Attendees are controlled via the Storyboard and the On-Air buttons.


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