Think of the Participants Menu as your “User management” panel – a place where you can see all of your participants and control their roles and permissions.
In Mykademy Live – we have two types of user roles:
- The Speaker role is someone who can broadcast their audio and video as well as control all aspects of the meeting, including user moderation, sharing content in a meeting etc.
- The Audience role is someone is attends the webinar and is largely a passive viewer. An Audience member cannot share content in a meeting unless granted permission to do so by a Speaker.
Moving an audience member to the speaker
You may want to make one of your audience members a speaker during a meeting.
Maybe you want them to help with meeting administrative tasks or want a quick way of allowing them to broadcast their audio and video.
To do this – click the Participants icon – find your audience member in the list, click the "Options" dropdown beside their name and select the Move to Speaker option.
Allowing an audience member to broadcast
When running a meeting you might like an audience member to share their ideas with the rest of the members. You are able to give them access to speak by giving them permission to broadcast, and the ability to open, close, control files – without giving them administrative access to your meeting.
To do this – click the Participants icon – find your audience member in the list, click the … beside their name and select the Give broadcast permission option.
A broadcasting icon like this will appear next to the audience member’s name.
Once the audience member stopped speaking you can remove their broadcast permission by clicking the beside their name and selecting Remove broadcast permission.
Whiteboard and Presentation Permissions for Audience
If at any point in your meeting you would like an audience member to make a presentation you are able to grant them in-room permission to the meeting’s whiteboard – without giving them administrative access.
To do this – click the Participants icon – find your audience member in the list, click the … beside their name and select the Give presentation permission option.
- Once access is granted users can open and control content within the meeting.
A presentation icon like this will appear next to the audience member’s name.
After this, an icon like this will appear on the menu on the left-hand side. The audience member can click on it to have access to the whiteboard.
Once the audience member finished the presentation you can remove their presentation permission by clicking the beside their name and selecting Remove presentation permission.
Muting, unmuting and banning
As a Speaker, you also have the ability to moderate your Participants with the Conversations panel.
You can both mute and un-mute users or outright ban disruptive ones. Just click the … right next to the participant's name to see your moderator options.
Stopping other broadcasts
A Speaker has the ability to stop all other broadcasts in a room, except for their own.
While a Participant is broadcasting:
- Go to the Participants menu,
- Click on the ellipsis next to the title,
- Click “Stop other broadcasts.”
This will present you with a popup box asking you to confirm whether or not you want to stop other broadcasts.