I'm moderating a session. How can I turn audience cameras and mics on and off?

Turn on and off individual audience member's microphone to facilitate smoother Q&A sessions and foster collaboration in your audience

One of the best ways to improve audience engagement during your online event is to... engage your audience. On BigMarker, moderators can selectively turn the camera and microphones of individual audience members on and off, which facilitates smoother Q&A sessions and further involves the crowd, while allowing hosts to maintain control of their programming. 

How to Do It: 

During a live session, hosts or those with Host Control Panel rights can control individual mic and camera permissions in the Host Control Panel, the black box on the right-hand side of the host interface (Note: The Host Control Panel isn't visible to attendees). 

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Toward the bottom of the Host Control Panel is Individual Permissions. Under Individual Permissions is a list of all the admins, on- and off-stage presenters and attendees that are currently in the webinar room. If your attendee's name isn't visible, search their name in the bar below Attendees to manage their mic and camera. 

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Once you've selected the attendee, click the three vertical dots to the right of the person's name. From there, choose between the four functions shown below. 

To turn on their camera and/or microphone, select Request Control.

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After you have Requested control successfully, you should see a small green banner at the top of your screen



A pop-up will appear on the attendee's screen, asking them to grant you access to their mic and camera. If they approve, you'll then be able to turn their microphone and camera on or off. 

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Once you have successfully gained control and the attendee has accepted your request to control their microphone/camera, you should see a pop up window with all of their audio and video settings.

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To block a participant's mic and/or camera, select the respective two prompts below Request Control.  

To remove the guest from the room, select Remove from room