As a speaker in a live event, you may be asked to present live, and there are two platforms within iVent which are used to deliver live presentations. We have prepared several guides to help get to know them better, and in this article, we are going to distinguish between two main platforms - webcasts and Collab Rooms.
How do I know if I am presenting in a Webcast or Collab Room?
Distinguishing between the two is quite simple.
1️⃣ The Webcast URL will usually have an event name in the URL before .online-event.co
The URL of a Collab Room will always start with https://webinar.online-event.co
2️⃣ The interface of a Webcast would look something like the below, which is different from what a Collab Room would look like.
Webcast window after a successful login
A row of icons will be shown at the bottom and if you have presenter rights and doing a live broadcast, then you will see the Start Publishing button. This is where you can check your camera and microphone settings and go live. See article.
If you are doing a live Q&A in a pre-recorded presentation at the end, then you will see a Mixin content bar at the bottom of the screen instead. See article
Below is what a Collab Room screen would look like, note that they can look different depending on the design and layout your event host chooses. Learn more about the Collab Room features in this article.
A Collab Room screen when accessing through a presenter link
3️⃣ If you are ever unsure where you have to present, simply speak to your event organiser and they will be able to point you in the right direction as well as provide any additional guidance.
More differences between Webcasts and Collab Rooms