In the greenroom, speakers and moderators can prepare for their session before it starts.

Multiple people interact on a video stream. A countdown timer says there are 120 seconds until they go live.

In the greenroom

Speakers and moderators can enter their sessions early. We call this preparation time the greenroom. There, they can:

  • Test their camera, microphone, and screen sharing.

  • Talk to each other.

  • Talk to JUNO team members who are there to give support.

  • Watch a countdown timer to the session start time.

We want everyone to feel calm and ready in the greenroom. This is why we recommend using it only for technical checks and mental preparation. Other set-up tasks can be done before the event. For example, training speakers or adding questions to polls.

Note that greenroom time happens at the same URL as the session. In other words, everything happens in the same “room,” but only speakers and moderators can open the door early. Attendees can’t enter until the session starts.

Going from the greenroom to live

When the greenroom countdown timer reaches zero, the session starts. Now, attendees can enter. The privacy of the greenroom no longer exists, but speakers and moderators can still privately text chat in the Mod tab.

For example, imagine a session start time is 3:00 PM. At exactly 3:00 PM, this happens:

  • If a session is fully live, attendees enter the session and see the speaker on-camera.

  • If a session is pre-roll video + live, everyone’s camera, microphone, and screen sharing turn off. Attendees enter the session and see the pre-roll video playing. As the video ends, the speaker turns their camera and microphone back on to speak to the audience.

We suggest completing your greenroom time several minutes early. Some attendees' computer clocks are set a few minutes ahead, so they might be able to enter the session early and see people in the greenroom. Because we can’t control user’s clocks, the best practice is to turn off cameras and microphones early. You can still chat privately in the Mod tab.

The greenroom can be built to fit your needs! Talk to your JUNO team representative to learn about configuration options.