You can configure elements of sessions. This includes basic options for session content and functionality, as well as advanced changes that the JUNO team can make on the back end.


Basic options for every session

You’ll make decisions about content and functionality when you add sessions to your site. You can make these changes yourself using two tools: The content importer and the front-end editor.

These options affect sessions individually. For example, every session can have a different capacity.

An example session. See the tables below for details.

Element

Options

1

Audience engagement

Show or hide:
(tick) Polls
(tick) Q&A
(tick) Chat​
(tick) Emojis

2

Q&A

Show or hide:
(tick) Q&A voting
(tick) Q&A moderation feature
(tick) Option for attendees to ask questions anonymously

3

Raise hand

(tick) Show or hide Raise Hand (in main stage and panel sessions only)

4

Information

(info) Change the session name (255 characters max)
(info) Change the session description (includes images, links, text formatting, and HTML)

5

People

(plus) Add speakers and moderators
(plus) Add exhibitors and sponsors

6

Resources

(plus) Add downloadable resources

Element

Options (click to enlarge examples)

Session attendance criteria

(info) Restrict who and how many people can attend sessions with prerequisites, exclusive time slots, maximum attendee limits, and access level tags. Learn more about attendance criteria.

Start and end date

(info) Change the start and end date and time

Session type

(info) Change the session type (main stage, panel, or breakout)

Video and stream types

(info) Change the live, preroll, and prerecorded stream options

Gamification

(tick) Allow people to favorite a session for points
(tick) Allow people to complete a session for points


More options controlled from the back end

The JUNO team can help you change more elements of live sessions.

Unless specified, these options affect all sessions on your site. For example, if you choose to remove the timer, it's removed from every session.

When you first enter a session

If no one has turned on their camera or microphone yet, this message appears:

Element

Options (click to enlarge examples)

You’re the first message

(info) Change text You're the first! Be the first to join the session by tapping the video icon below! Other people will join soon." (200 characters max)

If a video is playing when you enter a session, some browsers automatically start playing the sound. Others mute it until you click the video. You can control this setting:

Element

Options (click to enlarge examples)

Autoplay audio

(minus) Prevent a video’s audio from playing automatically, requiring users to click to start listening
This option is set for each video individually

Users can open and close the chat window. You can decide how it appears when they first enter the session:

Element

Options (click to enlarge examples)

Chat window

(info) Decide whether the chat panel is open or closed when a user enters the page. The configuration can be different for desktop and mobile devices. Learn more about this configuration.

Session page design

An example session. See the tables below for details.

Element

Options

1

Streaming user

(plus) Add a custom image that appears when someone who doesn’t have a profile image turns off their camera
(plus) Show user’s last name when they’re streaming

2

Stream controls

(plus) Show description text under control icons
(error) Remove microphone, camera and/or screen share buttons for attendees

3

Timer

(error) Remove timer

4

Attendee count

(error) Hide attendee count wherever it appears on the site, including the schedule

The two options below can be set individually for each session. For example, every session can have a different layout.

Element

Options

5

Video layout

(info) Change the default video layout for a live session and its archived recording
Default for main stage and panel: Horizontal speaker layout
Default for breakout: Grid layout

6

Session tag display name

(info) Change text main stage/panel/breakout (this does not change the tag’s function) (30 characters max)

Chat panel design

An example chat panel. See the tables below for details.

Element

Options

1

Chat channels

(error) Remove chat channels

2

Join notification

(error) Remove notification of who joined the room

3

Names in chat

(plus) Show users' last names
(plus) Show tags next to users' names

By default, the highest-voted questions in the Q&A move to the top of the page. You can change this:

Element

Options

4

Q&A: Question order

(info) Sort questions in the order that they were submitted, no matter how many votes they have.

Backstage controls

Site admins can see these elements in every session. Moderators and speakers can see them in sessions that they are attached to.

An example session. See the tables below for details.

Element

Options

1

Total stream controls

(error) Remove controls that let moderators turn off all users' microphones (Mute all) or removes all users from the session (Stop all).

Normally, moderators can request to bring speakers or other moderators on stage (for example, if a speaker has trouble finding the camera and microphone controls.) But they cannot request to bring attendees on stage. You can change this:

Element

Options

Bring attendees on stage

(plus) Allow moderators, speakers, and admins to request to bring attendees on stage and turn on their camera and microphone.

Greenroom and preroll settings

These options affect the greenroom time and preroll video before speakers go on-screen.

Element

Options

Greenroom start time

(info) Set how many minutes early speakers and moderators can enter the session default 30 minutes

Clipped preroll video

(info) Change how many seconds early the preroll video stops playing backstage default 30 seconds
This time allows speakers to prepare their cameras and microphones while attendees continue to watch the preroll