Collaborate Session Roles

Attendees can be moderators, presenters, participants, and captioners in the Ultra experience.

Curious who is who? Open the Attendees panel to find out.


Moderator

Moderators have full control over all content being shared. They can make any attendee a presenter or a moderator. Moderators see hand raise notifications and can lower hands. They can remove attendees from a session, but they cannot remove other moderators. Moderators can set the session settings, including deciding what participants can and can't do. Moderators get email with links to their session recordings.

More on being a moderator


Presenter

The presenter role is designed to allow students to present without giving them full moderator privileges. Presenters can upload, share, edit, and stop sharing content. They can also see hand raise notifications and can lower hands.

More on presenting


Participant

Participants can enable and disable notifications, such as when attendees enter and leave a session or when someone has posted something to the chat. Moderators decide if participants share audio and video, chat, and draw on the whiteboard or shared files.

More on being a participant


Captioner

The captioner role is designed to provide an accessible learning experience for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as for students whose native language is different from the moderator's. An attendee is assigned this role by a moderator. The captioner is given an area to type what is being said. Other participants can view what the captioner is typing in real time. You can have multiple captioners for multiple languages.

More on being a captioner


Attendees Panel in Collaborate

Where can I find attendees?

Open the Attendees list to view all attendees. Open the Collaborate panel and select Attendees.

At-a-glance you see:

  • The roles of each attendee. We've grouped attendees by roles to make it easier to see who can do what in the session.
  • Attendees with their hand raised. Those with their hand raised appear at the top of their role list.
  • Attendee status or feedback.
  • Attendees with their microphone turned on.

Browse through the list of attendees or open More options at the top of the panel and select Search.

Point to an attendee to view more information, such as their network connection. Moderators can select Attendee controls next to an attendee's name to promote them, mute them, or remove them.

If you are using keyboard navigation, press Tab from the top of the panel to find "Access list of attendees". "Access list of attendees" is not visible unless the focus is on it. Press Spacebar to activate it. Moderators can now use Tab to move through the controls for each attendee.


Keep the Attendees panel open at all times

You can leave the Attendees panel open all the time. Chat with others and see everyone in the session at the same time. You can tell who is away, has their microphone on or is having network connection trouble. All while chatting and participating in the session.

You need to detach the Attendees panel to keep it open. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Open the Collaborate panel. Drag-and-drop the Attendees icon to the main stage.
  2. Open the Collaborate panel and select Attendees. Select More options at the top of the panel. Select Detach Panel.

The main stage adjusts so you can still see everything on it. Any video, content, whiteboard and application shared are moved to the left to make room for the panel.

Close the panel any time. Select More options at the top of the panel. Select Merge Panel.