What is a session?
Every crowdcast has one session by default. A session is made up of the following:
- Live broadcast (session time depends on plan selected)
- Questions & Topics
Creating multiple sessions
To create an event with multiple sessions, also called a series, here's how.
If you want to add new sessions to an event you've already created, simply go to your event page and select Add New Session from the More dropdown menu (located in the upper right hand corner next to the share option):
Sessions can take place concurrently, and there is no limit to the number of sessions you can create per event.
When should you create a series?
Sessions can help organize your events for a variety of use cases.
- Hosting a virtual conference? Add a session for each speaker or discussion. Your audience will have a dedicated chat, Q&A and polls for each topic.
- Creating a course? With a dedicated session for each class or module, your students can use the same URL to access each lesson and discussion.
- Got an extra long webinar? Broadcasts last 120 minutes each. Add extra sessions for more time and for better event organization and replays. For example, you can create one session for the presentation and another for Q&A.
How to bring your audience to the next session
When transitioning to your next session, whether it starts in 2 minutes or 2 weeks, here's how to do it without losing your audience along the way.
Three steps for transitioning to a new session:
1. End the broadcast in your current session.
2. Move to the next session and click "Call Audience to Session" to set it as the current session for your event. Like this:
3. When it's time, go live!
Pro-Tip: Even if your next session doesn't start for a few days, "Call audience to session" will set it as the active session in your event. Whenever a participant visits the event page, they'll see what's up next (instead of a past session).