This article covers how to set up and manage Touchpoint Stream, including:
- Feature Settings
- Creating a new Stream from the Agenda feature
- Creating a new Stream from the Videos feature
- Broadcasting the Stream
If you have purchased Touchpoint Stream you will have several options under Event Design > Features/Menu.
- Allow Session Videos: Allows you to enable or disable video content on sessions, for the entire event.
- Allow Video Commenting:
When enabled, users may comment on session videos.
- Allow Video Rating: When enabled, users can rate the video.
New Stream from Agenda
When editing a session you will find a 'Video' section. Select the New Video button. In the new video modal give your stream a title, select Live Stream as the video type, and click Save changes.
New Video Settings:
You will see your live stream has been automatically selected in the session's video selection drop-down. Click Save at the bottom of the session edit screen to save your new live stream to the session.
New Stream from Videos
To create a new live stream from the videos feature click New at the top of the list of videos. Give your video a unique name and select Live Stream as the video type. Click Save and you now have a new live stream ready to be used. Streams can be listed under a videos button or can be assigned to sessions.
New Video Button:
New Video Dialog:
Broadcasting the Stream
Speakers or moderators of a session can broadcast session streams by navigating to them in the VIP portal. From the VIP portal, simply select the session to be broadcast.
On the session detail page click the Stream button next to your video's name under the Main Video section to launch the ready room in a separate window.
Speaker Ready Room
The presenter ready room allows for a single speaker or a panel of speakers to broadcast out a live stream. As a presenter, you will want to log into this ready room as soon as possible, familiarizing yourself with the options you have within this interface prior to the broadcast date.
Upon entering, you will need to select and confirm your audio and video devices.
This section will allow you to see any presenters or moderators. If you are a solo presenter, yours will be the only name in this list. Attendees watching the broadcast will not be shown within the speaker ready room. Make sure the LIVE button next to your name is in red, showing that you have the ability to make your camera and mic live for broadcast. Your camera and mic should be turned on in the top left corner.
Files (slides and presentation materials)
Use the Files button to upload any powerpoint slides, pdfs, or other materials you wish to display during your presentation. Click the Files button and use the modal to upload your files. Select any uploaded files you would like to include in your presentation and then click Add to playlist.
The Playlist section allows you to display materials to your audience. The Playlist button (1) will hide or display the playlist section (2) in your right side bar. Select an item from your playlist to display to the audience. If you have selected a multi-page pdf or ppt file you will see the individual slides which you can quickly navigate between using the selected media navigation (3). Use the x in the upper right corner (4) to dismiss the playlist item from displaying.
To begin your broadcast you will select the Apps button from the top navigation bar then choose Webcast Stream in the dialog box.
Select the single webcast in the list, then click the red Go Live button at the bottom.
Once you click Go Live there will be a 30 second to 1 min delay between that click and the broadcast becoming available to stream viewers. You will know you are live when you see the timer in the top bar progressing and a brief 'Live Broadcast Started' message appear.
Camera / View Controls
Hover over a camera source and select the user icon to bring them full screen at any point. As a solo presenter you'll want to do this before live broadcasting. Selecting the user icon again will bring you back to the room wide view where you can see any active cameras.
In a multi-presenter broadcast the moderator will want to familiarize themselves with bringing users full screen and deselecting them to bring the room at large back into view.