How does broadcast permission work?

During a session, meeting hosts can grant "hand-raising" privileges to participants. In Digital Samba, this functionality is known as "Request to Broadcast." This allows audience members to participate during your meetings by asking permission to broadcast their own streams and presentations. 

How to turn on/off "Request to Broadcast" permission:

  1. Click on the settings icon and choose the "Workspace" option.
  2. Here you'll find the "Request to Broadcast" feature:

How to request broadcast permission as a meeting participant: 

Using the "Request to broadcast" feature in your Digital Samba meeting lets your host know that you’re interested in presenting.
  1. Just click on the Request to Broadcast icon in your toolbar–this will send your host a notification letting them know that'd you like to speak.
  2. This also puts you at the top of the user list. The host can then decide when to call on you and let you broadcast.

Differences between "broadcast" and "speaker" permissions:

  • A speaker has full administrative access to a meeting. In addition to the ability to broadcast to all other participants, speakers can also open, close, and control files.
  • participant with broadcast permission can turn on his/her mic and camera to speak to all other participants but has no additional control over the meeting.

How to give and remove broadcast permission:

  1. Click the Participants icon
  2. Scroll to find your audience member in the list
  3. Click the beside their name and select the Give Broadcast Permission option. A broadcasting icon will appear next to the audience member’s name.
  4. Once the audience member stops speaking, you can remove their broadcast permission by clicking the beside their name and selecting Remove Broadcast Permission

Note: a Speaker has the ability to stop all other broadcasts in a room, except for their own.

  1. Go to the Participants menu.
  2. Click on the ellipsis next to the title.
  3. Click Stop Other Broadcasts.