Speakers have the highest permission levels of all users in a Samba Live meeting. They can share content, broadcast, and—most importantly—grant or revoke permissions from other participants. So, what happens if you want to have a "master Speaker" role that oversees other Speakers?
In a literal sense, this wouldn't be possible given that Speakers are at the top of a session's hierarchy—and removing permissions from a Speaker role is not recommended. However, there is a workaround available: simply create a new role with more permissions than the regular attendee but fewer permissions than a Speaker and then grant that role as needed.
We can enable our Custom Role feature in your account, allowing you to create an additional user type to assign when adding attendees to sessions. Speakers will continue to be moderators, and the new custom role will essentially be a presenter with established limits.
To add a new role with customized permissions, follow the next steps:
- Contact our support team and ask them to enable the Custom Role feature for your account.
- Log in to your account to create a custom role.
- Check the Custom role checkbox and give your new role a name (e.g., Presenters).
- Set your preferred permissions in the account Service Plan tab for this new role.
For example, if you want to give the new role only the capacity to broadcast, share and control content inside the room, then the following boxes should be checked:
- Allow Broadcast
- Enable Content Library
- Allow Content Sharing
- Allow Content Control
5. Click Save.
Now, you'll be able to add "Presenters" which act as "Speakers" in the traditional sense, but one admin "Speaker" will be able to manage all Presenters.
Note: The API can be used to add new users under the newly created role.
Note: OEM partners can also change the names of the Speaker and Audience roles via OEM system-wide language preferences.